Tom Brady -- Looks as good as ever. Guy was surgical.. 'nuff said.
First-string offensive line -- Kept Brady clean, and got a great push in the running game.
Young/new receivers -- Looked like they knew what they were doing, and used their size and athleticism to create space and catch the ball. Dobson, Thompkins, and Amendola all looked impressive.
Tommy Kelly -- The athletic freak showed why he was signed. He's big, strong, fast, and can rush the passer. He will be the best interior DL we've had next to Vince since Big Sey left. This signing will pay huge dividends, and will help to transform this defense.
Duron Harmon -- He didn't look lost, was in good position, and show his hitting ability. He's a physical specimen as well. Could be the answer next to McCourty after Adrian Wilson retires.
Michael Buchanon -- Looked like the best player on the field after the 1st-string defense came out.
I liked what I saw:
Chandler Jones -- Had a strip sack, and seemed to generate some good pressure. He's the best pure pass-rusher this team has had in awhile.
Adrian Wilson -- Looked fast and was flying around faster than most guys out there. He will be a major upgrade at SS next to McCourty. Thought I was watching Rodney for a second.
Shane Vereen -- Had a beautiful catch on a perfect throw from Brady and looks to be the go-to 3rd down HB.
Tim Tebow -- He is who we thought he was. Inaccurate, horrible mechanics, and looked awfully slow in his decision making.
Backup offensive line -- Seemed like Mallett and Tebow were under siege all day. Let's hope Connolly, Cannon, and Green get healthy soon.
Stephen Gostkowski -- The guy has got to go. His confidence is gone, his approach looks awkward, and the guy has flat-out lost it. Outside of kickoffs, he serves no purpose. Time for a change at this position.
Outside of that, Mayo, Spikes, Nink, and Hightower looked steady. I fully expect Gregory to be a backup once McCourty gets entirely healthy. Logan Ryan looked solid... he may be starting over Arrington at some point this season. Didn't like what I saw from Tavon Wilson, but his hitting was impressive. Want to see more of Sudfeld and Boyce. Blount looked alright, and could be the answer at backup HB. Benard showed flashes, however outside of him and Buchanon, the backup front-7 didn't stand out. Fletcher looked alright. Maybe #41, the rookie CB, Justin Green could find his way onto the roster. He looked good out there. Need to see more of Collins. He didn't do much, but he was around the ball a bit and his size and versatility should be a big help to the defense. He's a physical specimen with immense athleticism. I'll be interested to see how he's utilized this upcoming season. Have two solid punters in Mesko and Allen. Will be interested to see who wins that competition.
Excited to see the defense with McCourty and Dennard out there... hopefully come preseason week 2 or 3.