Due to the continued weather and muddy practice fields, the Devils were forced indoors for the second consecutive practice. How did the environment affect the performance today?
Last Practice: Tuesday, October 2nd
Next Practice: TBD
Music: Drop it Like it’s Hot by Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell
Jay Jay Wilson was once again at practice but in street clothes. Today he was seen doing footwork drills on the ladder but at his pace.
Ceejhay French-Love was seen at practice in a gold jersey after Herm Edwards announced he would be red-shirting the remainder of this season.
What went on
After the usual beginning stretches, special teams kicked off things, no pun intended, with some Brandon Ruiz field goals. Following Ruiz it was Kevin Macias’ turn.
Macias got in about five punts to four different returners; N’Keal Harry, Isaiah Floyd, Brandon Aiyuk and Ryan Newsome. Newsome turned on the jets for his return crossing the original line of scrimmage without a touch.
The full team 11-on-11’s presented much of the same lineup. Manny Wilkins’ first pass was a completed, deep throw to Frank Darby but from the receiver’s view it was a bit under-thrown. Accuracy has been an issue for Wilkins this season.
Wilkins however didn’t miss a beat finding Harry on a slant two plays later and then once again over the middle. You could even hear him voice his adulation for the junior out of Chandler.
The drive unfortunately ended with Wilkins trapped in the pocket and no where to go.
The second team stepped on led by Dillon Sterling-Cole. His first throw, much like Wilkins was deep and Terrell Chatman caught it in stride.
The notable play of the drive was a quick slant from Sterling-Cole to Aiyuk which he turned into a double digit gain. Defensive coordinator Danny Gonzales voiced his displeasure witht the team’s inability to make the tackle.
QB: Manny Wilkins
RB: Eno Benjamin, Isaiah Floyd
WR: N’Keal Harry, Kyle Williams, Brandon Aiyuk/Frank Darby
TE: Tommy Hudson
OL: Casey Tucker (LT), Alex Losoya (LG), Cohl Cabral (C), Steven Miller (RG), Quinn Bailey(RT)
QB: Dillon Sterling-Cole
RB: Trelon Smith, A.J. Carter
WR: Ryan Newsome, Terrell Chatman, Curtis Hodges
TE: Jared Bubak
OL: Tyson Rising (LT), Roy Hemsley (LG), Cade Cote (C), Jarrett Bell (RG), Spencer Lovell(RT)
DL: Shannon Forman, Renell Wren, Jalen Bates
LB: Merlin Robertson, Kyle Soelle, Darien Butler
CB: Chase Lucas, Kobe Williams
Tillman: Jalen Harvey
S: Aashari Crosswell, Demonte King
DL: Darius Slade, George Lea,
LB: Kyle Soelle, Khylan Kearse-Thomas, Koron Crump
CB: Dominique Harrison, Terin Adams
Tillman: Cam Phillips
S: Langston Frederick, Cody French
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