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BattleHawks Training Camp: Day 9

HOUSTON -- The St. Louis BattleHawks got back on the field Monday following a day of regeneration. After a couple of days to look at the tape from the team's joint practice with the New York Guardians, the coaching staff was focused on fixing the things they didn't like and building on what they did.

"I saw us establish the line of scrimmage which made me really happy, offensively and defensively," said head coach Jonathan Hayes. "But we have to continue to grow. You can't have false starts or offsides on defense."

It's the little things that will allow us to be great.

Jonathan Hayes

With just eight more days until the end of training camp, competition is going to heat up as the team needs to start taking a hard look at the roster.

"We'll have a lot of evaluations," said Hayes. "We have 70 guys here, we can only take 52 back to St. Louis. Along with the coaching staff and scouting staff, we're doing the hard job of making sure we see everything we want to see out of them."

Even with cuts looming, the players are still finding ways to have fun while they're playing as well as on the sidelines.

The team is still buzzing from getting to compete against another team on Saturday and will get the opportunity to do that again when they'll practice against the Houston Roughnecks on Wednesday.

The BattleHawks recently signed running back Keith Ford out of Texas A&M, and he had some success getting into the endzone on Saturday.

And if teams are going to guard wide receiver Alonzo Russell, they're going to have to get up to do it.

BattleHawks quarterback Jordan Ta'amu stopped in to talk offense and the team's new OC, Chuck Long.