The weather didn’t cooperate today and as a result, the Green Wave had a rain-shortened morning practice on Wednesday. In what was scheduled as the Green Wave’s first two-a-days experience of the summer, the mid-August weather postponed the afternoon session until Thursday.
The Green Wave will practice in the Saints Indoor Facility tomorrow to avoid the looming tropical depression. So Thursday, as it turns out, will be the first day of a two-a-days.
Wednesday morning’s practice was scheduled to begin at 8:50 AM, but was held off until 9:45 AM because of lighting in the area.
Today’s practice consisted of kickoff return and kickoff coverage drills, a brief scrimmage, third-down-and-distance drills and full-team thud drills.
Some highlights from Today’s activities:
-The defense was extremely impressive today, dominating the play
-DB’s Phillip Davis and Shakiel Smith had near interceptions during the brief scrimmage
-CB’s Ryan Travis and Davis had an interception each during the third down and distance drills
-DT Justin Adams and LB Darryl Farley also played well, applying pressure in the backfield during the third down and distance drills
-QB Kevin Moore had three TD passes during the third down and distance drills, while QB Ryan Griffin had one of his own
-In the full-team thud drills, Griffin connected with WR Devin Figaro for a 44-yard touchdown pass
-CB Alex Wacha played well during the full-team thud drills, both breaking up a pass and forcing and recovering a fumble.
-Cairo Santos hit field goals of 20, 32, 37 and 42 yards as he continues to impress Coach Bob Toledo and the rest of the staff
The Green Wave will be back at it tomorrow in the Saints indoor facility for their first taste of two-a-days, hopefully.
After another hot and productive practice yesterday, the Green Wave have this year’s first taste of two-a-days.
Today’s first practice will commence at 8:50 AM and the second will begin around the 3:00 PM this afternoon at the Westfeldt practice facility on Tulane University campus.
The players seems to excited about the first two-a-days of fall camp, as Ryan Travis tweeted this morning:
First day of two a days…I’ll just look at it as a 2 for one..2 chances 2 get better in 1 day!
A couple highlights from yesterday’s practice:
-The offensive line continues to build up higher expectations, as they have looked extremely impressive so far throughout camp and their conditioning was on full display yesterday. It looks like QB Ryan Griffin will have time to deliver the football this year, which is a fantastic luxury.
-CB Phillip Davis had another great day on the defensive side of the ball, including a nice hit on WR Joe Kemp that forced a fumble
-Freshman RB Orleans Darkwa continues to have a great camp, as he is making a push for some touches in his rookie year with the Green Wave
We will continue to provide updates throughout the day.
Today the Green Wave will partake in their third practice of preseason camp. Coming off a very productive practice session yesterday, the Green Wave will take the field at the Westfeldt Practice Facility at 9:20 AM.
Leading the Green Wave onto the practice field will be three new captains, C Andrew Nierman, S Alex Wacha, and CB Phillip Davis. The three seniors were elected by fellow teammates yesterday as this year’s Green Wave Captains
The weather report: Weather today is expected to be once again warm and sunny, with a chance of showers towards the end of practice.
To recap yesterday’s practice, here are some highlights:
-Freshmen made some more noise on Thursday’s Practice
-Cairo Santos (K/P) is really impressing both his teammates and Head Coach Bob Toledo
-Ray Oppman, a 6’1”, 213 lb. linebacker was also impressive on the defensive side of the ball
-Sophomore Jacob Davis made a nice-catch at the end of practice from the arm of freshman QB Taylor Bullock.
Another note that is slowly becoming more evident after these first couple days of practice – the conditioning is far better than it’s been in the past. Maybe because the players are exerting more effort or there are just more athletes on the field, as compared to years past. Whatever it is, it is exciting to see that the Green Wave are in shape and will be, come the final two minutes of games.
Here is a video report on yesterday’s practice from Tammy Nunez, beat write for the Times- Picayune.
We will continue to provide updates throughout practice.
Bob Toledo announced today that C Andrew Nierman, S Alex Wacha, and CB Phillip Davis (interviews below) were elected by the team as this year’s Green Wave Captains. Compliments of Tulane Athletics, here is a video interview with Green Wave Head Coach Bob Toledo:
Full report on today’s practice coming soon.
Practice #2 is completed. Turns out that the sun was out in full force today, shining bright upon the Westfeldt Practice Facility. I will have a full report soon – in the meantime enjoy this video interview with newly-named team captain CB Phillip Davis after today’s practice, compliments of Tulane Athletics: