I just can't predict stuff like, not a lot to go on. But you're right, this is a great chance for those guys. They're on the roster for a reason, time to play.
That could be a possibility. Maybe Evans, maybe someone to IR.
Allison isn't on the roster, he's on the practice squad, though to some degree you could make your same point with Abbrederis. I guess the thing with the receivers, they kept seven because they had seven who looked like real NFL receivers. But it's still unclear how many of them actually are good receivers. It's up to McCarthy and Rodgers to find out and get the best ones on the field and make this work. I still think those young CBs are pretty talented, and I thought they were right to keep Hawkins, but that CB group has had a rough time so far. But the thing with those young guys is they can improve during the season, sometimes a lot.
We've all seen those criticisms from video gurus going back to last year, and I'm sure there's some merit to them. I asked McCarthy about that in a sitdown he had with the print/internet reporters on the beat before the regular season started, and he said he ran more bunch formations and man-beater stuff last year than ever, so he didn't think the criticism was justified. But we'll have to judge this by what he does and not what he says. The answer will be on the game days.
I thought with Nelson and Montgomery back, and the struggles of last season to learn from and motivate, that he'd have a big season this year. Can't speak for others.
I haven't sensed that tentativeness. One thing with press conference settings, you have a lot of different reporters with different agendas and stories they're pursuing, so the topics often bounce all over the place, and it can be hard to pursue a line of questioning because of the battle to get in questions in a limited amount of time.