OK, so the first week of practice is behind us. That means that there’s also a week’s worth of post-practice press conferences, those daily glimpses into the mind of greatness. So what do we know after a week?
— The media day optimism has been tempered. Not that it’s all doom & gloom or anything, but PJ is back to the regular “we need to get better everywhere” routine. Since I fear change, I see this as a good thing.
— Zero-block cruise has been a huge help with summer conditioning.
— Andy Lark squat-lifts @#$% 610 pounds.
— Bill Wagner gets four weeks of vacation from the Capital. PJ went to Hawaii for vacation, but we already knew that.
— Matt Humiston is a knucklehead and Nate Frazier isn’t Deacon Jones (yet).
–Troy Goss is staying at quarterback. As far as newsworthy stuff, this is probably the biggest thing. Since Troy was moved to WR last year before Brian Hampton got hurt, some people (like myself) figured that he’d probably get moved again this year so that Greg Zingler or one of the two impressive plebes (Robby Davis or Ricky Dobbs) could take the #3 spot. That’s not going to happen; Goss has played too well in practice to be switched from quarterback.
— Corey Masisak’s hair > Bill Wagner’s hair.
— Tyree Barnes still runs well after his surgery.
— This CSTV All-Access is great. I originally signed up for All-Access a while ago to listen to Pete Medhurst & Joe Miller call a couple of baseball games. It was sort of disappointing after that, since there wasn’t much content. Content is no longer a problem. The media day coverage was terrific. So was being able to see PJ’s press conference after practice last night. There’s going to be a lot more of those, plus postgame pressers, video for all home basketball games, player interviews, and of course an uninterrupted radio feed for games when WNAV Online goes haywire. My only complaint is that maybe the pressers could be archived a little bit longer, like say until the transcript comes out. But that’s picking nits. It’s awesome. This CSTV deal gets better all the time (I swear I’m not being paid to say this). It’s so much easier to be a Navy fan than it used to be– the days of huddling around the phone and calling “Teamline” are long gone.
Did I miss anything?
EDIT: Yeah, I did. I almost forgot to mention that the first Dolphins depth chart was released. It’s very early in camp, but Kyle’s got some work ahead of him.