Zoltan's Preseason closing thoughts - Trouble - he sees trouble!

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Now; a few words about the roster moves made today: D’Anthony Smith and John Estes went to IR. Estes’s case is sad; many -including me- saw him as the potential backup for Brad Meester. It seems Uche Nwaneri is the backup C. I don’t know how good that is if we count his problems being focused all the time (which is a job requirement at this position)…But with Estes out, I think if Gene wants to keep Smiley and Manuwai then he can do it. It seems, by the way, Vince Manuwai won the starting RG job which is something I wanted to see happen. The bad news, in my opinion, is that Reggie Nelson is winning the FS starting job. Quite frankly that alone shows how bad the situation is. I see nothing special in his play. In fact I saw more of the same player. Let’s hope Gene can trade or get a real FS this week when the final cuts will be made because I’m absolutely uncomfortable with this move- if it’s true (and because I read that expectation from Gene Frenette; we can take that almost granted). The game against Atlanta might be able to change that. I hoping for a very impressive performance by Gerald Alexander on that game…

So all I want is an AVERAGE defense to go with this explosive offense!

Zoltan Paksa

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  • pksiv

    I’m not sure I saw the big plays by Tampa’s offense you’re talking about. Take away the 53 yard pass when Cox fell down and they passed for only 106 yards the rest of the game.

    • zoltanfrombudapest

      The pass defense is everything but ok right now. That play was an indsdicator; what can comes next. See the 1st 4 opponents. They could kill this pass defense- as Henne and Kolb did in Pregame 1&2

      • pksiv

        While I agree there is reason to be cautious and maybe even a little concerned, we have not had the complete defensive unit on the field together at any time during the preseason.

        Let’s see how things look on September 12th.

  • surteal

    Nelson pauses before tackling when the ball is being caught. That is his biggest flaw, in my opinion.

    The texans found a starter after the cuts last year. its possible….

    yeah, i know you wanted him :)

    • zoltanfrombudapest

      Oh yeah. If gene would picked up Pollard instead of Russell; I would be very optimistic about the secondary right now…