Nasty's Notes Good evening guys. The scrimmage was fun! Great turnout and some exciting plays to entertain the crowds. Its late, so lets get right to it. I didnt take down every play by plays b/c I wanted to watch more, but still took a lot of notes, lol. They came out and started with some individual drills. It was at this point Hartline pulled up on a route an gingerly walked up to a coach and then the bench. If I had to guess what it was, I'd say it was his left calf. I'd think maybe ankle but he did it while running straight, not cutting. After working with multiple trainers... he seemed park on the bench for the day which was disappointing. Luckily it didnt seem too serious though, as he didnt get it wrapped up and was walking around on the sideline. I think he just tweaked something and they told him not to push it and take the night off. Mike Wallace also sat out but dont know why. That kinda sucked, b/c we didnt get a chance to see Tannehill with his top 2 weapons (didnt seem to matter though). When 11v11's started... and with Wallace/Hartline out... McNutt and Gibson were the starting WRs. Going left to right, 1st team O vs. 2nd team D. Charles Clay was lined up at the starting FB, and 81 at TE. First drive by the offense went 3 & out, including what seemed to be a miscommunication with Gibson. Punt. The same teams out for the 2nd drive going right to left. I didnt check the OL for that first drive... but this drive had Samuda at LG, Pouncey at C, and Richie at RG (I would assume this was the line for the previous drive). They opened up with a run up the middle with Miller, who got up field for a quick 5 yards. 2nd play was play action, and the defense blitzed off the right side. Miller wisely pulled up from his play fake and picked up a blitzer, allowing Tannehill to dump it off quickly to JLane for a decent gain and 1st down. Nolan Carol had a nice PBU on a 15 yard dig route. Then Dion Jordan trots onto the field. His first play, he got down into a 4pt stance at RDE. Off the snap, facing Jon Martin, he exploded off the line, used both hands sweeping Martin's hands inwards (this double handed rip move was literally the same move he was working on with the coaches after practice yesterday) allowing him to turn the corner and get to Tannehill. It honestly looked pretty easy. I joked in the other thread that I didnt know whether to be excited for Jordan getting a sack on his first play of the scrimmage against a starting NFL LT. Or to be terrified that our starting LT just got beat soundly by a rookie on his first snap during scrimmage (1 day after being cleared for contact). Hmmm. However, Jordan racked up 2 more sacks so at least we know Jordan was looking good regardless. I still am anxious(nervous?) to see Martin on Sunday. A lot of questions need to be answered on that front. Anyway, moving on... offense ends up punting. 2nd team offense vs. 1st team defense going left to right. Dimitri Patterson starts at the #2. IMO hes been having the stronger camp in the practices I've seen (only 2 though). - Gillislee breaks one to the outside for a nice run and gain of 5+. Vernon lost containment on the right side of the defense as Jeff Adams sealed him inside. A little while later Vernon made up for it though with a strip sack of Moore, getting revenge beating Jeff Adams around the edge on an outside speed rush. - One interesting note I thought was worth noting, a pulay or 2 after that sack... just before the snap Odrick and Vernon jumped and swapped spots... putting Vernon inside and Odrick outside at RDE. Was an interesting look, and one that could catch an offense off guard and confuse the OL doing that just before the snap. Poor timing though b/c the offense ran a screen and Gillislee gets a good gain and 1st down. The kid looked pretty quick, got going downhill in a hurry, and made a defender miss in the open field. - McNutt beats Carol on a quick slant from Moore to the right side of the offense. Coverage actually wasnt that bad, but it was a good catch and better throw from Moore here. McNutt continues to play well. He also had an impressive diving catch tonight. The preseason games are going to be big for him. I mean, lets face it... we've seen this movie before (Random receiver XYZ does well in camp, gets hyped, flops). So we need to see it in games. But with the WR injuries we've ad, you'd have to think at this point that hes going to make the final 53 if he continues playing like this. - #88 (Dont know who this is?) Made a nice catch on a out route against De'Andre Presley. - Lee Robinson blew up Gillislee on a run play. He was fired up screaming after the hit. - Jonas Gray had some nice here, and made a few more nice runs during the day. Had a nice cutback up the middle for around 10 yards and a couple of other nice runs as well, including punching it in near the goalline for a TD. Team breaks into 1st down from the opposing 26 for red zone work. - Daniel Thomas gains 1 yard on a dive play, and then Tannehill hits Clay on the 2nd play with a pretty pass on a post route over the middle who dived in for a TD. That was quick. - 2nd team O vs 1st team defense. Unsuccessful... including a Jeff Fuller drop on a slant from the left (jumped unneccesarily, hate that). - They did flex Dion Sims out wide once to the left, but he didnt get looked at and Moore threw an incomplete pass on an attempted check down. - 1st team offense vs. 2nd team defense again. Lamar Miller takes a run off the right tackle for 3 yards. - Corner route to an open Gibson. It looked like it went through Gibson's hands, but to be fair to him, we didnt have a good angle so it could have been overthrown (has anyone else tweeted about this play?). - 3rd down. Keller, matched up with Jonathan Freeney, runs an out route to the right, caught the ball from Tannehill, broke the tackle, and took it down the right sideline for a TD. - 2nd team O vs 1st team defense. Jonas Gray up the middle for 3 yards. - Vernon gets the sack on Jeff Adams again. Cut and paste the last one. Same rush. - 3rd down... Egnew is streaking down the seam. Gets the ball thrown to him AND....... Phillip Wheeler makes a fantastic diving PBU dashing Egnew's chance at glory (or saving him from another drop, lol). - 1st team offense vs. 2nd team defense. First play Tannehill throws a swing pass to Daniel Thomas in the left flat who took it for a TD. That was quick. Goalline work notes: - Miller takes a stretch to the left for an easy TD. - Reshad Jones gets a sack on a blitz when Matt Moore tries to take a PA rollout to the left. - This is where Jonas Gray punched in a TD. 2 minute drill. Situation: 1st team offense gets the ball at their own 35 with 1:39 left in the 2nd quarter. - Slant to McNutt for a nice gain and first down. - Offense hurries up and snaps it. Dion Jordan is lined up against Jon Martin. Tannehill rolls out right. Seeing the rollout going away from him, Jordan just took the arc really deep and ran around Martin... and chased Tannehill down from behind for the sack. Kid can cover a lot of ground quickly. On a play like that, I dont really know what Martin could have done, lol. - Checkdown to Miller for 3 yards. - 3rd down. Defense blitzed both A-gaps and caused chaos. The blitzes actually got picked up, but it left Clabo to pretty much block the LDE and the LDT (didn't catch who) by himself. Needless to say it was a quick sack, lol. Punt. 2nd team offense vs. the 1's on their own 35 with 1:21 left in the 4th quarter. - Egnew catches an out for 10 yards from Moore. - Moore throws a pick 6 to Kelcie McCray. - Devlin comes in. Gillislee has another nice run. This time it was a cutback that he bounced out to the right for 9 yards. - And then Gillislee fumbles the ball. He was having a pretty damn good practice up until this point. Turnover. Not sure but I think that was his last snap of the night. Another 2min type drill (didnt note the exact situation, but started around their own 35 again). - Dion Jordan lines up in a 2pt stance and rushed off the edge again, but Will Yeatman does a good job of quickly launching back to stay in front of Dion. (insert spin/inside move here and Dion will become really dangerous.) - Jonas Gray catches a screen pass for about a 15 yard pickup. - Thigpen bounces it outside and gains 4, getting out of bounds. Then he got stuffed the next play. - Devlin throws an incomplete pass behind the WR. Wasnt the first time he delivered passes behind the WRs. Struggled with that a bit tonight. - Chad Bumphis makes a big play. Either ran an out route from the right or ran a crossing route from left to right (didnt see his presnap alignment), and took it and booked over to and up the sideline into the redzone. Was hard to see the yardage from my angle, but had to be around a 25 yard gain? Kid looked fast. - Dion Jordan meets another defender (couldnt catch a number) at the QB for his 3rd sack of the day. This time on Will Yeatman. This time was with a little more power, almost built up a little speed and stuck Will, driving him back a bit to get his hands on the QB. ....and then Will Davis ends the practice for the 2nd straight day with an interception... this one on a pretty damn impressive lunging/diving catch in the redzone for the touchback. This kid has taken his share of beatings this camp... but then he makes plays like this. And thats that! Its 1am and I have work in the morning... so I'm passing out. But wanted to at least get this done for you guys for the night. Quick summary: 1) Our front 7 is dominant. 2) Dion flashed the pass rushing ability we drafted him for. 3) Tannehill was sharp and efficient, even though he didnt have his top 2 WRs and had a... 4) offensive line that was shaky at times. Night!