The final preseason game of 2012 is in the books. Thus, here we are with the final Morning Quarterback edition for the preseason. It’s a bittersweet day around the NFL, as today is cut down day. Every team has to be down to the 53 man limit by 9 PM tonight, so for a lot of guys, last night was their final time playing in the NFL for their current teams. For some, this was an audition for other teams, and for others, it’s the last time they play in a game until next year, if at all.
That being said, we will move to the recap. There aren’t a ton of topics to go over, since it all involves backups, but here are a few things we saw.
Hallelujah! We made it to the endzone! That’s right. Greg McElroy hit Terrance Ganaway for the Jets first touchdown of the preseason. Not that the results of the preseason mean very much, but there is no question that finally getting to the endzone is a confidence builder for these offensive players. Some will be with them in Buffalo, so the confidence boost doesn’t hurt.
Another terrific game was played by Quinton Coples. He finished the game last night with 3.5 tackles and 1.5 sacks. When you watch this guy, you see him all over the field. Every day, Coples is showing the doubters how good he really is. He plays with a bit of a chip on his shoulder, thanks to the critics. That chip will serve Quinton, and the Jets, quite will in 2012.