In particular, it would be nice to see first-round pick Jason Allen bounce back after a tough debut. Of course, it needs to be pointed out he had been in camp less than a week before he played against Jacksonville, so it would be unfair to jump to any conclusions based on that performance.
But it wasn't just Jason Allen who struggled against Jacksonville. Will Allen was beaten pretty badly by Matt Jones on a long touchdown pass, and the second- and third-teamers didn't make any plays.
The first-team defense played very well in its brief appearance against Jacksonville, which had to be good news.
We probably won't know until game time whether Dan Wilkinson will make his debut against Tampa Bay, but it doesn't really matter anyway because he'll be ready for the Pittsburgh game -- the one that really counts.
Offensively, the focus again will be on Daunte Culpepper, who will play a little bit longer than last weekend. Look for Culpepper to play around 12 offensive snaps, which could take him deep into the first quarter or maybe early in the second if Tampa Bay's offense controls the ball in the early going.
The starting offensive line had a solid game against a good Jacksonville defensive front last weekend and will face another challenge against Tampa Bay.
Finally, we would look to the receiver position, where Nick Saban will be facing some of his most difficult roster decisions.
Little separates all the contenders for the fifth -- and possibly last -- roster spot at the position.
We're not expecting to see Kelly Campbell in this game, and he's getting closer to pushing his way off the roster because of his inability to work because of a knee injury.