Welcome back to another Washington Commanders training camp recaps. This practice was open to the public at FedEx Field. I attended, and I have some observations of my own to share. However, please keep in mind that this is training camp. We’ve been (Ash)burned far too many times believing what we see during training camp is what we’re going to get during the season. A massive grain of salt must be taken when reading these.
Day 10 Notes:
- The band is back so that was pretty cool to see.
- The Command Force, the new name of the entertainment team, was better than they were last season. I still don’t really find them necessary.
- Curtis Samuel was participating and looked pretty good. He was moving around just fine.
- Cole Turner, unfortunately, was not participating. He was held out with what I’m sure is Ron’s favorite phrase, “an abundance of caution”.
- Curtis Hodges and Armani Rodgers alternated running with the first and second teams with Thomas, Bates, and Turner all out.
- Brian Robinson Jr. and Jaret Patterson stood out to me. Robinson Jr. in particular had some really good runs.
- The defensive line was disruptive. Montez Sweat is having a fantastic camp.
- Marken Michel is a name to keep an eye on for that last receiver spot. He made a couple of huge plays.
- Carson Wentz was a bit of a rollercoaster. He made some nice throws but he seemed to hold the ball too long at times and had some bad misses.
Training Camp Day 10
Here’s some footage and observations from Day 10 from the local media (and myself):
The running backs getting work in position drills.
The quarterbacks and receivers warming up.
Wentz on an out to Dotson.
Wentz hitting Cam Sims on the boundary.
Brian Robinson Jr. makes a couple cuts for a big gain.
J.D. McKissic bounces it outside for another big gain.
Dax Milne making a tough catch in 1-on-1s.
Kelvin Harmon beats St. Juste deep for a touchdown in 1-on-1s.
Dax Milne with a leaping grab. Another impressive catch.
Carson Wentz getting it to Terry during 7-on-7s.
Heinicke to Cam Sims in his first rep of 7-on-7s.
An excellent throw and an even better catch. Heinicke to Armani Rodgers.
Cole Kelly to Marken Michel.
Wentz to Curtis Samuel in the corner of the end zone during red zone drills.
Howell throws a strike to Marken Michel in the end zone.
Heinicke gets it to Michel and he stretches for the pylon for another touchdown in red zone drills.
Wentz squeezes it into Dotson over the middle.
Wentz pumps, steps up and bombs it to Michel in 11-on-11s.
Heinicke lobs it up for Kelvin Harmon and he comes down with it in 11-on-11s.
Howell misses over the middle and throws the only interception of the day to cornerback DeJuan Neal.
Wentz gets it to Terry in the end zone to cap off the first team’s 11-on-11. A good way to end the practice for the starters.
That’s a wrap for day ten! This is very late getting out so I apologize for that but at least it’s here now. It was a fun time and it was exciting to see a lot of these guys performing so well. If you’re worried about Wentz, just as I was last night while watching: take a step back, realize that this is a process, and be optimistic. Wentz made some excellent plays last night. I’m optimistic but, again, very cautious because this is training camp. Stay tuned for more articles like this one after the Commanders next practice!
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