Here’s some insight from Bryan Broaddus on what he saw at the OTA’s today, read here.
Tim Benford goes vertical against C.J. Wilson who is in good coverage up the field but Orton fires the ball to the outside as Wilson is playing the fade. On the second one, Benford again is matched up on Wilson. Orton is looking at Benford the whole way, who starts up the field with Wilson inside again, this time Orton fires the ball low and to the outside. Benford turns his body to adjust to the ball making an outstanding catch. Benford catches a third touchdown from Orton when from the outside, he works up the field, curls at the goal line between Taplin-Ross and Madison. Orton throws the ball before Benford even breaks for the touchdown.
When watching practice this morning I had a member of the front office walk by me and say, “That Cole Beasley is going to make himself hard to cut”. There is something every day at practice that Beasley does to get himself noticed and that is all you can ask from a player. Beasley has a unique skill of running routes, playing with awareness and dependable hands. Jason Garrett today painted a very clear picture of the player and what he can do. Where he can stick in this league, it is as a slot player. He doesn’t have the height to play on the outside but you let him run routes from the slot, he can be disruptive to the defense. I have seen him make this play twice now on the goal line where he lines up on the right side, drives the defensive back off the ball then breaks hard to the outside. In my Green Bay days, we called that play “Sprint Right Option”. You secure the edge with the back while the quarterback rolls to his right. In this case, Orton rolled to his right as Beasley made his break with C.J. Wilson on his back. Orton put the ball in a great spot as Wilson is diving to try and play the ball with his off hand. Beasley is able to make the catch going away for the touchdown. It was a great throw by Orton but again another nice route by Beasley who has been doing that quite a bit lately.
Remember when Raymond Radway and Andre Holmes were going to knock Kevin Ogletree off this roster?
There is going to be a lot of attention on the WR’s battling for roster spots come August.