There was extra juice during this morning’s practice, the 11th of training camp.
As a motivational tool during 7-on-7 drills, if a DB made a pick or breakup, he would retrieve the football and spike it.
There were a lot of spikes today, as the secondary had one of their better sessions.
Two things of note: 1) The move helped motivate the offense, leading to brisk and spirited play by both sides, and 2) it was not done in team drills, which would have resulted in penalties in an actual game setting.
The defensive front continues to improve under first-year coordinator Legi Suiaunoa. That’s a good sign for a unit trying to overcome key losses.
In the first play of a trouble-area session, Dru Brown and John Ursua connected on a 98-yard touchdown. On the next play, David Manoa “sacked” Brown for a safety. Both sides played evenly the rest of the way.
The Warriors are about where they want to be at the midway point of training camp.