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On The Field For Practice – A Good Day For Jarmon And Suisham

Posted by Matt Terl on September 10, 2009 – 5:37 pm

Just a few notes from this afternoon’s practice:

Two guys jumped out at me as having big days today. The first was rookie defensive end Jeremy Jarmon, who continues to impress. On one play he threw a blocker aside — Fred Davis, I believe — with as much force as I’ve ever seen. Saying that someone threw a guy “like a ragdoll” is an enormous cliche for a reason, but that’s what this looked like. Jarmon also batted a pass down at the line against the first team offense, and just generally looked strong throughout the day.

The second guy was Shaun Suisham.

Suisham, coming off a training camp battle for his job, started today’s practice by consistently putting the ball into the endzone on kickoff drills, and finished his day by drilling all of his attempts during full team field goal drills. That included several makes from around 48 and 43 yards, and it wasn’t like they were just clearing the uprights. Not sure if he’s fired up by making the team or what, but Suisham looks far more confident and consistent than he did at any point in the last month.

The defensive backs were having fun, not just joking with LaRon Landry about the Brandon Jacobs hit, but — in the case of Fred Smoot — with yelling at second-year wide receiver Devin Thomas.

The offense was dominating the D-backs in 1-on-1 drills, including Smoot getting beaten for a touchdown, and Thomas decided to point that fact out. Smoot’s response, as best I could jot it down: “This is 1-on-1s. Do that in the game. And for now, do this” — he put his finger to his lips — “be quiet.”

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