Last year I remember being as excited as I've ever been for pre-season. The quarterback competition added a real dynamic and gave the games some relevance.
This year, it's the exact opposite IMO.
After the Harvin injury, about 18 guys sitting out camp on a single day... this just looks like a 'nothing to gain' type pre-season. It's basically a case of keeping fingers crossed that we don't pick up any further injuries. I'd take an 0-4 pre-season record, no drama, no injuries. Quietly get into that Panthers game with most of the starters available.
First thing I'll look out for when I wake up on Friday (Chargers game begins at 3am here) will be no major injury headlines. Score comes second. And yeah, it'll be interesting to see some of the rookies and fringe guys. But nothing major.
And this is again says a lot about how far this team has come. It's about time pre-season felt like this. Let's get to business.