Photos from the afternoon session of BC Lions training camp on June 8th, 2010 in Kamloops, BC
A recap of our live blog of the session can be found here.
Here are the photos from the June 8th morning session of BC Lions training camp in Kamloops, BC. The morning live blog recap is here.
Welcome back! Its sunny and warm here in Kamloops with a slight breeze. We’ll get going at 4:00 in what we hope will be another physical practice.
3:55pm: The players are making their way onto the field. McCallum and Whyte getting on some field goals.
4:00pm: more positional work before stretching and warmups.
4:12pm: Warmups have begun. Excited yet? Stretching, stretching!
4:24pm: Team finishes warmup breaks off into positional groups, watching the defensive line. Goal line tacking drills as players are cycling through tacking the “dummy”. No not me…
4:35pm: would love to give you exciting news right now, but frankly not much is happening. Positional walk through drills are necessary buy not a lot of fun for the fans.
4:58pm: Finally some semi scrimmage drills. Here we go. Printers hit Robertson out of the backfield then goes over the middle to black. Robertson has a nice run. Offence is looking sharp.
5:02pm: Andrew Harris with another nice run. Defensive lineman Steven Williams is not practicing. Looks like a “lower body issue”. Other players out: Bolden, Jones, Elimimian. Jarious Jackson is passing this afternoon after not doing so this morning.
5:03pm: Paris Jackson looks done for the day with ice on his right leg. Did not see what happened.
5:04pm: As was evident this morning, Jamal Robertson is laying claim to the starting running back spot, looks quick and powerful.
5:09pm Paris is back on the field, walking but no helmet. Shutting it down is likely precautionary.
5:16pm: Printers goes deep to the best receiver in camp so far. Emmanuel Arceneaux. Touchdown, and Mannie dunks the ball over the uprights.
5:24pm: More special teams work, on kickoffs, not full speed and little contact, so impossible to judge who has the leg up as returners but they are the same as this morning. Walker, Pendland, Passmore and Davis.
5:30pm: Trestin George doing his best Geroy Simon superman pose on the sidelines. Field goal took some reps, and now a non contact scrimmage.
5:32pm: Tad Crawford continues his strong camp and picks off Printers in the endzone. Tony Washington, one of the most consistent receivers in camp hurts his knee on the next play and limps off.
5:49pm: Washington shakes it off for a great concentration catch for a TD in the endzone. The offence looks the sharpest its been all camp.
5:53pm: Jamal Robertson could be very effective catching passes out of the backfield. Very powerful runner.
6:07pm: Practice is done. Standouts: Washington, Arceneaux, Henderson, Crawford, Robertson, Yurichuk. Offense had a better day today, but lots of work to be done.
For those coming to camp the morning practice for June 9th has been cancelled.
We’ll have more tonight on our first three days at camp and of course photos from the day.
This how we roll in BC in between training camp sessions. A little rib feast, some chicken too. Football is back!
Good morning Bc Lions fans, and welcome to the morning session live blog for June 8th, day 3 of training camp.
8:50am: We spared you the warmup details today so let’s get to it. Receivers are running routes as the QB’s are cycling through and hitting targets. Defensive line is working with Stubler, offensive line with Dorazio as Washington and Miles work with the secondary.
9:11am: Offensive line is working on blocking schemes, both running and passing. Secondary is working on coverages with the backups making up the offense.
9:21am: Here we go! Scrimmage time! Rich Stubler tells the defensive players on the sideline to “Keep ypour helmets in your hands get them off the ground!”
9:28am: The “physical” is back at practice as Aaron Hunt pops Toddrick Pendland, and Dante Marsh says hello to Reed. Offense is producing on short stuff, stuggling on mid to long range passes. Printers and Lulay getting reps, as Jarious Jackson may be taking a maintenance day on his shoulder.
9:47am: Lulay and Parrish are working on some passing routes being defended by the secondary. Printers and Jackson working with the running backs and the offensive line, being defended by the defensive line and linebackers.
10:02am: some kick return work coming up. Stubler takes the defensive line away for some work, Dorazio the same with the offensive line. Pendland, Davis, Passmore and Walker are the returners.
10:04am: No returns yet, just reviewing blocking assignments.
10:20am: Printer picked off by Dante Marsh in scrimmage. Defence is looking strong and fast.
10:24am: Its becoming clear that Jamal Robertson is your likely starting running back. At this point Pendland would be two in my opinion with Lee and Messam your fullbacks.
10:25am: Stubler is entertaining with his old school approach. He once again reminds the players your helmet does not touch the ground.
10:28am: Chapdelaine with a nice catch and protects the ball as Crawford tries to knock it out. Kickoff return work next. Davis, Passmore, Walker and Pendland back to receive.
10:44am: After some light assignment work on kickoffs practice is called for the session. Standouts, the defensive line, Marsh, Arceneaux, Henderson, Harper, Robertson. Pictures to follow tonight. See you at 4:00pm!