Pros and Cons from Tampa Game....
posted at 8/19/2011 8:45 AM EDT
First Half D----As a whole the D was great! Andre Carter showed why he was picked up, he was constantly in Freeman's face! There was a pass rush! Let me write that again.....there was a pass rush. Very aggressive! With the front 4 and 3, Mayo was allowed to show what type of D he belongs in! Mayo had 2 sacks. Freeman was constantly chased out of the pocket. A lot of 1st, 2nd, 3rd down and long!
DW and BJGE- DW I had a few good runs and some great runs after catches. The offensive line opened up some big holes. Great to see Solder play as much as he did. He was burned on one play but was not the 2nd time, when the defender used the same move. Ridley again looked strong. I like this RB by committee...Keep them rested, healthy, and utilize each players strengths.
Brady- Nothing needs to be said....No rust there! I was surprise how long he played. A couple of hits on him, made me lose my breath.
Gostkowski-I know it is minor, but he looks like he has no after effects from surgery....Two deep FG's past 40 yard line
Hernandez---Had some great catches and runs after the catches. Welker also had a typical game.
BB- Was very happy post game---lol But of course he had to say... "Hopefully clean up a few loose ends and continue to take another step in our preparation for the regular season." That is BB!
Cons- (Have to pick a few...Nothing too major!)
Secondary---Was not too strong. Chung was not good in pass coverage. McCourty had a PI.
85---Still learning the offense, nothing major....Minor con....But he had a nice TD catch and did not celebrate...
(Loved the Buc defender who celebrated, danced, and show boat after the interception return for TD...LOL...NOT!! There were getting their butts kicked!)
(There will be a lot of personal fouls this year....Hitting a defenseless WR/TE/RB....Leading with your helmet....)
(Glad the post TD reviews were not as slow as last week)
Not trying to nitpick...Again nothing major for the cons
Add your own... Or disagree...lol