August 8, 2013
the fact is, Manning may have to play with this patch-work offensive line during the regular season if any of the o-lineman have reoccurring injuries. The time is now for Manning to get on the same page with his line.
I agree with Jon’s reasoning, and Manning has said this week it will be good to get reps against different players. But I’ll be happy to see him jogging off the field after a series or two.
What to expect on the 49ers side from Mike High Report’s 49ers affiliate.
August 7, 2013
A tease, although a worthwhile one, of the cover story in this week’s issue of Sports Illustrated.
Rookie camp begins, and the main goal is to make the team. Watch as three veterans mentor rookies in their quest to solidify a roster spot.
Includes a (brief) look at the relationship between Champ Bailey and Kayvon Webster.
5. Running back remains one of the positions to watch, and the full-speed, play-to-the-whistle style of preseason games could play into Montee Ball’s hands. In recent days, Ball has seen a handful of carries blown dead at contact, not giving him a chance to break tackles, which he did exceptionally well at Wisconsin.
The quick whistles of training camp are designed to keep players as healthy as possible, avoiding superfluous contact. The standards of preseason games might serve Ball better and provide a confidence boost as training camp continues.
There’s lots of competition, but I think Ball lands at the top of my "Players I’m most interested in watching in the first preseason game" list.
Duke Ihenacho is one of the stories of camp so far, but I have to love with what Mike Adams, the veteran he’s competing against, has to say about it:
“I was a free agent like Duke was coming into the league. I had (former safety) Tony Parrish looking after me when I was in San Francisco. He always told me to pay it forward. I made sure when Duke came in — young guy, hungry, safety, free agent just grinding, you see the potential. I told him: ‘Keep going. Don’t worry about anybody else. Make it hard for the coaches. Make it hard for everybody. Make it hard for myself.’ And he’s doing just that.”
August 4, 2013
No real surprises, but I expect to see lots of movement in the offensive line, safeties and backup WR in the next few weeks.
A timely look at two Broncos who belong in Canton.
Peyton’s glove watch is still a popular topic in 2013, as well as other interesting evaluations from Andrew Mason on last night’s scrimmage.