Before we get to the rest of today's practice report, I have some TV information to pass along. FSN will be broadcasting the game -Greg Heister is play-by-play, Jasson Gesser is analyst and Jen Mueller is on the sidelines - and it will be shown in a number of different locations. To see all of them, CLICK HERE to see the distribution graphic we received from FSN. Note, this is subject to change, and if it does, we will let you know.
Solomon wasn't the only wide receiver making plays. Jared Karstetter, despite wearing a yellow non-contact jersey, laid a lick on a defensive back while blocking upfield. Apparently as long as he is the one doing the hitting, everything is OK.
The defense continued to improve their tackling this afternoon, lining up one-on-one in open space. Even the defensive tackles got involved, and one of the writers commented that Brandon Rankin looks like he could play linebacker. The kid is athletic.
Rain started to come down towards the end of practice, just in time for the first-team offense to line up against the first-team defense in a one-minute drill. Jeff Tuel threaded the needle on a pass to Daniel Blackledge, but Rankin came through a couple plays later for a sack. With four seconds left, and the ball at the 20, Tuel hit Marquess Wilson for a touchdown.
The twos then lined up across from each other for the same drill, and Lobbestael hit Solomon and Gino Simone for a couple big gains. But too much time had been taken off the clock, and the second offense was forced to try for a field goal. Unfortunately, Furney's attempt was just barely to the right of the crossbar.
Coach Wulff spoke with the media after practice, and you can watch the video below: