Defensive players who caught my eye while watching (and rewatching) tonight's game:
- Trevathan - seemed like he was in on about 20 tackles
- Jackson - played very well on the D-line
- Steven Johnson - good tackling and pursuit
- Bolden - his play suddenly got much better after his great TD return; before that? Ehhhh...
- Irving - involved in several plays that caught my eye
- Ayers - got screwed by the refs on that phantom "roughing" call
- Squid - a mixed bag - so-so coverage, an interception, then almost gave the game away
- All the RBs - let's keep 5 - McGahee, Moreno, Hillman, Johnson, and (maybe) Ball; Moreno and Hillman and Johnson all looked really good tonight
- Can someone explain to me why Hanie should be kept after his bonehead play at the end of the 1st half? I'd rather have Weber on the PS and just Manning and Oz active; even though Oz has a ways to go, he shows promise
- Virgil Green - excellent pass-catching and blocking
- Prater - 3/3, but no kickoffs out of the end zone?
A few non-denominational (equal opportunity D and O) questions/comments:
- Did Philip Blake, Gronk, or Florence do anything useful during the game? If so, I missed it
- I can't see how WRs Caldwell and Hill have helped the team up through now; why not keep a youngster (Robinson or Orton?) instead?
- Expected more out of Beal tonight, but didn't notice it
- Blatnick looks like he'd be worth keeping for PS
- Finally noticed Julius Thomas, and he immediately dropped a pass; can we afford invisible "potential"?
- The running game and zone blocking scheme seemed to work really well, even with the not-so-good O-line
- Weber didn't get much of a chance tonight, but somehow managed a long wobbly throw that Orton caught (is it OK to have someone named Orton on the team, as long as his first name is not Kyle?). Oddly enough, both went to Purdue!