I don't know how the coaching staff will be able to keep Lawrence Timmons off the field.
I like Larry Foote a lot. He's always been a stand-up guy with me through thick and thin. But Timmons has the look of a future Pro Bowl player.
His closing speed is Kendrell Bell-like. And unlike Bell, Timmons has a head on his shoulders.
© I don't lose a lot of sleep over preseason games – though it is currently past 2 a.m. when I'm making this post – but you know what I mean.
Buffalo really, really wanted to win this game in front of a Canandian crowd it was trying to impress.
That's no exuse for allowing Trent Edwards to look like the second coming of Steve Young, but hey, Tyrone Carter was on the field.
© Justin Hartwig's holding penalty was really the only thing I saw from him that I didn't like. Remember, he was facing a much defensive line this week than Sean Mahan did against Philadelphia.
Marcus Stroud is still a load in there when he wants to be. And Hartwig helped keep him out of Ben Roethlisberger's face.
Marvel Smith also saw just how good Aaron Schobel is.
Schobel might be the best player in the NFL nobody has heard of.
© Rashard Mendenhall has got to learn to get lower if he wants to pound it between the tackles in the NFL.
Running high through a hole may work against Minnesota, but he'll find out next week it won't work against the Vikings.
© I really like what I'm seeing now out of Dennis Dixon. The kid is looking much better than he did in the first week of camp.
Much of that is probably because he's shaken the rust off. It's hard to believe – especially after watching him hug the sidelines on his long TD run – that he had major knee surgery less than a year ago.
© Johnathan Dekker's injury may have opened a spot for Cody Boyd on this roster - though I thought Boyd was the better option until he was slowed by a shoulder injury.
But Dezmond Sherrod had a nice block as well on Dixon's touchdown run.