Re: Which player impressed you most.
posted at 8/13/2010 3:46 AM EDT
Brady and Moss looked like brothers seperated at birth. Brady looked for him and found him every time he needed him.
Now, onto the not Brady/Moss of the teams.
Brain Hoyer - Dude looked like a young Tom Brady. The coolness in the pocket, the accuracy, the game management. It's clear he's been taking notes on Brady. He did really well.
BJE - Screw everyone else. He just made the Saints pay. He put his shoulders down and pounded the Saints hard. I thought guys were starting to avoid his contacts as the game went on. He looked like what the Ravens RBs looked like in the playoff game. Head down, smack someone, get 4 yards a run.
Connolly - Mankins' value just got weaker, pre-season or not. Connolly was good. He took on three defenders to get BJE that TDs. He was really good.
Welkerman (Edelman) - He looked like Wes, but it's clear that he is faster, stronger, better at changing momentum. Wes still has him beat in quickness, but Wes has everyone beat in quickness.
Gerrad Warren - Dude made a HUGE impact on the pass rush. He was collapsing the pocket during every play. It's no wonder Murrell got that sack, Warren need double, maybe even triple, coverage. I hope Ty Warren comes back soon, with him and Gerrad playing Ends the pass rush will be greatly improved from last year.
Big Vince - Warren wouldn't have shined had Vince not drawn double coverage. It's hard to believe that those guys were the same guys who pushed us around when we played last year.
Spikes - I wasn't a fan up until today. Now, (Italian accent) Fourget about et. Mayo and Spikes were pushing guys around. Spikes covering Shockey is an amazing feat. Shockey is a really good TE.
Mayo - HE'SSSS BAACCCKKKKKKK! Mayo hit everyone he could get his hands on. There was this one play were Drew overthrew a WR and he dropped it and Mayo came in and nudge the WR anyway. It was as if Mayo was telling him "I'm watching you, be afraid" it was such a Bruschi play I wanted to head-butt my TV.
Marques Murrell - Don't know why he started over Cunningham, but he got a sack. Hard to believe that he's a special teamer.
I thought the IC call on Butler was bogus. That ball wasn't catchable.