Kenny Britt capped a horrendous preseason with his worst performance yet. Dropped passes, mental lapses and terrible body language don't create the kind of momentum we'd hoped for heading in to the season. Britt is being honest and open about his struggles, and at this point he sounds like a baseball player in the midst of a long slump at the plate. I'm starting to worry if he's beating up on him self too much, and that's what's stopping him from getting some of the momentum it takes to regain confidence on the field.
Today's Jam is a guy I'm almost certain I've featured before, but it's what I'm feeling today: Ryan Adams and The Cardinals performing an expanded live version of Magnolia Mountain. Like the kid or not, one thing is undebatable: Ryan Adams is the greatest singer songwriter of any generation to get Ménière's Disease. Also, if this Whiskeytown reunion ever actually happens, I may drop off the grid and follow that show on the road.
The special teams coverage and protection units struggled mightily at times last night as the team used a lot of rookies in positions they weren't familiar with. I wouldn't read much into it.
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Every back on the roster had some big plays in last night's match, and that only made the choices for tomorrow's roster cuts harder on the staff. The Blount/Gado debate continues to go on, though I'm firmly in Blount's corner at this point.
Gerald McRath ended last night's game with an interception in the end zone, but now he's going to have start his four game suspension for a failed PED test. McRath better be using that time to improve, because this team will need him to be better than ever the minute he steps back on the playing field.
Week two opponents The Pittsburgh Steelers lost Byron Leftwich last night to a torn MCL, so they will be down to starting Dennis Dixon while Roethlisberger is suspended (even though it was reduced to 4 games this morning) for almost certainly being a rapist.
Canal Street Chronicles recapped the game from the other side of the coin.
Have a great weekend, and be sure to tune in tomorrow while we cover the roster cut-down!