Random thoughts from game 1 Yes, we played 43, but we also played 2 gap. (I realize these were backups so everything must be taken with a grain of salt) We better play much better run defense. The pass defense was excellent. I don't get the negativity about Butler. He allowed a few catches, but they were short plays in front of him, but for one 3rd down play in the second half that he made a play on the ball and missed. If you are looking for reasons to rip him, then you sat there and said they completed a pass, it was Butler's man, therefore Butler sucks, as if NFL teams don't complete passes. I thought his coverage was decent, and he played the scheme. Overall, an average effort by Butler. Taylor Price was very impressive. He looks like he belongs and can produce. When you add Hernandez to the mix because he does WRtype things, I think our receiving group is stronger and deeper than most people realize. Edelman continues to be invisible in the offense. Those bagging on Tate: he didn't play in the game. Ridley was very impressive. I saw him do everything I want a RB to do, and show every skill a RB needs to show. Love how we draft what looks like a complete RB and this board spent weeks lamenting why we wasted a 3rd on a guy who will never be more than a short yardage back. Lets see what he does vs 1s, but this guy has the ability to shoot up the depth chart. Mallett doesn't look like a rookie. He knows what he wants to do back there, and is decisive. Hoyer looks like a veteran, and I don't see a lot of #2 QBs out there I'd rather have. (I see some overrated starters that teams aren't ready to give up on that I'd play Hoyer ahead of) I think we are going to have about a dozen front 7 players who all see a lot of action, and I think it will be a very good deep group. When you see the rookies and youngsters who are out there playing this well, it makes you want to see Vereen and Dowling real soon. I can't think of one or a few things we did real well to result in a 35 point win, because I think we just pretty much beat them all day long at every aspect of football. A real thrashing, and a great way to get football back.