Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Why is ANYONE surprised Battle is no longer a threat to be cut? Hasn't the board learned its' lesson over the years? Don't count this guy out, ever. He's got more heart than probably anyone on the field. And, yet, every year, people in the offseason treat him like he is a baby killer.
Hopefully, we have learned our lesson....AGAIN. That would be three offseasons running at this point.
As for the bubble boys: I think Sheets and Davis have made themselves a roster spot. My excitement in following Sheets in the draft was his ability to run in the open field. He's quick, and runs hard. Davis shows too much promise to be put on the PS.
Spurlock is going to make this team. The team is using him as the primary utility man (PR, WC, slot).
That leaves either Zeigler and J. Hill in a heap of trouble. Didn't someone predict that Hill was no roster guarantee about....three months ago. Who was that guy? Oh, yeah. It was me.
As for the PS, here is what I see:
4) Pascoe (I think Finley sticks on the 53 man)
I'm going to be close on the above list. Might be a surprise of two in the mix, but this looks like the group to pull up, if needed.
Who was that guy? lol.
Yeah, give yourself some "props" on Battle. You have consistently been in his corner, and Jimmy Raye apparently agrees with you.
I agree with you on Finley over Pascoe as well. Pascoe to the PS for this year.
However, isn't Zeigler out of PS eligibility? I thought he'd been on the PS for 2 years already.
I'd like to see Boone on the 53 man roster as well, not only to protect him from other teams, but to give him some additional incentive every week to keep working hard and to stay sober. He's done a really good job at RT when he's been given a chance in preseason and shows tremendous potential, IMHO.
BTW, and not to burst your bubble or anything, but how's that guy A. Brooks looking? OLB. Remember him? "Pink whipped cream with sprinkles" ring a bell? Think he'll make the 53 man roster? (You know he will.)
(Sorry, I just had to kid you about him a little. He's still got a ways to go as a contributor, but he looks like he's found a niche, a role to fill. Wouldn't you agree?)
This team should be improved, has added some much needed depth, and should be competitive in every game, just based on the mind set Singletary's working to develop. IMHO.
However, I think they're still a year away from being considered a solid playoff contender.
[ Edited by oldninerdude on Sep 1, 2009 at 20:19:20 ]