I don't have any profound, in-depth analysis of either the Washington or Indy games. Just a few thoughts at this point in the summer:
- First, CJ Spiller. Not just the highlight reel, which was good in itself (keep in mind the Colts 1st team D is no joke). But also, I just watched his postgame, and this guy is hungry. I am thoroughly looking forward to watching his career play out.
- Last night reminded me that we can't underestimate how much a change in offensive system will benefit players who have struggled to find their identity in the past. I'm thinking Trent, obviously, but would add all of our TEs and even Lee Evans). At this point in the rebuilding process we certainly have some gaping holes, but the fact of the matter is we have a number of decently skilled (not great, but good) players. These are exactly the kind of players that in a good offensive system can actually perform well consistently. I really believe this.
- And on that note, how good is it to see a perfect playaction pass? If we can run the ball this year, which I'm pretty darn sure we should be able to, and Trent can work on that playaction, then watch out for a big fantasy year from Lee Evans.
- Also, it's still preseason, right? The mood of the average Bills fan is a lot higher after yesterday. Seems like just a few days ago that many of us were bracing for a 2 or 3 win season. The fact remains that a preseason game - with coaches holding back, players not able to get into the rhythm of a full game, defenses staying fresh, etc. - by definition reveals very little about the upcoming season. Thus, I for one am going to enjoy the highlights, shrug at the lowlights, and wait till a real game before passing judgment on this season. I'm going to do my best not to overreact either way (this applies not just to general feelings about the team, but to specific players. I.e. Maybin, Bell, Edwards).