Originally Posted by EllisUnit
Hopkins is a rookie and the NFL is faster than college i can see why he wants him to play, but I think he just wants to see Posey in a game so he knows what he has in him to start the season. Thats the only thing i can think of, plus the regular season starts in a week, if Posey isnt ready now, he wont be ready then.
Simply put, the same reason any starter plays in the first three pre season games. Rhythm, in game conditioning.
I want both to be able to do as much as possible week 1, and getting some action this week will help them be that much better.