There are lots of things going on with the team currently. Some of them are concerning, and some are promising.
Warrick: He's apparently ready to start testing the knee more. It has been reported that he will play this Friday versus the Colts. This is a bit promising, but I'll continue to be worried about this injury until I see him effectively perform on the field a few times without setback. Regardless, it's very nice to hear that he's ready to play. The offense is much more intriguing with a healthy Warrick on the field.
Linebacker: Brian Simmons suffered a knee injury that requires orthroscopic surgery. The team is getting this done immediately and according to Simmons, he could be back by the first game of the season. This isn't good news at all. He has looked like the most solid of our defense this preseason, and appears more comfortable at WLB. With the lack of depth at this position, Caleb Miller needs to be ready when called upon. So far he has looked good in preseason...He's made some bad reads, but has been able to make up for his mistakes with speed and athletic ability. His size is of concern, but Marvin seems to obviosly like small, fast linebackers. Speaking of small, fast linebackers, rookie Landen Johnson is ready to begin practice. There have been rumors of Kevin Mitchell coming in to possibly provide some depth and experience at this position. I am very much in favor of this..He's probably the best available LB out there right now..He has played under Marvin before. Another surfacing name is Riall Johnson. He was just cut by the Broncos; I'll pass.
Punter: Rookie Kyle Larson is looking a bit better. He has nice upside, but his slow start naturally leaves some concern.
DLine: The stats have been pretty meager this preseason. Imediately after his release, Hugh Douglas created a slight buzz, but he apparently has agreed to terms with his former team the Eagles. I would have liked to see us bring him in and see if he could help the line..Perhaps he's not the dominate force he once was, but I don't think we're in a position here to have too high of standards when filling spots here. I honestly don't think we wanted to spend the money to ensure him to play here. We had to place 4 players on the IR, and our cap flexibility suffers.
Coverage Team: This team will have to win some close games. If our coverage on special teams resembles the performance against Atlanta, we will come out on the short end of these close games.
Corner: Deltha, get healthy now. Tory James was our best Corner last season, covering opponents #1 WR's on a bad leg. He's supposed to be healthy this year and is getting burnt like Artrell Hawkins out there. You would think that opponents would pick on Rookie Madieu Williams, but they seem to want to throw on Tory, and have exposed him badly. Williams is playing very well at this position, especially considering he was a safety. So far, he looks like the best pick that we made in this year's draft.
I suppose we could go on a little deeper, but I'm getting ridiculously tired