The recess bell has rung and it is time to let the kids play!
Donald Butler, Atari Bigby and Eric Weddle all were injured in the game against the Ravens. Butler and Bigby likely will miss the next game and Weddle should be given an extra day of rest. With the playoff hopes dwindling, it is time to see what some of the kids can offer for the future.
Andrew Gachkar looked good in the middle of the defense filling in for Butler. Let him see more time. Let’s get Jonas Mouton out there getting more experience. Time to let Melvin Ingram loose. Let’s see what Brandon Taylor can do at safety.
The hopes for the playoffs are basically gone, but we can now let some of these kids get some experience and show if they can produce at the NFL level.
Maybe we can let Ryan Mathews be an every down back. Give some time to Ladarius Green at tight end. Let Shareece Wright start at corner. Get Kendall Reyes in the game more. There are youngsters on this team that need to grow.
There still are games left and now we can use them to see what youngsters can make an impact in 2013. Let the kids play!
Larry English can stay on the bench though.