SANTA CLARA – Scott Tolzien made a few nice throws, but he got intercepted twice, and he should have been intercepted three times. All three passes were deep ones he slightly under threw.
The first interception, Tolzien underthrew A.J. Jenkins. Perrish Cox picked it off. The second interception, Tolzien underthrew Nathan Palmer, and C.J. Spillman picked it off.
Toward the end of practice, Tolzien tried the deep pass down the middle one more time, but he hit cornerback Tramaine Brock in the back of the helmet. If Brock had turned to look at the ball, he would have picked it off.
To be fair to Tolzien, I’ve seen him accurately throw deep passes many times in training camp. I don’t think today was evidence that his arm is too weak – I think he just had one of those days. Also, he was mostly playing with the third-team offense against the first- and second-team defenses, and he was making aggressive throws into tight coverage.