Thoughts on the game in game...
Detroit has the best D Line in football, if we had their players I'd beg to play the 4/3, they are scary.
Thompkins is an every down player, but we'll need Dobson and Boyce to be successful.
Edelmen proves his worth on a key third and 7, great athleticism.
Sudfeld finally makes a rookie play.
Play action got Sudfeld open, good execution on the play.
Joe Vellano, Bernard and Collins were playing in the first defensive series for the Pats, doesn't loook like Belichick is playing his first string but giving guys reps with the 1st teamers to see how they do. It's preseason, BB doesn't think or care that the third game is supposed to be starters.
Mayo over ran the screen, learn the preseason lesson. Gregory should have made the sack.
No defensive tackle beef on the field for the Pats = no pressure.
Bend don't break holds after a long Lions drive, field goal.
Blount returns a kick he shouldn't, takes it to the 22 yard line, pretty impressive.
Thompkins still has some lessons to learn, Brady hit him in the numbers on that third down.
Slater gets downfield faster than anyone I've seen on kickoffs, he is as good as advertised.
Nink solid as a rock.
Belichick runs nickel the entire game.
Bolden really wants to make this team.
And then Bolden fumbles.
Kelly is a mountain of a man.
Dobson good concentration.
Vereen needs to follow blocks and be decisive inside.
Brady can't just laser focus on Thompkins anymore than Welker, mix it up guys.
Talib got burned by Bush on the screen, this is a pandemic.
Harmon didn't protect the middle of the field, TD.
Detroit is pretty good this year, we need to work on our special teams.
Vereen fumbles in our own end, cut them all I guess...
Detroit came ready to play, Pats are asleep.
Ninck lives in the opponents backfield.
Soft zones for NE defense.... ok.
Develin was solid, most wouldn't notice.
Slay is a dirty player, rolls up Dobson in an MMA move.
Thompkins will burn people, he is a route running nightmare with Brady throwing to him.
Give Dobson some shots in the endzone.
Vellano gets cut tomorrow.
No Vince Wilfork is glaring.
Vollmer is our best offensive lineman.
I need a #50 Pats jersey...
Wendling for Detroit is a special teams tackler.
Logan Ryan got jobbed on that third down penalty, sux being a rookie.
Collins comes out of nowhere... the guy finds the ball.
Mallett is wild, he needs to reel it in.
Harmon good special teams tackle.
Adrian Wilson got some good tackling work in today.
Tavon Wilson, nice stick.
Blount runs downhill.
Thompkins has chemistry with Brady and Mallett... it might be Thompkins.
Boyce is choice.
Kline shows versatility playing center.
We need to defend the screen better, no Wilfork is a big reason why.
All in all this was a final screen test for some bubble players, we sat a lot of regulars in the first unit. Next game will be a better showing.
Good Points Wozzy! I think a few things can be chacked up to preseason and no gameplans,. Are you as dissapointed as I was with A.W,? He seems to me, Uninterested. Is this jus him being a vet that will turn it on week 1? I dont know but Rodney played Balls to the wall every play of every game. Need to kill those comparisons now as AW may be too old to make a big impact.
My biggest complaint is that there is still nothing special about our special teams and our highest paid Lineman probably has the most penalties of all them and act likes a punk on the field instead of dominating like he should for his pay grade. Our line was very under whelming and couldnt make one yard on the ground against 1st team, yet they ran all over us. I hope it was just the absence of Vince. I like KT, he is my favorite WR on the team and I expect big things from him. We need to go get another safety that is cut from another team. Our depth is very worrisome