8/4/08 Lighting up the night; Monday evening notes
By Andy Hart, Patriots Football Weekly
The Patriots took to the Gillette Stadium game field for Monday’s night practice, a special event held in front of a large crowd of season ticket holders.
Who’s hot: Wes Welker. The wideout returned from PUP with some uncharacteristic drops on Saturday. He’s been money the last two days and was the only consistent option for the passing attack for much of Monday night’s work.
Who’s not: Benjamin Watson. The tight end had the chance to make a few big plays in the red area in practice and had a couple drops. He’s just too inconsistent with his hands. He had an impressive stretch over the weekend where he caught six straight passes. But Monday night he had a couple key, inexcusable drops.
Play of the Day: Tom Brady and Randy Moss yet again. Late in the practice during late-game situational work Brady capped a hurry-up drive with a completion to Moss crossing the back of the end zone for the score. Antwain Spann had good coverage on the play, but the ball was perfectly thrown and Moss made the play. Pretty.