John DePetro, Chris Burke and Doug Farrar take a closer look at new starting QBs, discuss two allegedly endangered backfield archetypes and break down the conspicuous absences in the Steelers–Patriots season opener.

By Chris Burke & Doug Farrar
September 02, 2015

The high-stakes roster decisions are piling up as the opening game of the 2015 NFL season moves into view. Among the fallout from the third full week of preseason action: a changing of the guard under center in Washington, a winner of the three-headed quarterback battle in Buffalo and a flurry of minor trades as a result of shuffling at less glamorous positions around the league.

On this week's Audibles Podcast, SI.com's John DePetro, Chris Burke and Doug Farrar take a closer look at new starters Kirk Cousins and Tyrod Taylor, discuss the supposedly endangered backfield archetypes of “bellcow running back” and “drop-back passer” and break down the impact of the conspicuous absences in the SteelersPatriots season opener next Thursday night.

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