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ENEMY LINES
Michael Silver
September 01, 2003
An opposing scout's view
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September 01, 2003

Enemy Lines

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An opposing scout's view

" Jeff Garcia's their most important player, but if his cranky back doesn't hold up, backup Tim Rattay makes them a question mark at quarterback. Rattay's intelligent and has talent, so he's got a chance to be productive....

It's time for Tai Streets to become a force; if not, there'll be a void at wide receiver....

[Rookie tackle] Kwame Harris has Pro Bowl ability; he'll emerge as a standout lineman, though maybe not this year. I don't know how Derrick Deese does it: He's limited athletically, but he's also a very aggressive, tough guy....

Kevan Barlow should be ready to take over the half-back job—it could be a breakout year for him....

Bryant Young's not what he was before all the injuries, but he's still solid at defensive tackle. Jim Flanigan's a dirt-sucker, and you need those....

Julian Peterson's a smart, active linebacker who's in the right place at the right time. He makes plays because of his instincts....

The secondary doesn't do much for me. Ahmed Plummer struggles in the vertical game; good receivers beat him on the deep cutouts. Jason Webster's not good on deep coverage, either, but he's fine on short-to medium-range patterns."

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