Watching the NFL on a tablet is a massive game-changer. I don't think the average fan has quite realized this because it's still the preseason. It takes true addicts/maniacs/diehards to try to watch most preseason games after they are live, but the technology already has changed my somewhat sad life.
You can dial up any play at any time. You can watch condensed games. You can do it in bed. It's only going to get better in future years, but this is a huge step. I know it's going to change the way I cover the league. It will be much easier to watch a lot more football. That's never a bad thing.
That's one of the things I thought this week watching Preseason Live. He gets yards after contact and seemingly makes someone miss on every play. His cuts look sharper this year. The Dallas Cowboys are treating him like a superstar by keeping him under wraps for the most part during the preseason, but Murray has backed up the training camp hype. I expect a monster season. He's the key to the Cowboys' offense, not Dez Bryant.
Murray stood out to me watching games this week. Here were a few other thoughts before we dive fully into Week 3 of the preseason:
- Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson has made a number of outstanding plays avoiding pressure. But he's also missed a number of vertical passes. Many of his biggest plays were on short screen passes. We are very intrigued by Wilson, and we understand Pete Carroll's desire to see him with the first team. It's hard to evaluate him based on these plays with and against third-teamers. Matt Flynn had very poor protection last week.