I made changes (I have not been at practices like Jeremy has) so take it for what it is worth. However, I question a few of the bubble choices based on a few plays and few hunches. I added comments to explain my "genius" in bold. When I was done, I looked back at the big picture and wondered why I would keep Marlowe and let Todman go if special teams was the reason I kept Marlowe. If Marlowe is not ready for us he probably is not ready for any roster, so he should be safe on the PS. If we keep Todman, PS Marlowe, then we have quality in the post-Stewart/Harper era. I am leaving what I have, but when all is said and done, keeping Todman over Marlowe makes more sense.
Here is what you don't get---It is not enough to give Ealy the vote of confidence that Rivera was giving him-the same one he gave Bell. If you evaluate a DE based on what we saw from Ealy this preseason--basically a mixed bag, then you really don't have enough to give him a ringing endorsement. He has been weak vs. the run and OK in pass rush. He made a few sacks but was not really blocked on one of them. Does that mean I rue the day he was born? No. It means I am being a realist. The issue here was not whether Ealy is or is not what he is or is not, it was whether Rivera's remarks were accurate. No, they probably weren't. He said the same kinds of things about Bell and Chandler last year, which is why people question his praise for players--it was motivation, not analysis. Now, just to be clear, I know you saw the "Bell and Chandler" reference and are ready to make a statement that I compare Ealy to them. Not remotely. I am analyzing the manner in which Rivera give praise to his players in the media. If you really analyze what I said objectively, you would probably agree with me, but you missed the point from the start and .....here we are. So yes, you read between the lines of my comments and were totally wrong about my intent. Reading comprehension--the ability to understand what you are reading.
Reflect---I said it wasn't criticism--it was simply not enough to make me feel all fuzzy. If you want to dispute my opinions, fine, but don't put words in my mouth so you can make a point. Reading comprehension is a powerful tool. Damn son..
Hope so, but sacking the QB when you weren't blocked is all you can do---I still want to see him beat a LT consistently and hold up vs. the run. "Just fine" is subjective too--I didn't criticize Ealy, but I don't think he proved much. I want him to break out this year, so I hope he can get it done all season.. An unblocked sack in a preseason game is not "all that matters." The fact is, nothing matters until game 1.
He does. He stops in the hole and then gets blown out of it. Not exactly a lead blocker's role. Remmers is a liablilty in the run game. We ran right a lot Friday. Folkerts is what he is. He gets washed down into the hole like a turd in toilet. Remmers loses his block. It is ugly
We are so focused on the offense this offseason, we kinda forgot about him. Supposedly his technique needs some work, ' I think it is funny since we have had so much luck with Undrafted free agents and street free agents, we are actually looking for them to step up and battle for roster spots. Personally, I would have probably taken Marlowe before Mayo if I was going fishing in small ponds.
Mark these words--- It is easy to kick a man when he is down. Try supporting Brown. This (to me) is mental, so it is personal to him. He is a Panther and I will be damned if I am going to forget all he has done for this franchise as an undrafted free agent. He is a good man and will get over this--with support. I am guilty of it too, but lets support anyone wearing Black and Blue instead of ripping them to pieces because they dropped some passes that don't count for sh8t. Send him support and you can save a good person and player. How ironic is it for us to trash a person who took his game farther than any of us ever did. Set your GPS for the High Road-
It is possible the Eagles cut Cooper, the Skins cut Garcon (who would not be good with Cam) and the Rams will have to cut a decent WR (or stash one on IR) Baltimore and KC should send vets packing. I look for a veteran or 2 to be cut to save $$ if a rookie has shown well. There have been 2 deep WRs classes in the past 2 drafts, so I expect some surprise cuts in cap-saving moves.