Friday, March 02, 2012

Soul practice report: team gets ready for Saturday scrimmage

PHILADELPHIA - The Soul held a shortened practice on Friday morning in preparation for a scrimmage scheduled for Saturday morning.

"Definitely looking forward to the scrimmage. It’s been getting a little repetitive," said Soul defensive back Micheaux Robinson.  "When you go against you own guys every day you don’t always get a chance to hit.

"I’m very excited that we can get out there and simulate live action.  We’re going to try and get the best out of it that we can and hopefully that can get us prepared for our first week."

One player to keep an eye on is former Notre Dame standout Darrell Campbell. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound lineman started all 18 games for the Soul in 2011, recording 16 tackles (12 solo), ten tackles for loss, nine sacks, two forced  fumbles, and blocked one kick. ·

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN: The Philadelphia Soul’s roster sees many local products return home to play professionally in 2012. Nyere Aumaitre and Melik Brown both come from Camden, NJ.  Alfonso Hoggard and Emery Sammons both hail from the City of Brotherly Love.

Jesse Cooper joins the Soul from Williamstown, NJ and Drew Gardner grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ.  Matt Hoffman is of Burlington, NJ and attended Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.  Byran Robinson comes from Camden, DE and attended Wesley College in Dover, DE. Adam DiMichelle played for the Temple Owls.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY:  A chapter in Philadelphia sports history was written as Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points, a NBA single-game record, for the Philadelphia Warriors.  The Soul’s single-game record is 78 points as a team in 2007 on May 21 against New Orleans at home.

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