Re: LB's tonight - Beauharnais and Anderson
posted at 8/9/2014 7:54 AM EDT
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I really thought most of them looked bad - during the game I kept thinking...they can't be this bad, can they? And they most likely aren't.
Buchanon looked lost most of the night, he did have a sack, but is that enough? I didn't see anything special out of him.
I thought Will Smith looked pretty good, he had a nice bull rush that got called for a face mask penalty and he didn't get pushed back on third and shorts. I think he's going to help, which is surprising do to his age and knee injury.
Logan Ryan was terrible last night. Just terrible. And the safeties didn't look good either.
It was good to see Vince out there and I thought he looked pretty damn strong. It looked like Kelly wasn't doing as well.
Honestly I was kind of stunned our offensive line looked that bad, they didn't give anyone a chance to do anything in the running game.
I was really hoping I'd get a chance to look at James White, but he only got a few carries. In those limited carries I thought he looked solid...showed a little power on one run, buy yet again the line just didn't give any of these backs any room or time to do anything.
Our run defense was poor all night, but that's what you always see during those early preseason games, I don't think I've ever seen anything different.
This is what I saw. Preseason is not for wins and losses but you never want to get dominated. They ran all day and we couldnt get anything going. Looks like our Trench guys need work but it is early and The Skins have two all pro Ends. My concern is that Siliga has been our best DT to date and is down with an injury. This line is missing a young stud. Is it Easley? It def. aint Z.Moore. He cannot set the edge. It would stink if we finally got our secondary fixed only to lose the battle in the trenches. Tuli didnt do much either. To me, it just means that until I see the starters, this is still a 4-3, hybrid nickel team. The 3-4 looked Awful Last night and Fork and Kelly started..
I didn't notice Z. Moore much, I wish I had. I think the key now is to hope Siliga and C. Jones are going to be fine and that Easley will help. I think it's very encouraging that Wilfork and Kelly were out there, I'm really not expecting much out of them, but Wilfork looked pretty good. Let's face it, Wilfork has really been the only difference maker on that line for the past five years (aside from Jones the past couple), so realistically if some of these injured guys can help (Smith, Kelly and Easley), to go along with Chandler...they might be pretty good.
I don't know the exact count that I noticed him (maybe a dozen plays) but I tried to track Z.Moore when he was out there. It will be interesting to see how many plays he was out there for when Reiss posts the D's play counts. I did notice that he lined up at both LDE & RDE. I saw one pressure on a pass rush where he was lined up at RDE & seemed to have good explosion almost beat the LT to the outside. He had ok pursuit to the ball on runs to the outside. He did get blown off the ball on one running play. Overall for a rookie from a small school I would it was what you would expect. It will be interesting to watch this kids proggression this pre-season. I'm wondering if he comes up with an injury in the 4th game if they don't feel he can contribute this year?