Originally posted by Gore_21:
Marvin, have you keyed in on the backup S's at all? I know it's so hard with a regular broadcast. Who do you like... Robinson, Thomas, Ventrone or go with 4 guys. Spillman and Dahl can backup both spots so I wouldn't have a problem with 4 if they don't think any of those 3 are worthy of a spot.
I haven't rewatched it yet but you guys touched on everything. Justin looked like his 2011 version. The guy is just chomping at the bit to get back to regular season play. Like I figured Patton and McDonald would come in day 1 and contribute; if McDonald can work on his hands won't be long before he replaced Walker to the fullest. By the end of the year should be able to do most of the things Walker did. I was happy with the Baldwin trade. Think we got the better end of the deal but hopefully it works out for both players. We didn't have any more time for Jenkins, they do. I said after last pre-season watch out for Wilhoite he looked good and said he had a chance to make the team next year. He looks awesome. Like I said last week Wilhoite is a lock for 3 and Moody will be 4. BJ Daniels has show more in 2 drives then Tolzien did in 3 pre seasons. He is making throws that Tolzien can't and he's leading TD drives which Tolzien really didn't do. Can't wait until Dial and Carradine are at full strength. Hopefully they play well and boot Dobbs and especially Tukuafu off the roster. A few pre seasons ago I keyed in on Tukuafu and he showed a lot of hustle; seems to half ass it out there now. Maybe he's happy to have made it in the nfl... maybe his spot is secure so he isn't worried as much as he should be. Either way hopefully between Dial, Carradine and a draft pick next year we won't have to worry about re-signing Demarcus or Will.
I like Robinson, but I have a feeling it'll be Ventrone or just 4 guys.
What makes these predictions harder is that the team will go heavy at a few positions because they will have guys targetted for Special Teams for Sealy. Could be a LB, a WR, a Safety....could be any position...so hard to say how many they keep.
The guys that are in that argument are guys like Osgood, Moody, Skuta, Ventrone...and on some level Anthony Dixon.