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New Orleans Saints Training Camp Update: Day Five

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jeffduncantp Leftovers from Mon. PM prax: Running game, excellent. Can tell Payton really likes M. Bell. Only possible setback: ball security.

jeffduncantp Bell has put ball on ground a few times already. Payton also high on young guys: Hamilton, Hill, Donaldson. Translation: No Edge.

jeffduncantp If I had to rate WRs today I would have Meachem ahead of Henderson on the depth chart. Henderson struggled with drops. Meachem looking good.

jeffduncantp Re: Rod Coleman. He was alternating reps between 2nd, 3rd units. My early take is he's off to slow start, needs to start showing something.

jeffduncantp Some addendums to yesterday's depth chart. Bush/Thomas are interchangable. Ditto Moore/Henderson. Saints ran 3WR sets 49% of snaps last yr.

jeffduncantp Henderson is still ahead of Meachem. But he's being outplayed.

LastMango1 busy week at saints camp, visits by NFL refs, Sirius NFL Radio, fmr White House Comm Dir Kevin Sullivan and a former NFC South head coach

jeffduncantp Just arrived @ camp. WhoDats already lined up 10-deep for 3:20 prax. No news on Jenkins front. I'll weigh in with column in Wed.'s Times-Pic    

jeffduncantp Tues. Prax update: Shockey dominates in 1-on-1 pass pro drills.    

jeffduncantp PM prax ends in steady rain. Good day for both sides: O & D. Running game (Bell, Bush, Hamilton) good again. Defense dominates 7-on-7 drills

jeffduncantp Why is Brees special? Dominates @ practice, then signs autographs for fans for 20 minutes, then holds court with media for 20 more.

jeffduncantp P.M. prax hilite: C. Reis earholes M. Bell on sweep left. Crowd > Oooh. Series later, Bell jukes Reid, runs over Simoneau. Crowd > Aaah.   

jeffduncantp No progress on Jenkins talks. Both sides dug in. This one might be awhile.    

Linkage

 Guard Jahri Evans was a steal for New Orleans Saints in 2006 draft - Times-Pic

"It feels good to get the notoriety and that people think that of you, but it's a team game," Evans said. "It's about trying to win games and trying to get that Super Bowl ring on your finger. You've got to get into the playoffs to get into the Pro Bowl. That's what I'm focused on. Obviously, I do want to be the best and help this team as much as I can."

-Jahri Evans

"If he'd have gone to Florida, he would have been a first- or second-round pick," Kromer said. "The question on Jahri was could he play at the speed of this level."

-Aaron Kromer

"Going up against him at practice, you realize how good he is," Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis said. "And if he's playing this well at practice, I know he has to be giving guys the blues in the games."

-Sedrick Ellis

"I think I'm learning more each year," he said. "I've got a lot of different skills and things that I've learned in my bag now. I'm maturing and getting better, calming down the wild footwork and hands, getting a little tighter and becoming a better technician. I'm learning things that are going to help me improve."

-Jahri Evans

 

Unrestricted Free Agency Period Ends - New Orleans Saints official website

New Orleans Saints Day 4 training camp roundup - Times-Pic 

Images: Day 4 Of Saints Training Camp - WDSU 

 What are we gonna do now with all this bronze? - moosedenied

 New Orleans DBs have good practice - The Advocate

Quotable

Former Saints Pro Bowl kick and punt returner Michael Lewis was talking with Reggie Bush on the sideline during the morning workout when former LSU receiver Devery Henderson muffed a punt for the third time during the workout. A fan yelled to Lewis, "Michael, suit up."

New Orleans Saints Charles Grant, Jeremy Shockey petition judge to join lawsuit against movie studio - Times-Pic

Saintly Special - New Orleans Saints

 New Orleans Saints Aug. 4 practice report: Let's get physical - Times-Pic

Day Five Notebook - New Orleans Saints official website 

 Chifici: Saints improving short yardage is key to postseason return - WWL

"On a personal level, I just want to continue to improve on some of the things that I've addressed in years past - getting more movement in the run game, maintaining consistency in the pass game, and overall production as an Offense," He said. "We need an overall improvement on how we do things."

-Jon Stinchcomb

"John Stinchcomb is the leader of the group because he really is a true pro. He has taught the rest of the guys the proper ways to learn and study football," Kromer said. "He is a good leader."

-Aaron Kromer

 

Video

New Orleans Saints Day 5 training camp video blog (Aug. 4, 2009)