Thursday, September 2, 2010
Three things: Falcons at Jaguars
By Paul Kuharsky
Three things I’ll be looking for in Falcons at Jaguars:
A clue at guard: If Jack Del Rio rolls out starters for a token appearance, and he should, we will get a look at what should be the starting offensive line. One starting guard spot is not known publicly. It appears it’s either Vince Manuwai at right guard or Kynan Forney at left guard with Uche Nwaneri filling the other side in either scenario.
Long shot bids: First impressions are ancient. Last impressions can’t do anything but help a guy’s cause as decision-makers sit down to make cuts. Players like fullback Brock Bolen, receiver John Matthews, offensive tackle Kevin Haslam and defensive tackle Leger Douzable each will have enough time on the field to make that solid final bid.
Linebacker depth: The Jaguars have been dinged up at linebacker, and it’s tested their depth. Russell Allen is a definite part of this team, but what’s after that? Teddy Lehman, Alvin Bowen, Tony Gilbert, Kyle Bosworth and even Rod Wilson have one final chance to make a good showing, move up the stack and improve the chance of sticking. However it shakes out, I still think the Jaguars will be shopping for linebacker depth on the waiver wire.