Excitement wanes quickly

Preseason games fun to discuss, not to watch

Originally Published: August 15, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Ah, preseason football, so boring and yet so misleading, with the rare capability to make Al Afalava and Craig Steltz look like All-Pros, and All-Pro Jay Cutler look like Kyle Orton.

OK, that's unfair. Orton looked more like Rex Grossman in his Denver debut, with three interceptions on three consecutive possessions.

And Cutler? Running a vanilla offense against a vanilla defense and without running back Matt Forte and tight end Greg Olsen, whose preseason expectations are nearly as ...

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