The third day of workouts saw the intensity get cranked up a notch with a louder and more physical practice.
Players it seems were just following the lead of coaches who were looking for a more spirit in the Wildcats’ workouts.
Sulphur Springs defensive assistant coach Scott Rozell said he was ready for the players to “play with their motor running.”
Rozell admitted he has been looking forward to workouts since the playoff loss to Whitehouse during a November winter storm.
Defensive coordinator Triston Abron also was eager to see more inspired play.
“I don’t tell you to play dirty or break the rules, but we need to get more physical,” Abron told his team.
Abron said he was fired up even more than usual for practice after watching the HBO “Hard Knocks” as the cameras showed a look at the Atlanta Falcons.
“I was ready for practice at 11:30 last night after watching that show,” Abron said. “My wife thought I was crazy and surprised I was still awake.”
Abron said, “We have been doing pretty well in practice. I think this group shows a lot of promise to be solid. They’re a group we can be competitive with this year. We are teaching right now. We have several players who are learning new positions. We have to get good quality players in the game with fresh legs when the starters have to come out. We are looking for some versatile players who can fill some spots.”
The offensive side of the ball continues to made strides according to coordinator Matt Young.
“Day three is always a fun day,” Young said. “The players are a little sore from working out. It will be a good day of work. We aren’t in pads until Friday.”
Coach Bruce Silman said, “We are teaching fundamentals and getting the players ready. Most of them came in pretty good shape. We are looking good, not too many balls are hitting the ground. We are catching and throwing the ball well. We still have work to do, but we are getting better. The younger kids are stepping up.”
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