Spring Practice 4/3 - Early Portion Notes

Spring Practice 4/3 - Early Portion Notes

Stefan Adams
**The QB rotation remained the same going into the third week of spring practice (Malik Rosier, N'Kosi Perry, Cade Weldon, Jarren Williams). An average day from the QB's today, but they also ramped up the difficulty of the routes a bit. The routes were: bubble screen, TE drag across the field, post across the field to the sidelines with weakside play-action rollout, and post to the back corner of the endzone.

**The QB's really struggled on the post to the back corner of the endzone route. Each got one shot at it and all of the QB's overthrew their intended targets. Pretty ugly. Williams looked the best today, but that isn't saying much. Weldon really sailed one and was way off the mark on a sideline post. On a bubble screen, Rosier threw at the shoelaces of Michael Irvin II and he couldn't come up with it. Then, on a TE drag route, Perry threw one nowhere near Brian Polendey.

**Tight ends were good today, with the only drop coming from Polendey on a pass from Perry right between his numbers.

**Navaughn Donaldson was back working with the first team line after previously being demoted to second team for Saturday's practice. Whatever message the coaches were trying to send to Donaldson, it has been delivered. Hayden Mahoney was back with the second team. The rest of the depth chart remained the same here.

**The RB's got an extended (compared to what we've previously seen) run in practice today. They ran RB draw and RB pitch with the QB's out of the shotgun and the rotation remained the same as it has been (Travis Homer, Deejay Dallas, Lorenzo Lingard, Robert Burns, Crispian Atkins). Burns has bulked up, but is still maintaining his quickness and running well. Even though I previously speculated he may be bulking up for fullback, he's still working with the RB's and, most importantly, is still healthy. The one absent from the RB rotation and working with the fullbacks was actually Trayone Gray.

**The defense was broken up doing individual drills, so nothing to get a read on depth chart-wise. Ditto for receivers.

**Miami legends Gino Torretta and Don Bailey Jr. were out on Greentree and on hand to catch practice this morning.
 

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The practice reports are interesting and all, but so little of the practices are available to the media that it's hard to put any stock in it. For example, seeing one throw each from the QBs to the back corner. We either trust that the talent and coaching is there or we don't. Spring game will be the first decent look we'll get at what the team looks like, and even that is pretty limited.
 
**The QB rotation remained the same going into the third week of spring practice (Malik Rosier, N'Kosi Perry, Cade Weldon, Jarren Williams). An average day from the QB's today, but they also ramped up the difficulty of the routes a bit. The routes were: bubble screen, TE drag across the field, post across the field to the sidelines with weakside play-action rollout, and post to the back corner of the endzone.

**The QB's really struggled on the post to the back corner of the endzone route. Each got one shot at it and all of the QB's overthrew their intended targets. Pretty ugly. Williams looked the best today, but that isn't saying much. Weldon really sailed one and was way off the mark on a sideline post. On a bubble screen, Rosier threw at the shoelaces of Michael Irvin II and he couldn't come up with it. Then, on a TE drag route, Perry threw one nowhere near Brian Polendey.

**Tight ends were good today, with the only drop coming from Polendey on a pass from Perry right between his numbers.

**Navaughn Donaldson was back working with the first team line after previously being demoted to second team for Saturday's practice. Whatever message the coaches were trying to send to Donaldson, it has been delivered. Hayden Mahoney was back with the second team. The rest of the depth chart remained the same here.

**The RB's got an extended (compared to what we've previously seen) run in practice today. They ran RB draw and RB pitch with the QB's out of the shotgun and the rotation remained the same as it has been (Travis Homer, Deejay Dallas, Lorenzo Lingard, Robert Burns, Crispian Atkins). Burns has bulked up, but is still maintaining his quickness and running well. Even though I previously speculated he may be bulking up for fullback, he's still working with the RB's and, most importantly, is still healthy. The one absent from the RB rotation and working with the fullbacks was actually Trayone Gray.

**The defense was broken up doing individual drills, so nothing to get a read on depth chart-wise. Ditto for receivers.

**Miami legends Gino Torretta and Don Bailey Jr. were out on Greentree and on hand to catch practice this morning.
 

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Before the torrent of massive over reactions, even the best QBs have misses, especially early in PT active cycles, and in even in the NFL.

Not that I’m making excuses because a shoelace bubble screen shouldn’t happen.

But a post to the back corner of the end zone? That’s one of the hardest throws. I’m assuming these throws were defended. If you can’t get it on the money, make sure you don’t get it intercepted.

Overall, go ahead and overreact like you normally do.

It’s way too early to be concerned about a bunch of young QBs. Like I’ve said a thousand times, let’s see if there’s separation by midsummer or fall.
 

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