I focused mostly on the line play today. This was one of those days when they shuffle guys around a little bit to see how combinations look. The big move was using Deuce Lutui at right guard with the first unit and John Moffitt as a backup center. Don’t read much into it in terms of the actual depth chart. What it demonstrated, though, was that Lutui looked pretty comfortable in there. He also looked strong in one-on-one pass drills.
Those drills had a few surprises today, too. While Bruce Irvin was studly Saturday, he didn’t get much duty Sunday. Rookie Greg Scruggs (Louisville) flat backed Rishaw Johnson once and then just beat him soundly the second time. Clinton McDonald likewise owned Lemuel Jeanpierre. Highlights for the offense, meanwhile, was a surprising stonewalling of Brandon Mebane by rookie JR Sweezy. Mebane didn’t like it much, and came back with a devastating move. Alex Barron showed well against Pierre Allen. Since some have asked, Barron has been spending time as a backup at left tackle. The guy still has the look of a first-round left tackle.
Eric will be in shortly with a broader update. My other quick impressions: I thought Flynn separated himself a little, showing a nice sense of timing and connection with Doug Baldwin. But Wilson, again, looked dangerous when plays break down and buys second chances. Golden Tate came up with some big catches.