This is it. Last game of the pre-season. We made it. After this, the next time the Fins play a game itíll be in Washington when it counts.
Tonight is all about players looking to land a roster spot. The deadline for final roster cuts is this Saturday at 6PM.
You want a job, Joe McScrubs? Play your ass off tonight.
Some things to look at tonight:
Newly signed DE Jorge Cordova, who will play Jason Taylorís position. Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and Abraham Wright will also compete for that position.
On offense, Az-Zahir Hakim and PK Sam will duke it out (not literally, of course, but wouldn't that be cool?) to land the fifth WR spot.
Then thereís the right tackle position. At first, Anthony Alabi replaced LJ Shelton on the depth chart because Shelton was too fat. But Alabi blew his chance by having a very sub par pre-season thus far. Shelton, meanwhile, has proven that he can stay away from the donuts and cream cheese long enough to win back the job. My money is on Shelton starting the season as our RT. But tonight will determine it. Also, Alabi might not even suit up due to a bum knee.
Elsewhere tonight, we'll get to see John Beck play most of the snaps. Heíll start the season as the No.3 QB and will likely not see the field again until ... oh ... let's say around Week 12 when the Dolphins are 4-8 and hopelessly out of the playoff picture. So get your John Beck fix tonight while you can. (Speaking of Beck, Cam Cameron will be re-united with the QB he groomed into a star while the two were in
The Whale's Vagina San Diego-- New Orleansí Drew Brees. Hereís hoping Beck is the next Brees, if not better).
I also hope we get to see a whole lotta Lorenzo Booker tonight.
Outside of that, donít expect to see any starters tonight. Meanwhile, Joey Porter (knee) and Andre Goodman (shoulder) are not expected to play.
I'll be back post-game to give my thoughts.