Assuming the team does not experience a letdown next week, I wonder if we will see a lot more Denard when/if we get a comfortable lead? I have two thoughts about this:
The first is that I would love to see Denard let loose in a situation when the game is not on the line. In the first game, it seemed like we were maybe trying to ease him in or perhaps keep him hidden for the ND game. In the ND game it seemed like RR was afraid to put him into situation where one mistake could cost us the game (Tate being Zeus-like probably played a factor as well). It would be great to go up early in the Eastern game, and then let DR take over with the whole playbook (or however much he knows) open to him. This would serve to get him more comfortable with the system and allow RR (and us fans) to see if he is a viable option at this point to run the full offense (throwing and running).
My second thought on this matter is that we absolutely cannot get Denard injured for fear of us being one play away from returning to the team of last year. I know we are much better in almost every area, but nonetheless I will be terrified if at any point Nick Sheridan is our number one backup.
My final conclusion on this is that until DR becomes more comfortable in the system, he won't have the ability to be our number one anyway if, God forbid, Tate goes down. We need to get Denard game ready, even if that means risking injury. What do you guys think?