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1st practice usually isn’t super sharp for offense

Posted by Chris Brown on July 25, 2009 – 1:46 am

I asked Trent Edwards if there’s something specific he’s going to be focused on entering the first practice to properly set a tone. He’s mentioned the importance of the communication, especially when the practice in a hurry up mode. But coming off a six-week layoff he realizes everyone is going to have to get back into a groove together and that it’s probably not going to happen right away in practice number one.

“It’s different because we don’t meet before our first practice, so the first practice is always kind of hard because you don’t have that time to go through the plays with guys,” said Edwards.  “Everyone is getting back into football mode, and it’s kind of like your first day of school, it always takes kind of long. The periods seem long, the day kind of drags on a little bit more, and I expect the same thing tomorrow with practice. 

“I haven’t been around these guys for the past couple of weeks. I haven’t been going 11-on-11 the past couple weeks, so it’s going to take a little while to get adjusted but it’s something that we’ve been through before.”

Because the offense requires everyone to be in sync, the defensive unit typically appears ahead of the offensive unit when it comes to execution in the early going. So I’m hopeful those fans in attendance Saturday morning recognize that and don’t go nuts if the offense isn’t super sharp right out of the blocks.


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