Wildcats Training Camp: Day 7
HOUSTON -- It's always more fun to hit someone from another team.
The Los Angeles Wildcats completed a successful joint practice with the DC Defenders on Saturday at Rice Stadium.
The Wildcats, lead by their passionate defense and ever-improving offense, spent two-plus hours battling with the Defenders in 1-on-1 drills, 7-on-7 scrimmages and other activites.
Following the active workout, both on the field and during the exection of their expert-level trash talk, the teams embraced one other as true XFL brothers.
Los Angeles coach Winston Moss wished the DC Defenders luck during the season, except when they play the Wildcats.
"We had a lot of fun today. Great work. Really great work. That's the way that should go down," Moss said.
Defenders coach Pep Hamilton paid respect to all the players.
"We (all) did a great job of coming out and being competitive and not combative," Hamilton told both teams. "This is a great game. It's a game you guys have played your entire lives."
QB Luis Perez was happy with how he played, but know the hard work lies ahead.
"I liked what I saw from offense, defense and special teams. We’ve still got a lot of work to do. I’ve got to check some things on film and fix them and improve," said Perez, who split first-team reps with Josh Johnson.
"Now that I've got my rhythm, I feel real good each day," added running back Larry Rose. "I'm working on something just to get better and better. (Running backs) Coach (Dave) Atkins demands nothing but the best from us so each day we are improving."
Blow em' kisses!
LB Will Smith thought the defense set the tone early on Saturday with their hard-nosed play.
"We're just a very agressive team. It was fun out there, being all on the same side," said Smith, a native of Riverside. "
Bringing the boom!
That H-Town VIBE
Love amongst the XFL
Special Moment for Kimbo
Wildcats LB Anthony Johnson got a visit from his high school coach.
You see these eyes?
That LSU connection
We had a lot of fun today. Great work. Really great work. That's the way that should go down.