1.) New England's defensive ends: Jones looked like a monster. If that had been a complete game, it could have been a double or triple sack affair, not to mention a nasty -3 yard TFL against Martin (reallythe most underrated stat for DE's in the NFL as it IS a sack of the RB). Ninkovich looked really good, like a real complimentary defensive end. This is more about Nink, though, who really doesn't look like he is facing serious compeition from Jake Bequette right now for playing time opposite Jones. [I could add the entire starting front seven here, they looked good]
2.) Marcus Forston: making his case to stick around. NE might not need to carry the "beef" they used to, but they need depth there. He made solid penetration into the backfield, which is as much as you can ask.
3.) Amendola: the questions about whether he could "be" Wes Welker were answered, outside of the big issue of durability. 6 receptions in less than a quarter is a Welker pace indeed. The seam route TD over the middle, dare I say, was one Welker might not have been able to get to as well.
4.) Sudfeld. Ho-hum, another pre-season game another two scores. It is scary, but I think if he keeps coming along, Gronkowski and Sudfeld could be better than Gronkowski and Hernandez. Sudfeld poses the same kind of height/length/speed matchup problems that Gronkowksi does. When there are two of them, you've already used the guys who are tall or can high-point on one or the other.
1.) Tavon Wilson -- He gave up a TD pass, a penalty on the goal line, and whiffed on tackle in isolation. He's already been passed on the depth chart by Duron Harmon. It's beginning to look like BB was right in drafting a SS and picking one up in A. Wilson, because Tavon looks out of place.
2.) Tim Tebow -- Hoping to catch on in New England, he's posted a truly remarkable 0 rating. A total preseason 17.7 rating with only turnovers to show after roughly 5 quarters of play is hastening his departure. He's had more reps than Brady and Mallet combined and done less than 1/3 of either them alone.
3.) Brandon Bolden: didn't really get a shake until it was Tebow Time, and at that in the 4th, and was only really effective on a final, garbage time run. He needs to show more if he is going to get ahead of Ridley, Vereen, and Blount, especially when other RBs have more ST value.