Redskins Training Camp — Day Four
Congratulations go out to London Fletcher, whose son; Cortland Steele Fletcher was born early Tuesday morning.
The team held another practice open to the public this morning. The fans seemed to enjoy themselves.
The offense rebounded quite nicely today. The offensive line played well; very physical and effective. The quarterbacks and Jason Campbell in particular had a nice practice, making some good throws. Campbell is still holding the ball too long at times but had a better day. The running backs were solid, with the exception of Nehemiah Broughton. With Marcus Mason having a good camp Nemo needs to pick up the pace.
Jason Taylor got in for the 11-on-11s today. His first series was at right end with Andre Carter at left. Later he switched to left end. He was quick around the edge and displayed a nice inside move. 55 was getting in the backfield and looked good for the first day back in practice in about seven months.
Chad Rinehart played tackle a bit today and was matched up against Taylor much of the practice. Yesterday Coach Bugel spoke very highly of Rinehart. He looked solid from where I stood. Going up against a guy like Jason Taylor your fourth day in training camp is quite a task and all things considered he did ok.
Another lineman that has really impressed is Stephon Heyer. The guy is looking and playing more confident now.
I saw Andrew Crummey get in today and I thought he did ok. In speaking to him after practice and learning that he had the broken ankle and is just now getting into playing shape.
I now believe Malcolm Kelly is the best of this year’s receiving class. I’ll tell you if I still believe this after a few preseason games.
London Fletcher forced a fumble on Todd Yoder. Yoder is 6-4 and 253 lbs. Fletcher is 5-10 245lbs. Fletcher won today. It appears London’s is rubbing off on H.B. Blades as well who becoming a good banger and middle linebacker.
Justin Tryon continues to impress and I think Byron Westbrook should be worried. Springs looks great so far as does Smoot, and Leigh Torrence is having a good camp to date.
This afternoon was special teams only and I watched just to see what a special teams only practice looked like. This gives Special Teams Coach Danny Smith a chance to work with his people and gives most of the starters an afternoon off. Coach Smith is one of my favorites and I love watching him work.