The numbers are there – 14 of 17, 140, 0 TD, 0 INT, 4 scoring drives for 16 points in the first half. Thought he threw a really nice ball to Moss on a cross on a heavy blitz – Quick release, hit him in stride. It also appears he has some ability outside the hashmarks, and the Redskins may be looking to move the pocket quite a bit this year. But can we see something more than 10 yards down field?
I bought the Vikes at 9-1 in Vegas to win the NFC North. Loving that pick.
Giants and Cowboys fans will say the Skins overpaid for their new defensive linemen, and they’re probably right, but it doesn’t change the fact that those losses will hurt the Giants and Cowboys’ D Lines, and greatly upgrade the Redskins’ atrocious DL from a year ago.
Already discussed how nothing good could come of Shanahan blasting this guy publicly. That was 4 days ago. What were they doing with this guy for 4 days? Shopping him around the league? Who knows? Maybe if you handle it differently, some team out there that likes the kid gives you a 7 for him? Or maybe a 7 in 2013 or 2014? Never, ever talk poorly publicly about your assets, whether it’s Peyton Manning or James Davis.
He’s going to make plays from Day 1.
(Eagles, Giants, and Cowboys news after the jump)…
Keith Adams, Shawn Barber, Stewart Bradley, Jamar Chaney, Keenan Clayton, James Darling, Carlos Emmons, Moise Fokou, Omar Gaither, Barry Gardner, Chris Gocong, Dhani Jones, Akeem Jordan, Levon Kirkland, Mike Labinjo, Joe Mays, Matt McCoy, Ike Reese, Mark Simoneau, Ernie Sims, Takeo Spikes, William Thomas, Jeremiah Trotter, Nate Wayne, Will Witherspoon.
They all say the 3rd preseason game is the “dress rehearsal”. Significant that Kelce is getting a shot to start in Game 3, or not?
Interestingly, Jamar Chaney allowed that they are in the midst of working on a new technique. Generally, a linebacker will engage a blocker with his shoulder. But the Eagles coaches are having them use their hands and helmet instead.
“It’s a learning experience,” said Chaney.
Added Casey Matthews: “If you look around the league, they teach to take on blocks with your shoulders; here we’re just trying to do face and hands. It’s new to everyone here, and we’re trying to get it down.
“It’s a work in progress.”
I’d be extremely surprised if he didn’t.
Hixon is currently entrenched in a battle with Victor Cruz for the #3 WR spot. This time last year, the 3 was Mario Manningham. Major downgrade. Speaking of Giants WRs…
I remember the day after the 2009 draft. I was talking to my father in law, a big Giants fan. He had no interest in talking about Hakeem Nicks or Will Beatty. Instead, he was way fired up about the 6’6 WR they stole in the 3rd round. I think there are a lot of Giants fans out there that were similarly excited about Barden’s potential, but so far, he’s been an enormous disappointment.
With no more two-a-days in training camp, a better understanding of the playbook and more refined technique, Joseph feels faster, freer and ready to step into a bigger role.
Which is appropriate because, after Barry Cofield signed with the Redskins, Joseph became the presumed starter next to Chris Canty.
Of his list, the two guys of most interest to me are Will Beatty and Travis Beckum.
Not a lot of meat here. Just that Rob Ryan is awesome. Of course, in 7 years as a defensive coordinator in the NFL, Rob Ryan coached teams have never won a division title.
OMG! HE LOST HIS HELMET AND KEPT RUNNING! WARRIOR! LEGEND!
I don’t think Romo played bad, frankly. That pass was really bad though. He had all sorts of time and a clean pocket. Seems to me he should have easily seen Weddle.
At times, Phillip Rivers made it look easy, and it probably was. But again… preseason. And the Cowboys were missing their 2 starting corners.
You can see the talent. There was a little screen pass that he caught, and the defender met him 2 yards past the line of scrimmage, but Bryant wiggled his way for a nice 7 yard gain. But you can’t have the kind of drops that he had on 3rd down last night. The Chargers blitzed, the Cowboys picked it up, and Romo delivered an accurate ball with good timing to the sideline on a 10 yard comeback. Hard part done. And then Bryant drops it. Can’t have that – That’s mental.
Game Review from Raf.