1.) Get out the bad first. I was disapointed in the defense in the second half. I don't think they put their foot on the Bengals' throats. I will chock it up on young players not knowing how to play 60 minutes. Gives Belichick a teachable moment. Damn, Gresh just made the same point on the radio. Hate when he agrees with me. 2.) Otherwise, the defense was fast and physical. Belichick was definitely holding things back this preseason. 3.) McCourty really has the potential to be a shutdown CB. Kinda wish he was on Chad OchoCinco rather than Butler. The guy is physical and fast. 4.) Wow! Pat Chung looks to have taken a huge leap from his rookie year. The guy could have a Pro Bowl season. 5.) Mayo had a great game. Two near INTs. Looks like he is rebounding from an injury year last season. 6.) Gotta love the options Brady has on offense. I think he is gifted with an embarrassment of options this year. 7.) Another game by the o-line like this and the Pats might want to consider trading Mankins. The o-line didn't seem to miss a beat. They gave Brady tons of time and opened holes in the running game. 8.) Wes Welker is amazing. That is all. 9.) Kudos to Bill O'Brien. For all the crap he got last year, he called a near perfect game this year.