2014 East-West Shrine Game: Practice Report



2014 East-West Shrine Game: Tuesday’s East Team Practice Report

By Charlie Campbell – @draftcampbell

The second practice for the East team in the East-West Shrine was rained out. The East team was forced to do a walk-through under a tent at the team hotel. The limited space of about 30 yards kept them from conducting a real practice, and the players weren’t wearing pads. As a result, 90 percent of the scouts didn’t attend the walk-through.

Some scouts stayed to watch the players execute the walk-through and some half-speed short plays. Among them was Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson and New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese. When the room was split for play installation, both general managers watched the defense instead of the offense. Thompson seemed to be focusing on North Carolina safety Tre Boston and spoke with him after the practice.




The bulk of the session was devoted to practicing the plays and learning the reduced play books for Saturday’s game. The players also spent some time with special teams snaps.

The team eventually scrimmaged, but passing plays were basically limited to seven-yard slants as the longest route. Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw some nice strikes into the tight windows. He showed his live arm with the ability to get the ball to receivers in a hurry. Garoppolo is an interesting quarterback prospect who is going to need to improve on his footwork in three-, five- and seven-step drops from under center. Tomorrow will be an important day for him. It will be Garoppolo’s last practice with scouts in attendance, and he needs to have a dominant showing to help increase his chances of being a second-day pick.



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