MLive's Justin Rogers noted that the Detroit Lions' "efficiency" stood out during the team's first training camp practice of 2014. Getting the most out of the Lions' time on the practice field seems to be a point of emphasis for Jim Caldwell, as evidenced by these tweets from a fan who attended Monday's practice:
Clarification: Caldwells practices are better because 1. It's obviously better organized. 2. Everyone is involved 3. No wasted moves (Cont)— SandmanLions (@Sandman7773) July 28, 2014
4. More coaches for more players 5. Focusing on the small things 6. Constant movement. Very little standing around.— SandmanLions (@Sandman7773) July 28, 2014
- Also according to Rogers, Eric Ebron had a drop on Monday and "had to double-catch a couple others." (Mark it down on the bingo card!)
ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports that Kris Durham and Kevin Ogletree both "had nice catches" on Monday.
Ziggy Ansah missed Monday's practice since he is still on the PUP list. Although he worked with a trainer away from the action, Ansah told Rothstein that he has no idea when he will actually practice. That doesn't exactly sound encouraging.
- This is interesting: Corey Hilliard got the first No. 1 reps at right tackle on Monday. I'd imagine that LaAdrian Waddle will rotate in as the No. 1 right tackle as camp progresses.
Darius Slay seemingly had a solid first day of practice.
Slay with two good plays in a row in one-on-ones with WR's. Went up over Broyles and jumped a Tate route to break both passes up— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 28, 2014
- There are multiple banners at the Lions' facility honoring William Clay Ford.
This banner is hanging outside the Lions facility, honoring William Clay Ford Sr. pic.twitter.com/jYNgxRV3zc— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) July 28, 2014
William Clay Ford tributes all over the Lions practice facility. pic.twitter.com/AdPioZod4g— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) July 28, 2014
News and notes from the first day of Detroit Lions training camp.