RE: [patriotzip] Two In A Row
It’s really rather unfortunate, IMO, that our 3rd PS game is against a poor team, the Rams. I would rather have had the Saints, or even the Falcons in this one. As you said, Randy, it’s the season tune up game; and we need a good test to tune up against.
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Many good things to observe and a few concerns. Ultimately I think our offense is going to look very talented though
we'll see what happens when game plans are in full force. The running game has been a very pleasant surprise and I'm
actually eager to see Maroney get his shot with the first unit as well. There were still too many plays where a missed
assignment blew the play up in the back-field. I also noted with concern the sack on Brady and didn't like his missing
it or the hit.
Speaking of hits wow did Welker get hit...really going to him three times in a row seemed rather foolish for such a
crucial player just coming along in his rehab.
Defensively our D-line doesn't generate pressure which is somewhat schematic but our outside backers didn't get much
pressure either. This will worry me nearly as much as Butler, Wilhite and Wheatley not quite seeming ready. McCordy
had a decent showing and that was encouraging though I'd also like to see Bodden return.
WHile we held their points down, the Falcons first unit moved the ball well against us and we still had trouble with
the underneath coverages. -at least it's on film now.
next tune up is the closest measuring stick for the season and I'm eager for it.
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