Just some tidbits to start;
Walk-on kicker, Kevin Lopez, an El Paso kid, will be getting his degree in Business Administration in December. Good kid, nice to see him doing well in the classroom, too.
A scout from the New York Giants was making the rounds, and today he was in El Paso to watch our team’s practice. He wasn’t looking at anyone in particular, just browsing. At least that is what he told me. I don’t suppose he would be giving away that information, anyway.
Long snapper, Matt Camilli was snapping today, but he isn’t expected to play anytime soon.
Defensive End, Adam Ayala, was kind of easing around today. He wasn’t involved in the action.
The team is practicing without pads. CMP is trying to get them ready, without getting anyone hurt, getting dinged up players healthy, and trying to be able to go into Thursday’s game with lively legs.
James Nelson was back on the right tackle position of the offensive line today. That put the line back into their semi-normal positions.
Now, on to the information everyone wants to know. Who was taking the snaps at quarterback, and how did they look?
Most of the work was split in half going to Lamaison and Meger. At first it was with the running backs. Then, they moved into the passing game. Lamaison looked a little lacking in zip, it seemed to me, at first. But, having said that, he seemed to be hitting his receivers on both short and long passes. By the end of practice, he looked like he did before, as far as I could tell.
Meger looked like Meger. I have been singing his praises for a couple of years now. He scraps. He gets the ball to where it is supposed to be. He has an instinctive feel in the pocket. He looked good.
Lamaison was asked how he felt after practice, and he said he felt fine. He said he figured he might be a little sore after practice, but will get the ice and be taken care of by the trainers and feel fine. Tomorrow will probably be a better indication of how well he is back. He said he was told to practice hard, to see what he could do, not to hold back, as that would make it harder to measure how well he was.
I will have interviews with CMP, Lamaison, Meger, and others coming on line, soon. I’m just trying to get the rest of the pressconference uploaded, and then I will be uploading more interviews.
That’s all for today.