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Paul Kuharsky: They won't be breaking it up that way, I do not expect. Whether they win or not, they want to know if Zach Mettenberger can can play winning NFL football. Barring injury, he'll put together a nine-game resume. They'll see how he makes decisions, reacts to pressure, reads coverages and comes back from adversity. All of those are pieces to it. It should give them a good sampling based on which they can project Mettenberger, plot their course with him and determine what else they need to do at the position going forward.
In evaluating Mett this year, will Whiz, Webster and company be looking more for results or for potential/growth? Aka wins vs stats? #PKMail— Joseph James (@JJames_books) October 24, 2014
Paul Kuharsky: In this game, I like Taylor Lewan's chance to stave off Jadeveon Clowney far better than I like Chance Warmack 's against J.J. Watt. Watt will move around; Warmack won't be along with him a lot. But Watt is the best defensive player in the league and Clowney is still an unproven, inexperienced rookie who's likely to play just third down if he returns from injury.
@PaulKuharskyNFL which matchup will be more critical: Clowney vs Lewan, or Watt vs Warmack?— Nathan (@bloggerblaster) October 24, 2014
Paul Kuharsky: This was in response to me saying a trade of inside linebacker Wesley Woodyard during his first season with the team would be a real indictment of what they brought in. Generally, a veteran free agent the GM and a new coach and staff liked would get more time to show he can fits. I'm in favor of teams admitting mistakes and cutting losses, but bad teams with thin rosters don't have the luxury of making and admitting those kind of mistakes in short order.
@PaulKuharskyNFL speaking of Woodyard, how is it not further indictment on GM if keeping someone b/c they just signed but doesnt fit/work?— Brandon Satterfield (@brandonsatty) October 24, 2014