Updates after Saturday nights games.
Ben Tate is fighting for a roster spot after missing significant practice time again this year. Kubiak is frustrated but Ben Tate silenced him yesterday. He ran incredibly well and showed why he was taken in the 2nd round. He’ll likely still be listed behind Derrick Ward on the depth chart but his performance was promising. If he keeps it up he could get more and more touches in the regular season.
Pierre Thomas is continuing to start for the Saints despite reports of Ingram looking amazing in camp. I guess it doesn’t matter who starts because it looks like the Saints will distribute carries evenly. At first I was expecting a 70-30 split in favor of Ingram but it seems it’s more like 60-40 in favor of Thomas while Ingram gets the goal line and short yardage carries.
The Raiders are determined to put DHB in a position to succeed. He will be the starter going into the season although Moore and Murphy figure to be rotated in quite a bit. Still, Heyward-Bey looked good against the 49ers. He made a very nice catch on a back shoulder throw against double coverage. His 2nd catch was nice too as he had to go down and adjust to catching the pass. He’s not worth drafting but does seem to be coming along.
Moore once again had a great game. He’s not starting but the Raiders have to get him involved somehow. He even showed he could return kicks well. I don’t know if he will unseat former 1st rounder Heyward-Bey or promising 2nd year player Jacoby Ford as starters but he is certainly moving up ahead of Murphy and Schilens in the rotation. Read more