3 reactions, day 7: FSU football preps for Saturday scrimmage

FLORIDA STATE — After a day off the fields and a day within the movie room, the Florida State Seminoles have been again at it for follow seven of fall camp. Scouts from the Denver Broncos, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New York Jets, and the Miami Dolphins have been all in attendance together with Seminole legend Gene Deckerhoff who stopped by afterward within the early afternoon.

*Jacksonville State switch defensive again Malik Feaster was additionally in attendance at present.

Today was a tricky follow to glean from as a result of after stacking three nice practices in a row, the offense fell quick with inconsistent quarterback play solely being carried by splash throws and some large runs. Head coach Mike Norvell mentioned there have been a couple of offensive linemen both out or having mild workloads giving an opportunity for some newcomers to get reps with those and twos and I feel that had so much to do with it.

Here are some takeaways now that day seven is within the books.

Orange jersey sightings scarce

When you see orange jerseys at a Norvell follow it’s meant to let everybody know that the participant carrying one tousled sufficient to get known as out. One factor I’ve observed all through the primary seven practices is that apart from the second day, by which there was one, not a single little bit of orange has stepped out onto the FSU follow fields since. I feel this can be a testomony to gamers shopping for in and likewise to gamers understanding the expectations. We are solely per week in however I can keep in mind this time final fall seeing one or two each few days.

(*3*)Some true freshmen are additional alongside than others

Just to preface this, I’m solely capable of be at one drill at one time so this is not an all-inclusive listing and it is not saying that all the different freshmen are dangerous, these are some observations to this point.

Defensive again Azareye’h Thomas – Thomas has had a very good displaying all through spring and now into fall camp. He was a bit quiet at present so far as the flashy interceptions and compelled fumbles however he confirmed good protection in each 12 on (cough) 11 on 11 drills and in a single on one. He saved a possible landing from quarterback Tate Rodemaker to large receiver Micah Pittman by with the ability to jam the ball on the final second out of Pittman’s palms.

Running again Rodney Hill – Hill goes to be a very good one. He’s solely going to get greater and his burst pace and talent to hit holes and take off are going to do wonders for the Seminoles sooner or later. Norvell praised Hill at present in his post-practice interview.

Offensive sort out Julian Armella – Offensive line is hard to be a real freshman and in case you can, you wish to develop them earlier than in-game motion out of necessity. Armella got here in with the scale and work ethic and is displaying that (at occasions) can deal with a few of the extra skilled defensive linemen. He and Jared Verse are already having a enjoyable to observe battle and we’re barely per week in.

Quarterback AJ Duffy – It’s secure to say Duffy is properly forward when it comes to progress. Watching him by way of spring and now into fall he solely retains bettering and is steadily studying the offense and adapting to the pace of the sport.

Veteran protection takes benefit

Going up in opposition to a couple of positions that have been giving guys lighter workloads at present, the veterans on the defensive position gave the newcomers all they may deal with. Defensive sort out Fabian Lovett had a few sacks on the day however extra importantly, was capable of consistently generate stress on Jordan Travis. That, paired with good protection within the secondary, prompted bother for the quarterbacks all day.

Defensive finish Jared Verse received some payback in opposition to Armella at present profitable off the sting and delivering a couple of pancakes in cross rush drills and was fast off the sting in 11 on 11 offering fixed stress on Travis. Verse, McLendon, and Dennis Briggs have been consistently flushing the quarterbacks and inflicting throwaways.

The day ended with Knowles (not technically a veteran) jamming one other ball out of tight finish Markeston Douglas’ palms.

*Sydney Williams had a choose in one-on-ones thrown by Jordan Travis. He was capable of get circled earlier than the receiver was and made a play on the ball


Friday would be the final open follow till Aug. 8, with the Seminoles holding their first scrimmage in Doak Campbell this weekend.

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