I watched the walk through and practice today, tough though to see everything, so i zoned in on some specifics.
I watched tomsula and his unit from like 15 feet away so got a good view of it.
Phil Taylor moves well for a big guy. Tomsula was really riding Lanier. Pretty much only riding Lanier among the players. Getting on him about staying low, moving quicker, on his hand usage, on and on. Towards the end of the practice session, Tomsula complemented Lanier saying he was doing better. Then Tomsula play fights with Lanier and Lainer knocks Tomsula to the floor and the unit cracks up.
Tomsula's obsession is staying low. He has an exercise where the d lineman squat under what looked like a trampoline. On some of the exercises he had the players feet tied together.
I focused some on Allen. Tough for me to guage but Tomsula wasnt riding him so i assume thats a good sign. Allen seems like a quiet dude in general.
I watched the linebackers some. Galette seems quick compared to the others. Anderson seems more social than Allen with his fellow players at least he did when I was paying attention.
I couldnt hear specifically what Kirk was saying but he was vocal and goofing on the field. Maybe it was because he didnt have his usual weapons today but he seemed to really love throwing to Chris Thompson.
After watching Colt today. I dont buy for a second the WP article from months back about how Colt increased his arm strength. His throws float a lot. Same old same old to me. The difference between Kirk and Colt is big IMO. Kirk's throws have good zip to them. Colt's do not.
Ive been obnoxious on the Colt is no Kirk before today. I am really going to be doubily obnoxious on it now. Its not that Colt was bad but watching him, i dont buy he's capable of being more than a dink or dunk guy.
All the running backs looked sharp. Robert Kelley looks faster than last year. Perine looked really good, ditto Brown and Thompson.
I wasnt always looking but when I did Compton seemed to play the most with the starters, followed by Foster, then it was Zach. Marley played a bunch, too. Marley looks like a midget next to most players.
Swearinger plays with a major bounce in his step, you can see the defense feeds off of him. He is the leader.
Galette was talking with Manusky for a long time it seemed.
Moreau and Nicholson were partcipating in the walk throughs.
Pryor was praciting acrobatic catches feet away from where I was positioned during the walk throughs. He looked really good.
My kids were shooting for autographs so it was hard not to notice who were engaging with the fans. On that front, Norman was tops. He signed autographs in both sessions, took photos, and spent a lot of time with fans. Others who were cool were Breeland, Kerrigan, Kelley, Hopkins, Niles Paul, Murphy.
I was hanging in the lobby with my kids and Kirk sees my kids, he noticed they recognized him but were too shy to say anything to him, so he approaches them and asked them if they want an autograph. Cool dude.