It looked like Mack was limping at the end, heard anything?
Update, just saw him walking intthe locker and he was walking fine. Whew.
Jim Brown used to limp back to huddles and then break off a monster run---maybe Mack has a little of Jim Brown in him
While he was limping the camera panned to his cleats and one of them looked as though he'd fed it through a wood chipper. I think it was more about him somehow trashing one of his shoes than a physical injury.
Post by skinsfanvmi79 on Sept 1, 2016 8:02:41 GMT -5
what impressed me last night beyond the terrific performances by Kelley and Brown was that Cravens always seems to be around the ball--I really think he is going to be a good one--also D. Everett was everywhere making plays ---I think you have to find a spot for a guy like Everett who is also a special teams ace---for the first time in whenever we are loaded in the defensive backfield--I do not know how you keep 11 DBs on the 53 man roster--but Everett deserves to be considered for a spot--he plays all out all the time---if he is PS eligible I think there is a pretty good chance he be poached---probably by a team like the Colts---
Post by redskinsfan91 on Sept 1, 2016 8:08:58 GMT -5
I'm going to throw this out there because I've seen it stated numerous times about other players playing well this preseason, but it was the 4th preseason game and both Kelly and Brown were playing against backups and soon to be grocery store baggers. Yes, they both looked very good, especially considering the conditions, but I think we all could see that our OL was dominating their DL and LB's all game. They opened up some very impressive holes for both of them. I personally want to see both of them against the starters with our starting OL before I'll get really excited. As someone else said, remember Seastrunk and quite a few other preseason star RB's who were then cut at cut downs and did nothing in the NFL after that.
Now saying that, I really hope both make the roster. I doubt either will supplement Jones or Thompson, baring injury, but I think they would make a pretty impressive 1-2 punch for our run game. Kelly is the better blocker, but Brown has the better speed as shown on his 60 yard run. So I hope they make the roster and if Jones or Thompson gets hurt, they might find themselves losing their starting jobs.
BTW I also thought Sudefield played decently considering the conditions. He probably would have had better stats if soon to be cut Paulson could hold onto the ball, but that TD to Ross was a beautiful pass. Whether it's enough to get him onto the active roster, I don't know. But if he's cut, I hope he makes it onto the practice squad.
Kelley has ran well the last three weeks, against 1's and 2's. He should be starting over Jones IMHO. Jones may have more raw talent, but Kelley doesn't make many mistakes and has better vision, runs like a RB, and is better in pass pro. Wouldn't surprise me to see Kelley ending up with more attempts rushing than Jones this year. Gruden loves the kid, with good reason.
Hard to judge Sudfeld in those conditions but again his intermediate passes lack touch and accuracy, other than the Ross play. He missed a sure TD to Thompson in the same spot earlier because he didn't throw the ball to the outside of the receiver, and almost got picked a couple of other times where his throws were inaccurate in the intermediates.
Its early, but this is the area he needs to improve on dramatically if he is to be a long term backup, evermind a starter, in a WCO.
Yeah, Sudfeld often identified the correct receiver, but either his accuracy, or perhaps more likely his timing appeared a little off.
But he wasn't helped by poor routes cough*Ross*cough, or drops *hack*Paulsen*hack.
Both of those guys IMO should be on the wrong side of the bubble for this last round of cuts.
Paulsen too many drops, and in past seasons his penalties were killers.
I don't think Ross is a good enough KO returner to justify his spot on the roster. I agree with BMitch, Thorpe was the most impressive returner. I'd liked to have seen him in the punt return game, but if he can't do that, then Crowder should get that job. In his years here Ross's route running hasn't improved that much, and at this stage of his career I think he may have hit his ceiling. Thorpe is raw as a receiver, but at least he is early in his career and could have a higher ceiling than Ross.
"You have 11 guys coming at you on every play. Either you are going to bring it or you are going to receive it." Derrius Guice
Actually despite what was said in the chat when I was "blind" to the game, I found Ross' decisions on the punt returners pretty good actually. the first one he tested out whether the coverage guys would slip if he tried to wrong foot them by going one way then the other. They didn't so he never tried that again.
Second punt he let bounce because it dropped and he wouldn't get to it cleanly, and in those conditions it was a smart decison.
Then he caught a couple he ran straight upfield with and got a couple of nice returns.
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