NFL Preseason Week 2: What to Watch for in Saturday’s Action

August 22, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The most significant portion of preseason football is evaluating what will impact the immediate future. Sure, there will be third-string players who put up plenty of stats, but the chances of noticing an impact from them on Sunday of Week 1 are slim.
Instead, most fans should focus on question marks at the top of teams' rosters. Is there an injury that vaults a relative unknown into the starting lineup? Is there a rookie who absolutely needs to hit to make an offense or defense mesh in 2015? For the most part, this is what the preseason is for.
For example, Justin Britt, the starting right tackle for the Seattle Seahawks last year as a rookie, struggled against the Denver Broncos' Von Miller in Week 1. The Seahawks, with a couple of weeks to burn before the regular season begins, adjusted and moved him to left guard after his performance. By Friday, he had filled the position as a starter.
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