membengal Posted August 1, 2008 Report Share Posted August 1, 2008 Thought we could use a place to put up links to any observations from the scribes and give a place for people there live to set some thoughts over the next few days.1530 is broadcasting live from the mock game tonight at Georgetown, for those who did not know. I will be listening on-line if I am near a computer.Apparenty the coaches chewed asses most of the morning practice, according to Curnutte:http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/s....cincinnati.comThe Bengals were on the field this morning for almost two hours and battled through miserable heat and humidity in a sluggish practice that is the stuff of an NFL training camp.Players were calling for cold towels. The training staff scheduled specific breaks for Gatorade. Some players sustained muscle cramps and tweaks -- cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph with a groin and Jonathan Zenon with a quad.Coaches were getting on players for every misstep. Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer threw cornerback David Jones out of a drill for poor coverage and an error in position. Defensive end Robert Geathers jumped offside on what would have been the last play of a simulated two-minute drill. "Junior, you can't give them another play," yelled defensive line coach Jay Hayes.Rookie receivers Jerome Simpson and Andre Caldwell dropped passes. With starters Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh out with injuries, the rookies are getting a lot of work.Wide receivers coach Mike Sheppard, normally soft-spoken and professorial in his approach, called his receivers together and ripped them.He scolded them for the need to "go full speed, study your (butts) off, get away from the press (coverage from defensive backs), get to the right spot and catch the dad-gum ball every time. If you don't, you're gone."Safety Chinedum Ndukwe drew the ire of secondary coach Kevin Coyle and head coach Marvin Lewis for taking an incorrect angle on a play.Several players were resting or nursing minor injuries, some being saved for the intra-squad scrimmage tonight: Tailbacks Rudi Johnson and Chris Perry rode exercise bikes on the sideline. Tailback Kenny Watson was out. Rookie free agent James Johnson ran as the No. 1 tailback, and rookie free agent fullback Bradley Glatthaar worked as No. 2 tailback and fullback. Right tackle Willie Anderson did not work on the field, nor did defensive tackle Michael Myers. Talkative safety Dexter Jackson took note of the number of offensive players being saved for the scrimmage, compared to the number of defensive players working hard in the heat."See that, the running backs, wide receivers, they're resting for tonight," he said. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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