Brunell Not Practicing; Guess Who Took His Snaps?
Mark Brunell did not practice with his left arm still wrapped up due the elbow injury. He cut it Sunday and that arm was essentially immobile during practice. Brunell says he is day-to-day and is unsure is he can practice Thursday, either. When I asked him if he thought Sunday was still a sure thing to play he offered no concrete declaration, saying, "I'm day-to-day, that's all I really know right now."
A definitive statement of his status for Sunday it was not. He was using his right arm, non-throwing, to catch and pick balls up from the field.
And guess who got all of the work with the first-team offense during the window of practice open to the media? If you're a faithful reader of this blog, you guessed right ... Todd Collins. Yeah, even with a full week to prepare for an opponent on what is the week's first day of practice, it was the veteran, and not the future, Jason Campbell. Now, the coaches might say something different after practice, but I know what I saw with my own eyes, and that's all I can report for now with practice still ongoing.
If Brunell can't play, maybe JC - he of the first-year/rookie debate - will get his first start. But while Collins threw like 10 straight passes to the starters before I left the field, and Jason was behind the drill with his helmet in his hands, it was hard to think that's the case. Who knows, maybe I'm wrong. But if I'm right, can't say I didn't tell you so many, many weeks ago.
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