Re: Camp observations
posted at 6/20/2014 2:21 PM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
-Tavon Wilson looked good, and is certainly going to be a factor in camp. he is certainly not a lock, but it is not so far reaching that he has a place on the team, and does see some S snaps in addition to his ST play
I try to stay optimistic about drafted players, if he can play special teams well he will extend his stay but he will have to at least back up at safety. I think his extended camp play is a result of this being a make or break time for him and the team will give him a long look.
-James Anderson was thought a roster question. but he looks like he fit right in, picking up the defense pretty handily, hard worker. should be an asset on Sundays
I can't imagine he is a roster question with our lack of quality depth at linebacker and his overall skill set, he instantly should replace Dane Fletcher and hopefully improve the special team's units.
-Brandon Bolden looks healthy
I'd love to see him get a full load of carries but he could just as soon be gone.
-Lafell did not impress. I wondered about him a few weeks ago. Pats gave him a lot of money
Even if he can pick up the system he won't be impressive, steady and consistent would work for me.
-the TE situation is blatantly unimpressive
It sure is...
-the Pats are going to have to cut some good OLmen that will play in the NFL. it would not surprise if Cave outperformed Kline, Wendell and Connolly.
I gave Cave an extended look after your recommendation and I have to agree he will stick, pretty impressive combination of measurables and resume. That being said there is a possibility of both he and Kline sticking and some of the higher priced vets get cut loose. Cave would add some size and strength to the center position and he was also Notre Dame's long snapper which is pretty superb as well.
-Ridley is much bigger than last year
Hope his forearms are bigger and he has learned to go down when the play is over.
-caution and patience, and no pads, but VW really looks ok
Considering the moaners were complaining Vince was "slowing down" when he was still dominant, a healthy Wilfork and Kelly is key to this season.
-Easley is not signed because of the injury language the Pats are insisting on.
-there is still a very strong belief that Keller will be here
Likely, let him continue rehab
I do plan on attending in July, and look forward to posting as much as I can.
Great work buddy, keep it up.