I just got back from training camp and thought I'd post a few brief comments about today's practice (their 6th practice of TC). It was a beautiful day with perfect weather. Most years it's brutally hot out there, but the players have sure had ideal training camp weather this year. It seemed like there was a lot going on at once so I tried to focus on some individual players. Here's what stood out to me, FWIW. Lance Briggs looks just fine. I was a bit worried about him coming off the shoulder injury, wearing a brace, and with his age creeping up on him, but he looked like the player we've seen play at a pro-bowl level in years past. He's obviously got some left in the tank. I guess the player who stood out to me most, in a positive sense, was Shea McClellan at LB. He looks like he's a perfect fit at LB. Watching him play today, the first thing that jumped out at me was the fact that he looks big for a LB compared with guys like Bostic and Briggs. He looked very fluid, strong and athletic, especially in drills against the run. You watch him play and he looks like he "belongs" out there as a starter at LB. I'm hoping he can leverage what he learned as a DE, and quickly ramp up as a LB. The only other LB who stood out to me was Christian Jones. Jones could be a great pickup for us.....clearly he's got the physical tools. I also watched our rookie DT's work, Ego Ferguson and Will Sutton. At 6' even, and 310-315 pounds, these guys both look pretty stout and powerful. Ferguson just looks incredibly powerful with strong (and long) arms. He just seemed to explode and manhandle guys. He didn't show a lot of technique (that I saw anyway) but he's a rookie so obviously he'll need to work on a lot this year to develop the NFL-level skill he'll need. But athletically/physically he looks the part. The guy who really astounded me was Jordan Palmer. And not in a good way. He threw noodle arm passes and with pitiful accuracy. I have to believe his receivers must have blown their routes, or maybe they just were not on the same playbook at times. There were plays where Palmer threw to areas on the field where there was NO receiver within 10 yards and the ball just bounced on the grass. And the passes are like watching the local high school QB throw - some pretty feeble stuff, IMHO. Maybe he's playing hurt, or maybe I just caught him on a horrific day (which could be). But I was stunned to watch him throw today. Stunned. I did not get to watch Clausen at all, so I can't comment on his play today. But Palmer really doesn't look like an NFL-level talent.....not even a backup level talent if today was at all representative of his skill set as a QB. I've gotta believe he's not going to be our #2. If he does end up being Jay's backup, pray for Jay's health. This guy is no McCown. I watched Jordan Lynch as a RB a bit. He looked good, but Carey Ka'Deem looked better. Lynch probably has an uphill battle to make this team. Today anyway he looked like what he is - a college QB trying to be a RB in the NFL. Could be tough to pull off. I would love to see him make the team though. I guess that's "it" for players who seemed to stand out. Oh, one more guy stood out. Alshon Jeffery was amazing. You could hear the crowd ooh and ahh when he made great catches. The guy is pure stud at WR.