This game determined which players have a chance to stay on the team before the first cut. 90 players are filling the Broncos roster, and by 4 PM EST on September 1st, 15 of those players will be cut. The first half of the game for most teams in the third preseason game will be first-team players. This either validates or invalidates coaching decision for starters. The second half of the game is focused on who has potential to stay before the cut.
Things I liked:
- We got a safety!
- 1st team passing defense was unstoppable
- Jordan Norwood
- The time on ball possession
- Special Teams drastically improved
- Injury-free game
- Low penalty count
- Many different receivers today
- Juwan Thompson likely sealed the 3rd string RB spot
- Going for the 2-point conversion
Things I didn’t like:
- DT and Manning were on different pages
- NaVorro Bowman got in the backfield too frequently
- I guess we forgot Kaepernick can run
- Our run defense needs some work
- Redzone conversion is still lacking
- Lost the turnover game again
- 2nd team passing defense was swiss cheese
- How does a 6’8″ man get a throw batted at the line of scrimmage?
- Montee Ball still can’t find the hole
- Isaiah Burse receiving punts/kickoffs