The New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers kick off the 2007 NFL preseason Sunday.
The stars like Reggie Bush and Ben Roethlisberger will play little to none. The back-ups, on the other hand, will see plenty of action.
This makes preseason NFL tickets a bore to many. But ask yourself this: Isn’t some football—even the watered-down version of the preseason—better than no football at all?
It’s definitely better than August baseball, where more than half of the MLB teams have already been eliminated from the playoffs.
3 Players to Watch in the Preseason
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jeff Garcia: The Bucs’ offense was putrid last year and the quarterback play putrid. That means Garcia will be looked upon as the savior.
2. Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo: The last time we saw Romo on the field, he was botching a hold on what would have been a game-winning field goal in the playoffs against Seattle. It will be interesting to see how he rebounds.
3. Atlanta Falcons QB Joey Harrington: With Michael Vick dealing with his federal trial, Harrington needs to make an instant impression on his coaches and teammates.