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Post subject: ohn Brillante and Brandon ONeill will resume their midfield Post Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:30 am
RICHMOND, Va. -- During a 7-on-7 drill in shorts at Washington Redskins training camp, Robert Griffin III rolled left and couldnt find an open receiver. He started to scramble, saw a lane and ran for 15 yards. Then he hit the turf, with typical RG3 flair. He performed a half-speed slide and rolled over to protect the ball. The crowd went wild. It was perhaps the biggest cheer hes heard for any play yet during camp. "I just thought everybody would love it if I just slid in practice for once," Griffin said. "And I went ahead and did that. I find it easier to slide in football pants than shorts. It was a little harder, but I slid and everybody liked it." Even coach Mike Shanahan laughed. "I thought it was good. ... Its got to become automatic," Shanahan said. "No matter what you do, there has got to be an emphasis there. The players got to believe in it. They have got to think it. If you use it do it in practice, it happens in games." Its an odd sight when people drive hundreds of miles to holler for their favourite player to take it easy, but many in the crowd at camp are content to sit back and watch Griffin sit back and watch, yelling things like: "RG3, take care of that knee" and "We dont need you to play in preseason." They naturally cheer when he does get to throw, but they already know he can do that. Theyre still waiting for him to master the slide. Griffin has been kept out of the main 11-on-11 drills during the first few days of camp in the homestretch of his recovery from reconstructive right knee surgery. Protecting the knee is more important that perfecting the fade route, even if the quarterback is chomping at the bit to accelerate the process. "Its not easy to sit around and watch," Griffin said Monday. "I call it Operation Patience. Griffin said he has "no pain" and "no swelling" in his right knee. He says he can plant on the leg the way he did before he first injured it last season. He said hes always forgetting to put on his brace, which he is supposed to wear during practices and games all season. "I dont really worry about my leg anymore," he said. "I just play football." To that end, Griffin feels hes ready to do more than he is allowed. During the portions of practice devoted to special teams, he goes to a separate field and runs through a scaled-down version of the plays he missed during the 11-on-11s. He said got a "little bump-up" in work during Monday mornings walkthrough, although Shanahan said that wasnt the case. Regardless, Griffin wont join the 11-on-11 drills in the main practice until next week at the earliest. "I feel like Im ready for that -- but were being real cautious right now and taking it slow," Griffin said. "Thats what Coach wants to do." Shanahan said the unpredictability of 11-on-11 play makes it dicey for a player coming back from two bad ligaments. "If you put a guy in there too early and he doesnt have that full strength, you could lose that ACL, LCL just like that," said Shanahan, snapping his fingers. "Were not going to do that." Notes: CB DeAngelo Hall slipped and hurt his right ankle while defending a pass during the afternoon practice. He had the ankle taped and returned for a few plays before sitting out the rest of the session. He was scheduled for X-rays. "I dont think its really serious," Shanahan said. ... G Adam Gettis sat out the afternoon practice with a strained hamstring. Cheap Rays Jerseys China . According to a report from the Winnipeg Free Press, the Bombers will name Acting GM Kyle Walters to the post full time. Cheap Tampa Bay Rays Jerseys . PETERSBURG, Fla. http://www.cheapraysjerseys.com/ . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. 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Sydney FC hope to build on their sensational A-League start by overthrowing a Wellington outfit weary from a long-haul trip to Perth.The leader-leading Sky Blues head to New Zealand on Sunday with eight goals, six points and two clean sheets under their belts following emphatic 4-0 defeats of Western Sydney and Central Coast.The Phoenix, meanwhile, sit last with none of the above after losses to Melbourne City and the Glory.Coach Graham Arnold expected Ernie Merricks side would still be suffering from last weekends tiring flight to Western Australia.On the flipside, he said Sydney had already recovered from Wednesday nights 3-0 FFA Cup semi-final triumph over Canberra Olympic.Wellington have had a much tougher travel routine than us ... were fit and healthy, and were going across to Wellington to win, Arnold said.Not that Arnold expected a walk in the park given Phoenixs attacking firepower can finally be put to proper use now several players, including Kosta Barbarouses and Michael McGlinchey, have recuperated from international duty.Theres no way that Wellington team is a bottom-of-the-table team. Theyre a top-four team, he said.They were crippled a bit by international weekend where they lost four or five players who had to be away wwith the New Zealand national team.dddddddddddd.Theyre all back now so its going to be a real tough test for us.But were in good shape and I expect us to win.To do so, the Sky Blues will field a full-strength XI.After sitting out the FFA Cup match, centre-back Alex Wilkinson (ankle) and left-back Michael Zullo (illness) will return to the starting line-up, while John Brillante and Brandon ONeill will resume their midfield partnership at the expense of Milos Dimitrijevic, who used Wednesdays rare start to score a cracking free-kick against Olympic.Milos Ninkovic will also reclaim his No.10 spot as Arnold eases Alex Brosque back after the captain completed his first full 90 minutes since February.Bernie Ibini has pulled up from his dream one-goal comeback with only muscle soreness, though a decision is yet to be made on whether the powerful winger will travel.Its just a decision that myself and the medical staff have to make in the welfare of Bernie, if its a wise thing with only a short turnaround, Arnold said.But Ive got good options again this week.Our attack is lethal and theyll only get better and better. 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