NO GREENHORNS IN OUTLAWS' CAMP!
TheGrandonGang - XFLBoard.com
Las Vegas Outlaws Team Reporter
Las Vegas Outlaws are in the middle of their second mini-camp
and, based on the depth of experience of these players, "greenhorn"
is definitely not a word to be used here!
these players have either been a stud in college, a standout
in NFL Europe or a star in the NFL (or a combination of those
three), and their experience ranges across too many college
champions and professional powerhouses to mention. But let me
tell you - all this experience really shows as the Outlaws go
at it the second time around!
to Head Coach Jim Criner, "this camp is all about ATTITUDE
and FUN". There are definitely some great attitudes at
this camp and, if intensity equals fun, then that's not lacking
either as 40 defensive players have been added to the skills/passing
group from the first mini-camp in November. "Smashmouth"
football was at its finest as the offensive and defensive lineman
crossed pads. Coach Criner, (who also is in charge of the offensive
guards and tackles) was quite "excited to work with the
offensive line". Those watching the workouts were impressed
with the speed and size of the linebacker contingent, including
University of Nevada - Reno standout Mike Crawford,
who made their presence known, and felt! The defensive secondary
stood up to be counted with the experienced play of former St.
Louis Ram, Safety Toby Wright, and former Dallas Cowboy/Kansas
City Chief, Safety Jason Kaiser, leading the way. Couch Criner
feels that it is going to be very difficult to pare the 70-man
squad down to a 38-man roster in six weeks because of the shape,
speed and talent level of the entire camp.
was a minor controversy at camp this week as explained in this
excerpt from the Outlaws' site:
S Toby Wright came to the aid of a teammate in need Monday,
as the NFL veteran from Nebraska traded jerseys with CB Kevin
Scott. Wright, who was assigned jersey #3 (his college number),
generously traded his number to former Stanford Cardinal standout
Scott, who refused to wear his assigned #32 due to "a moral
issue." After some investigation, it came to
light that Scott conscientiously objects to wearing O.J. Simpson's
who wore #32 during his six NFL campaigns with the St. Louis
Rams in order to pay homage to his idol, Jack Tatum, felt even
better about being a good Samaritan and giving his teammate
moral peace of mind when informed that #32 happens to be Vince
of numbers, as they appear on the clock, here is a rundown on
the schedule of the camp (which runs through Saturday):
5:45a - Wake-up
6:30a - 7:45a - Breakfast
8:15a - Bus Departs for A.M. Practice
8:30a - 10:50a - Practice
11:00a - Bus Departs for Hotel/Gold's Gym
12:30p - Lunch/Tape
2:10p - Position Meetings
2:30p - Bus Departs for Practice
3:00p - 4:30p - Practice
4:40p - Bus Departs for Hotel
6:00p - Dinner
7:30p - 10:00p - Meetings/Video Review
11:00p - Lights Out
like a mighty busy schedule to this less-than-pro-material
fan but I'm sure the players will appreciate
all the preparation, and I know the fans
will, when Las Vegas is in The Big Game
at The End!!!