Initial kick return unit = Eric Weems (KR) with Ovie Mughelli, Stephen Nicholas, Brett Romberg, Corey Peters, Justin Peelle, Kerry Meier, Jason Snelling, Sean Weatherspoon, Chris Owens, ? (Kroy Biermann?)
1st offensive series: starters, with Brian Finneran replacing Michael Jenkins
(my note: 2 TE formations were effective in power running game, with extra TE sometimes acting as a fullback rather than blocking at the end of the line)
2nd offensive series: Michael Turner is finished, but Tony Gonzalez and Roddy White are still in. Still the first unit offensive line and regular receivers, with Weems as 3rd WR.
(my note: Matt Ryan ran some no-huddle on this drive, including plays with a single back. The running game bogged down without the fullback.)
3rd offensive series: Chris Redman in at QB. Brett Romberg in at center. Rest of starting linemen still in game. Now seeing Antone Smith and Dimitri Nance at RB. Snelling now playing FB.
(my note: the line sure made a mess of this series. Looked to me like Nance may have missed a play call on 3rd and 15. I was expecting him to stay in and block, but he went out on a short route instead.)
first PUNT COVERAGE unit: Michael Koenen and Joe Zelenka as specialists, Dominique Franks and Shann Schillinger as the gunners, with Kroy Biermann, Kerry Meier, Weatherspoon, Mughelli, Snelling, Nicholas, and Finneran.
4th offensive series: still the other starters and Romberg on the line.
5th offensive series: new line from left to right = Will Svitek, Mike Johnson, Joe Hawley, Garrett Reynolds, Quinn Ojinnaka. I wasn't expecting to see QO at RT.
6th offensive series: still Redman at QB. Dan Klecko now in at FB. Romberg back at center. Ojinnaka slides to RG, with Jose Valdez coming in at RT. Looks like it will be Smith and Nance the rest of the way at RB.
(my note: Snelling did lead blocking for Smith and Nance in the first half but had no FB for his own carries after Mughelli came out. Keep an eye to see whether the running game perks up again with a FB in the remaining preseason games.)
7th offensive series: John Parker Wilson now in at QB. Hawley and Reynolds return at C and RG, respectively. Kerry Meier and Troy Bergeron are the main two receivers at this point, with Michael Palmer at TE, Keith Zinger coming in as the second TE, and Brandyn Harvey as third receiver.
(my note: JPW looks good.)
8th offensive series: Quinn Ojinnaka now at LT, Blake Schlueter at LG, Rob Bruggeman at RG. Still Hawley and Valdez at C and RT. Bergeron and Meier are the main two WRs, with Andy Strickland and Harvey getting some reps as well.
9th offensive series: Ryan Wolfe getting some snaps as 3rd WR, with Robbie Agnone getting in as a second TE.
last PUNT: Brandyn Harvey and Antone Smith were the gunners.