Saturday, August 4, 2007

NFL Training Camp Update: Miller looks like a starter, Jags drinking Koetter's Kool-Aid

David White, San Francisco Chronicle
Zach Miller is already looking like an opening day starter.

Praise for Miller - Raiders coach Lane Kiffin: "You've got to be careful because you start to think he's not a rookie. We have to make sure we're going through all the steps like we would another rookie."

"You throw it to him, he doesn't miss," quarterback Josh McCown said. "In that red area where you need a big dog to catch the ball, he makes it happen." Miller doesn't have much competition at the position, and is poised for a breakout rookie season.

And from the Where Are They Now? department, Andrew Walter threw four interceptions during Wednesday's morning drills. If Jamarcus Russell gets signed and into camp any time soon, Walter will probably be the odd man out in Oakland with the recent signing of Daunte Culpepper and trade for Josh McCown.

Michael C. Wright, Jacksonville Times-Union: Byron Leftwich seems very confident about regaining his starting job under the tutelage of ex-Sun Devil coach Dirk Koetter after an injury limited him to only 6 games last season. Sounds familiar. Next week's headline for the Times-Union: DAVID GARRARD NAMED STARTER. Pete Prisco of CBS Sportsline also ran a feature on the new offense. Far down the depth chart, Andrew Carnahan has been limited by a knee injury, I'm not sure if its related to the knee injury he suffered in last year's Cal game.

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