I went back to review the tape on the game after all the noise about running up the score and I came up with the following observations: Brady only had two possessions in the second half and began the last one with 2:02 remaining on the 3rd quarter clock. If he hadn't started that drive he would have gone to the bench after slightly less than 2 and a half quarters. In my mind that is taking it too lightly before the game of the season next week. So if you bring him in for only his second possession, I assume that most fans will accept its ok for him to finish it. Now for the interesting part - I suspect that the whole drive was an exercise in how to execute without Brady (TE) blocking with the OL. The reason I say this is because the drive is incredibly balanced in terms of who participates and play calling. It went as follows: Evans 3 yd Rush Moss 6 yd Pass (left) Maroney 4 yd Rush Rivers incomplete (drop) Gaffney 21 yd pass (called back due to Offense PI on Welker) Welker 11 yd pass (left/slot) Stalworth 14 yd pass (left) Evans 10 yd rush Moss 35 yd pass (right) Evans 7 yd rush (left) Stalworth incomplete pass in the EZ (5th target) False Start Koppen Faulk 8 yd rush (right) Brady 3 yd rush (middle) False Start Moss Faulk 8yd rush (middle) Welker 2 yd pass - TOUCHDOWN 8 passes (2 incs and 1 called back by penalty) 7 rushes more amazingly each one of the starters (other than Maroney) got 2 shots at the ball (Heath got Maroneys extra) and one each for Gaffney and Rivers (dont think he will be with us long). It is almost too mathematical - and I suspect as much an exercise in execution as one in team participation. I was just wondering if this was to simulate life with an injured Brady (TE) or life with Brady (TE) tied up with Freeney and Mathis. I just dont see any of this as running up the score, and certainly nothing that disrepects Gibbs or the Redskins as they used everybody rather than exploiting mismatches. footnote: it was a shame about Gaffney's catch as it was nicely executed, but I just couldnt see where Welker caused the PI, partly because he was just out of camera angle for a millisecond. However I didnt see he or the nearest defender acting as if there was contact. Anyone out there with a better view?