We’ve already gone over the offensive one-on-one numbers, and I explained some of the rationale behind the tabulations.
Let’s get on with the defense. (Again, here are last year’s numbers for reference)
Taking home the Mr. Unblockable Award for the second-straight season is Vince Wilfork. He wasn’t quite as awesome as he was in 2011, when he was never defeated, but he was pretty darn good (12-5-4).
- Gerard Warren actually had the highest percentage, but his reps were a little limited and he was released. The same thing happened last camp. I thought for sure he had earned a spot on the team because he really was tough to block, but the team released him before brining Warren back. The only thing I can think of is the Patriots don’t think Warren can last through a whole season, so they prefer to bring him back fresh.
- Chandler Jones had a very nice debut for a rookie. He’s not as proficient as Mark Anderson and Andre Carter were last year coming out of camp, but Jones is a rookie.
- The two biggest numbers that jumped out at me were Ron Brace going 9-0-2, and Jermaine Cunningham at 5-10-2. I knew Brace was impressive at times in camp, but I didn’t know it was that consistent. Bodes well for him.
- Cunningham had one, dominating 2-0 day and besides that, he really didn’t do much. That seems to jive with what I remember in camp. He’s very streaky, and mostly cold. Wonder what the coaches are thinking with him.
- Rob Ninkovich was very good before having a little injury. He was 6-2-3 last year.
- Trevor Scott was productive, but I remember it being against some of the lesser tackles.