My thoughts on the Game.
First of all.
Too bad the next game is not on TV
I loved the play selection on OFFENSE and formation on Defence. The team looked prepared with good positioning on both sides of the ball .
It was refreshing to see as us Ticats fans get used to seeing a lot of broken plays and poor play calls etc ..or players out of position .
I noticed some blitzing from the Defence and linebackers and Ends switching up spots with the Linebacker rushing and End fading back into coverage .
I also noticed that Bussey was always racing forward or back Unlike Williams who seemed always in no man’s land or out of position .
This team appears well coached with smart plays and great overall team speed .
This might not mean so much however , as this was a rookie head coach we were playing against with no real starters playing.
Their backups like ours look pretty good though .
I hope the guy that got hurt is OK
So, KUDOS to the entire coaching staff across the board on this one
I really liked LeFevour ..he looked great in every category and he sure can run too . He is primed to take over for Burris when Burris is ready to hang them up.
My feeling is the vets that did not play today or played today had better be ready to play or they could be out of a job ( I am thinking of players like Giguere, Stala , Simmons , Dile, Jamal and Markieth , Patrick , Peach, Shomari , Boudreau, Bulcke)
I have to say King had an incredible game . He was a beast on specials and played well on defence too. This guy just made the team you can book it .
I hope Harden still gets a look at Kick returner and RB as he has quite the resume and Volcy did not look very good . I anticipate we could see Volcy dropped and get a look at Harden and Lamar next game .
Lamar was very good at big plays but showed he can have some not so good runs and returns . He is a big play guy . Too small for RB though .
Brian Brohm was ok but he has no speed and sort of pre meditates his throws . He made at least 3 overthrows. I’d like to see him again .Masoli looks like he is very confident in his throws and does not tip off where he will throw as much . He has a bull like mentality and can run ..much like Buck Pearce .
I liked the look of Gable as he looks and plays like a thoroughbred …as most USC guys do. He can block as he has size, can run inside and out and picks his spots well . He can catch and looked good on specials . He does not have the big play capability of Chevon . I’d like to keep both . Jury is still out of Chevon but he had a few good plays.
Colclough really showed well tonight in coverage and tackling and an interception . I though Knowlton and Johnson played decent .
Bussey looked great . He has great speed and senses . I hope we keep him around . He could elevate to start at MLB . Rosamonda also got my attention with speed and aggressive play on specials and defence .
Onrea made a good catch or two ..good enough to keep his spot …
Ellingson has to be leading the race for CW’s receiver spot with McCree and Hilton behind him
I’d like to see more of these 3 ,.I think Volcy and Leong have dropped behind them . hmm if BROHM had not overthrown Volcy so much then things could have been different
Agreed . Charbonneau-Campeau played well as both a receiver & on specials. He's grabbing that #1 NI backup receiver spot.
Both kickers looked great . Lauther had great placed kicks and the American Alvarado Did well on 3 for 3 field goals and kickoffs .
I agree Daly will be cut
I Agree Hobbs & Brown were best of young DB's. I also liked PARKS ..Hobbs was the best and likely makes the team as a backup .
Webb had a great game
I can say neither Harris or Murray played much or showed much .
Le Marquand had a disaster night . Roughing the kicker , dropped passes , bad routes , bad block..
Did anyone notice they were really nailing PORTER . Singletary had a head to head shot that should have been a penalty.
I thought MARSHALL looked great at DT . He was all over the place but they might want more meat at that spot ( DAVIS, Moore )
I personally would keep Marshall over Davis but I am not the coach . I think Marshall played DE in College. If indeed he was a DE the might want to move him there .
I also really like what I saw from non import DT Hazime . He played with energy and created pass rush and he has size and speed and deflected a pass.
I like what I saw of Singletary . He really seems to see the game and read the play well . He plays smart and knows how to get to the QB and can chase an RB .
Sam Scott looks like he can run and create pass rush. Him and Singetary are not very thick though .
Obiora is a beast and lots of speed , strength and energy . Can tell he is a bit raw and can tell he was a rugby player.
Right now, I like these guys more than Peach and Boudreau
Torrey Davis showed some quickness from such a big guy.
Terrence Moore showed again that he gets his nose dirty and can create a pass rush in the middle. I see him as a lock at one DT spot.
The Qb’s were well protected most of the night except later on with Masoli and Lamar fooling around in the backfield . I am thinking those were the 3rd stringers
Figueroa looked great and could push Dile for a starting role.
I still don’t like what I see from Stepehenson on specials or blocking back ..Delahunt could emerge
There will be some good players let go .
I say Volcy, Le Marquand , Daly, Robinson , Ingersoll , Leong ,bucknor , Breaux, Rolle ,Murray, Filer, Rice are let go based on performance or better players at their positon
The battles to watch now are :
WR – Ellingson, ,McCree, Hilton ( prediction is Hilton loses )
QB 3RD- BROHM , Masoli ( Lefevour has # 2 ) ( prediction BROHM leaves )
RB – GABLE , LAMAR , ( Chevon has a spot ) ( Too tough to call as Lamar can be used as KR )
KR – LAMAR , Harden -
DE – Singletary , Scott, Obiora , Peach, Boudreau , Shomari( I like Obiora and Singletary as the 2 best DE’s )
DT - Davis , Marshall ( Moore has a spot )
LB – Bussey , Rosamonda, Harris , Lawrence ( Jamal , Colclough, Markeith likely have spots ) ( Bussey looks like he could start at MLB )
DB – Brown , Hobbs , Parks ( All 3 look good )
OT DILE , FIGUEROA ( Dile had problems last year ..still a tough one )
OSKIE WEE WEE