it is the most exciting but it is still pointless.
coaches arent calling plays to win the game, they are looking at very specific things out of specific players that we really cant see when watching.
even if we get whooped but say the game fully solidifies who we are playing at certain positions (cb #2, the whole WR mess, mclain's backup, etc) then it's a victory in the coaches eyes.
Well said. I think the coaches want the execution on the field and nothing says success like a higher score than your opponent, but still, this is preseason and they are really looking at the game(s) within the game: Specifically, I think they will be watching:
1. WR without Smith. With him being out someone has to step up. That means the guy battling for #3 will need to be able to step up and become a #2. This should weed out the pretenders.
2. Defense with Thomas Davis. I think they will be evaluating him and for that reason may hold back on some of the play calling
3. Who is our #2 corner.
4. Who is our kicker/punter
5. How do the starters respond to half time adjustments.
6. 1st Cuts: The final 1 1/2 quarters will be spent determining who survives first cuts and who doesn't have a job Monday afternoon.