I was waiting until the 3rd pre season game before I did this.
Too bad I'm actually more confused now than I was a couple weeks ago, yet oddly enough much has remained the same?!
Anyway, here goes....
UPDATE (Friday, Sept 3rd, 7:48 pm): I have decided to add Adam Koets to the roster. Busing is being removed to make space
QB: Manning, Bomar (2)
RB: HB - Jacobs, Bradshaw, Brown, Ware FB - Hedgecock (5)
TE: Boss, Pascoe, Beckum (3)
WR: Smith, Nicks, Manningham, Barden, Hagan, Cruz (6)
LT - Beatty
LG - Diehl, Andrews
C - O'hara, Koets, Seubert
RG - Snee, Petrus
RT - McKenzie (9)
LDE - Tuck, JPP
LDT - Cofield, Joseph
RDT - Canty, Bernard, Alford
RDE - Kiwanuka, Umenyiora (9)
SAM - Sintim, Wilkinson
MIKE - Bulluck, Goff, Dillard, Blackburn - (Maybe I'm being naive but I'm not 100% Bully is not starting at MIKE come week 1. I'm not 100% Sintim starts either, but for now I'm perfectly fine w/ going into the season w/ 8 LBs)
WILL - Boley, Kehl (8)
CB: Webster, Thomas, Ross, B. Johnson (4)
S: Rolle, Phillips, Grant, M. Johnson,
SPECIAL TEAMS (3):
K: Tynes (1)
P: Dodge (1)
LS: DeOssie (1)
Let me explain a few things....
-- I was down right adamant that we would carry 3 QBs, I still think it's very possible, but injuries in the secondary have changed my mind. Bomar has not totally convinced me that he's capable of being a 2nd string NFL QB....he didn't "win" it...I'm "giving" it to him and hoping he continues to progress.
-- I was thinking about carrying Adam Koets not because I want to but because I think the Coaches may want to. I think if there is one guy "left out", it could very well be him. So be it....
-- A couple of weeks ago I thought I was going out on a pretty big limb by taking Busing (I was basically doing it b/c Dave Merritt liked him) but I did see positive things from him last night. That's not to say that he he did not make mistakes this pre season but he showed me improvement. The reason I take Busing is b/c while we could probably use another CB I see Fewell using more 3 Safety sets w/ Rolle or Grant in the Nickel. DJ Johnson showed me improvements last night and I think if anyone else in the secondary could catch on, it's DJJ (yes, even considering how bad he was the first 2 games). But, I'm going to follow my initial post and take Busing.
-- I think it's quite obvious that they are not done with this roster either....a vet CB could in fact be in the cards. When I look at this team I think I could part ways with Ware or Busing down the road should I need to bring another position player in.