There are a couple of benefits to the Warriors’ commando-styled approach to the road trip to San Diego.
By departing tomorrow afternoon, the players will have another full day of classes. Also, it gives the coaches an extra day to set the travel roster.
On the bubble is receiver Darius Bright, who resumed practicing yesterday. He missed the past two games because of a shoulder injury. It appeared Bright would need another week of rehabilitation. But yesterday, he took some of the reps with the first unit. If he can play, he would provide a boost for a receiving group that already is without Allen Sampson and Justin Clapp.
The extra day in Hawaii also extends the competition at left guard (Kapua Sai and Chauncy Winchester-Makainai) and strong-side linebacker (TJ Taimatuia and Jerrol Garcia-Williams).
John Hardy-Tuliau is now a floater between safety and cornerback. The move opens the way for more playing time for safety Marrell Jackson. In any case, the Warriors will rotate a lot of players on defense this week.
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Happy birthday to one of the friendliest Warriors ever — Gary Wright. Remember when he used to dance to this song during pre-game warmups: Atomic Dog.