Sheldon Cooper Posted July 31, 2011 Share Posted July 31, 2011 (edited) Julio Jones, what can i say, we have TWO #1 WR's right now. He and Roddy are so great together. Both are great at using their hands to defeat the jam at the line, which is something the other guys need to learn. Both made great catches all day, TWO by Jones from deep in the end zone. Everybody catches well. Two names to keep an eye on are Doug Davis and especially PJ Gore. Both made a lot of catches and Gore especially seemed to be targeted quite often and I didnt see them miss anything. Gore just seems to do a lot of little things that should make him very difficult to cut, even if we have to keep 6 WR's. Meier was himself in that he showed great hands catching all but one pass. He favored his knee though and often moved gingerly between plays. He was a trooper though getting open even against Robinson who might have taken it easy on him since he is not 100%. Meier could end up on PUP list if he is hobbled throughout the pre-season and especially if Gore shows well in the PS games.Dominique Franks played LCB for Grimes and he looks VERY comfortable even helping an UDFA get lined up correctly on one play. He also had a pick covering Roddy but it was off a jump ball that went into the air and down into Franks arms. He seems to have passed Owens. Owens did have a pick too though and is a good #4 CB. Mcllwain(also with a pick) is my favorite for #5 right now, although Bellgrave is in it. Kirk is covering as a CB but i would like to see if he can play S and CB and make it as the 5th S. Gartrell Johnson does indeed look slimmer and faster. He looks to be high on their depth chart too. He seems to have the #3 RB spot to himself if Snelling signs elsewhere and Sylvester has a shot too. Sly looked good at stringing plays wide and finding the crease. We will see in the pre-season when the defense is trying to tackle. Rodgers can definately hide behind the line and burst through, but best of all is he catches everything which is the opposite of Turner. Palmer looked good catching the ball with defenders on him. He should get more opportunities IMO. All three QB's looked good and for Froman that is saying something, especially given the limited snaps he got this offseason which just started for him. He might have to be stowed away on the PS for a year, but he could have a shot next year to stick as #3. I hope to see him play some pre-season games. Matt Ryan looks better every year. He seems to have found a WR(Jones) that he connects with deep more consistantly. The only bad news is that we are going to take a step back at punter. Bosher has a way to go but hopefully he rounds out quickly. Its hard to tell much about the OL and DL or even the LB's and safeties for that matter, however I did see Sidbury(LDE) and Biermann(RDE) together. They each played both sides at different times. Davis was in at RDE with Sid on another down. Dent is at MLB I believe with the 2nd team.This is the only practice I will get to see, but the first game is next thursday so thats ok. Edited July 31, 2011 by bier-fann Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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