Veteran Jared Allen moved from defensive end to outside linebacker and looked wonky in his first game at the position. The normally determined pass rusher seemed like a player thinking his way through each snap.
"It's a good little slice of humility and it lets you know where you are at and things you can work on," Allen said of the opening series, via ESPN.
Still, coach John Fox cautioned that it was just one preseason game.
"We misplayed our linebacker alignment on a Lamar Miller 27-yard run," Fox said. "We weren't very crisp on third down. So it wasn't as clean as we like but first preseason games with a new staff usually aren't.
"We're not a well-oiled-machine by any stretch, but it's the first preseason game."