Originally posted by BMoore56:
wait it says crabs is starting, so doesn't that mean he is playing the whole game? because i see people on here saying he will ony get 12-15 snaps.
My thought is that "starting" in this case means literally that, that he will be on the field for the first offensive snap, if not the first drive.
There are probably two major reasons for that. First, to reward him for getting him into camp and to show a vote of confidence in him. And second, to try and alter the focus of the game a little bit to him and free up some of our other players on offense.
IMO, there is no way a coach like Sing, who values blocking so much will have a rook who hasn't been in camp for more than two weeks in on more than 20-30% of our offensive plays. He just doesn't know his blocking assignments, let alone his routes, well enough.
But to generate some excitement and to get the other team focusing on him some, he will be on the field early in the game. Plus it will get him his first taste of the NFL early on, so if need him later in the game, he has a little time to get acclimated.