Fast forward to 2010. Young looks confident and accurate. If his strong commitment to the offseason program and his passing performance against the Cardinals means anything, watch out. Vince Young may be on the cusp of becoming one of the league’s best quarterbacks.
Leapin’ Lavelle Hawkins made the play of the night on a 22-yard reverse run. I’m happy for him. Seems like a nice kid who’s gaining confidence and preparing to contribute to the offense in his third season.
Off the street free agent Samkon Gado took the field before LeGarrette Blount got a chance to play. Gado responded by scoring two rushing touchdowns. Was coach Jeff Fisher sending Blount a message?
I fully expect Fisher to keep his guy Blount on the roster. Perhaps a running-back needy team will give Gado another chance.
The offensive line looked fantastic.
Last month, I predicted that Jason Babin would not make the team. Now, I wouldn’t be surprised if Babin starts ahead of ailing rookie Derrick Morgan.
I also won’t be surprised if rookie Alterraun Verner overtakes Jason McCourty for the second cornerback spot. The game in Carolina will reveal a lot about this team’s starting lineup and regular season prospects.