08-15-2009, 01:11 PM
Third String But Playing on Special Teams
Join Date: Mar 2007
PP's DVR player evaluation - Preseason Game 1
Since I now have my DirecTV HDDVR...I made use of it to take closer look at the team. It'll be a pretty generic overview, but hopefully will present who stood out and who didn't. Brady, Moss, and Edelman have been pretty well covered so I left them out. Here's my thoughts.
Matt Light had a bad night in the run game. Never been a fan of his run blocking. He's not aggressive in his run blocks and gives up too early.
This in turn cost....
Maroney a lack of running space to the left side on two plays in particular. If Light had been a little less lackadaisical LoMo may have done a little more on those plays.
Contrary to popular belief...Lomo did very little UNNECESSARY dancing behind the line. I replayed his run plays a few times each....and Maroney was truly a victim of having no place to run.
Dan Koppen gets manhandled on running plays.
The O-line pass blocking was truly outstanding.
Chris Baker is a great blocker to boot. Plays confidently in both aspects of his game. #1 TE?
Wilhite to me is a stronger, more agrressive version of Asante. Bright kid...always in the right position.
Jerod Mayo IMHO will be an all-world MLB. He is in on every damn play and sheds blockers with the best of them. Absolutely awesome player.
I can only judge Myron Pryor on one game so far. But WOW! Great motor. Pursues and makes plays into the secondary. Tremendous quickness and first step. Looking forward to seeing more of him.
Other than one pass pressure that forced a holding call.....LeKevin Smith was a weak link on the D-Line in the first half.
Meriweather is Rodney Harrison reincarnated. Team leader, awesome physical presence and a much smarter player than I first thought.
Lay off James Sanders. He did very little wrong and was a solid player the entire time he played.
Terrence Wheatley looked pretty bad and got beat WAY too often.
Pierre Woods was horrible. Other than one play which he had QB pressure. He did NOTHING. He could not hold the edge AT ALL on runs and got absolutely destroyed by a full back on one play.
TBC looked good rushing the passer, but on run plays was a non-entity.
Adalius Thomas looked lethargic.
Burgess had some nice pass pressure...in limited playing time.
Other than one dropped pass and one pass Brady threw into tight coverage, not much else to judge Galloway on.
Gary Guyton was active, had a nice deflection but seemed to come in on the back end of plays alot.
Alex Smith had a bad night of blocking.
Eric Alexander had the worst night of any player on the team. COMPLETELY INEFFECTIVE in every aspect of the game.
Pat Chung with more time and experience is gonna be an awesome player.
Butler, I thought overall, had a great evening. WR's had a little bit of seperation on him twice....but luckily pass pressure forced bad throws to them. Great night overall though. Quick and looks super confident.
SeaBass....other tha getting lost on a broken play....looked pretty dominant.
Connolly, Britt, Yates and Wendell looked pretty lost and crappy.
BJGE better not get cut...he is a very nifty runner. Makes some nice plays on his own.
Steve Willams was creating some nice push in the second half.
Tank Williams and Mike Richardson had pretty poor showings.
Last edited by pats1; 12-27-2009 at 05:16 PM..