CB, Who's Hot, Who's Not, etc...
Sunday, August 07, 2005 - Times Picayune
Temperature: 75 degrees
Heat index: 83 degrees
Paid attendance: 10,282
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Right cornerback: Despite skipping the spring coaching sessions, Fakhir Brown has established himself as the starter with a strong camp. He has been one of the most consistent performers on the defense. Behind him, Fred Thomas also is having a solid camp. Thomas began last season as the starter before Brown won the job, so the team has two experienced options. Rookie Dwight Ellick has terrific speed and could develop into a decent prospect if the Saints want to keep him on the practice squad.
No. | Player | Ht. | Wt. | Exp.
35 | Fakhir Brown | 5-11 | 192 | 6
22 | Fred Thomas | 5-9 | 185 | 10
38 | Dwight Ellick | 5-10 | 182 | R
GET TO KNOW:
Position: Wide receiver
Height, weight: 6-1, 218
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Did you know: Henry was graduated from Connecticut with a double major in computer science and electrical engineering and a minor in mathematics. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School. . . . He and Saints rookie linebacker Alfred Fincher were part of the Huskies' rise to prominence the past four years. UConn went 8-4 last season, its first as a Division I-A school. . . . Henry began his college career as a quarterback but was replaced in 2002 by Dan Orlovsky, who was drafted in April by the Detroit Lions. . . . Henry was born in Guyana before moving to the U.S. as an infant.
Henry says: "I really enjoyed math and science in high school, and computers deal a lot with math and science. . . . Plus, I hear the money's not too bad." -- Henry on his choice of college majors.
Coaches have been praising Brooks' performance since the winter conditioning program and spring practice sessions. Heading into his fifth season as the Saints' starter, Brooks has looked crisp and fluid throughout camp. Saturday night was no exception. Brooks completed all three passes he attempted during the team scrimmage, and before that he consistently was on target during every throwing drill.
The veteran cornerback couldn't make the trip because he came down with the flu and was suffering from an ear infection.
PLAYS OF THE DAY:
Backup kicker Nate Fikse made both of his field-goal attempts, a 47-yarder and a 46-yarder. . . . Cornerback Fred Booker snatched an interception after tight end Zachary Hilton couldn't reel in a pass. . . . Quarterback Adrian McPherson scrambled for a first down on third-and-5.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
"It was a screen pass, but I saw the end coming around the corner. . . . Man, I wish I didn't have a red jersey on, because I wanted to go all the way." -- McPherson on his first-down scramble.
Pos. | Player | Injury
LB | James Allen | knee
LB | Roger Knight | knee
CB | Jason Craft | flu
TE | Shad Meier | knee
OL | Spencer Folau | shoulder
Players in meetings only.
RE: CB, Who
"Backup kicker Nate Fikse made both of his field-goal attempts, a 47-yarder and a 46-yarder. . . "
That's pretty impressive.
Did any of the tightends make an impression during the scrimmage to those that were in attendance?
RE: CB, Who
i went and even though fikse made those two kicks..he shanked one so bad it almost went into the seats..to the left of him!..and brooks did throw one incomplete pass to hakim i think it was..right at his feet..everybody else looked good..even A-Mac..he might have only completed tow or three passes out of mabye 10..but he threw em right in the numbers..every one of em..the recievers were just dropping them..man i hope he gets to throw to horn or stalworth friday..hes gonna be good
RE: CB, Who
I see... lol.
Yea just by me look at his completed passes, it didn't look that impressive. But since you mentioned it was the receivers fault, much more encouraging news on A-Mac. Thanks for the added info.
Re: CB, Who's Hot, Who's Not, etc...
RE: Re: CB, Who
I've been reading a lot of the reviews of other Saints' fan who attended the scrimmage, and it seems the name that comes up the most is Zach Hilton. Everyone who has given their summary of the event stated that he was outstanding. That's great to hear because we desperately need a big physical player that will make an impact in the redzone. Someone also stated Gardner juked the crap out of Mike for a touchdown. :D
All of the free agent receivers... it wasn't like they were going to make the team anyways.
RE: Re: CB, Who
well..i think hakim will be the 3rd reciever..he looked good and he seemed to get more playing time than the rest..i hate to say it but hes the 3rd man
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