Every NFL head coach puts important emphasis on having their team play well in the third preseason game, as they slowly begin to prepare for this game almost as if it were a regular season contest. Coaches will schedule less time on the practice field and more in the film room to dissect an opponent.
This approach helps the younger players to get more accustomed to how a game week is conducted in the NFL.
Team starters will play more in this game than probably the other three preseason games combined, as they must get a true feel for the pace of an NFL game before beginning the regular season. And it’s the last opportunity for training camp stars to make one last good impression on the coaching staff before major roster cuts begin.
Here are training camp stars who’ll come down to earth in preseason week 3: