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TIM AND MIKE: Training camp Day 3 observations

Live goal line: There were some live goal line reps between the offense and defense late in Sunday's practice. The first-team defense had the better of their two live reps against the offense with Quandre Diggs and A'Shawn Robinson making stops at the goal line on running plays (LeGarrette Blount didn't take part). The second-team offense and running back Kerryon Johnson got into the end zone on both their reps. The second was a nice cut by Johnson on a stretch play. – Tim Twentyman

Second chances: Tight end Michael Roberts made amends quickly after being beaten in a one-on-one blocking drill early in practice. With a re-do on the next play, Roberts won the battle – and got a note of approval from head coach Matt Patricia. Obviously, it would have been better to win the first rep, but it said something about Roberts that he bounced back immediately. – Mike O'Hara

Fumble consequences: In the movie "Remember the Titans," there's a famous scene where Denzel Washington's character, a high school football coach, is yelling at a player (Petey Johnson) for fumbling the football. He makes him run a mile. Lions receiver Dontez Ford fumbled in a 7-on-7 period right in front of Patricia. Patricia didn't make Ford run a mile, but he did have him run around the entire perimeter of the football field before rejoining the drill. – Tim Twentyman

Matchup to watch: Wide receiver Kenny Golladay going against Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay is fun to watch, particularly when it's a one-on-one drill. That was the case on a deep ball down the right sideline that looked like it would land in Gollalday's hands in the back right corner of the end zone. It didn't. Slay accelerated and batted the ball away – drawing whoops from fans in that area. – Mike O'Hara

Modified Oklahoma drill: With the pads on, the physicality ramps up. The Lions did a modified version of the old Oklahoma drill. The offensive and defensive player laid on their backs on either side of the large numbers identifying the yard line with their helmets facing each other. At the whistle, both players popped up, and the ball carrier tried to get by the defender, while the defender tried to stuff him. That's old school football right there. – Tim Twentyman

View photos from Day 3 of 2018 Detroit Lions Training Camp presented by Rocket Mortgage.

Hits before hits: The tempo for the first practice in pads was set by the music selections. The first four: Ted Nugent (Stranglehold); Jimi Hendrix (All Along the Watchtower); Juke Box Hero (Journey) and Another One Bites the Dust (Queen). – Mike O'Hara

Stopping on a dime: My eyes happened to wander over to Sam Martin working on some coffin corner kicks on an open field midway through practice. Punting at about the 50-yard line, I saw three straight balls stop on a dime at the 1-yard line, 4-yard line and ½-yard line. – Tim Twentyman

Participation report: Ziggy Ansah (PUP), Andy Jones (PUP), Devon Kennard (NFI) and Cornelius Washington (NFI) didn't take part in Sunday's practice. Running back LeGarrette Blount was escorted to the locker room by a trainer towards the end of practice. There's no update on his status. – Tim Twentyman

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