Three takeaways from Express camp: Day 6

Three takeaways from Express camp: Day 6

By Dylan Rubino, Memphis Express Team Reporter

SAN ANTONIO – Memphis Express head coach Mike Singletary may be known as a defensive mind, but his offense put on a show during day six of training camp at the Cornerstone Christian School Friday morning.

The offense moved down the field with explosive plays as the wide receivers created separation and the quarterbacks found their guys.

One day after being added to the active roster, defensive end Anthony Johnson got many reps at practice and made his presence known.

Here are the three main takeaways from day six of Express training camp:

  1. Quarterback Zach Mettenberger had his best day of practice as the ball didn’t hit the ground much during 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills. The 27-year-old signal caller from LSU had command of the offense and pushed the ball downfield to keep the offense moving. As the four-man quarterback battle rages on throughout camp, Mettenberger has stood out and made the plays necessary to take the early lead. Coach Singletary was pleased with the good showing from the offense, but wants to see more from his defense. “Anytime the offense is making plays, I love it, but the defensive side of me is always going to say where are you, but it’s good competition.”
  2. For the second day in a row, wide receiver Reece Horn turned heads on the sidelines making catch after catch and standing out among the group. Horn ran a deep out on the right sideline during 7-on-7 drills, dove, and made a diving catch and tapped his toes in-bounds to make the play on the throw from Mettenberger. The playmakers were getting hyped up seeing Horn making play after play and fed off his play. Wide receiver Ryan Timmons also had a good day of practice and connected multiple times with Mettenberger.
  3. The competition was no different today with the wide receivers and defensive backs. Brandon Neal and Jeremy Cutrer were the standouts amongst the defensive backs, each with multiple pass breakups during red zone drills.

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