July 6, 2006
Workout Insider: Smith ready for breakout season
For the first time since a light workout back on June 30th, it was back to work for the Seminole football team Wednesday afternoon. The day started with an hour-long session of work capacity circuit training followed by the fourth quarter teamwork drill, and finally informal player-run practices. The final session included the quarterbacks, receivers and defensive backs taking part in passing drills.
Although it's not unusual for one or two former players to join the workouts, on Wednesday four pro 'Noles participated - Paul Irons, Antonio Cromartie, Ernie Sims, and P.K. Sam.
"It was good to be out here with the guys I played with the last couple years," Ernie Sims, who was the first FSU player selected in the 2006 NFL draft, said. "I'm just out here having a good time trying to get some work in to get ready for training camp. I'm just enjoying the moment right now."
Cromartie, who was a first round pick of the San Diego Chargers, not only participated in the formal workout, but also lined up at cornerback against FSU receivers during the one-on-one drills.
Once again, every varsity player on scholarship that was able participated in the workout. There has also been great attendance with the incoming freshmen class. Other than Mister Alexander, who is still waiting final medical clearance, all the new players that arrived on campus a couple weeks ago are taking part in the daily workouts and are making strides.
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