Jacksons composure in the pocket isnt getting any better IMO. There were times, where he'd throw off his back foot and just chuck the ball straight up, into the middle of the field - a HUGE no/no from a QB. Not only is that a way to get the ball turned over in a heart beat. He needs to learn, and in a hurry, to step up into the pocket - expect the hit - and deliver the ball with accuracy and zip to the target. He's going to get hit. He just needs to face that and accept it - in order to be affective in the NFL.
The O-line looked pretty good. Running the ball was very nice to see, to both sides. The only issue I seen, blitz pickup, especially delay blitzes. Delay's are the hardest to begin with, but with the veteran group we have - I'd expect them to be able to recognize a delayed blitz and be able to pick it up. The overall performance from the hogs up front was pretty good though.
The offense, as we know it, will be a work in progress all year. But, the defense, looks damn good. I really like Marcus McCauly. They talk him up, and at first I was very skeptical. But the kid is bringing it game in game out so far in the preseason and has been great to watch. He'll deffinately challenge Cedric Griffin for the 2nd starting corner spot behind Winfield.
We do, however, need to get more of a pass rush going. That, will be key to the Vikes success. Not letting QB's sit back there for hours on end, with no pressure or no hits on them. I think blitzing more would be nice - but our backers, so far, havent shown the best ability to get through blockers and get into the QB's face. With the defensive backfield, we should be able to leave the d-backs on islands and let them fend for themselves while the guys up front hunt the QB.