Legends focus on technique during practice
By Jaylon Thompson, Atlanta Legends Team Reporter
SAN ANTONIO – The Atlanta Legends continued to build a foundation during their third training camp practice on an early misty, overcast Monday morning.
Practice focused heavily in the trenches as the team worked on gap discipline and blocking assignments. Drills focused on reading alignments and adjusting to the correct play call. Many players stood out during the sessions.
Defensive lineman Jason Carr disrupted team drills an array of rush moves and gap pursuit at the point of attack. Linebacker Jeff Luc dominated individual drills and defensive end DaJaun Drennon showcased great bend off the edge.
The offensive line also shined. The group looked fluid in protection drills and worked on hand placement inside the numbers. Offensive line coach Pete Metzelaars also introduced specific blocking patterns that focused on counteracting swim moves and speed rushes.
As a result, both groups had their best day at camp. Here are four takeaways seen at practice today.
Justin Holman improving under center
Legends quarterback Justin Holman has steadily impressed during team reps. The former Central Florida star commanded the offense during situational drills. He quickly got the plays out of the huddle and made the accurate reads under center.
Legends head coach Brad Childress was impressed with his progression. He said it was a good day for him on the field.
Secondary making plays
It was a lot of spirited play in the Legends secondary. The defensive backs had a solid day with good technique in bump-and-run coverage. Cornerback Shaq Wiggins and safety Corey Griffin collected the top plays of practice.
Wiggins was in position and broke up a fade route down the sideline. Griffin nearly had an interception as jumped in front of a shallow crossing route.
Special Teams evaluation on the rise
The Legends ran through special team drills at practice. The drills included punt return coverage and field goal protections. Several players also spent time working with the kicker David Marvin. They were practicing reps to potentially be a field goal holder.
A coaching convention in San Antonio college coaches to practice for a glimpse of the team. The coaches viewed how the team practiced from the sidelines.