With the final roster cuts being made yesterday morning the Express and all the teams now have a 52 man roster.
One of the biggest surprises that I came to see was releasing Troy Cook. I thought Cook was the number three quarterback in my roster review. Cook seemingly had a good camp, but the dark horse Christian Hackenberg came to play. Hackenberg looked great during camp; I would say the best of his pro career.
In the quarterback room, Mettenberger seems to still be the top dog in the race. Mettenberger is an ace at hitting his man in tight coverage and is slinging the ball stupendously. I indubitably would say Mettenberger is who I would start.
On the special team’s side, Brad Wing, potentially the man to beat as the best punter in the league, has booted some nice punts during camp. Wing is also taking the holding duties for the field goal attempts.
The defenses strong suit seems to be the secondary led by Channing Stribling who is a shutdown cornerback. Fellow cornerback Jonathan Cook appears to be doing great as well. Big man on the line Montari Hughes also is a force to be reckoned with. The 350 pounder is an absolute and utter menace to offenses of all the AAF.
All in all, the Memphis Express are a well-rounded team, no real weak link anywhere. The competition should be great as they seek to beat the Birmingham Iron on January 10th in Birmingham at 2:00 PM ET.