If you watched the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night, then you saw rookie cornerback Quinten Rollins have a hell of a game.
You probably also noticed tackle Don Barclay having the opposite.
Although Barclay wasn’t alone. David Bakhtiari.
At any rate, Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to those two guys’ performances on Saturday.
First, Rollins, who showed more polish than probably anyone expected.
“He had a nice night,” McCarthy said. “Lot of good things. He’ll be disappointed he didn’t have the two interceptions. But he was confident. He was poised.”
And on the flip side, Barclay, who’s working back from last season’s torn ACL.
“We played one preseason. It’s preseason,” McCarthy said. “There are things he can do better. We’ll work on concepts. Things we want to clean up.”
Clearly, no one is overreacting.
Barclay hasn’t played football in a year, so there was bound to be some rust. But this is a guy who started and played well for parts of two seasons.
We expect him to round into form.
As for Rollins, not going to get too excited there just yet either.
He had a great game on Thursday. If he continues to play well, then we’ll amp it up.