Well this is the start of the 2010 season for us. This is the first preseason game this year and it is against the Benegals and it will be an interesting game. The game doesn't mean much for the first teamers but for everyone else this is an very important game. Sort of like a business interview, the players will have to show case their skills in the hope of an roster spot.
There will be a few things to keep an eye on in this game. Here is a list.
How 'Wink' coaches the defense. New LBs Mays and Williams how they play.
Chris Baker and how he plays. How Cox and Smith play in coverage.
The pass rush, keep an eye on McBean.
Our Run game.
The O-line, how will Walton and Beadles do.
The battle between Stokley and Lloyd.
How the QBs play, or more importantly how Tebow plays.
I think the first teamers will play one or two series, but most of the first quarter. I then think Quinn and the second teamers will play the second quarter. And Tebow and the rest will play the second half.
The score will not mean much but a win is always good.
The team kicked off this morning’s session by running through pregame drills, focusing on their game day routine that will go into effect Saturday at Cincinnati.
Eddie Royal and Marquez Branson were among the players back at practice after sitting out Thursday’s afternoon session. Despite wearing full pads, the team practiced at a walk through speed.
Lance Ball cut his run through a hole on the right side of the line, sprinting into the defensive secondary. Richard Quinn limped over to Head Athletic Trainer Steve Antonopulos after the play.
Things I read:
Building a head coach
If the 2010 Season is 'Lost', Why Start Tim Tebow?
Things I hear:
The Denver Post points to a "feel around this training camp" that Brandon Stokley is "somehow on the roster bubble."
Eddie Royal has worked with the first-string offense for the entire training camp.
Beat writer Mike Klis expects LT Ryan Clady (torn patellar tendon) to return to the practice field around Aug. 30.
Now with all these injuries I decided to do a bit of research into injuries and ways to prevent them. And I come across theses:
Now you are probably thinking that is a bit mean or harsh of me, but I think it has come to this. I think with a few of the major injuries happening that the other players have seen this and are now being overly cautious. Every little niggle has now become a full blow injury. Case in point TE Branson, he went down with ankle injury that looked serious and had to be carted off the field. But he returned the next day to practice. Same for Ayers, got a little niggle but was fine. So I think it is about time the guys hardened up and stopped scaring us with all these little injuries.
That is it from me ~ Aussie Out!