I am excited for this game because the defense should be challenged a little bit more than it was last week. Sam Bradford was excellent in his rookie year, and he will prove a good test for the re-vamped linebacking corps in pass coverage. It is unfortunate that Barrett Ruud won't be playing because we won't get to see how much of an upgrade in coverage he is over Stephen Tulloch just yet.
I can't wait to see the rookie defensive tackles- Karl Klug, Jurrell Casey and Zach Clayton- get after it again. They all made significant contributions in last week's game.
Coach Mike Munchak said yesterday that Jason McCourty will start again this week opposite Cortland Finnegan. Look for our boy Alterraun Verner to make a big play in this game to force the coaches to put him in the starting lineup. In all seriousness, you have to believe that ATV and McCourty are neck in neck still, and it isn't a bad thing to have three quality corners with as much nickel as they will play this year.