"It can be frustrating because you can be in great coverage and he’ll still stick it in there where only the receiver can get it," Roby said. "But it only helps because in the season, those guys aren’t going to put it on there like he does. He’s a Hall of Famer, one of the greats of all time.
"So going against him, making plays against him is giving me more confidence to go against other guys."
That maturation has helped Roby in recent days. In the first few days of training camp, he didn't display the confidence he had in Ohio State, to bounce back after being beaten. That has changed in the last few days. Roby gets back up, forgets about the previous play and goes back to work.
Bibbs delivered a stiff-arm to Roby, who was unfazed. He held his ground against the stiff-arm and brought him down in the open field.
Roby's work against the Seahawks will bear monitoring, and if he gets the chance to face former Colorado wide receiver Paul Richardson, the results should be a good barometer for both 2014 draft picks.
A few more thoughts from the day's work:
1. Facing Manning is as much of a mental and emotional examination as a physical one for the cornerbacks, who can do everything right and still get beaten. That happened in a red-zone period to
Webster has a growing reputation in the locker room as a helpful teammate. Talib has noted Webster's knowledge of the defense and how he's picked the second-year cornerback's brain for information. And when Roby stopped for an interview with media, Webster picked up the rookie's pads and helmet.
2. It was a big day for
Later in practice, Wolfe got more pressure from the right side forcing what would have been a sack. Immediately thereafter, he and
4. There was some feistiness at practice, with scuffles breaking out involving running back
As with the donnybrooks of last week, there's no cause for concern. This was the 11th practice of training camp, not counting walk-throughs. It was the final practice before the preseason opener. Adrenaline is building. Players -- particularly those on the second and third units, who are expected to play most of the game -- have proven what they can in practice; they're eager for game work, which usually provides a bit of a shake-up to how the No. 2 and No. 3 units look, based on performance.
5. It's time for a game. We've talked enough about practice.