HAYNE LOOKS TO GO ON THE CHARGE San Diego trial game last chance to impress
JARRYD Hayne will receive the most minutes of his NFL career next week, with a match against the San Diego Chargers his last chance to prove he belongs.
While San Francisco must cut its squad to 75 by tomorrow, Hayne is almost certain to survive and play against the Chargers in the fourth, and final, trial match at Levi’s Stadium two days later.
With starting players traditionally rested on the last weekend of pre-season, Hayne is set to be given big minutes by head coach Jim Tomsula.
“Next game is going to be a game that we’ll get a lot of time, obviously if I’m still here,’’ Hayne said.
“The starters don’t play, so it’s pretty much the twos and threes the whole game.
“This is where we’ll get a ton of time so it’s going to be good.”
Any nerves at this stage about the cuts? “No not really,’’ he said. “I don’t control the future so I’m not worrying about something I don’t control.
“There are areas I wish I’d done better (against Denver).
‘‘Certain runs I wish I’d stayed in one of the gaps or pushed out.
“When you get your opportunity with routes and runs, you have to be on your Agame.
“I probably missed one route and one run that I was a disappointed with.
“But for me it’s all about the learning experience.
‘‘Taking it day by day.”
Speaking after the match at Mile High Stadium, having lost 19-12, Tomsula said his rookie punt returner “has himself in the conversation” regarding selection.
“I don’t want to sit here and make statements,’’ he said.
“But Jarryd has himself in the conversation.”
The former NSW and Kangaroos rugby league star did his hopes no harm in a solid performance against the Broncos which, apart from twice being crunched rushing asked two weeks ago whether Oates (pictured) was ready to face the Roosters, the coach did not miss with his reply: “If he brings his brain, he will be”.
Fast forward to last Friday night where Bennett and skipper Justin Hodges were facing the post-game press conference, and the mastercoach pleaded with journos not to write about Oates’ try to keep the stringbean’s head out of the clouds. “It’s OK,” Hodges assured his coach. “He can’t read anyway. ‘‘He only looks at the pictures!” for no gains, also saw him make his first NFL catch.
“I had a little gap there,’’ the former Parramatta Eel said.
“I thought I might have ran a little bit further.
“I had Isaac (Blakeney) in front of me who did a good block, but I think the linebacker caught up.
“That was my first catch in open field play ... that was good.”
Elsewhere, Hayne was also asked if he was “flattered” that the Broncos had kicked the ball over his head, and dead, twice rather than have him return and repeat his efforts of recent weeks.
However, another school of thought says that in areas of high altitude, like Mile High Stadium, the ball tends to float higher and longer through the air. out a wrap to the Queensland NRL clubs.
We’ve all seen how Johnathan Thurston makes some kid’s year every weekend by handing over his headgear, and dozens of fans are allowed to mingle with Brisbane players just outside their sheds after every game. The players always take time to sign as many autographs as required.
Gallen has denied abusing the kid of course, while his club undertakes an investigation. Maybe he meant to tweet it. because of the interchange reduction.
Capewell is the perfect bench utility who can cover the backrow and outside backs. Jets five-eighth Josh Cleeland is also in demand with Penrith and Gold Coast chasing him hard.