LSU got a shot of good news today as injured freshman quarterback Jarrett Lee returned to the practice field yesterday just a few days after being diagnosed with a mild high ankle sprain.

And Lee also looked relatively sharp in his passing drills, only slightly favoring his leg before and after plays and showing no effect or change in mechanics inside of the play.

But for a redshirt freshman already behind the 8-ball behind front-runner Andrew Hatch, missing 2-3 days of practice will likely be a fatal blow to Lee’s chances to start two weeks from now when LSU plays Appalachian State and it appears as though Hatch is set to lead LSU onto the field for the first offensive drive of the season.

With Lee back in the fold, the LSU wide outs received a jolt of electricity and had probably their best day since the start of camp. A lot of people ask me how I see the wide receiver position shaping out beyond D-Byrd and Brandon LaFell and here is how I see it playing itself out.

1. Byrd

2. LaFell

3.T. Toliver

4. J. Mitchell

5. Holliday

6. C. Mitchell

The quarterbacks may have issues, but it will not be at fault of the wide outs. Despite an inconsistent camp to this point, the talent is there and starter Andrew Hatch will have plenty of weapons to fire to.

Several NFL scouts joined those watching yesterday and were said to be very impressed with several LSU seniors.

Here are some of the things that stood out about Wednesday.

It’s being drawn out in stone:

Hatch = 1 Lee = 2 Jefferson = 3

Rumor on the streets is Keiland Williams is currently 4 on the tailback depth chart behind Scott, Murphy and Ridley. Wow. The mighty have fallen.

The LSU offensive line may well swallow and spit out an opposing defensive lineman this year. They are that good. They are a mean, physical and bruising bunch.

The LSU linebackers really looked lost without Beckwith and Cutrera. If LSU gets a major injury at backer this season, it will be a major problem. Outside of the Top 4 backers, there is not much there.

I was critical of the LSU DBs throughout camp. They are slowly progressing. Some of the technique issues the team has been battling have been coming to form the past few days and the corners have looked a lot better.

More tomorrow.

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Top 10:

Okay, so we’ve gone through the entire NFL and we have just one player left. Today’s player is the ultimate underdog in that he was drafted in the late rounds of the NFL Draft and was buried behind the “franchise quarterback”. But when that quarterback went down to injury, this man stepped onto the field and the rest is history.

No. 1 NFL Player: Tom Brady

Brady entered the NFL as merely a game manager who could make a play if he had to, but the former Michigan star has evolved into the league’s best pocket passer possibly of all-time, shattering the single-season touchdown mark this past season while finishing the regular season 16-0.

Sure the Patriots did not put the finishing touches on the 19-0 season, but it’s not like Brady has never won the big one — he’s won it three times.

With a patched up defensive line and the taste of losing in the Superbowl still in Brady’s mouth, the former late-round draft pick figures to prove wrong again all 31 teams who passed on him four and five times.

New list begins tomorrow. I just don’t know what it will be yet. 🙂

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Headlines:

Sabathia improves to 7-0, Brewers win 8 straight – I been saying it for a while now. If this guy gets to 12-13 NL wins, he has to get the Cy Young. There has been no National League pitcher more dominant than this guy.

Rays’ Crawford out 6-8 weeks – First Longoria, now Crawford. This is bad, bad news for the Rays.
Jones files letter to Goodell seeking reinstatement – If PacMan misses any season time, then shame on Roger Goodell. Dude has not gotten as much as a speeding ticket since being suspended a year ago.

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YouTube Video of the Day:

Any chance of an encore this morning?

Nah!

USA wins by 17.

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