Tonight's game is huge for some of the guys on the bubble.

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    I'm pretty excited about tonight's game. This is one of the last BIG opportunities for some guys on the bubble to impress the coaches. Next week the starters will play a lot, and it won't leave as much time for the guys struggling to make the roster. The 4th preseason game will be the depth guys playing a lot, but tonight's game is still a huge one for them.

    We also have a number of higher-tier guys who didn't play very well last week. Tonight's their shot at redeeming themselves.

    I'm pretty excited to see how it all goes tonight. How many of you guys are planning on being in the chat forum tonight during the game? I plan on being there again. I enjoyed it a lot last game.
     
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    everybody says preseason games were dull and boring? Well, since Lovie's been gone they haven't been.

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    I don't think I'll be in the Chat room but I intend to spend more time watching players than I do the game itself. Provided I can get enough isolation on some of these guys this week I'm gonna try to take some notes about what I see instead of just depending on impressions and the few plays that stood out I can remember a day later.

    You're right when you say that some of these guys need to step up and it's not just the guys on the bubble either. We had some top tier players that graded out very poorly last week on that defense. The guys I'll be watching big time are the young LBs. It high time these guys start playing ball like we're being told they can. It's either them or it's their failure to understand the system and their assignments but so far they don't look good.

    One article is was reading made a comment I thought was pretty bold but on the money nonetheless. The writer said it's time to stop believing the "company line" about Shea McClellin and Herring's obviously reigned in comments about him. He has a lot to say about his athleticism, change of direction, speed, range, etc. in practice yet nothing about his productivity as a player and that's what's showing up on game day. He's a playmaker and he's not making plays.

    It went on to say that they need to evaluate very soon whether or not he can become a 3 down LB who can defense the run and understand his coverage assignments or simply quit trying and make him into a pass rusher they can move around and use that way. I'm still on the fence about it much like the coaches but my patience with it is wearing thin at about the same time that I hear Herring saying we need to do just the opposite.

    To me all that's saying is that he's not very good right now but we think we can make him better and I'm not sure they're right about that. I've supported McClellin ever since we drafted him but this kid is beginning to show his limitations as a pro. He's a downhill attacker and if that's the best they can get out of him either make a run and pass blitzer out of him like he was at BSU and accept that or move on.

    We need a SLB now and a future MLB and if he's not the guy to play either of those positions then we need to find out it we have a guy who can or start looking for others.
     
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    I didn't think Allen did very well last week.
     
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    we could say he was invisible
     
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    I was wondering how long it would take for someone to call me out on that! I thought it would be JABF. You win.... What, I don't know..... but you win, LOL
     
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    i just hope we can stop the run tonite, wanna see bortles sacked (welcome), a few good forte runs (oline?) and wilson make a monster hit
     
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    I am hoping to see A LOT from Henry this week. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the guy's posts as much as...well as much as "the next guy"; I just hope he brings it tonight. Henry, you gotta start putting some positive stuff on film, my man. We are all pulling for you to make this team, but a witty post here and there ain't gonna cut it. I doubt Trestman and Emery even visit this board! Tucker might though! haha!
     
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    I wanna see some :boobies2:
     
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