NAPA - Tonight's practice was a lot like this morning's, which meant a lot of time was spent preparing for the Cardinals.
The players are ready to hit someone other than teammates.
Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is motivtated because Arizona "fired the whole family" when he was a coach on his father, Buddy Ryan's staff.
*Special teams coordinator Brian Schneider was catching passes from the quarterbacks during a drill tonight. Then Daunte Culpepper drilled him with a pass, forcing Schneider to catch passes with his right hand or just knock the ball down.
Afterward he was seen talking to team trainer Rod Martin. I don't think he's injured.
Media had a chance to speak with Schneider earlier today.
He's a nice guy that players seem to like.
Then again, they all seemed to hate Ted Daisher, last year's special teams coach. So if I showed up in the meeting room, I'd been more popular than Daisher.
I do like the idea of using a linebacker (Jon Condo) to snap on punts. That should help the coverage team.
*LaMont Jordan spent a lot of time stretching his back in between drills for injured players tonight.
He hasn't practiced the last five days and won't play Saturday.