In the spirit of March Madness, linebacker Scott McKillop paid tribute to Kentucky’s dynamic freshman point guard during Monday’s first OTA practice session of the 2010 offseason. While making “reload” calls in reaction to shifts by the offense, the second-year player from Pittsburgh not only called out the change in assignments, he did so with flare.
“I did the John Wall dance a couple of times, he’s the guard from Kentucky,” linebacker Scott McKillop said. ”I also did a little Spiderman, a little bowling and a few leg kicks. I just wanted to make it fun so when the offense watches film, we can laugh about it.”
McKillop and the rest of his teammates are much more relaxed at this point of the year than any other season in recent memory. The offense will be running the same system for two years in a row while McKillop will play in a defense that will be headed up by Greg Manusky for the fourth straight season.
“I’ve got about a month head start compared to last year and I’m familiar with the guys, familiar with the system,” McKillop said. ”I’m more comfortable so you can have fun. If you can’t have fun out there, you shouldn’t be playing.”
Like McKillop, the rest of the players went through a very lively practice, especially considering training camp is roughly five months away. Below is a video and several photos from Monday.
QB Alex Smith
WR Michael Crabtree
TE coach Pete Hoener with the tight end group
LB Takeo Spikes
Tags: 2010 OTAs, Alex Smith, Michael Crabtree, Scott McKillop, Takeo Spikes
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