Three Takeaways from Legends practice
By Jaylon Thompson, Atlanta Legends Team Reporter
SAN ANTONIO – The Legends brought their lunch pail to work on Thursday morning. The energy was buzzing as the offense took command of the session.
Head coach Kevin Coyle mentioned that it was the best offensive practice of the camp. The offense thrived in red zone drills and found a nice balance. Many players scored touchdowns in the team portion and build momentum moving forward.
Coyle was also pleased with communication of the defense. He liked how they transitioned through drills and flowed as a group. After practice, he praised their cohesiveness since the start of camp.
“This is one of the best defensive groups I have coached that communicates as a unit,” Coyle said. “For it being six days in, the communication has been great.”
Here are three takeaways from Legends camp.
Punter Cam Nizialek continues to impress.
Legends punter Cam Nizialek turned heads in the special teams portion of camp. He showcased a strong leg in punt coverage as he booted punts over 50 yards. His punts had an average hang time of four seconds in the air.
On the sidelines, several players had huge smiles. They also could be heard saying “let’s go nine” after a punt was downed inside the 20-yard line.
Running backs shine in drills
The running backs shined throughout Legends practice. Every back demonstrated burst into the secondary and had good pad level. Legends running back Tarean Folston had a good day with a rushing and receiving touchdown in team drills.
Fellow running backs Denard Robinson, Leanard Tillery and Lawrence Pittman also had good reps during the day.
Linebacker Jeff Luc breaks down practice
At the end of the team stretching period, linebacker Jeff Luc brought everyone in a circle. He led the Legends breakdown chant as the team prepared for individual drills. He follows quarterback Aaron Murray, who led the team on Wednesday.