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Roughnecks Training Camp: Day 13

Houston Roughnecks DL, JoJo Wicker

HOUSTON -- The team spent the majority of practice today working on 7 on 7 drills as they head into their Joint practic with the LA Wildcats tomorrow. With a normal practice consisting of a wide variety of different drills, today stood out as a walkthrough to prepare the team for a game scenario.

“Looking forward to the scrimmage against LA tomorrow, it’ll give us a chance to try out a few things we’ve been working on,” HC June Jones.

Getting Better Every Day

Even with all the different ways practice has been held over minicamp, and now training camp, the coaching staff always makes sure they spend time working on special teams. Considering all the different rule changes that the XFL brings to that facet of the game, it’s no surprise that the team has placed high importance on special teams.

“We’re a long way from where we want to be, but we’re closer than where we were yesterday,” said coach Dennis McKnight.

This attention to detail is apparent not only on the practice field, but in the film room as well - the team spent considerable time today breaking down and studying the practice film. The coaches are determined to really enforce consistency when it comes to punts, kickoffs, and field goals.

The PJ Walker Cam

Want to see what QB1 sees? Take a look at the PJ Walker cam:

Linebacker Carl Bradford is our first player to be mic’d up during practice; after he walked us through Drew Lewis’s warmups it was a must to grab him for this segment.

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Sebastian Tretola spent a few minutes today working on his kicking form:


Taivon Jacobs -  WR,  Maryland

Jonah Trinnaman - WR, BYU

James Butler - RB, Nevada/Iowa

JoJo Wicker - DL, Arizona State


There are only 22 days until the start of the Houston Roughnecks regular season on February 8th, be sure to grab your season tickets today!