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Croom Critical of Offense After Contact Work

Coach Sylvester Croom could find one positive point in Wednesday's practice. Unfortunately it was not something likely to play a part in next weekend's season-opening game.<P> "Our scout team defense practiced a whole lot better today," Croom said. "They beat the living crap out of our offense."

The coach's stern summary came after the 15th and final period, when the first and second units worked against their scout-team counterparts in goal line drills. But for most of the day the players atop the depth charts were often outplayed by the reserves, particularly the offense. "They stripped the ball in the secondary, they intimidated them in the fourth quarter," Croom said. "I was proud of...

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