Week Two. A number of things have changed since the lead in to week one and there are some players that now could be more significant going forward due to injuries, lets take a look at some players I will be glued to while watching tonight.
With Denzel Perryman going down for 8-10 weeks, there is a big need in the middle of the field. Behind him there is some experience in Nick Dzubnar and Korey Toomer, so seeing how the Chargers use the rotation of ILB’s will he something to keep an eye on. Both James Onwualu and Nigel Harris saw extended playing time in week one and I’d imagine that will continue today. Joshua Perry, who only saw time later on in week one, seems to have fallen behind these UDFA’s, wonder if that will continue.
Michael Davis has extended playing time last week and gave up a few catches to Kasen Williams on some amazing plays from the WR. Davis, while in position, couldn’t make the play to break it up. In practice on Friday he seemed to be working with the second unit while Trevor Williams got some looks with the starters. Dez King saw time in the slot and had a solid debut, something I’m sure we all hope continues today. Ryan Reid made some plays that made me look up his jersey number wondering who he was, so he may be someone to watch as well.
Addae is a starter, that much is clear. The other starting gig, however, seems to be more of a discussion. Tre Boston and Dwight Lowery seem to be splitting reps with the ones at times and they bring different skillsets to the table, I’m curious to see how they are mixed in tonight. Dexter McCoil and Adrian Phillips could be on a roster bubble, so they’ll need to show out some if they hope to make this team.
The most exciting group for me is going to be this one. With Barksdale not practicing Friday and Okung out Thursday, we could see some more Hairston or Burwell which could get ugly quickly. Neither were impressive week one, hopefully they can show a little more today. Interior starters are likely to be Slauson, Pulley, Wiggins which was effective last week, curious if that continues. Then there is the prospect of seeing more from Dan Feeney both at Center and Guard as it seems they are trying to get him ready as quickly as possible.
That’s who I’ll be watching tonight, what about you? Let us know down in the comments.