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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

You asked for it...

Geez, people. I was being polite. Kind of like walking by a stranger and asking, "How are you?" You don't really expect an honest answer.

But since I dug the hole...

David, Chad Greenway has looked awesome. It's hard to believe he missed the entire 2006 season with a major knee injury. His recovery is one of the best I've ever seen.

Rick, Brian Robison started fast, but he hasn't been as eye-catching over the last week or so. He still chases the ball way down the field. He just doesn't seem to be getting to the QBs like he did early on. Right now, Ray Edwards is the clear No. 1 at right end. Khreem Smith was in the mix. But he's out with an injury.

Jimmy, the bigger question is who is going to step up on the right side of the offensive line. If T-Jack is going to be successful, he needs time to make decisions, and the running backs need blocks to run behind. The left side can't be as effective if the right side is the pits.

The receivers are showing signs of progress. But there isn't anyone who scares an opposing defense, someone defensive coordinators have nightmares about.

Rick Peterson: Yes, I've got serious concerns about the right side. Ryan Cook has been having a problem with false starts, and I haven't been overwhelmed by his performance in the one-on-one drills against defensive ends. As for Artis Hicks, he's still trying to get comfortable after his stint at left tackle. Even then, he would have to play markedly better than he did in 2006.

Given his need for experience, I would think it wouldn't be a bad idea. But Childress had this to say today at his press conference: "You can make an argument that way -- let him play -- but the point is you don’t want any bad habit from him playing behind a third offensive line and getting happy feet.
"We’ll pick that up as we go through these preseason games. They’ll play a little bit more, a little bit more, a little bit more, but I would rather see him establish a rhythm with the guys that probably he is going to play with on the football field."


Blogger tucker said...

The last 2 yrs. i've been to training camp, i've seen about 10 players at the bar drinking and doing shots the night after the Friday KC scrimmage, when they have another practice the next day... Do you think all teams do that? T

10:06 AM  
Blogger Sean Jensen said...

I can't say for sure, but I would guess every team does have a group of players who like to drink and hang.

They are grown men -- most of them anyways. LOL

2:07 PM  

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