Because my previous thread won't re-load for some reason. Apologies to the mods, feel free to delete it. A brief preface: I fully subscribe to the "it's only pre-season" mantra, so take this all with a grain of salt. 1) Kevin O'Connell sucks. He was absolutely horrible, and I'm not sure why he was SMILING at the end of the game. Apparently he doesn't realize that he may have just played himself down to #3 on the QB depth chart. 2) Matthew Slater is the worst "look how smart we are" pick of the BB era. and we TRADED UP for him. 3) The defense, while likely not as ****ty as they looked tonight, isn't much better. Teams will pass-pass-pass, especially early as the youngsters in the secondary continue to learn how to...play football, I guess. 4) Wilhite taking back a pick-six doesn't change the fact the entire secondary, himself included, STUNK tonight. 5) Brady, if okay, which it appears he is, will be fine. He looks as sharp as we could expect him to. The hit by Haynesworth was absolutely a roughing the passer, driving him into the turf, but whatever. As long as the shoulder's okay, who gives a bleep. 6) Before people get all excited about BJGE vs. Maroney, BJGE was running through massive holes. Maroney was dancing a bit, but mostly because he had to. And his receiving was, as always, wildly underrated. He is a weapon in the passing game. But back to the running "holes..." 7) While I don't buy into our OL being elite, I do think they're pretty darn good. Not tonight. 8) Pass rush was good, even when they didn't quite get there, there was solid push. 9) Tackling was abominable. Wretched. Putrid. Horrific. Can't emphasize this enough. It is a big-time problem that, if not addressed, means the Patriots have no shot at the Super Bowl. 10) I think, largely from beginning to end, with occasional bright spots in the middle, this was a terrible performance by the Patriots and that you could read that all over BB's face. Who knows if it'll help, but I expect he will tear into them and might even play non-Brady vets deep into the first half next week.