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Arizona Hotshots Daily Update: Thursday, January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019 - Alliance of American Football (AAF) - Arizona Hotshots News Release


The Hotshots practiced in full pads for the second day in a row on Thursday. They also moved practice to the turf field for the first time during camp.

After five of the six new Hotshots practiced yesterday. the sixth, DT Chunky Clements, arrived on Wednesday night and made his debut on Thursday, wearing number 97.

While Coach Neuheisel is not ready to make a depth chart, the final two minutes of practice are reserved for a two minute drill with only one opportunity per position. QB Trevor Knight ran the drill on Wednesday, while QB John Wolford led the offense in for a touchdown today.

For the first time of 2019, all 75 of the 75 players practiced in full today with DT Chunky Clements joining the team. WR Josh Huff is wearing a red practice jersey without pads while he continues his conditioning program.

A member of The Alliance of American Football, The Arizona Hotshots are led by an experienced professional coaching staff and front office. The Hotshots feature Arizona native Rick Neuheisel as head coach and long-time NFL front office executive Phil Savage as General Manager.

The Arizona Hotshots team headquarters while in training camp in San Antonio will be the Holiday Inn Riverwalk in San Antonio with practices being conducted at Southwest High School.


Coach Neuheisel on depth chart development: "We're looking at combinations. We're not making any decisions yet. But certainly those kinds of decisions have to start to be made as we get back from a break on Monday. We're trying different combinations and seeing who plays well with whom and so forth. One more day of pads before we makes some decisions, and then obviously, the competition will continue."

Coach Neuheisel On defense making plays in practice: "We need to make plays on defense just like we need to make plays on offense, and playmakers is what we're looking for. There's a ton of guys that have done some really cool things so far. But when the ball's in the air, it's got to belong to one of the white shirts (defense). But as the head coach who's spending the time on offense, I need to make sure that I participate in their celebration when they get that turnover."

CB Jaleel Wadood on defense playing well Thursday:"Us being the defense, we feel like we need to control the tempo in practice and how the game goes. So every time we step on that field it's all tilt. Green light."

CB Jaleel Wadood on defense's energy:"You've got to communicate. Communication is key back there. If one person plays good then I play good. If I play good then he plays good. It's all a team effort."

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