Post-practice notes, 8/10
- Trooper Taylor said he's convinced that Darvin Adams and Terrell Zachery are ready to play right now. If the season began today, Taylor said you'd be looking at Adams, Zachery and ... someone else. That third guy seems to oscillate between Montez Billings and Quindarius Carr.
- Taylor said he is not big on rotating wideouts. He wants the starters to play a lot -- to ensure proper timing with the quarterback.
- Jay Boulware wasn't impressed with Morgan Hull's kicking performance today. Six-of-8 didn't seem that bad to me. I guess some of those "good" kicks were actually stinkers.
- The team held some full-scale, full-speed drills today. LB Eltoro Freeman said the defense created several turnovers -- one interception and a handful of fumbles -- but he was dissatisfied by his group's performance during the final few plays. He said tailbacks broke away for long gains after navigating between the tackles without resistance.
- S Zac Etheridge said D'Antoine Hood has been moved from cornerback to safety.
- Freeman on Onterrio McCalebb, who notched several long runs today: ``You'd better get an (angle) on him or he'll be gone."
- WR Emory Blake, son of former NFL quarterback Jeff Blake, said he never had aspirations of becoming a quarterback. His dream was to be the next Barry Sanders.
- Jeff Grimes said none of the OL reserves have made a noteworthy push toward the starting lineup.
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