Today I was able to watch the Inside linebackers for positional drills. Chase Williams and Deon Clarke were getting the first team reps today. For the second team it was Andrew Motuapuaka and Drew Burns. Chase Williams was the go to answer for Bud as he was making the correct read when doing a simulation of tracking where the ball carrier was going. Drew Burns was a little slow to react in the simulation but he did make the correct read each time. Motuapuaka is going to surprise some people this year as he was quick at getting to the point of attack and I wouldn't be surprised if him and Deon Clarke are in a battle until a few weeks out from the first regular season game. For the truing drills today there were some pretty good battles. However, Gibson and Benedict was very one sided as Gibson was winning most of the speed drills as well as the tug of war. I'm not sure if Benedict was 100% because he was by the trash can a lot so that might also be a factor. Hodges had a much better day today and was matched up quite a bit against Carlis Parker. It was a good speed matchup that was about even although Carlis had better change of direction which I believe Hodges needs to work on because his hips are too tight (TE to DB anyone?). If anyone has someone in particular that I might not have mentioned (unfortunately I cannot see everyone) I'll try and answer it as best as I can.
Winter Workouts Day 2
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