EDIT: I'll be leaving practice early today, since well, MY GIANTS ARE IN THE WORLD SERIES! So the recap tonight will be a little on the short side most likely. Sorry guys, but this only happens like once a decade, being a Giants/Mariners fan is rough...
And I'm back, sorry for the unscheduled hiatus. I've been at practice but the internet in my apartment hasn't been letting me load SBNation sites for a while, so I decided to take my laptop to class for once and write it up here.
If there's anything you have wanted to know about what went on at practice the last 4 days, just ask in the comments and I can do my best to answer you. Anyways, yesterday was a shells practice again after their night in the ASS on Monday. Being a non-contact practice there wasn't a whole lot going on, but I'll tell you what I saw:
- Monday and Tuesday Alex Hoffman-Ellis was back at work in practice. For the last two weeks he had been watching drills and playing on Saturdays. With his return to practice we can assume he's doing better, and just in time too for an ASU game we have a real shot in.
- I'm not sure what it is, but the two practices this week have had a different feel to them. The players seem happy and at the same time very focused on what they need to do. The general air around the team, if I had to put a word to it, would be confident. We hear it all the time that they believe in themselves, and well, it's showing.
- After looking a little off on Monday, Tuel had a good day on Tuesday, minus one bad play near the end of practice. On what looked like a miscommunication between him and his receivers, Tuel threw up a ball deep right and by the time it came down there were no receivers in sight, only three DB's, one of which made the INT. Aside from that his timing and anticipation with his receivers looked spot on, especially with Gino Simone.
- Bobby Ratliff and Daniel Blackledge both had very impressive catches in the corner of the end-zone yesterday. Ratliff jumped and extended around the defenders back to make the catch, similar to this catch from a few years ago, only with both arms around the defenders inside shoulder.
- Finally, Hoffman-Ellis made a nice pick near the end of practice, dragging across the field down low on a Conner Halliday roll-out and stepping in front of the throw.
That's it from Tuesday. World Series starts tonight, Go Giants!
I'm rooting for the _________ in the World Series.
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