Re: Kirwan and Tim Ryan from camp say Bequette "clearly" ahead of Jones early on.
posted at 7/31/2012 10:00 PM EDT
In Response to Kirwan and Tim Ryan from camp say Bequette "clearly" ahead of Jones early on.
[QUOTE]I've been in my car for 4 hours of live camp coverage and spoke with these 2 as well. They have talked highly of Hightower, Mayo, Brady, Mallet, Cannon, Gallery and for the last 5 minutes about Bequette being ahead of Jones. Specifically foot work, power, hands and over all comfortability with what they are doing. Sory no link as its live on Siruis but just happened 10 minutes ago. Granted 1 practice but its a padded practice. Few other observations as they close out. Mallet completed amost everything today. Gallery is their choice for starting guard if Mankins or Waters is not available. LOVE the addition of Brandon Loyd. As I speak I'm Ryan just said from 1 practice he notes the run game is "not fixed" Volmer is their key for the o line, they say we need him although they like Cannon. We can "win games if Brady misses time", these guys are giving glowing endorsements to Mallet over Hoyer Most importantly a quote from Kirwan to end the program, "This team is clearly better then the SB team of last year"!!! Awesome!
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It's very early...and Jones is very raw. But, the physical ability and, hopefully, the desire to excel, is there. He's going to get better in time. I look for Hightower to have a greater impact than Jones this season. But, next season, watch out for Jones.
He hasn't exactly been a slouch, thus far...though he's not the second coming of Jason Pierre-Paul or Willie McGinest, yet: Jones-Solder duel draws notice
. In what is becoming one of the more entertaining duels of camp, defensive end Chandler Jones and left tackle Nate Solder squared off in 1-on-1 drills. Jones delivered one of the individual efforts of the day with an impressive push/pull move to knock Solder off balance and score the "sack." One line of thinking on Jones is that he is a raw prospect who might need time, but that doesn't come to mind when watching him rush in 1-on-1 drills.
Glad to hear that Bequette is looking good. Good news so far on Jermaine Cunningham, too: Cunningham's strong camp continues
. Third-year defensive end Jermaine Cunningham, one of the team's 10 offseason award winners, is off to a sizzling start in 1-on-1 drills. Rushing off the left edge, he had a spin move today that resulted in a quick "sack." The 2010 second-round draft choice has been one of the surprising stories of camp: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/
I'm very encouraged about the prospects for the Pats' front seven this season!