“This last game was the same as the first game. I think both sides of the ball did even better. As an offense, we were moving the ball up and down the field. We didn’t score as many touchdowns as we wanted, but we were definitely getting points off of those drives and getting the ball in the red zone every time we touched the ball.
“Capitalizing in the red zone will get better when we have more time to game plan when the season comes around. Preseason, we work on us first and then we go to work on the other team for a day or two. The coaches probably look at it more than that, but as far as we go, that’s as much as we really get to practice. It’ll get better after the season starts.
“The touchdown I had on Saturday was a great throw by Matt – only where I can get it. That’s what Coach talks about all the time: letting me set my feet so I can go up and get it and that’s exactly what we wanted to do.
“The offense was more in sync and the more Jahvid touches the ball the more we’ll keep getting better. He’s so fast; when he gets around the corner, you never know what’s going to happen. He looks like he’s running fast already, but when he hits the corners, he kicks it up two more gears and rolls by everybody and all of a sudden it’s an eight-yard gain. It looks like it’s going to be two yards and it turns into eight.
“On the long run he had, he might have gone all the way had the guy not grabbed his facemask. I had one guy, so he would have had to beat that other guy. He probably would have had to make a nice little cutback because I was on the sideline with my guy, but you never know with him.
“We’ve got some weapons at tight end and Nate converted a couple crucial third downs for us to keep drives going. We’ll really see what impact these new guys have once the season starts.
“While it’d be great, I don’t think we’ll be seeing as much cover-one as we’ve been seeing right now. It is preseason and teams want to work on things that they might struggle with. They work on it in the preseason because they don’t want to work on it during the season. I think we’ll see a lot more two-high during the season, so it’ll be interesting to see what happens.”
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