Topic 1: Panic?! It was a preseason game and there has been some panic already by fans across the internet, but should there be? 31 players didn’t play including all of the starters on the offense and defense with the one exception of Stephen Weatherly and D.J. Wonnum. Maybe they were hoping one of those two would stand out? Both got a single pressure. This game can be viewed as the traditional 4th preseason game in the past with all the starters resting. The only difference is that the rest of the roster didn’t have playing time in games 1-3 to work on getting their mistakes out and improving. Do you view it that way?
Topic 2: Jake Browning and Kellen Mond. Mike Zimmer wasn’t pleased, to say the least. Browning didn’t look as well as he did in practice but still has the QB2 spot secured at the moment. Mond at least moved, but seemed slow speeding up to the NFL level. You might expect that from a rookie 3rd rounder, but that is not what was hoped for. What did you think? Were there any flashes from either that you liked?
Topic 3: Why is Dakota Dozier still on this team? The team will have to cut down to 85 players by Tuesday afternoon. Dozier should survive that first initial cut due to depth issues, but should he? He was in competition with Old Udoh for the right guard slot, so his play against the Broncos’ first team was more realistic than just about any other playing up to the competition level [Vikings 2s vs the Broncos 1s]. What does the team see in him that they re-signed him?
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