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Saturday, August 09, 2014

Duck Stuff: Morning Mud

Morning Mud
Rob Moseley has your Friday practice report.

Highlights: With the team in pads, a period was spent on a full-contact drill in which a ballcarrier had to advance – in tight quarters – past three levels of blockers, matching an offensive lineman and a defensive lineman, a tight end and a linebacker, and a receiver vs. a defensive back. Pretty simple stuff: The defense is looking to get off blocks and make tackles, the offense wants to sustain blocks long enough for the runner to get by.

[Royce] Freeman slipped a couple arm tackles on one run, and ran over a safety at the end of another. Marshall and Benoit made it through the gantlet, and Charles Nelson ran through a couple guys grasping at his ankles. Hroniss Grasu and Johnny Mundt cleared the way for a Griffin run, and the trio of Matt Pierson, Koa Ka'ai and Austin Daich got Kenny Bassett into the end zone.

ESPN has a season preview video for the Ducks available here.

■ Andrew Greif sat down with Arik Armstead for a Q&A session recently.

■ Marcus Mariota, Jeff Lockie and Hroniss Grasu took to the links recently and Oregonlive has it captured on video.

■ If you didn't catch De'Anthony Thomas do what he does best check this video out (link) from Thursday night.

■ Pat Pannu has the Michigan St. vs Oregon games listed as the top non-conference game to watch this year.

■ Dale Newton says there are three more reasons this might turn out to be a special season for the Ducks.


1 comment:

DDubbs76 said...

I like hearing Helfrich focus on process.