Darion Monroe is one of eight returning starters for the Wave on the defensive side of the ball.
Feb. 16, 2013
New Orleans - The Tulane football donned shells for the first time this spring and concluded its first week of spring practices with a two hour and 15 minute practice this morning at the Saints Indoor Practice Facility.
The Green Wave completed its third of 15 spring practices this morning and the intensity jumped up a notch as the team wore helmets and shoulder pads and practice became more physical for the first time this spring with a constant popping of the pads.
Today, the Wave defense put in its base blitz package and continued to work on its nickel formations, while the offense focused on blitz pick-up, one-back sets and play-action.
"I thought practice went very well today and our defense really came to play," Tulane head coach Curtis Johnson said. "We did some blitzing and blitz pick-up today and I thought the defense dominated. I loved the sound of practice today. Coming into the spring, I thought it was important for us to be more physical and I thought today was very physical. We have some attitude on defense, especially with Chris Davenport. He is a great new addition to our team and I thought Jordan Sullen looked good and Darion Monroe always plays well. We have some defensive guys that really like the contact."
Tulane will have Sunday off and return to the practice field on Monday, Feb. 18 at the Saints indoor practice facility. All practices at the Saints training facilities will be closed to both the media and the public.