Raiders training camp notebook (7/26/08)

Training Camp Notes (7/26/08)

  • Darren McFadden ripped off yet another run for what would have been a touchdown when he was allowed to bounce out to the edge. Speed kills!
  • Running back Michael Bush fumbled after being stripped when he was trying to fight through a scrum. In all actuality, he would have been tackled if it were a real game. Instead, play was allowed to continue and the defense recovered it.
  • Justin Fargas put on a clinic as he changed directions and made several guys miss for large gains.
  • JaMarcus Russell was intercepted by Michael Huff on a forced rollout.
  • Chaz Schilens schooled DeAngelo Hall for a would be touchdown.
  • The offensive line experienced some difficulties today as mostly the tackles kept being penalized for false starts. The coaches made them run laps for the costly errors.
  • The defensive ends were having a definite advantage over their offensive counterparts as they were beating their men and flushing out the quarterbacks.
  • Wide receiver Javon Walker showed his toughness by receiving a shoulder pad sandwich from two converging defenders and was able to hold on to the pass. Walker would immediately get up and finish by running forty yards.
  • Linebacker Robert Thomas made an interception.
  • Wide receiver Drew Carter showed he has good hands by securely holding on to a pass while he had a defender draped on his back and swatting at the ball.
  • Trevor Scott is making a strong case for a roster spot by demonstrating his ability to utilize excellent usages of angles to attack his offensive counterparts.
  • Defensive end Kalimba Edwards was able to beat Paul McQuistan off the edge. Edwards also looked much better than he did at the last OTA’s.
  • Wide Receiver Todd Watkins continued to put pressure on the other receivers who are gunning for that #2 and #3 WR spot by showing off his consistency and route running.
  • Kwame Harris was out today with a strained back.
  • Greg Wesley and Grant Irons were out for today’s workout. Head Coach Lane Kiffin was unsure when they would return.
  • Lane Kiffin hopes that setting up a single quarterback for a set offensive squad (offensive line) will remedy the false starts plaguing them right now.
  • Kiffin made note of free safety Michael Huff shadowing newly acquired Gibril Wilson and is paying off. Wilson is rubbing off on Huff, as he’s learning everything he can from the Super Bowl winning safety.

Author: DeMarcus Davis

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