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Spring Training 2011: First day of Pads - With Pics!

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Spring Training 2011: First day of Pads - With Pics!

Spring is in the air, and the pads went on today…you could tell everyone was fired up about it…sometimes too much.

Cortez Ash is struggling knowing when not to tackle someone.  Last season he hit Stinson in a no contact setting on the first day of fall camp; putting him on the sideline for a bit with a bum ankle afterwards. This year he tackles a guy when not supposed to again, and Van let him have it.

He wasn't the only one getting an earful though. Jabyes Cross got tossed off the field by Jackson (photo below) and into running duty for a bit after failing to follow directions. And Jackson is normally a very calm guy.

Most interesting matter of the day had to be Xavier Stinson lining up at linebacker. He approached the coaching staff with the notion, and they said go ahead and give it a shot. He would like to play both ways, and did so in high school. So, we'll see how that goes…

QB play went like this: Kooi mostly ran the number ones, Wilbert mostly the number twos, and Curtis (3) and Bracewell (4) rounded things out.

“We may be young in areas but the players are making the plays just like players in the past,” said Coach Schnellenberger afterwards. “The gap is closing in the ability between first and second team and we aren’t seeing the drop in production from one player to the next.”

Below are some pics from the session…

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Coach Jackson moved back over to WR's this year in addition to OC duties…below he is working with Jabyes Cross, who makes a grab.

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He was pleased with Cross, and looks like he might make a splash IMO…if he can hold on to the ball…when he didn't, this was the result - 20 of them:

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With Lester Jean gone, this guy will need to fill some big shoes - WR DeAndre Richardson:

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Nexon Dorvilus had a nice "go up and get it" haul in:

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Xavier Stinson was running the ball…

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And lined up on the other side at LB too…

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This guy could be the dark horse at WR…Jerrard Hunter:

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David Kooi lines up under center…

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One of the picks on the day for the "D"…

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