doesn't look like a full pads practice to me, which makes sense. First practice after 6 weeks off should be about getting them back into the flow of practice. (and making a good show for the fans and reporters there if you're the cynical type) if it's not a full pads practice, it doesn't count to me
Oher play great. In Voth's 10 part interview with Gettleman, part 8 about the D-Line, Gettleman mentions the D-Line in 2013 with the Kraken got 37 sacks, while last year without him the D-Line got 34 sacks. Not much drop off production-wise, so that's why I'll take the Oher option over the Ealy/Alexander option.
Then it's put up or shut up time for 3rd year NT Jenkins. I'm not automatically dismissing a guy that's 45 lbs. heavier than Star. He's gonna be a handful for Norwell or Turner 1-on-1 so Kalil will probably double him, leaving Cam Jordan 1-on-1 with either Oher or Remmers/Williams.
He wasn't a free agent signing, he was traded, same as Stills was. Next couple of seasons will determine if the rule applies to traded Taints WRs or not, since trades are much rarer than free agent signings.
There's certain rules about free agency that you shouldn't break. One of them is never sign a LB from Atlanta. They never do as well for their new team. Keith Brooking is exhibit A. Cardinals will learn this lesson the hard way after signing Sean Weatherspoon. Taints have first hand experience with their own rule. Never sign a Taints WR. Examples are Joe Horn, Robert Meachem, and Lance Moore. Taints tried to get cute signing Curtis Lofton and it burned them.
Remember how our D-Line declined after we lost Hardy? Same thing happened to Jordan when their top 2 NTs Bunkley and Jenkins had injury problems, along with their rotational DEs Hicks and Foster. His sack total went from 12.5 to 7.5. They're back healthy, so we'll have to do more than show up to beat the Taints. Not much more than show up, but some effort will be needed.
Nothing funny about DE Cam Jordan. He's no joke, especially going against what is our weakest spot on offense, our OTs. And yes, ILB Anthony WILL help their run defense. He's playing INSIDE where his speed deficiency is minimized in their 3-4 defense. That's why I stated he'll help their RUN defense, but could hinder their PASS defense. I hate the Taints, but I'm not naïve enough to believe that flower on their helmet makes all of them dumb pussies.