Re: Any silver lining????
Already mentioned: Keenan Lewis, Cortez Allen and even Curtis Brown took their lumps and appeared to brush them off and progress. There's good and bad with Tomlin and Lebeau's hard-on for veterans, but now that all three of these guys got to play, I think we started to see some talent and maturity.
Another silver lining is the possibility that, because of circumstances this year, we will get Mendenhall back on the cheap.