The opening drive was great. I loved what I saw from everyone involved. We got to see Chris Carson is the clear #1 for the time being, we got to see Penny show some shiftiness, and we got to see the line actually hold up and create some holes. Our next team up though.. Man that line started collapsing fast xD Austin Davis wasn't pretty, RBs had no holes, lots of pressure. Rough one. Chris Carson - Beast. Give him 1 yard, he takes 4. Give him 7, he takes 12. ACL tear didn't slow him down a bit. Rashaad Penny - Showed speed and shiftiness, as well as didn't fall immediately over when contacted. Didn't take the game over but I liked what I saw. (Especially because most his time was spent after the first team, trying to run through a non existent line.) CJ Prosise - 404 Austin Davis - Did not look like the one of last year. Really hope McGough beats him out. Alex McGough - Had some really ugly moments, had some good ones too. Not helped by the line combinations playing at his time. Interested to see how he develops. Rasheem Green - Man he's making me look silly by bagging on him the way I did. I didn't think he'd be ready to really contribute significantly til next year, but he looked fast, consistent, and never quit on a play. 2 sacks, plenty of pressure.
Jacob Martin - This guy was a 6th round pick?! He looked explosive! So much potential there when we need it. I'm stoked!
Tedric Thompson - Dude looked like a hash to hash free safety. There was a stretch of 3 plays where he made or was in on the tackle in a row. He's gotten A LOT better! Delano Hill - I felt like Delano was playing a solid game. Made a good amount of stops, plugged his holes, and even has a strip that should have counted. He did, however, whiff on a solo tackle where he wrapped the RB behind the line of scrimmage and still let him power through, ending the game. :(
Shaquem Griffin - 'Quem was everywhere! Dude led the team in tackles! You could be forgiven for not knowing what position he plays, as he was making tackles in the backfield, just past LoS, and the Secondary. Jack Doyle did give him a rookie moment, though :P
Tre Flowers - He's so long. There's so much potential there cause it feels like he's always right there. I can see him being a monster with some development. His pass defense didn't look great. He was picked on a lot, too. But his tackling was solid, so there's that.
Jamarco Jones - Looked really good at RT for his short stint. Now to see how bad the injury is :(
Michael Dickson - Well, they weren't lyin'. The dude can casually punt 70 yards. I know I'm forgetting some... I'm legit excited about this team's potential, though I am kinda worried about depth at O-Line and DE. Hopefully we just don't get injured (Anymore).