Friday, July 25, 2008

Christmas in July

Sing it with me...

"It's the most wonderful time of the year...."

Camp opens Saturday morning, and I'll make the trek to SpartanVegas for the morning workout. Here's the Panther practice schedule if you feel the urge to check out the team--all practices are free and open to the public on the campus of Wofford College.

Saturday, July 26 9:10 a.m. 6:40 p.m. (night practice)
Sunday, July 27 3:10 p.m.
Monday, July 28 9:10 a.m. 6:40 p.m. (night practice)
Tuesday, July 29 3:10 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30 9:10 a.m. 3:10 p.m.
Thursday, July 31 3:10 p.m.
Friday, August 1 9:10 a.m. 6:40 p.m. (night practice)
Saturday, August 2 FANFEST at BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 3 OFF

Monday, August 4 9:10 a.m. 6:40 p.m. (night practice)
Tuesday, August 5 3:10 p.m.
Wednesday, August 6 9:10 a.m. 3:10 p.m.
Thursday, August 7 3:10 p.m.
Friday, August 8 10:45 a.m.

Saturday, August 9 vs. Indianapolis Colts 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 10 OFF
Monday, August 11 TBD
Tuesday, August 12 TBD
Wednesday, August 13 TBD

It would appear by the schedule that the week after the Indianapolis game could be a short one in Spartanburg, but that determination will be made later.

Tim Baier was on hand as the players reported for work on Friday. Among the things he passed along:

Steve Smith is making a video diary for NFL Network. Smitty apparently likes News 14 or just knows us fairly well. He got out of his car, camera in hand, pointed it at Tim and said, "there's channel 14..." and then went to the other cameras in attendance and asked them who they were and who they were shooting for. That's kinda neat.

DeAngelo Williams and Richard Marshall have made some investments for their stay at Wofford--motorized mini scooters. Williams says the scooter will help him save his legs from all the walking he'll do between the practice fields and the dorms. DeAngelo marches to his own beat, so this is actually rather funny, considering he's generally in unbelievable shape.

Jake Delhomme is eager to get back to work, but don't be shocked if the coaches keep him on a strict pitch count for camp. It's no secret that this team was a rudder-less ship after he went down to injury in 2007. There is no way Head Coach John Fox will allow Jake to throw more balls in practice than he needs to. It wouldn't shock me in the least if Jake actually gets days off during camp, just to keep tabs on his Tommy John-repaired throwing elbow.

GM Marty Hurney and Fox were scheduled to meet the media at around 5pm today. We'll let you know what was said tonight on Sports Night at 10.

More camp notes on the weekend!

Mike Solarte

1 comment:

Charles said...

Unity * Optimism * Sense of Urgency * Determination