Knowing the starters are going to be playing very little, WR Marcus Easley is expecting to play a whole lot. What’s ironic is that Easley might be lining up with the starters again tonight with Donald Jones not expected to play.
“I’m pretty sure the starters are not going to play too long,” he said. ”I’ll probably get extensive amount of time from missing so much time last year and not having OTA’s, so I’m sure I’m going to play a lot. I kind of want to keep the ball rolling and build upon everything that happened last week.”
Easley is coming off a five-catch 51-yard performance that included his first NFL touchdown in last Saturday’s overtime win over Jacksonville. While he was pleased with the plays that he was able to make, Easley is hoping he can do even more in tonight’s game against the Lions.
It was definitely a confidence booster, but at the same I didn’t play a perfect game ”left a few balls out there and a few plays that I could have made. Like I said before, I want to learn from the mistakes and correct the assignments that I did miss. Hopefully repeat the performance and play even better.”
If he does turn in another big performance he will put himself squarely in the mix for the number two receiver job opposite Stevie Johnson on the outside with Donald Jones and others. Head coach Chan Gailey said a decision on that role will be made by the coaching staff after tonight’s game.
Tags: 2011 preseason, Chan Gailey, Donald Jones, Marcus Easley
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