Re: Kirwan and Tim Ryan from camp say Bequette "clearly" ahead of Jones early on.
posted at 7/29/2012 4:19 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Kirwan and Tim Ryan from camp say Bequette "clearly" ahead of Jones early on.
[QUOTE]It amazes me how different people's opinions are of these practices/players...
Posted by mthurl[/QUOTE]
I have read conflicting reports too.
Read where Mallet lookms sloppy, Hoyer not getting reps because they know what they have with him. Mallet won't be taking over for Hoyer anytime soon.
Read where Riddley was looking good, Vareen catching out of the backfield, now I hear RB isn't fixed.
from Tom Curran yesterday..WHO'S HOT
* Danny Woodhead had some brilliant cuts during the first contact sessions.
* Jerod Mayo had a nice strip on Hernandez after it appeared Hernandez had him beat.
* Julian Edelman had a terrific in-and-out move on James Ihedigbo during the 1-on-1 tackling drills (it wasn't actual tackling, just squaring up and making contact.
* Lloyd and Brady are working closer to developing chemistry you could see on a few out routes. WHO'S NOT
* Mallett continues to be slow with his reads against coverage
* The offensive line as a unit seemed to have problems with the speed and aggressiveness of the defensive line. WHAT WE SAW
* Jabar Gaffney and Deion Branch were never (as far as we could tell) on the field at the same time during 7-on-7 and 11-on-11. Leads you to believe they are competing against each other.
* The difference in arm strength between Hoyer and the other two quarterbacks is noticeable in how hard Hoyer has to torque his body to make throws the others seem able to fling out with ease. Despite that, Hoyer's accuracy and anticipation are outstanding, especially compared to Mallett's.
* On consecutive plays, Stevan Ridley got bang'ed to the ground by defenders. Ras-I Dowling's hit at the end of a running play seemed incidental. Patrick Chung hog-tied Ridley and threw him down. Bill Belichick told Chung to go run around the opposite goal post after that hit.
* When the defense went to man-to-man in the 6-on-7 drills, the receivers didn't get much separation and Brady had his first incompletions of the day on those plays. He missed three-of-five (his only three incompletions on an 11-for-14 day) and Devin McCourty had a nice downfield breakup on a pass intended for Lloyd.
* Rob Gronkowski left the field for a spell to be attended to. He returned with a big bandage on his chin. I'm no doctor, but it appeared to be what the medical folk call a laceration.
* Alfonzo Dennard had limited participation with a tweaked hamstring.
* Kyle Arrington had his left foot checked by the medical staff near the end of practice.
* The coaches are cognizant of Dont'a Hightower's power. It showed up - despite advance warning - when tight ends were doing a blocking drill and Gronk almost got flipped over backwords.