After reading the post on Corey Mays, I made it a point last night, as my ass was soaked from head to toe in section 330, to watch for Mays. All he did IMO, was show up....everywhere. He made plays behind the line of scrimmage, he was flying to the ball and he was making good reads from the LB position. I firmly believe that he is one of our top three linebackers for this current hybrid scheme we are running. Now mind you, I understand we play vanilla schemes in the preseason but he seemed to play his gap and didn't over-pursue. Too many times last year we saw Pollard and Page forced into dragging someone down due to poor pursuit from our LB corp. Too many times our LB's simply weren't making forceful contact, wrapping up and driving through ball carriers. Mays was wrapping up, making good contact and doing his job well. Bromance? Mancrush? No, just simply glad to see a guy who got his start as a player without $30 mil guaranteed step up with his play and not his mouth. Mays is a guy who is simply doing what he is asked and earning his pay the old fashioned way, by working hard and being a team player and not a guy who talks to the camera and tweets and blogs etc. He is simply trying to earn a starting spot by play and not draft status and that my friends has garnered my respect for Corey Mays.
That being said, I swam my way to the 50 yard line in the first row and took a shit-ton of photos, when I get smart on editing and posting pics, I will share my pics. Also ran into an idiot Raiders fan with a Todd Christiansen jersey talking a load of shit the entire game that I made a bet with. I asked him if he could tell me the name of a running back drafted by the Chiefs who later became a Raider I would buy him beer the rest of the night and if he couldn't he would have to buy mine........................Thanks to Harvey Williams I have a huge hangover and all of the money I walked into Arrowhed with..................Thank you too idiot Raider fan.......bet you didn't plan on dropping $50 bucks buying beer for a Chiefs fan did ya???
PS-Don't let one preseason game spell doom, it's a work in progress fellas!!!!