In fact, there was quite a bit of good to come out of the game for those who are trying to find their way onto the Arizona Cardinals final 53.
Let’s get to the winners and losers from the Arizona Cardinals preseason finale.
Mike Glennon - Chad Kanoff can maybe get to the practice squad, but Glennon was on time and efficient working with... less than optimal talent around him. It is what Steve Keim envisioned when he signed Glennon to be the main backup quarterback. He looks like he can fulfill that role, even if it won’t be until 2019.
Ezekiel Turner - What a performance from the young safety turned linebacker. In his first extensive time playing the linebacker position, Turner was all over the field and more than that, as he continues to make plays on special teams.
Trent Sherfield - Sherfield had been hidden on offense for most of the preseason, but tonight was different. The Cardinals let him show his stuff and he had two catches for 44 yards on three targets. His work on special teams as well makes him almost a lock for the roster.
Dennis Gardeck - Gardeck is going to be an interesting one to watch, but he plays with a mentality that endears himself to defensive minded coaches and that is Steve Wilks, obviously.
Matt McCrane - Be bold, Steve.
Chad Kanoff - Looked flustered, finally. Kanoff is a nice option for a practice squad, which is impressive for an undrafted free agent out of the Ivy League.
Cap Capi - Missed out on a sack on a bad penalty call, but this game highlighted some of the faults of his game. When he is not sacking the quarterback, which is not often to be fair, he doesn’t command as much attention. With Vontarrius Dora what looks to be a lock for the roster, is Capi just off of it?
Haason Reddick - Reddick didn’t play bad, at all, it is the fact that he played. It is uncommon to see a projected starter play in the fourth preseason game, but maybe the Josh Bynes and Deone Bucannon duo last week should have given us an idea that Wilks and defensive coordinator Al Holcomb needed to see more.