Random thoughts about game
Date: September 24, 2018 06:44AM
I was underwhelmed when they signed Albert Wilson. I have to admit he had a monster game yesterday. The trick play was a thing of beauty. A picture perfect throw in stride. His TD run was also a thing of beauty.
Amendola is a one tough player. I still wonder how much of an impact he can have long-term given his age and injury history but I can't deny his toughness. He's taken some huge hits but he hangs onto the ball.
Xavian Howard has bailed this team out two games in a row. If he doesn't pick off Carr in the endzone, I'm not entirely sure we win the game. I wish we had another corner to pair him with that was even half as good.
Vincent Taylor is our best DT period. He's had far fewer snaps than the other DTs but has more tackles and impact plays. He should be getting more snaps going forward. Very disruptive player. He should only get better with more opportunities.
I hope William Hayes is okay. He's a very versatile player that has had some impact plays and would be missed if he's out.
Nice to see Cam Wake make some noise. He's been quiet but made some big plays yesterday. His big hit on Carr was instrumental in the interception that sealed the win.
The interior offensive line needs to step it up. They were getting NO push whatsoever and the kind of running lack of success is unsustainable going forward. I truly believe that Larsen needs to be replaced though it may not be possible given what's still available. On a side note, kudos to Jessie Davis for stepping in a DT when the team needed. That can't be an easy thing to do on the fly.
Finally, on a more humorous note, Gruden looks like he's put on some weight during his announcing gig. There was some noticeable jiggle on display.