T-Bob: Jobs are on the line Friday in Saints-Rams game
by T-Bob Hebert,posted Aug 6 2014 6:43PM
As I sit down to write this daily blog, I am struggling for an interesting angle to take. Not much happened today beyond your normal practice. On the offensive line, the only difference was former Nebraska Cornhusker Marcel Jones got some time with the ones at RG in place of the injured Jahri Evans.
I know it is camp time because everything is starting to feel the same. That is why I am so happy/excited/relieved that the Saints will finally get to strap it up against another team come Friday. We have been watching the same battles each and every day, and while that remains entertaining to a point, there is a limit to that enjoyment. Preseason games are great because that is where jobs are truly won or lost.
JC (John Clayton) breakin it down with CJ (Cam Jordan) these two could make for an incredible buddy cop movie pic.twitter.com/r5WxKoHTVF
There are plenty of great position battles to keep on eye on Friday, not the least of which is Luke McCown vs Ryan Griffin as they fight it out to see who will earn the right to back up Drew Brees. While the battle for the interior offensive line positions may not be the most exciting to some, I find myself almost giddy, because due to the injuries to Evans and Grubbs, we should get to see Lelito, Goodwin, Kelemete, Weaver, and Jones all in extended game speed action as those five fight for the three spots that will most likely be handed out.
Another huge position of interest to keep an eye on is WR. First year WR Brandon Coleman was rated the best undrafted player by many “experts,” but I would argue that fellow rookies Seantavius Jones and Charles Hawkins have both looked better up to this point. In Coleman’s defense, though, he has continued to improve at a rapid pace and his natural size and athleticism goes a long way towards wanting to keep him around. If Colston, Stills, and Cooks are all on the team, who snags the other roster spots? Meachem, Toon (who is having an excellent camp), Tanner, and the aforementioned rookies will all be fighting for those coveted spots on the fifty three. All of these jobs will not be won on the practice field, but in these next four games. Friday can not come fast enough.
Tomorrow the Saints are off so I expect my blog will be Tiger-focused as LSU has gotten their own training camp underway this week.
PS Going to see Guardians of the Galaxy in 3D tonight and I CANNOT WAIT! I was always going to see this movie as I see almost every Marvel movie, but now that I know its got a 90%+ rotten tomatoes rating I’m all in. Plus Chris Pratt is a cutie.