While Eckel was clearly not a statement cut, the roster seems to be at 52. It's also interesting that Gutz is 3rd QB. Obviously it's competition time for at least the #2 spot, if not the #1 in practice. Watching the charger last night I thought their defense was spotty, though Cro is obviously still the man. Offensively though, pretty dynamic showing. I was rooting against the Jets, and while I reveled in the beating I wondered how the heck we're supposed to take on an offense like that. Ball control and pocket time. Rivers has good throws because he has good receivers AND good time in the pocket. So the coaching on offense may be as much about buying Matt time as having him make faster reads. However, I think the genuinely AWESOME running game the Bolts have makes the O line look better and buys Rivers more down-field space. So the empty roster spot? How about BJGE coming up and having a go? He looked pretty explosive in pre-season with a hint of dance. I'm not saying he could be the starter (although it seems possible the way Maroney has been doing so far) but imagine if we could fire up a truly awesome running game? The Bolts running game isn't just a product of their o-line, those runners are often simply powering through defenders or squirting through holes. That leap-frogging TD by Darth Tomlinson was just plain nifty. So picture it: if BJGE and Maroney are the backfield ninjas of secondary running and Faulk, Jordan and Morris are the double threats (Morris and Jordan both looking very good so far this year, Faulk a given)... If we can reverse the attack and use the smashers early and the dancers later, we can open up the middle and probably start seeing Moss, Gaff and Welker (and maybe more of the others, though I think Washington and Aiken are good trade-bait too). Wow, I got right into it. Anyway, I'm not claiming to be a coach or anything, just speculating on alternate ways to put this thing together.