Quarterback Carson Palmer put together another nice practice, showing his ability to throw on the run. Palmer has been put on the run a lot with the rollouts in Knapp’s offense and has consistently put the ball right on target.
Third string quarterback Terrelle Pryor progressed crom his last two practice, finding wide receiver Juron Criner with a nice pass for a sizable gain down the middle. Pryor followed it up with another nice ball while on the run to wide receiver Duke Calhoun on the sideline that should have been caught.
Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey made plays once again, but did drop one ball that was defended nicely by cornerback Shawntae Spencer. Other than the one drop, Heyward-Bey has caught the ball with his hands and made tough catches while looking to take the ball upfield after the catch.
Second-year cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke once again took advantage of veteran cornerback Ron Bartell’s hamstring injury by making nice plays on the ball. DVD stayed step for step with Heyward-Bey down the sideline and turned his head to make a play at the ball and break up Palmer’s pass. Turning his head is one thing that Van Dyke had problems with last season.
CP3, DHB, DVD and even Rod Streater are continuing to light it up............. I'm still going with DHB as our best WR going into this year, let's hope DVD can snatch up that number 2 CB spot
I'm lovin it
The thing about our WRs is we have been watching these guys show so much promise but have just been waiting for one or two of them to truly breakout. DHB and Moore look like they both have the ability to break out and be that solid #1 option. As soon as one of our guys can step up and be that real #1 option for Carson to look for in our offense, we should take that next step offensively. Until then, we are still living on potential and hype with some breakout games here and there. But I really do think this is the year one of them breaks out(Im going to guess DHB), I hope I'm right!
I read that a couple times, put some Visine in my eyes..read it again. This isn't the stuff I'm used to reading this time of year. What I'm used to is...
"Mediocre QB is hitting most of his receivers ( who are actually starting to run sort of good routes) and really seeming to try to take control in a leadership role. While on defense So and so DB is really looking like he can maybe handle man to man but this offense is just to much for the D to handle."
Its a beautiful thing.
Good to hear palmer is being mobile+effective. It was definitely something that had me worrying once we hired knapp. He def seems to be in better condition than last year
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I'm glad CP is looking good but he is looking good against our defense. I'll be watching closely when the preseason games start when the ones play against the ones.
Disclaimer: Any of my comments posted here are not directed at any RFN members. It's just my opinion.
Lets hope we can begin to lay to rest all this ridiculous talk of, "Palmer cannot fit this offense because he is not mobile enough."
Glad to hear DHB is continuing to improve and hoping DVD will continue to make strides. We're going to need secondary help from unlikely places.
Obviously, somebody forgot to tell CP and DHB they were bad fits for the WCO.
This will change once they find out.
I'm not gonna put too much into these practices. I'll wait til I see the 1st team offense play against a real defense in the preseason games before I cast judgment. Been burned too many times with training camps from the Raiders only to see them look like a bunch of monkeys screwing a football when they play a real game
The penalties in training camp are what really worry me. These guys are still jumping offsides on a consistent basis? Seriously? Get your head out of your a$$ guys! You can make all the excuses you want but these are the surefire ways to lose games. Got a long way to go before the discipline and accountability take hold for this team
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