The Bills held a morning walkthrough yesterday before their first (sold out) night practice. The team is still making plays and there are some subtle changes occuring on the depth chart; the team is also working around its first slew of minor injuries as well:
There wasn't much to report here, as the setting was very relaxed (it was a learning environment), but there were a couple things I'd like to mention:
Everett, after battling back from a minor foot injury, continues to show encouraging signs. If he can build on the trust that Losman already has in him, we'll have our vertical threat from the TE position.
This is while Posluszny was on the first team, replacing the dinged up John DiGiorgio. The rookie middle 'backer is understanding the scheme quickly enough to already bait Losman into making mistakes in practice? I'm starting to think that the competition at MLB isn't really a competition...
Night Practice Notes
Kyle Williams and Roscoe Parrish were the stars of the night session, as there were big plays made on both sides of the ball:
"Whoa, it looks like there are three jerseys with number 95 out here!"
I've said it once and I'll say it again - there's only one defensive tackle on the roster who has locked down a starting job, and it's not veteran Larry Tripplett. Williams seems to be the perfect fit for nose tackle in this scheme - hard-working, surprisingly quick and disruptive against the run. We need a big season out of this kid.
Parrish had another long reception six plays later and also gained yardage on a receiver screen. He had five catches on the night.
It's great to see that Losman and Parrish have built a little rapport, but I still don't expect Parrish to be anything more than a gadget-type receiver who has a few plays called for him in games. It's imperative to get Roscoe the ball more this season, but he's still, for all intents and purposes, our #4 receiver. But boy can he explode.
Injuries Piling Up
Here's a quick run-through of the guys who have recently come up with injuries:
MLB John DiGiorgio (hip), CB Jason Webster (hamstring), DE Anthony Hargrove (hamstring), MLB Paul Posluszny (ankle), TE Robert Royal (leg), TE Kevin Everett (foot)
Today's practice runs from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Again, I urge any of you who happen to attend camp to send any thoughts/photos/etc. to me via e-mail and I'll post them on the main page straight away. We'll be back later today with more Bills training camp coverage.