I'm sure I wasn't the only one at practice, but I figured I would just share some stuff. First off, I should describe the setting. So it was raining but not too windy and not a heavy rain. Essentially it was an average Seattle day. Setting described. On to bullets. My goal is for these to be "fun" bullets. But Leach didn't waddle around on his knees ever, so I don't have the best material.
Joe Salave'a wore a sleeveless under armor shirt. He had lineman gloves on. When he clapped (did it often) it was quite loud. He would pursue the ball with his lineman after some plays. Watching a 300 pound man run 10 yards is funny. Watching a 300 pound man try to stop after running 10 yards is funnier. Watching a 300 pound man walk back behind the line of scrimmage huffing and puffing could also be considered funny.
Blair did have a nice day. Nice is a relative term. He caught some passes while taking advantage of open spaces. Since it's spring ball there are plenty of open spots, and they won't always be there. But that touchdown pass to Bomber(Christian brought it up) was a beauty. Tuel threw a perfect ball.
Locker hit Lintz right under the ribs. It was during the 7on7 so it wasn't a shot, but Lintz took his helmet off and sat back behind the huddle. Later, Locker had an opportunity to take MQW's head off (during team time) but he slowed up and let MQW run off into the endzone. It would have looked like that Owusu play if they had collided.
Toomer and Oertel had some nice hits. Toomer hit Hersey going over the middle. A de-cleater. I think Christian mentioned this, but Hersey caught the ball. I saw the hit Oertel had, but I looked up at Choate when it happened because he let out a loud barbaric yawp.
This was my first, and probably last, practice outside. If I watch, I'm usually in the library. And it was impressive hearing all of the chatter. Choate was always talking, and it sounded like he loved saying Phillip (Phillip Brandt, the linebacker).
Eric Russell likes yelling. He also said "I BET THE HUSKIES ARE GETTING BETTER" when the special teams wasn't performing to his pleasure. He also said "LAST IN PUNT COVERAGE AND LAST IN PUNT RETURN. WE'RE WORKING BOTH SIDES HERE" I can't believe someone was worse at punt return. If we gained yards on a punt, I must have missed it. Everything is in all caps becuase that is seriously how he functions.
Paul Volero used my favorite line: "Lets go Ladies" You can use that anytime anywhere, and anyone within ear shot knows you're the boss.
The starters on the Oline were the same as the last few practices. The oline yelled out lots of crap pre-snap. For a while I thought it was Tuel yelling, but then I realized it wasn't him when I saw Chaz Sampson and Dan Spitz flailing their arms around and yelling stuff.
I should mention that Tuel looked sharp. It was fun watching him throw it all over the place. He fit some balls into triple teams. If nothing else, this year will be fun.
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