Wow, that was one extremely ugly performance. There is nothing like getting bitch slapped by a one win team to send everyone to a Jim Jones inspired chug of Kool-Aid. After the dust clears, let’s examine the remains for some clues. To wit, what have we learned?
We are headed for a no win season if the Offensive Line plays like that. I don’t expect us to be that bad on the line again, but there will be those days where we can’t do much on Offense with our line play. For the game, I gave the line a ‘F’ and the rest of the offense a grade of incomplete.
The D-Line got tossed around, but it was not as bad the offensive line performance. Except for DJ, our linebackers look pedestrian. Flowers and Carr keep growing. This may be one of the more exciting developments if this trend continues.
Savage is locking up a spot on this roster. At this point, I expect him to make the team returning both punts and kickoffs as well as the occasional run.
Sippio looks like a man waiting to get cut. It appears that his heart is no longer in the game. Maybe he can help Sams move out.
Now, let me pose some reader questions for discussion. Keep in mind we have a lot of cap room.
What do we do about D-Mac? He does not look comfortable at RT. It appears his knees will not hold up over the course of a season and there are rumors that he is unhappy. Do we keep him around and hope he plays better and/or is not a disruptive force in the locker room? I am starting to wonder if cutting him might be the best long term solution.
Nap Harris continues to be absent. We look real shallow at LB. Can we afford to cut him? This is one area of the team that I am starting to expect us to bring in some young player(s) another team cuts. I expect Harris to be on the team, but this may be his last year in Red and Gold.
Will we be looking for a new kicker? This is the hardest question to answer. No one really seems to have stood out. Do we have another year of the kicker carousel? I would not be surprised to see one of our kickers cut in the first countdown and another kicker brought in to compete.
OK Addicts, it’s your turn. How do you answer these questions?