A letter to the fans: Your guide to everything you thought about week 1 of the Preseason.

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Let’s start by remembering that the Preseason is utterly pointless.
The Pre season night one finishes. Your team just lost to the worst team in the league. Oh god no! You scream in your own head forcing you to a sleepless night. You woke up this morning read the tabloids, Team x doomed for failure. That’s the headline everywhere. You start to break down at your desk crying in despair. How can this team that is obviously connected to me be such a terrible embarrassment? You then start doubting your life decisions crying out for help you call your father. He tells you you’re a pathetic loser and hangs up on you. You begin to frenzy and everything falls into a blur.
STOP! Breathe it is only the preseason. It may feel like the end of the world but when real football gets here in September you will immediately lose all doubt and become hopeful again. If your team goes 0-4 in the pre season it is not the end of the world. Don’t cry don’t panic and remember that this time of year is worthless. It is just basically Scrimmage after Scrimmage after Scrimmage. Your team is not terrible, you are not terrible, so live your life. Go for a jog, smell the roses, dream your most unreal dreams, and use everyday to its fullest potential. Because guess what? If your team wins one game in the regular season in the first two weeks you will feel really good about yourself. Save the crying yourself to sleep for when your team starts 0-4.
QBS we learned a lot about
The Preseason is good for one thing. Getting tape on second and third string Quarterbacks. We learned a lot about current passers in the game that we do not get to see on a game to game basis. One of those guys is Chiefs first rounder Patrick Mahomes. Though Mahomes is slated to redshirt his first year in the NFL his preseason performance was more than third string. He threw 7 of 9 passes complete for 49 yards and a touchdown. Mahomes has a big arm and fantastic athleticism he has a promising future in the league. A future that is not so far in the future of this league is that of Desean Watson. Watson played extremely well in his first ever appearance. Watson showed the ability to move in the pocket and make good decisions with the ball. Watson went 15-25 and had 179 yards through the air. Watson did struggle keeping the deep ball on target but that comes with time and practice. Another shining star was Mitch Trubisky. While the many Bears fans who write for this site think Trubisky will be redshirted his first year I firmly believe he will start at least 6 games this year. Trubisky played like a spread option QB but Jon Fox and company made him look like an NFL starter. This offense is going to feature a lot of shotgun and boot legs.
And those who still remain mystery’s
In his first game under new NFL coach Sean Mcvay Jared Goff looked, well he didn’t really look like anything. We didn’t see enough of Goff to make an accurate assessment. Blake Bortles threw to little to see any fix in botch mechanics in New England and speaking of throwing motions Carson Wentz still looks like a mess.
Young talent and lots of it
Where to begin? I guess the backfields, the NFL has found its next star backs. Christian McCaffery, Joe Mixon and Leonard Fournette dominated in there NFL preseason debuts. We could have the next gen of , all-star fantasy backs developing right before our eyes. The other spot of young talent on the defense. Taco Charlton and TJ Watt dominated. Charlton is something to build the defense in Chicago around and Watt adds a nice piece in Pittsburgh.
That’s all for musings this week stay tuned until week 2.
Your football friend
Eric Jensen

 

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