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PressCoverage
08-17-2006, 03:01 AM
** i would like this to become a centralized thread from informed people who were really impressed by a certain rookie or unknown player in a game this preseason... if you sit around on your couch and watch nfl network a lot, or go to camp somewhere, and happen to catch a game and notice some rookie lineman, or guy coming back from injury around the league, chime in to this thread and offer a few sentences ... or if some heralded rookie sucks... ((try to keep the bickering to a minimum)) ** ...

i'll offer two to start:

Det. rookie LB Ernie Sims ... Lions might have a gem here... Was watching the Denver-Detroit game and he tackles with ferocity, real fast, and dominated on kick coverage... he'll be with the first team within the week...

Patriots H-back Garrett Mills, ... Hate to say it, but New England has got a real good pass catching fullback here... I rememeber one pre-draft mag. said he was the best receiving FB/Hback in the draft... He's catching everything they're throwing to him, after getting into camp just this past week... went 5 for 75 vs. Atlanta...

NorthFloridaFin
08-17-2006, 03:07 AM
Ernie is a great LB, he just gets hurt a little too much. He tries to kill the ball carrier every time and ends up costing himself in the long run.

HysterikiLL
08-17-2006, 03:43 AM
Rashied Davis is looking good for the Bears. He is competing for the number 2 receiver spot

PressCoverage
08-17-2006, 05:24 AM
Rashied Davis is looking good for the Bears. He is competing for the number 2 receiver spot

Didn't Berrian fumble in the first quarter this past week? Even before that, I'd say the No. 2 spot for the Bears was quite open, yes...

Slappy8800
08-17-2006, 05:27 AM
pat RB maroney looked good

burger13
08-17-2006, 09:44 AM
Not a rookie.....but C Jake Grove of the Raiders has looked like complete garbage. May be on the worst line in the league, and still stuck out as amazingly bad.

In_Flames
08-17-2006, 10:20 AM
pat RB maroney looked good

:yes:

PressCoverage
08-17-2006, 09:20 PM
it doesn't have to be a rookie, ... and yes, Maroney looked great...

Also, I thought Steve McNair looked good in his TD drive against the Giants... On target, running with abandon and great poise in and out of the huddle... Ravens finally have a quarterback.

Alex44
08-17-2006, 09:21 PM
Tarvaris Jackson on the Vikings look GOOD

Majpain
08-17-2006, 09:24 PM
Casey Printers looks horrible.

dolphinfan2k5
08-17-2006, 10:00 PM
So far the names the come to mind first are Hank Baskett, WR for the Eagles. Went undrafted this year, could turn into a real story. Laurence Maroney also did well, I hate to say it though. I really liked to watch him in college, its a shame the pats took him. The other person they could have taken was Deangelo Williams though, and he impressed me in college, haven't seen him in preseaon yet. Oh and Reggie Bush impressed me too, even without the one huge run, which was very poor containment by the Titans. It was still a good run though. That's all that comes to mind right now.

Vertical Limit
08-17-2006, 10:53 PM
Mario Williams looks HORRIBLE. I mean, he may just turn out to be a bust.

This guy got owned by Kyle Turkey in the first preseason game; KYLE TURKEY HASN'T PLAYED A DOWN SINCE 2003 AND WAS WORKING OUT HERE TO BE A TIGHT END. Now he's a guard I beleive for the Chiefs.

Just upsetting, if I am Houston fan, I would just root for the New Orleans Saints. You have many Saints fans there in Houston, plus New Orleans has the player you wanted.

nick1
08-17-2006, 10:53 PM
Frank Gore looked great in week 1, Brandon Jacobs looks very good

Pennington's Rocket Arm
08-17-2006, 10:55 PM
tye hill.

PressCoverage
08-17-2006, 11:43 PM
Frank Gore looked great in week 1, Brandon Jacobs looks very good

Yes, i looked at the gamebook for the Niners-Bears... It was Gore for 7, Gore for 6, Gore for 8, Gore for 5... He got plenty of work, and I think the Niners are tired of Barlow's act... Norv Turner and an improved O-line? They can get 1000 yds out of Gore this year, easily

Frank Gore is a great story... With a sick mother (on dialysis, i believe), he only wanted to be able to provide medical care for her with an NFL paycheck when he was a kid... Two shredded knees at Miami made things look bleak, but here he is, still perservering, making it all the way to the NFL... He's a solid run/pass threat, and a no-nonsense runner... I like him a lot..

PressCoverage
08-18-2006, 02:33 AM
Eli looked very sharp tonight... 11-of-14

Dolfan984
08-18-2006, 03:17 AM
Rob Johnson and Damon Huard looked terrible tonight in the Chiefs - Giants game. I guessed it was no shock but provided me with plenty of laughs. :)

finfansince72
08-18-2006, 05:25 AM
it doesn't have to be a rookie, ... and yes, Maroney looked great...

Also, I thought Steve McNair looked good in his TD drive against the Giants... On target, running with abandon and great poise in and out of the huddle... Ravens finally have a quarterback.

The McNair pickup was great, if he stays healthy that team is going to contend for the Superbowl. Boller has really held this team back with his terrible play and leadership. McNair is one of the most underrated Qbs of this era. If the Titans had opened up the offense and actually picked up talented Wrs McNair would have had huge numbers and wouldnt have had to get beaten up game after game. If Jamal Lewis gives a crap and plays hard they are going to be a really, really good team.

finfansince72
08-18-2006, 05:27 AM
Rob Johnson and Damon Huard looked terrible tonight in the Chiefs - Giants game. I guessed it was no shock but provided me with plenty of laughs. :)

Rob Johnson still holds onto the ball and runs around the pocket like an idiot. I mean how many decades do you have to play before you stop that dumb crap? He would actually be a good Qb IF he would stop doing that. Insane.

nick1
08-18-2006, 10:20 AM
Yes, i looked at the gamebook for the Niners-Bears... It was Gore for 7, Gore for 6, Gore for 8, Gore for 5... He got plenty of work, and I think the Niners are tired of Barlow's act... Norv Turner and an improved O-line? They can get 1000 yds out of Gore this year, easily

Frank Gore is a great story... With a sick mother (on dialysis, i believe), he only wanted to be able to provide medical care for her with an NFL paycheck when he was a kid... Two shredded knees at Miami made things look bleak, but here he is, still perservering, making it all the way to the NFL... He's a solid run/pass threat, and a no-nonsense runner... I like him a lot..
the thing most people don't know is that Gore was the starter over Portis until his first torn ACL which paved the way for Portis to become the player he is now. Gore was heathly his Jr. year and again he was the starter, he tore his other ACL which paved the way for McGahee. Gore was suppose to be better than both McGahee and Portis and I think he still can be

PressCoverage
08-18-2006, 03:50 PM
he certainly runs more disciplined and patient than them both...

Prophet
08-18-2006, 04:03 PM
Aaron Brooks looks worse as a Raider than he was with the Saints. Is that possible? Yes.

BDC87
08-18-2006, 04:21 PM
Rivers and A. Smith looked good. LJ is having some problems and Maroney is better than Dillion.

nick1
08-18-2006, 05:13 PM
how about DeAngleo Williams? I haven't seen the Panthers play yet. I think he is better than Foster but only time will tell.

Sirspud
08-18-2006, 05:24 PM
the thing most people don't know is that Gore was the starter over Portis until his first torn ACL which paved the way for Portis to become the player he is now. Gore was heathly his Jr. year and again he was the starter, he tore his other ACL which paved the way for McGahee. Gore was suppose to be better than both McGahee and Portis and I think he still can be

I think Portis was in the clear concerning Gore. He didn't tear his first ACL until the year McGahee broke out and also tore his own knee up. His second ACL was the year after McGahee got drafted.

HysterikiLL
08-18-2006, 08:51 PM
Update on Rashied Davis -- playing well in this Chargers game. Returned a punt 100 yards for a TD. This guy could turn out to be something. Reminds me a little of Chambers when he moves.

nick1
08-18-2006, 09:38 PM
Hester is going to be very good, if he only had a chance to return the ball... there goes a punt return for 42 yards!

Vertical Limit
08-18-2006, 10:23 PM
Aaron Brooks looks worse as a Raider than he was with the Saints. Is that possible? Yes.
Never liked Aaron Brooks. I would just give the starting job to Andrew Walter. What do they got to lose anyways? They aren't contenders, that's for sure. Especially in that division.