I discussed on another thread Cory Watman. We all pay attention to Depop and his writings and I read earlier that the best part of the Randy Richards dangerous tackle was that Watman got to play.
I missed the first half. When I saw 69 I thought Brendan got hurt but then caught him at RT. I watched the second half over and over and Watman looked just fine. I don't know how the coaches will grade him out but he looked solid. I am all over #66 taking a breather (staying healthy so if and when a team needs a bonafide starter due to injury..........we can maybe get a 1st/2nd round pick and dump salary). Best is 33/34 years and his number has been called too often with holds/hands to face. His penalty late in first half was easy as a call as any..............bring on Watman.
Demski had a blemish and a drop but more of #9. Trade Getz.
Carroll..........sure he scored. Happy for the young guy but we need to see more.
I really could not get a handle on Mertile........but Unumba #22 looked pretty good. He didn't have to cover guys but he is effective blitzing and attacking the ball. I think Knox Jr had a 50/50 day but what is to be expected when you're adsjusting to the new job. My opinion is our weak link on D is our interior DL (George/Tennant/Connop). Derek Walker I thing need to groove in more because #93 just can't seem to get back in his 2014 form (that was dominant). If your interior isn't strong you better have great LB'ers (and we have two rookies there)..........the guts of our D are a problem. I am not throwing Tennant/Connop under the bus...........they are first year kids getting thrown into the fire..........maybe our pre-season planning between CC and BT is at fault?
DB's.........the question who will play this week. We have used 10-12 different guys and who is going to get some time this week. Continuity back there is just out the window.
But I want more Watman...........our goes a 34 yr old and in comes a 24/25 year old. And I gotta add Xavier Fulton is our best OL right now and has played really well.