Bombers rookie camp, Day 2

- May 31st, 2012

Day 2 of rookie camp was much better than Day 1, but that goes without saying.

The first- and second-year Bombers were much better on Thursday, according to head coach Paul LaPolice, who had time to actually do some teaching before the session — unlike on Wednesday.

A few tidbits …

• Running back Anthony Woodson made a tremendous one-handed grab over the middle for the catch of the day, and LaPolice raved about the 2010 draft pick afterwards. “Boy, he’s a great kid who’s already got his degree, and really is somebody I think’s a good athlete,” LaPolice said. “He’s an impressive looking kid.”

• Quarterback Buck Pierce made some really nice throws on Thursday, and they stood out because they were actual completions. There haven’t been many of those in the first two days of rookie camp.

• Import receivers Victor James and Paul Hubbard made it onto the field after missing Wednesday’s opening session, but defensive back Demond Washington missed his second straight day. He’s supposed to arrive in Winnipeg on Thursday night.

• I watched some of the one-on-one drills between the offensive and defensive linemen on Thursday, and the defensive linemen definitely won the day. Third overall draft pick Tyson Pencer and Jordan Taormina weren’t bad, but Brendan Dunn, J-S Laberge and Sam Nemis struggled.

• Defensive back Darrell Pasco stood out for a second straight day, picking off a pass during one-on-one drills.

• There is one more day of rookie camp, and then the veterans officially report for duty on Saturday. The first official practice of training camp is Sunday morning.

• After years of telling Bomber staffers how we could do that, they’re finally making us walk the walk on Friday with the inaugural Media Skills Challenge at Canad Inns Stadium. I will post my no-doubt pitiful results here tomorrow.

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