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Who needs to show something on Thursday?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by blindzebra, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. blindzebra

    blindzebra Benched

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    Parcells said it's pretty much set today, but there were a few one or the other the other day.

    Thomas has to show up on special teams.

    Barber needs to play.

    Thompson needs to not fumble.

    Polite needs to block, run, catch, and play special teams, just like he's been doing.

    Pierce needs to block and do something on special teams.

    Noll needs to make no mental errors and block well on pulls and screens.

    Walter, see Noll.

    Carson needs for Ferguson to look doubtful for SD.

    Ratliff needs to keep doing what he's doing.

    Johnson see Ratliff.

    Ogbogu needs multiple QB pressures and something on ST and at LB.

    K. Thornton needs to get healthy.

    O'Neil needs an impact play on ST and at LB.

    Coady needs to play ST well and keep blowing people up at safety.

    Scott needs an impact play at safety.

    Beriault needs to get healthy.

    B. Thornton needs to be solid in not get torched.

    N. Jones see Thornton.

    Cortez needs to be perfect and get his kickoffs inside the 5.

    Novack see Cortez.
  2. NYCowboy22

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    I think Anthony Thomas has made the team already, for the sole reason that he has NFL experience. IMO Bill won't be comfortable with two unproven rookies to replace JJ and this offense will revolve around the running game.
  3. blindzebra

    blindzebra Benched

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    Yep, and he kept 2 experienced RBs last year that played poorly and could not play special teams.

    I see upside and special teams just as important as experience.
  4. Wolverine

    Wolverine Zimmer Hater

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    I would say that A-Train and Morgan need to show something. TT and Barber are younger with more upside. Morgan could be a dropped pass away from being cut.
  5. sacase

    sacase Well-Known Member

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    To bad BP said that unless something spectaular happens (which doesn' t include a interception, return for a touch down) then he already knows who is on the team.
  6. blindzebra

    blindzebra Benched

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    He also says he hates the last preseason game because something always happens to change your plans.


    I also forgot:

    Morgan needs a huge game.

    Copper needs to play ST and make his catches.

    Crowder needs to make some plays at WR and not lunge on tackles.
  7. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Tucker: If he doesn't start, I don't think he makes the team.


    Barber: Parcells said A-Train was already on one special teams unit. He made it sound like he's already on the team (JMO). I think Barber needs to show something to force BP to keep 4 RBs.
  8. HardHittin'Witten

    HardHittin'Witten This ain't Madden

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    I have a presentation I have to show co-workers on Thursday. :D
  9. Banned_n_austin

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    I want to see big plays from our secondary ... primarily our CB's ... more big impact plays from Newman and it'd be nice to see some from Glenn and Henry as well.

    Oh, and GO ROMO!!!

    :starspin
  10. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    excellent.
  11. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    i think canty needs to show something.
    i think henson better show something.
    i think tucker damn sure better show something.
    morgan really.......really better show something.
  12. Banned_n_austin

    Banned_n_austin Benched

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    How much is Spears going to play?
  13. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Newman had an interception! How many do you need?! Sheesh! :p:;)
  14. HardHittin'Witten

    HardHittin'Witten This ain't Madden

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    seriously, I'm looking for Barber, Tucker, Morgan and Henson to show us some good things on Thursday. At least, I'm hoping they do.
  15. Banned_n_austin

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    I need more Crown. I'd prefer at least 1 or 2 a game. Newman looked great last game ... and the announcers were talking about how he was injured last year...

    That interception was nice. Did you see the hops on that guy?
  16. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    I want to see Pepper come back out and make it easy for us to cut Carson.

    I want Lousaka to look like Ritchie Anderson with better blocking skills.

    I want someone to give me confidence on kick return.

    I want the same play from the gunners we had last season.

    I want Keith to continue his game to game improvement.

    I want the entire LB corps to continue to give me a little confidence in their ability (something I lacked until preseason).

    I want Bariault to show me something, ANYTHING, in coverage, that makes me think he can be trusted back there if Roy goes down.

    I want Cortez to create an illusion that he will be OK (because really - an illusion is gonna be the best he can do).

    I want both centers to look good - I want Gurode to get a little more pop in his step, and I want to see Johnson not pushed back anymore.

    I want Pettitti to continue his improvement, namely - get control of his backpedal on passing downs.

    I want Bledsoe to show me he has the footwork of a Vet QB, instead of a college QB, and sidestep the rush (one of the few GOOD things Vinny could do).

    I want Thompson to actually hit a run that isn't to the outside against scrubs - those starters are a lot faster, my friend.

    I want Witten to draw double teams - just because our offense is gravy if our TE can get a double team.

    I want Julius to break off some inside runs, draw the defense into the box, and Drew to throw a PA pass downfield for a TD.

    Plenty more where that came from...
  17. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Yeah - I was aggravated. I have about 2-3 inches on him, but I can't dunk. Schmuck!
  18. silver

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    Peterman needs to show he can play more than back up LG.

    Copper needs to show he can catch without pushing off.

    Al Johnson needs to show he's far superior than Gurode.

    All three back up RB's need to show they can at least return kicks or cover on special teams. They also needs to show good hands out of the back field and that he can pick up the blitz and short yardage power.

    Bledsoe needs to show he can connect on a deep pass with either of his starting WR's
  19. CowboyChris

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    isnt this the time of year that Lynn Scott steps up and make a couple of big hits thus securing his roster spot?
  20. Nors

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    Guys on the bubble

    Ogobogu, Thornton and Als - someone is going there.

    TT and Barber, Atrain - someone may go there

    WR - Backups battling with rest of NFL to make team

    Walters, Noll, Tucker

    Thornton may have his last chance at CB

    Safety - not sure we are settled behind Davis, Roy yet....

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