It’s uh Thursday night pahhh-tay!!!!
Plenty of NFL … uh …. action the next few days as preseason finally starts.
Here’s where some Apps should be.
Tonight Hey Mr. DJ Smith and the Pack are at San Diego, which has a veteran Superman and a rookie DP on the roster. Also Sticks and the Broncos in Chicago.
Friday the Blur continues his fight for a roster spot with the J-E-T-S as they play Jacksonville. Daniel Kilgore, LeGreedy and the 49ers take on the Vikings Friday too.
AE and the Panthers host Houston Saturday at 7. The Quickness makes his Rams debut in Indianapolis Sunday at 1:30.
As far as training camp skuttlebutt …
Brian Quick looking good.
Quick made some very nice plays today. On one play, Quick got wide open on a deep in seven on seven work for a nice grab. He looked very smooth in doing so. On a second play, maybe the best of the day, the lengthy wideout got behind Bradley Fletcher and safety Rodney McLeod for a terrific catch in stride and sprinted to the end zone for a 60 yard score.
Corey Lynch has his work cut out for him, according to one report – “Lynch, 6-0, 210, is a long shot to make the team. It would probably take a significant injury to Atari Bigby or Brandon Taylor for him to stick around.”
Smith is what he’s always been …. huhn-gray!
While Bishop has been sidelined, Smith has fit in well with the No. 1 defense. The instincts that fueled his 525 tackles in college continue to define Smith. The 5-foot-11, 239-pounder closes fast and hits with a thud. He doesn’t waste time near the line of scrimmage.
Some way, he may force himself onto the field.
As for AE … well …. /sigh … please, don’t tease.
The former Appalachian State star has impressed coaches enough in training camp to play with the second team at receiver and maintain his starting spot as punt returner, all while fending off a legion of players at both positions.
“Armanti has come along very well,” coach Ron Rivera said. “And the nice thing for Armanti, this is his third full training camp as a wide receiver. So we’re starting to see what you’re looking for in terms of the progress.”
Edwards has no catches in his two seasons in the NFL, but that hasn’t stopped Anderson from zeroing in on him as one of his main targets.