Less than an hour before kick off, and I still get pregame jitters, even though I’m expecting to see a very generic game from both sides. This game has as close to a preseason game feel to it as I’ve had all season, and rightfully so.
Yes, both teams want to stay sharp, but this exhibition will focus on simple execution without risk, as well as getting some backups some deserved and meaningful reps. I would be surprised if coordinators on both sides didn’t dial it back some… while continuing to compete.
I’d be really surprised to see V.A. get more than a half, as this is the perfect opportunity for Matt Shiltz to get some quality reps. Geno will get his 17 yards to reach 1000 on the season, then should reach for a sideline pass shortly thereafter. Even J.J. should be used sparingly. Chris Matthews and V.A. will get a half to develop some chemistry at game speed. Chris could be a difference maker in the playoffs.
I expect to see some creative play calling on 3rd down… How does a long snapper get hurt ?.. lol… I’m just saying, we’ve had to use a lot of backups this year. BTW, as good as our RBs and Safeties have played, I have really missed Loffler and Ryder Stone, a lot.
Anyway, lets just compete and play to win fellas, whatever happens. Nothing surprises me about this Team. I didn’t see Hamilton winning 13 or more games without Masoli… or even with Masoli. If Orlando doesn’t get Coach of the Year, then maybe our guy… but I can’t help but admire the season they’ve had too, I’m just saying… To be the best, you have to beat the best.