- ***** Well, I was certainly happy to have the Patriots on-field season
finally underway. Yes, it was a bit of a bore, in terms of the on field
action. That was especially true for those of us who had only the NFL.com
radio feed, as I do. But we all know that these pre-season games are of much
more value to the coaches than they can ever be to us.
***** We, the fans, learned absolutely nothing about what our team will be
able to do in the regular season. The team played without several of our top
players on both O and D, even in the intial stages of the game. So, it was
of no use to us, as fans, in judging what lies ahead.
***** From what I heard from Gil and Gino on the NFL radio feed, a couple of
the newcomers looked pretty good. But the fact is that this game was of
great value only to the coaches, and the players who are fighting for a spot
on the roster. We, the average fans, learned nothing from it.
***** Still, as I said, it was nice to finally have Patriots football back
in my ears. I did enjoy the fact that my prediction of several weeks ago for
them playing Thomas inside, and working Meriweather at CB came true. I still
see those as very possible spots for these guys in our starting lineup.
***** Now lets move on to our opening pre-season game in Foxboro. Hope that
those of you who can attend enjoy it.
Dogs have masters ... Cats have staff!