What to Watch for in the NFL Preseason Openers

August 11, 2011 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

A quick look at three things I’m interesting in seeing out of the 5 NFL preseason games that start the 2011 season.  For the past couple of years I’ve used my DVR to watch at least the first half of the first three preseasons games for each team.  I wouldn’t expect many more previews for preseason games, but I will be doing reviews after I watch about 5 or so games (except I’ll have one tomorrow from Eagles and other game). Hope you enjoy, because I know after 26 weeks of no football and months of baloney, EVERYONE is READY for some FOOTBALL!!!!

Patriots v. Jaguars

  • New England: a glimpse (if that) of the new Patriots D, Ryan Mallet debuts, and versatile core at WR with aging Branch+Ocho & Tate+Edelman.
  • Jacksonville: Blaine Gabbert gets the start, all eyes on the WRs and TE Zac Miller, and improved defense?

It's Showtime!

Eagles vs. Ravens

  • Philadelphia: new starting offensive line, young linebackers and pair of safeties (Nate Allen of injury), and new additions to defensive line
  • Baltimore: Mount Cody teamed with Ngata, Smith+Doss trying to carve out a role, how does the OL look this year, and new CBs w/Jimmy Smith

Cowboys vs. Broncos

  • Dallas: Running backs/rotation, Dez Bryant+slot WRs, secondary, and OL issues…how’s Smith look?
  • Denver: Quarterbacks, Royal+Decker, defensive rookies Miller+Moore, and Dumevil’s explosiveness.

Chargers vs. Seahawks

  • San Diego: Defense-Gilchrist+Wright and run game, Tutu v. Brown, and special teams.
  • Seattle: TJax new offense…no Rice tonight or Williams, Miller’s & Foresett’s role, Tate’s development, CBs, and potential rushers.

Cardinals vs. Raiders

  • Arizona: Kevin Kolb debuts, battle for WR2 > Doucet v Roberts, new look secondary minus Wilson + PP, and Ryan Williams makes his case.
  • Oakland: OL without Cable and Gallery, DBs without Nnamdi, and Moore & Schilenz at WR.

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