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Top to bottom Lto R (Christiana Burton,
Bryan "Big Hurt" Carr, BLKGOP,
Brain Brennan, Robbie and myself)
Front 7: The front seven needed a upgrade and it looks like the team is on the right path to doing that. Having a true NT in Phil Taylor is gonna make this defense better just because of his understanding of the position, leverage and taking on the double sometime triple team to allow his teammates to wreck havoc.The rookie Johnathon Allen is looking to be a solid first round pick for the DL and the needs that needed to be filled, Nico Marley has been making a name for himself with his relentless motor and speed sideline to sideline and Chris Carter looked great getting to the QB for a sack and a half but has to stay smart and avoid the stupid penalties.
Special Teams: It's funny that fans only think about the special teams when they make a mistake or cost the team the game but it's time to start watching this unit. Last season I mentioned the strides Ben Kotwica has been making since he became the STs coach four seasons ago, when the unit was one of the worst in the league. The team drafting more defensive minded has also helped this unit because most of the best special teamers come from the defense unless you have a TE/WR named Niles Paul on your team. This unit forced a turnover after the offense sputtered on their opening drive and had some nice returns and held the Packers special teams in check. This unit will help this team win a game or two this year.
Backup Quarterback: We all know the QB situation with Kirk and the team but the back up QB job is just as important. Colt McCoy and Nate Sudfeld are competing for the back up spot and both have looked like they understand the offense and last week Nate showed that he has been learning under QB coach Matt Cavanaugh. Colt has been very efficient and moved the offense with ease, even tho it's against the back up units. Nate had s stronger arm, bigger, stronger and has a bigger upside but had a lot of learning and growing as a QB. Nate had a chance for a game winning drive but unfortunately couldn't get the offense on the scoreboard. He only had two drives and they were ineffective but the 3rd and last preseason games are more important for the 2nd year QB. Sudfeld should be getting the clean up duty in the 3rd game and possibly a whole half or more in the final preseason game. The next game is Sunday vs Cincinnati at 4:30pm. Dress rehearsal for the starters and they normally play 3 quarters of the game of this 3rd preseason game.
As I was writing this article a report just came out that Jordan Reed has been activated from the PUP list (toe) and will be practicing with the team this week and hopefully will play. Be sure to check out show Sports On The Hill Podcast Monday nights at 7pm est. You can call in and listen or ask any sports questions or make comments @347.884.9299 or go like our page and get the link to stream the show live on Monday's or listen at your convenience. You can follow me on Facebook @Carroll Porter III or on Twitter @TattooedScorpio/Carroll Porter or follow me on IG @icarrollporter. Stay tuned for more articles and sports content.#SportsOTHP #HTTR #DCSportsWithoutThePolitics#OurNetworkIsBetterThenYours#TruRadioNetwork