from Colonel Mustard
Tom's ticked at the second teams and I can see why. They were very disjointed. But I do think several of our second-unit defenders are coming on. Polk is getting all kinds of playing time and is showing he belongs. Walker is learning as he goes -- he makes a mistake and then a great play (and he needs to replace Wiggins on punt returns before Shevin costs us a game). Swiney just might be the answer at the other corner. He made two great plays that I could see. Ortiz is playing better and starting to contribute. Finley is getting a lot of good press, but I ain't jumping on his bandwagon just yet since the guy has never done anything special when I've been watching him.
On the first unit, Peter is having a spectacular year but is getting almost no fanfare. The guy is on a mission, all the time. (And you can tell he's not O.D.'ing on Pringles during the week like some guys.) On the other side of the ball, what the O-line is doing is something to behold. The backs are getting tremendous blocking, something that just wasn't happening a lot in '96. If the line stays healthy and in sync, there ain't anyone out there who's gonna be able to stop us.
-- The Colonel