Practice chatter, 4/9
- Harry Adams is now a wideout. If you recall, he's one of the team's fastest players and could be a game-changing element. That's what Ben Tate thinks, anyway.
- TB Eric Smith injured his right knee during Tuesday's practice. He was wearing a fairly invasive brace over the knee Thursday. The report I received is that the injury was only a "bone bruise or something like that." Then again, the injury was a non-contact situation. How can you bruise a bone without contact?
Gene Chizik and the coaching staff don't comment on injuries. So we'll just have to speculate.
- DT Mike Blanc (aka The Happy Haitian) was asked to name the team's strongest players today. We received some surprising answers. He said DT Zach Clayton squats "in the 500s" and walk-on OL Rudy Odom is the 225-pound bench press master.
- Assistant coach Tommy Thigpen discussed his projected rotations at safety today. Zaccheus "Zac" Etheridge and Mike McNeil are the top guys, obviously. Christian Thompson and Mike Slade are the next two. Thompson has received a lot of praise from Thigpen this spring, so he's a guy you should be monitoring. The fifth guy, in case you're wondering, is Drew Cole.
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