It's been interesting so far this preseason on how the depth chart has played out. With Ginn not on any return teams, Barner working exclusively with the 2's and 3's, Norman playing with the 1's the first week but then Thomas was ahead of him the following week, and of course we all remember the Fua experiment last week as well.
Riveria already said that they kept Ginn off return units to avoid injury which is fine, he also said that Ginn will return kicks tonight so that's great news. But tonight, just tonight, I wanna see the depth chart a little more clearly and see guys playing where they should instead of giving other guys the chance to "show something". And of course there are rumors that Clausen could play with the 2's, so maybe this wont happen.
However, I like Poole and actually wish we had traded Stewart or Williams when they were healthy bc I feel like we have some decent backups in Poole and Barner. But considering Steward may be out a while I'd like to see Barner with the first unit some. Especially since his return ability should give him the edge on game day. Also, I'd like to see what Norman and Thomas can do as the starting CB's and let munnerlyn and florence play the nickel. Torrey Smith will be a great matchup for the young corners and it will be a decent test for them. And finally, can we see what Short can do with the first unit after getting good pressure against chicago? I think Fua started in his place when Edwards was out last week and aside from the first play from scrimmage Fua was terrible.
I know I'm not the coach but I was just wondering if what we see tonight as far as players in certain packages will be indicative of where they stand in Rivera's eyes.