How did our Aussies in the NFL perform in Week 2 of the NFL preseason?It was a mixed bag for our Aussies in this second week of the NFL preseason. While two clearly made an impact in their respective games -- one even helped himself in his camp battle -- two others failed to impress. Who am I talking about? Read on. First, the good. Rookie punter Brad Wing put on a strong showing in the Eagles' win over the Carolina Panthers. He managed four punts on the night for a nice 41.8-yard average including a long 49-yarder and two inside the Panthers' own 20. Two of his punts were called for a fair catch, one one was muffed (eventually landing on the Panthers' six-yard line), while another was downed on the Panthers' eight-yard line. Overall, it was a fantastic effort from the LSU product. https://twitter.com/CDonfootball/status/368188524727914496 There was no warning (that I received) that Wing would get all the work in Week 2, but he did, with Donnie Jones nowhere to be seen. That's a fair sign the Eagles truly want to see the best out of Wing before making their decision. There are other theories around, including one from NJ.com's Mark Eckel, who suggests that Philly "may have been giving him a chance to put something out there for other teams to see." It's certainly possible that the Eagles made their decision after Jones' great performance in Week 1 and are giving Wing the spotlight to help him find a new team after he is released. That's a very dour reading of the situation, but a fair one. We'll have to wait and see, but in the meantime the positives from his Week 2 efforts shouldn't be ignored. He did a very good job against Carolina, hopefully it'll carry on into Week 3. Fellow punter Sav Rocca also put on a good show in the Washington Redskins' win over Pittsburgh. The Aussie big-man punted seven times for a 43.4-yard average, including one pinned within the Steelers' 20. The Redskins offence stalled early, giving Rocca plenty of work. His best punt came in the fourth quarter when he punted 54 yards, but unfortunately it was returned 26 yards by Steelers receiver Reggie Dunn. Punt returns might be a problem for the Redskins this season. Once again, despite the long punts, Rocca's net average was again around 38 yards (38.4 Week 1, 38.3 Week 2). If they want to get that net return average down, the Skins will have to do a better job in coverage, or insist Rocca add more air time to his kicks. Aussie defensive lineman Jesse Williams was quiet in the Seattle Seahawks' win over the Denver Broncos. While he was present, he failed to register any tackles on the day. As our own Jared Watkin points out, he is currently third on the depth chart. https://twitter.com/jwatkin94/status/369726067918925825 His fellow rookie on the DL, Jordan Hill, totaled three tackles on the night. This has led to some speculation that he might still be hampered by his knee injury, alongside suggestions the Hawks might put him on IR, let him heal and develop for a year. https://twitter.com/12thMan_Rising/status/369582759070552064 If true (and we probably won't know until Carroll tells us), this would be a good move. There's no rush to get Williams into the lineup, and giving him a chance to heal properly and adapt to the NFL can only help long-term. Like Williams, Aussie tight end Hayden Smith failed to make an impact for the Jets in Week 2, registering no stats on the day. It would be remiss of us not to mention that the club's tight ends had a busy night against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Jeff Cumberland, the No. 1 TE on the roster, hauled in a 23-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mark Sanchez, while Konrad Reuland (Smith's competition) had a nice 21-yard catch (he had two targets on the night). Mike Shanahan had one catch for 13 yards on one target while Kellen Winslow had one catch for 11 yards on three targets. It's discouraging to see that Smith is not being given his chance to make plays, especially when other Jets tight ends are clearly getting their looks. It's especially frustrating given Smith's great performance in camp -- just today he received praise for his work as a receiver. https://twitter.com/rlangejets/status/369884694965661696 Hopefully he'll get to see some work in Week 3. Upcoming Games Week 3 of the 2013 NFL preseason kicks off this Friday morning, August 23. (All times Aussie Eastern.) Jesse Williams' next game with the Seahawks will be against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday morning at 10am. Sav Rocca's next game with the Redskins will be against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday morning at 6:30am. Hayden Smith and the Jets take on the New York Giants on Sunday morning at 9am. Brad Wing's next game with the Eagles will be against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Sunday morning at 9:30am.