Hey Nation - just glad to have seen such an intensely fought and clean first game from the Silver and Black!
This season my plan is to take a couple of days to think over the game and give some highlights and some low lights with a short conclusion.
- Andre Gurode and Alex Barron both had some major plays on offense - opening holes and in Barron's case really protected the edge well in the passing game. Just their addition and versatility makes us deeper and more stout in 2013!
- Rashard Jennings - man, this guy ran hard. Along with a promising debut for Latavius Murray - there is much more depth and size at the RB position.
- Tyvon Branch - maybe for the first time I really saw his value. He played with such confidence and poise in the defensive backfield - his blocked FG was beautiful.
- Special Teams - we are stacked. Our punters, Seabass and our returners all looked great. Shout out to young Jenkins (Greg) who looked like a young Cribbs! A case can be made they won the game for the S & B.
- WR play - Moore, Butler, Streater, Sessions, Criner - well - I was/am impressed!
- Greg Olsen using the player's strength!
- Team spirit - this was amazing - Dallas had already played - played their starters game 2 minutes - we kept at it and had not real drop off in the game. Very clean for a first action!
- QB turnovers - uggh!
- Starting guards got pushed around - absolutely weak. DMAC had nowhere to go!
- Pass Rush - double uggh! Wow - I know we were missing the starters, but wow, if we have to blitz this much in the season?