That’s a wrap for mini camp 2016. Today’s practice was cut short about 40 minutes or so probably because the intense heat. I wasn’t complaining one bit. In fact I’m writing this soaking wet from just sitting, it was tough out there.
As I was walking into the gates, three school buses unload a bunch of young who dats. As soon as the players start to trickle onto the field, there’s Erik Harris playing a game of pitch and catch with them in the stands. I love seeing things like this at camp.
At times in the past, Sean Payton, during the practice sessions, will gather all the players in the middle of the field to have a few words; and then it’s back to work. Today, he did it before practice and when the massive huddle broke on came the music and lasted through stretching and into the drills. You can tell the players were loving this.
Okay, since practice ended early, my notes will be kind of short.
- Mark Ingram has the smoothest dance moves on the team.
- Right as practice cranks up, Obum Gwacham gets to CJ Spiller in the backfield, he would have thrown him for about a four yard loss.
- Brandon Coleman with a good job of hanging on to the ball on a crossing route with Delvin Breaux draped all over him.
- Davis Tull with the pressure on Luke McCown causing him to throw it away out-of-bounds.
- Safety Alden Darby comes up in run support and then pounds his fist on the ground when the tackle would have been for a minimal gain.
- Kai Forbath struggled today and so did Thomas Worsted (fumbled a snap). Connor Barth looked solid only missing from 52 yards.
- Delvin Breaux comes up strong to break up a pass intended for Brandin Cooks.
- Nice read and react by Nate Stupar snuffing out a draw play.
- Blown coverage by the defense that allowed Willie Snead to get wide open down the sideline.
- Landon Turner, Jack Allen and Andrus Peat working with the second team at guard, center and right tackle.
- Josh Hill with a goal line touchdown with Alden Darby on the coverage.
- DT Ashaad Mabry with the pressure causing Garrett Grayson to throw it away.
- Kyle Prater with the play of the day in the corner of the end zone with DB Ken Crawley all over him–he catches the ball then Crawley knocks it loose and Prater regains possession while going to the ground and manages to get both feet down.
- Today it’s the defense’s turn to do the post practice push-ups while the offense watches.
Saints Mini Camp 2016 Day Three Notes Observations and Pictures
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