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Norval will be allowed on the field again! NO, he wasn’t suspended for calling timeouts, then calling for a replay and losing a timeout. He was restricted to teaching his team from the classroom for the last two weeks because of the new CBA.
Norval and the rest of the coaching staff will be allowed to get out on the field to help this offense and defense learn their assignments. There are a lot of newcomers on the squad and this is a good time for the coaching staff to work with them on the field.
This will be the first time that defensive coordinator, John Pagano, will get to work with his defense out on the field. Hopefully he likes to put pressure on quarterbacks and can get off of the field in third down.
This part of the voluntary workout program is called Phase Two.
Check out the different phases from the CBA:
Phase One.Phase One shall consist of the first two weeks of the Club’s offseason workout program. Phase One activities shall be limited to strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation only. During Phase One, only full-time or part-time strength and conditioning coaches, who have no other coaching responsibilities with the Club, shall be allowed on the field; no other coaches shall be allowed on the field or to otherwise participate in or observe activities. No footballs shall be permitted to be used (only “dead ball” activities), except that quarterbacks may elect to throw to receivers provided they are not covered by any other player. Players cannot wear helmets during Phase One.
Phase Two.Phase Two shall consist of the next three weeks of the Club’s offseason workout program. During Phase Two all coaches shall be allowed on the field. On-field workouts may include individual player instruction and drills, as well as “perfect play” drills (e.g., offense or defense only, but not offense vs. defense), or special teams drills on a “separates” basis (e.g .. , kicking team or return team only, but not kicking team vs. return team) . No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted. No offense vs. defense drills are permitted (e.g .. , no one-on-one offensive linemen vs. defensive linemen pass rush or pass protection drills, no wide receivers vs. defensive backs bump-and-run drills, and no one-on-one special teams drills involving both offense and defense are permitted.) Players cannot wear helmets during Phase Two.
Phase Three.Phase Three shall consist of the next four weeks of the Club’s offseason workout program. During Phase Three each Club may conduct a total of ten days of organized team practice activity (“OTAs” or “OTA days”). The Club may conduct a maximum of three days of OTAs during each of the first two weeks of Phase Three. A maximum of four days of OTAs may be conducted during either the third week or the fourth week of Phase Three, with the Mandatory Veteran Minicamp to be held during the other week. During weeks in which the Club conducts only three days of OTAs, the Club may also conduct a fourth day of non-OTA workouts, but such activities shall be subject to the rules governing Phase Two workouts. During Phase Three, all coaches shall be allowed on the field. No live contact is permitted. No one-on-one offense vs. defense drills are permitted (i.e., no offensive linemen vs. defensive linemen pass rush or pass protection drills, no wide receivers vs. defensive backs bump-and-run drills, and no one-on-one special teams drills involving both offense and defense are permitted) . Special teams drills (e.g., kicking team vs. return team) are permitted, provided no live contact occurs. Team offense vs. team defense drills, including all drills listed in Appendix G to this Agreement, are permitted, provided no live contact occurs. Clubs may require players to wear helmets; no shells are permitted during Phase Three of the Club’s offseason workout program or any minicamp.
The rookies will be showing up to camp this week also. Melvin Ingram and the boys will get to join the rest of the squad and get their chance to show off their skills.