Mike Bell of, maybe this Denver RB will rush for 1500 yards because he’s in the “system” fame, rushed 10 times for 100 yards and a TD. After the game Brees insinuated that Bell could see more touches which would give about 5 touches per game per Saints offensive player. This of course isn’t the best news owners of Pierre Thomas have ever heard. If and when Bush misses a couple games Bell could still cut into Thomas’ opportunities. Here are a few other things I saw that will probably be overblown in the premature season:
James Davis: Jim Davis had 116 carries, a TD which came on an 81 yard run, and a career based on one joke about a cat eating lasagna.
Glen Coffee: The 49ers rushed for 275 yards against the Raiders and 7 of those came from Frank Gore. Coffee had 129 yards on just 16 carries. He is easily Gore’s handcuff this season and a good one at that.
Troy Williamson: In between threatening Major Dad to a boxing match on the 50 yard line, Williamson caught 4 passes for 127 yards and a TD. With the lack of depth at WR in Jacksonville he has a shot at the #2 spot. I don’t trust him, but it is what is it is.
Josh Cribbs: Returned a punt 81 yards for a TD, had a 95 yard kick return called back, and one reception for 20 yards. He can score whenever he touches the ball, which might not be all that often, but it should be.
Ronnie Brown: He ran, he caught, he wild-catted, and he scored a TD. Ya’ll know I am high on him this year and I’ve only huffed a little airplane fuel tonight.
Tony Romo: Romo spread the ball around well against the Titans completing 18/24 for 192 yards. He looked as mobile as ever and it is nice to not see him have to force the ball to TO to keep him from committing suicide.
Derrick Ward: He made a good case for winning the starting RB job by running tough last night. Earnest Graham and Cadillac Williams will take away touches, but it does look like Ward will get the bulk of the carries and if he is productive he could keep getting a larger and larger percentage of them.
Peyton Manning: Looked like a quarterback machine against Philadelphia. It will be hard to stop the Colts this year with Wayne, Gonzo II, Clark, and the ambiguously starting duo of Addai and Brown. I don’t see too much daylight between Brees, Brady, and Manning right now.
Deon Butler: The former Nittany Lion is looking like he may be a contributor this year. What is a Nittany anyway? I’m thinking a parasitic louse a lion gets. So, like I was saying, Deon Butler made a nice grab for a TD and Hasselbeck looked good, not attractive, just accurate, the dude is bald. Butler could also return kicks this year so add him to that ever changing returners list from yesterday.