Thursday, June 4, 2009
Rookie Camp Day 2
Quarterback Dalton Bell throws a ball during day two of Rider rookie camp. Head coach Ken Miller saying he liked what the guys gave him today saying they were remarkably better as a group than what they were when camp opened yesterday. Miller feeling the groups is more comfortable and more in tune with the team's terminology and expectations. He adds they may have been a little nervous yesterday.
As for players who have stood out, Miller said defensive back Chris McKenzie is one guy who has really stood out. His closing speed is really something to see and its been hard for quarterbacks to complete passes when McKenzie is defending. Justin Beaver is also a guy that you need to watch. Defensive lineman Joe Sykes and David Patterson also had their moments today.
Rookie camp wraps up tomorrow with a 930-1130 practice. Coach Miller saying after he doesn't know how many of the guys on the field over the past three days will advance to main camp that starts Sunday. The reason for that is they are only allowed to have 68 players (draft picks and juniors don't count. When I say draft picks, that includes 2008 picks Mike Stadnyk and Jonathan St. Pierre)