Yay the game was on NFL Network and I watched.....most of it.
It started off beautifully seeing Drew Henson warming up
For the starters, Kitna did look good overall, though I thought he had to improvise too much back there on the run. During the season we know those throws are caught by opposite color jerseys. The line did not give him enough time. The receivers made some plays to bail him out.
I don't want to put too much blame on Smith for his first 9 carries and 10 yards, there was someone there to see him one step after he got the ball every time. When he broke his TD he looked good escaping the pile, and showed some moves in the open field. A nice job getting those last 3 yards after Orlovsky got more pancakes (2) on one block than Cherilus got all game. I liked.
I guess I gived my thoughts on the line already
Roy looked fantastic. Can't say it enough. That one handed sideline back peddling catch got a "Are you F*ing kidding me!" in front of my 3 year old and I had to rewind it to show the wife so she could see why I am a bad influence on my boy.
I kept Calvin in my keeper league, and Roy is going to be available for my 1st round pick. A tough, tough skip it will be.
I know the preseason is just where teams try and work out the kinks, and I don't have the #s in front of me, but watching the game, it sure seemed like they were 2:1 pass:run, despite the coach's rhetoric. That said, I'm glad they didn't totally abandon the run after Smith's 9/10 for reasons we saw.
I wasn't too impressed with the defense. I saw more of Brady Quinn throwing the ball at the ground when he had time more than anything else. They did get some pressure, but IMHO not enough to rattle a veteran QB. Good thing there's not veteran QB in the North!
Hey, they're 3-0! When's the last time that happened?