VY shirted in 2002 while Simms started and played pretty well. It was the best production year for the "Big 3" receivers. Rewatched it again and here's the main takeaways: 1. Trench play is just messy. On any given play, it was difficult to discern what the OL and DL were doing. Are they forming a pocket? Are they running a stunt? About 75 percent of the time, the ball would be snapped and everyone would just street-ball it out with some dudes confused and others confused-but-pretending-they're-not. I'm not sure if this was on the coaches, or just some kind of command to "play hard but don't get hurt" kind of thing. But when I consistently said "wtf is he doing?" at any given player from the OL/DL, that's not good. 2. Nice to see TEs, but... I just don't know if we're ready to unleash that position. I'll believe it when I see it in a real game and not a practice. I'd rather see how well they block, considering our RB statuses. And they did not block well on Saturday. 3. Brains need to match effort. Not much to say about it. I'd venture that over half of our losses are mental and not due to X's and O's stuff. We still seem to have good athletes who make dumb mistakes. Positives: Both QBs seem to be better than what we had in April 2021. Card is improved. We have skill position depth. We have DB depth. We actually have LBs playing the LB position, although not super-successfully. Team speed has done a complete 180 from Strong's final season. We've gone from one of the slowest teams I've ever seen to a very speedy one. Some of the young guys and transfers stood out... which I think will help others in the portal see that we're a good landing destination. They seemed to be having fun and helping each other out.