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Tuesday PM Aug. 18: Situational work

By Marla Ridenour Published: August 18, 2009

Coach Eric Mangini finished the session with another game scenario. First and goal at the 9, 23 seconds and the team trailing 28-20.

Derek Anderson hit Robert Royal for the touchdown on his first play, then Anderson ran for the tying two-point conversion.

Brady Quinn followed and also scored on his series, but it took four plays. His first-down throw for Lance Leggett was incomplete and nearly intercepted by Gerard Lawson. His second attempt for Martin Rucker was low and incomplete, despite Rucker's slide. On third down, a shovel pass to Noah Herron reached the 2. Quinn snuck in for the score, but it was so close that the signal had to come from Mangini instead of the referee. Quinn found Leggett for the successful conversion, with Lawson defending.

QB watch: Anderson fumbled the snap on back-to-back series in the middle of the practice and sprinted on both his laps. On the second, Anderson hit himself in the helmet with the ball before he ran.

Quinn looked sharp on a goal-line drill, throwing back-to-back TDs, one on a trick play, then to fullback Charles Ali.

Who's not practicing: Shaun Rogers, Ryan Tucker, David Bowens, Jerome Harrison and David Patten.

Still not perfect: Fullback Lawrence Vickers dropped a wide open TD pass from Anderson in the flat. Mohamed Massaquoi also dropped a pass over the middle from Quinn.

Standing out: Running back Herron and tight end Rucker.

Quote of the evening: ''Give that man a beer,'' a teammate said after Ali's TD.

Sad statement: A fan tried to start the ''Here we go, Brownies,'' chant at the end of practice and no one joined in, although there were a couple barks in response.


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