Pats look good against Saints
- Not bad for the first exhibition game. Pretty entertaining. I think the
two-team practices are a good idea. Made for a good contest.
Edelman (1) and McCourty (2) had some great runbacks around 50 yds. OL was
fine without Mankins. Mesko kicked some long, high punts. Tate had a nice
catch, Edelman showed more of his terrific after-the-catch running skills,
making six grabs on the night. Moss caught a few early and looked healthy
and involved. Green-Ellis took most of the hand-offs in the first half and
scored. Maroney ran one in. Gronkowski mostly blocked. He will help the OL
a lot I think. The LB corp is much improved. Marcus Murrell is the lastest
DE to LB conversion project and it looks like it's going to work out.
Spikes looked good and had 8 tackles. Could be a nice tandem with Mayo in
the middle. Wilhite and Wheatley made some plays. Butler struggled a little
bit. Gostkowski hit everything he tried. Hoyer has made a lot of progress
and led several long drives for scores after Brady called it night midway
through the second quarter. McKenzie got in the game in the second half and
made some plays.
Still very early but there were a lot of positives in this game.