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Camp Breakdown: Day Two (Evening)

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The Vikings chose to practice outside for a short time before moving into the stadium, which has new turf.

The Passers

When the second offense was asked to face the first defense, Rosenfels had his first pass picked off by Antoine Winfield.  His second pass was incomplete to tight end Mills.  Then, later on in 7-on-7, Winfield picked of Rosenfels yet again on a pass to Jaymar Johnson that was behind him.  Just to ice that cake, Rosenfels made it three picks when he under threw Taye Biddle and Eric Henderson made a nice leaping play on the ball.  Husain Abdullah later made it four picks for Rosenfels when he was able to step in front of a pass intended for Garrett Mills.  Rosenfels threw the fourth pick off of his back foot.

Webb looked much better in the evening practice, including a bullet to Ray Small for a 15 yard gain.

The Runners

Both Albery Young and Toby Gerhart got some work on the first offense, with Peterson spending a great deal of time on the sidelines while the Vikings test out their other backs.  There has already been some criticism of Gerhart for his receiving and blocking performances, but it is far too early to jump to any conclusions.

The Pass Catchers

Percy Harvin practiced in the evening portion.  At this time I haven’t heard why he was carted off in the morning, but it appears to be a non-issue.  Harvin made a nice falling catch, thrown by Jackson, and took an accidental hit from Greenway.  Later, in double coverage, Harvin made an impressive circus catch.

Marko Mitchell had one of the most impressive plays of the day when he adjusted to catch an underthrown ball from Joe Webb down the sideline.  It went for 40 yards, and Marcus Sherels had the coverage.

Logan Payne almost made a spectacular diving catch from a Joe Webb catch, but Payne couldn’t quite hang on to the ball when he hit the ground.

The Blockers

At one point, center John Sullivan hobbled off the field slowly.  Jon Cooper replaced Sullivan, but the twisted ankle does not sound to be anything too serious.

Things started to heat up a bit, and Anthony Herrera has probably paid attention to all of the offseason ciriticism, which had to make him smile when he flattened Jasper Brinkley at one point.

The Linebackers

E.J. Henderson did not take part in the evening portion, but that shouldn’t be a worry.  The Vikings want to ease Henderson back into things, and starting him off with two-a-days would probably be more aggressive than they want.

Erin Henderson had a nice play, when the first offense took on the second defense, and forced Tarvaris Jackson to toss the ball away.

The Secondary

Eric Frampton delivered a huge hit to Greg Lewis on a pass across the middle.  Benny Sapp provided good coverage which resulted in an incomplete Rosenfels to Lewis pass.

At one point, Chris Cook and Jaymar Johnson fell out of bounds together and rolled over a camera.  Later, Cook got the best of Johnson when he batted a ball to the ground that Johnson had in his hands.

Oh, and the pass defense forced four interceptions out of Rosenfels, as was mentioned earlier.  Abdullah got one off of Jackson in the morning and one off of Rosenfels in the evening.

Madieu Williams had a chance to make a nice interception when a Jackson pass intended for Shiancoe was deflected into the air, but he couldn’t hold onto it.

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3 Responses to “Camp Breakdown: Day Two (Evening)”

  1. B. Grant says:

    Jeepers, Adam, you’re overwhelming us here. So much to read and digest – this is great. But pace yourself chief, you’re gonna blow a fuse!

    Gonna get the jump here — by the time most Gabbers read this we will be 39 Carl Lee days from the 2010 opener – yeeha!

  2. Ole says:

    All of this information and not a single word about our man Dugan?!?

    It’s hard to believe that after two practices Dugan must have at least knocked over a coach, stumbled while reaching for some water or went bowling with Kleinsasser

  3. bigjohnny84 says:

    Just got home from evening practice and thank God Favre is coming back. Jumpin Joe looked the best of the three qbs. Sage did have a tough night and Tjack was his usual self, erratic. Sully was standing on the sidelines and looked ok. Childo really chewed Ray Smalls but on one occasion. I noticed Bmac lost the corn rows and is cut high and tight.

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