Monday, August 31, 2009

Ups and Downs

I'll be honest... I fell asleep during the 4th quarter of Friday's game. I had a glass of wine and a Benadryl. You might as well have given me a roofie.

Here's my thoughts on what I saw:

Randy Moss - If Brady and Moss had been together for their whole careers, they could have rewritten the record books.

Joey Galloway - Hasn't shown me anything yet. Is he going to make the team?

Kevin O’Connell - After a sub-par performance on Friday, Kevin got the axe. Didn't see that one coming. It sounded like they were grooming him to be "The Guy". Guess it just wasn't taking.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis - They've got to keep him, don't they? He ran the ball for 8 yards a carry on Friday.

Tom Brady - Oh God, please don't be hurt. Can't handle another season without #12.

Tedy Bruschi - Thanks Tedy. You done good.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Five Things to Watch This Week.

By Patty O'Tool

The Patriots play their third preseason game at Washington on Friday, August 28th at 8:00PM.

The third preseason game is traditionally the "dress rehearsal" game for the regular season. The Football Bloggers Association of America requires you to use the words "dress rehearsal" when talking about the third preseason game.

Here's five things I'll be watching for on Friday:

1) O-Line play. Seeing Brady on his ass last week scared the crap out of me. Yikes. Gotta get better, boys.

2) Benjamin Watson. Is he still on this team? He's got the tools. He's got the talent. I really want him to succeed. But he just hasn't been able put it all together yet for whatever reason. Might be "on the bubble" this year.

3) Run defense. Am I worried? Not really. But we looked a little loose last week

4) Ron Brace. I really want this guy to be a star. Especially with Wilfork and Seymour up after this year. Plus I love guys with huge asses. They make me feel better about myself.

5) Cornerbacks. I believe you need to start 2 in the NFL. And I haven't seen any combination I feel comfortable with yet. Of course, everyone knows your corners are only as good as your pass rush (you knew that, right?) (Also, I think Wheatley just played himself to the bench.)

Bonus Item: Does Randy Cross set off anyone else's gaydar? Or is it just me?