What I saw last night
posted at 8/10/2013 6:54 AM EDT
I am not going to make roster assumptions on one preseason game, but I did come away with some thoughts on some players and situations.
-the WR results were irrelevant. I liked that the WRs looked like they belonged on the field and where in the right place at the right time. TB's completion % said as much. Malletts timing on the Boyce play as well, but Mallett must make that throw.
-Vince and McCourty are irreplaceable to this defense. Kelly has looked very good since June, but BB still needs to manage his snaps wisely and get some depth on the DL
-Jones has taken the next step
-the S play IMO will still be a concern over the top. I am not yet sold on Gregory, Wilson, Wilson or Harmon bringing top side help.
-I saw too many good things from Boldenlast year and too hand the job to Blount after 1 preseason game. Lets see how things unfold
-I am wondering if Ballard will be in that Crumpler role? Expect 5-10 catches but superb blocking? Can the team carry a guy like that and carry Hooman, who also blocked very well last night and plays special teams? Fells also was very good last night.
- I am still not concerned about Ghost. No kicker is going to be perfect. ghost still has tremendous leg strength, is great on kick offs, doesn't get shaken in big situations, and will still hit 35 of 40 fg's this season