Re: What I will be looking for Thurs night
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From: "John Warren" <packy001@...>
> OL - I don't care that Strahan won't be playing ... I
> want to see how our starters work together ... a
> cohesive unit. Run and Pass blocking.
> RB - combinations of backs, who is starting, how they
> do against the 1st team of the Giants.
Seeing that we play the Giants fairly early in the season, I doubt that
will see anything more than vanilla plays and schemes.
> Rookie CB's - this is a huge opportunity and test for
> them. In camp, it seems the Offense has been getting
> the better of the Defense. Is that a trend ...
It'll be interesting to see who can cover Shockey while
containing Toomer deep.
> 3-4 & NT's - This shouldn't be a problem for the Pats
> and I expect they should dominate the Giants 1st team
When was the last time our DL dominated anyone?
> All rookies - I love the 1st pre-season games because
> you get to see the players that are trying to make the
> team. Warren, Johnson, Klecko, Koppens and to a
> lesser extent Kingsbury, Kelley and Nead.
> Undrafted Free Agents - Stricker and Malan should get
> an opportunity to show what they have. If not for the
> Pats then some other team ( or Practice Squad).
All for the price of a regular season game.
> Prediction - Patriots in a rout. 1st team vs 1st team
> in 1st Qtr Patriots lead. 2nd team with Huard at QB
> Patriots extend the lead. Huard is good enough to be
> a starter in this league.
I keep hearing about how Huard can be a starter
in the NFL, yet, he's a career backup. I wonder
which QB he'll be backing up next year?
> Davey in third a draw ...
> and we might see Kingsbury ... then again we may never
> see Kingsbury (if they want to stash him on the
> Practice Squad).
Do many QBs spend the year on practice squads?