People, people, people........... Good gosh almighty, I should've adhered to my regular-season doctrine of staying away from the knee-jerky forums for at least 24 full hours, but I stepped in the bear trap this morning. Why can't folks learn preseason? Is it ever different? Did you see the San Francisco defense last night? Couldn't stop a flag football team from Nantucket last night. Rolled like a cannoli. Absolutely obliterated in a horrific performance. Which doesn't matter. Last night was full of positives, at least in regards to what preseason is supposed to be about. Weeden looked good. Really good. I'm not as concerned as before if Romo misses a few starts. Weeden is miles better than Orton. Linehan's playcalling had a different cadence, and I liked it. Not only did the offensive line look really strong, the second-team offensive line looked strong. Berny played well at center, and Uche and Leary are tremendous depth at guard if Martin ever had to be moved to tackle for an injury. Randle and Williams both looked shifty and quick. It'll come down to who is better in pass protection. Tyrone Crawford looked strong and active. Rookie keepers included Martin, Street, Hitchens, Dixon, Coleman, and maybe Bishop. Mitchell competed hard with zero safety help. Lawrence, of course, didn't play. That would be a heckuva draft right there if nobody else showed up. Now consider that 15 major contributors did not play. Carr, Scandrick Claiborne, Church, and Hamilton. That's five of your six top defense backs. Selvie, Spencer, and Lawrence. Those are your top pass rushers. Melton and McClain. Those are your likely starters at tackle. Rolando McClain, who the team really wants to claim the MLB spot. Romo, Murray, Witten, and Dez. Oh, those are the best skill players on the team. And then there's Josh Brent, who would make 16. No gameplanning. A shell of the real team. And a chicken-you-know-what move by San Diego, which actually came out in a no-huddle for a PRESEASON game. And lest you don't remember, the teams that win in the preseason are usually the worst in the league when the regular season arrives. And for the record, San Francisco looked far worse and got drilled. That's who Dallas plays that matters soon. The only major negative is our ownership, which seems to be more interested in the local call-girl and strip-club scene than paying attention to the roster right now.