The Warrior Beat

Paper delivery

July 31st, 2012

When the Warriors report to training camp tomorrow, each will receive a playbook for the next four weeks. And it will be in paper.

Although the Warriors have the capability of making the playbook available through smart phones and tablets, head coach Norm Chow is an advocate of the good ol' ink-on-paper method. (Which reminds me: How many have renewed your newspaper subscriptions?)

The players received playbooks in April, then returned them at the end of spring training.

Tomorrow, they will be given playbooks for training camp. After that, they will return them, then receive playbooks for the opener against USC. They'll return those books, then receive books for the following week's game. And so forth.

But Chow acknowledges there are limitations. Because of budget constraints, they will re-use the binders.

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The Warriors are meeting today to finalize the training-camp roster. Two spots are up for debate: Backup punter and backup long-snapper.

If Alex Dunnachie were to miss any practice time, the immediate plan is for Joey Iosefa and Scott Harding to serve as punters.

Luke Ingram is healthy and will be the No. 1 long-snapper.  Beau Yap is the backup. But because Yap also is the top pass-rusher, the Warriors are seeking a backup snapper who can work with the kickers while the defense is in team drills. Grant Meersand, who was supposed to be the backup long-snapper, is no longer on the team.

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Silas Redd will make his 2012 debut against UH.

Wonder if Anthony Alosi will make his 2012 debut against USC?

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Happy birthday to Iwonderwhytheyhateme.

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