The rookie quarterbacks stole all the headlines in Week 1 of the preseason. But there were plenty more things I learned from watching the first 15 games.
» The Bears are still having major issues with their offensive line. It's early yet, but the problems are still there and don't seem to be going away anytime soon.
Lombardi: Rookie QB observations
» The Cowboys better fix their secondary issues, or they wont be successful running Rob Ryan's scheme. Dallas' front did not look like it could carry the secondary and will need a few more coverage men.
» The Giants have a better player than Osi Umenyiora in their defensive line. His name is Jason Pierre-Paul. The second-year player out of South Florida is better in the run game and can be equally effective as a pass rusher. Umenyiora is good in pass-rush situations, but he is a liability in the run game. How much can any team pay a nickel pass rusher above and beyond what the Giants currently have invested? My sources in the league say many teams would love to have Umenyiora, but few want to pay him more and then compensate the Giants with a high pick. Unmenyiora has an overinflated value of his talents.
» Are the 49ers really going to work out Daunte Culpepper? This tells you all you need to know about the state of their quarterback position right now. Alex Smith looked bad in the opener, but more than that, the offensive line did not play well. Right tackle Anthony Davis needs to get better. The 49ers have three first-round picks in their line, but based on how they played in the opener, they have a ton more work to do.