As if it were an omen for the Sun Devils, practice began with dark, gray clouds that peeked over the bubble. Then when stretches began, the rain came down. How did the weather affect today’s practice?
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Tillman safety Dasmond Tautalatasi went straight to the bubble without participating in stretches much like yesterday.
Quarterback Ryan Kelley visited the medical staff prior participating in stretches. After stretches he and a group of players went into the bubble.
Joining Kelley going to the bubble after stretches were defensive back Evan Fields, wide receiver Terrell Chatman and safety Ty Thomas.
Offensive coordinator Rob Likens was fired up to start work with his quarterbacks, running backs and centers. Before the quarterbacks arrived, Likens focused specifically with running back Eno Benjamin running routes of either blocks or short passes.
Benjamin and running back Trelon Smith rotated getting reps from quarterbacks Manny Wilkins and Dillon Sterling-Cole.
After stretches, special teams got in 11 on 11 reps starting with kicker Brandon Ruiz practicing different length field goals.
Like yesterday Isaiah Floyd, Ryan Newsome and Brandon Aiyuk got chances to return punts.
The highlight was a single statement made by Herm Edwards during this 11 on 11:
Herm Edwards to Danny Gonzales:— Mitchell Vareldzis (@sdmbjournalist) September 19, 2018
"We dont gotta do wet ball drills tomorrow we can do em right now."
During the special teams portion, the defensive lineman were practicing with the ball on the stick, practicing not jumping offsides prior to the snap.
During full team 11 on 11, Wilkins targeted wide receiver N’Keal Harry on a short slant. Harry then proceeded to turn on the jets and take off for the endzone despite several whistles being blown. He did not participate on the next play.
Manny’s following drives looked strong. The one who struggled was center Cohl Cabral, who had two low snaps during first-team reps that resulted in nothing for the offense but a poor pass and a fumble by Wilkins.
The running back spot started with Isaiah Floyd but rotated in Benjamin and Smith as well. The rest looked as normal.
After full team, the positions split off and did their individual drills until time ran out for media.
QB: Manny Wilkins
RB: Eno Benjamin, Trelon Smith, Isaiah Floyd
WR: N’Keal Harry, Kyle Williams, Brandon Aiyuk/Frank Darby
TE: Tommy Hudson/Ceejhay French-Love
OL: Zach Robertson (LT), Casey Tucker (LG), Cohl Cabral (C), Steven Miller (RG), Quinn Bailey (RT)
QB: Dillon Sterling-Cole
RB: Isaiah Floyd, A.J. Carter
WR: Ryan Newsome, Ryan Jenkins
TE: Jared Bubak
OL: Tyson Rising (LT), Roy Hemsley (LG), Cade Cote (C), Alex Loyosa (RG), Jarrett Bell (RT)
DL: Shannon Forman, Renell Wren, Jalen Bates
LB: Merlin Robertson, Koron Crump, Malik Lawal
CB: Chase Lucas, Kobe Williams
Tillman: Jalen Harvey
S: Demonte King, Langston Frederick
DL: Darius Slade, George Lea, Jordan Hoyt
LB: Kyle Soelle, Jay Jay Wilson, Nick Ralston
CB: Dominique Harrison, Terin Adams
S: Aashari Croswell, Cam Phillips
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