whitekb011 Posted August 28, 2010 Share Posted August 28, 2010 First, we came out healthy, with no devistating injuries. I hope we don't play any of our starters next week.Offense: First off, the Miami defense is a good defense. They have a good secondary and are strong with their front 7. Plus we were on the road.QB: Ryan not a great night, but not as bad as you think. His over-throw to Finn, was becasue he was blanketed and it was a throw away under pressure. The throw that everyone is complaining about (short to Roddy) was put in the right spot (Statistical Probability). CB had inside coverage and was on Roddy's right hip one step behind with his head away from the QB. The best place to throw the ball is Roddy's Left shoulder and short, because when he stops, the CB not looking at the ball, will take one, maybe two steps, before he stops. Roddy did not turn his head to see the ball and could not recover. He should have known that was were the ball needed to go. Redmon, great pass to Finn and he is our number #2.RB: Turner looked good, though I did notice his cutt backs did not seem to produce as many yards as his front side runs. Snelling and norwood didn't play enough to get a gauge on. Nance and Smith too close to call.WR: White, not a good night, but he is healthy and I think it is more to do with "Preseasonitis" than anything else. Douglas looks fluid and smooth, you could really see his comfort level out there tonight. Weems makes the team because of his special teams play.TE: Gonzo did not have good night blocking. I think it's a Preseason thing with him too. I saw him get beat/miss assignment several times.OL: Bakeer had a good night and I was glad to see that, blaylock looked fairly good. McClure actually handled that big guy (cant remember the number) fairly good, but had some help from a guard. I worry about Dahl and Clabo if we get behind. They don't have quick feet and are not good benders, but believe they will get better over the season. Their is a reason why we did not offer them long term contracts.Defense: They were very tuff and 1-7 on third downs aint to shabby. Very glad to see that.Safety: I know that everyone says Coleman is a starter, and I agree, but I think Moore starts at mid season. Moore brings an "Enforcer" mentality, like DeCoud, that Coleman does not bring. If you watch him play, watch the two end around plays, notice where he starts at the begining of the play and then watch him come in. He is very fast and he takes very, very good angles to miss blocks and stop the ball carrier. He hits harder than anyone in our secondary, hands down. He needs to stay healthy. Remember, this kid was arguably a to 10-15 pick if he comes out his junior year at Mizzu.CB: The coaches gave Jackson a lot of time on the field this pre-season, he did not do well. I saw a comment in another thread saying Jackson is not being used right, he is a pure Tampa 2 corner. Well, we played a base Tampa 2 for darn near the entire second half, he had minor improvement against significantly lesser competition. Owens, will be starting oppisite Robinson. He has that same mentality as Decoud, Moore, Lofton, and Weatherspoon. Grimes, played well ans is an athletic freak, but not a starter. Williams, nothing spectacular, but nothing bad too. I think the CB's making the team right now are DR, BG, CO. Competition for the other 2-3 spots.LB: All of our LB's played well. I noticed Spencer Adkins on the second team, he did well and fits the athletic mold of our LB core. Weatherspoon played so much better tonight. His progress from game two to game three are very noticable and another poster said you could really see the game slow down for him. That is really accurate. For those complaining about Nicholas, don't, he had a very good night on run downs and had great coverage. Lofton is solid and consistently plays at a highlevel, from down-to-down. He and DeCoud are the most consistent performers on our team. Peterson played much better, but I think our best linebacking will be Nicholas, Lofton, and Weatherspoon. I don't think that will be our starting lineup at the begining of the season, but by mid season, I believe we see the three of them on the field at the same time.DL: If anyone doubted how much of a differrence Jerry makes, watch the tape. He was doubled most of the night and consitently penetrated. Additionally, Trey Lewis and Jamal Anderson played very well next to each other. Don't put to much credit in Beermans sack, he gets that sack becasue Spoon and I think Decoud, or Lofton (can't remember) forced Henne up in the pocket and Beerman was where he was supposed to be. That is good team defense. Abe, didn't really see anything spectacular or unspectacular. He is a veteran and really hates the preseason, so take it for what it's worth. He is in a contract year and he's not going to risk anything in the preseason.ST: Eric Weems will make this squad. I also think that Bryant is done, and we are waiting to see who wins the Houston Job. I would not be suprised to see Bryant lose his job. Now, given that, his leg is stronger, but missing that extra point, is uncalled for. He has not had a good preseason and it's frustrating that we still can't solve our kicker problems, and when I look at prater performing well in Denver, it makes me sick.Coaching: I was expecting to see more game planning, but because Miami is a 3-4 team and we open up with Pittsburgh, I believe that is some of the reason we saw vanilla offense. I was glad to see a screen pass attempt. Defensively, besides a couple of blitzs, we played fairly vanilla too and were very successful.Summary: Over the next two weeks, we need to work on execution. All though our defense palyed well, a couple of better thrown balls by Henne makes our D not look as good as it was. There is tons of room fro improvement, but from a base defense and offense perspective, we are solid and look forward to a team that compete with anyone, including, Green Bay and the Saints (who I think arn't as good as advertised). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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