I happened to start focusing on Banta-Cain as I watched the game again from DVR. I was completely taken aback. It looked like he was doing nothing more than going through the motions. On every run near him he simply engaged with the offensive blocker and stayed with him - no attempt whatsoever to stay off of the blocker or break loose to be free to go after the runner. Really kind of weird. On pass plays, he'd hit his offensive blocker and then just not have any particular energy or fight. A couple times the offensive blocker just pushed him to the ground with one arm. If he tried any kind of a move to slide off of his blocker, he then just seemed to give up going anywhere. One time he had an unabated line on a little delayed run and he was SLOW. He didn't even get within three strides of the runner. No pursuit whatsoever - at MOST a little jogging after the play !! Boy. I can't see how they can leave him in as a starter. The rawest rookie couldn't do worse because Banta-Cain did nothing and was not even trying with any energy whatsoever. Incredible.