I'm glad they didn't look that good, though its hard to gauge a game where almost a third of the players won't be there in 3 weeks. I liked the fact that Brady threw a few bad balls. It would have been freakish if he didn't look a little rusty coming out for his first action in a year. If they had given Julian Edelman #83 instead of #11, I doubt anyone would have known that Welker missed the game. It kind of makes me wonder if ANY slot WR in THAT offense, with THAT QB couldn't grab 100 balls a season. Stilll waiting for Joey Galloway to do something that makes me go WOW....or even go Nice. I know people will talk about Baker's 2 TD passes, but what impressed me most was a running play where Thomas made a decent block screening the contain man, but Baker blew his man 5 yds off the ball. If there was a Jet fan watching that game, he's probably doing his best Bob Lobel impression and saying, "Why can't the Jets get guys like that". The OL did a good job of keep Brady clean, My biggest disappointment was when the Pats failed twice on 3rd and one. Yes Martha, that was a 4-3. BB in his presser mentioned that they used it most of the time. They wanted to see some things in live action. To me it looked like they got decent pressure with it, but the run defense wasn't as strong. Pierre was was setting the edge well from what I was, and TBC had a few nice rushes. Is it just me or does Derrick Burgess look small...ish. Seymour looks like a man among boys. I think he is going to have a monster season...if he stays healthy. Vince showed he can get up field from the 4-3 DT, except he whiffed on McNab on one rush. The thing I liked about Ron Brace, was that on one play I saw him double teamed and pancaked. The very next play he blew up the play and made the initial hit. Eugene Chung showed me more in this one game, than he showed me in the 7 practices I went to. Brandon Merriweather is ready to take it to the next level. James Sanders is not. This looks to be a banner crop of rookies. Volmer looked like he can be an impact LT down the road, and will certainly get some time this year. Pryor, who I didn't even know was practicing, made a nice sack, and started the game. Butler had a pick and was very competitive out there. Chung is going to be a force on STs. He made a key block on Edelman's TD return, as well as his block. I mentioned Brace, and of course Edelman. That's 6 guys right there. Did Orenberger play? Will someone explain to me how Wilhite was picked in the 4th round while Weatley was picked in the 2nd. Clearly you couldn't tell by their relative performances. Andrew Walter was....underwhelming. I'm not sure how much of that was his fault. They didn't let him pass much, and the running game sucked. Did Fred Taylor get any touches, I don't recall him getting the ball? I saw a couple of comments here that Blasted Moroney. Well I didn't see anything that he did poorly. Nothing that made me go OOOOHHH either, but I guess he's going to be the board punching bag no matter what he does. I get the feeling that Alex Smith is losing in the TE battle. KO coverage looked good. Punt coverage sucked Funny how a good play like the punt return for a TD, can skew stats. Because of it Philly had a huge time of possession edge in the first half. I think we'll see Brady play less in game 2 Does anyone know WHY Welker was out? Jay Feely is NOT a bad QB, which makes me wonder why the Eagles took on Vick. Don't they have their QB of the future in Kevin Kolb, and Feely as #3 is better than a lot of team's #2. Where does Vick fit in? I'd rather have Feely than Walter. McNab can't complain about not having any WRs anymore. It looks like the Eages have some good ones now. I can't help but think that the PI on Moss should have been a noncall. Yeah Assante might have been a bit early, but not enough to make it a 40 yd penalty. I think the same goes for the one on Butler. First of all the pass was uncatchable. Secondly he ran into him inadvertently. MAYBE you could make an illegal contact call, but PI. Once again the punishment doesn't fit the crime. The Pats tackling wasn't good overall, though Merriweather made some very good form tackles. I think BB will make note of that. Well that's what I saw. What did you think?