Okay then: -- Teach the rookie KR to make good decisions KO coverage done right. -- No game planning, vanilla, base D approach reflects poorly on Warren/Burgess left side, Wright/TBC was a stouter duo (unless the Giants are right-sided runners). -- Burgess needs to play across the line when setting the edge, he needs to step up and not get himself caught inside, his 4-3 heritage haunting him a bit, once he gets some more rust knocked off he'll warm up. -- The Giants WR corps is not as formidable as some NE will face, the youngsters looked okay, but NE will need to do some healthy scheming to help them with a pass rush. -- Hernandez, Edelman, & Welker, get'em healthy, keep'em healthy. -- Taylor or Maroney? It doesn't matter, NE'll need both. -- Ohrnberger grooming to replace Neal, trust Uncle Boxter when he tells you these things. -- Wendell next up in the Hochstein rotation, trust Uncle Boxter when he tells you these things. -- Notice Connolly taking wedge reps early in the game? Either Wendell and Big O are nipping at his heels in terms of Dante's trust factor or Kaczur is closer to returning then we know. -- TE football, ayup it's acomin' to NE. -- Aiken is making this team as a WR who plays STs. -- Sanders is not trade bait. -- Pierre Woods played well at RDE, he and Ninkovich rushing off that side together gave Bomar something to think about. Flashbacks to Vrabel lining up inside as a DL on passing downs. -- Murrell needed more time to warm up at LDE, but he did okay too. -- NT Kyle Love is making a case for NE to protect him on the 53, there's some quality beef on those hooves. Deadrick still wins the 7th slot due to DE depth issues, but I think I'd rather go into the season with Love as the #2 NT in place of Pryor or Wright. -- NE had 5 healthy DL; Love and Lewis got all the extra work, which means the starting DL were being saved for the regular season, no more, no less. -- Willingham took all the heat off Wilhite. -- Sergio Brown looks halfway decent at Safey, he's going to be competitive for a 53 slot when I try to guess the next roster move. -- Ross Ventrone needs more CB reps, he might be a decent 5th CB option in time, but on blitzes he needs to chase down the QB like he's an escaping hair stylist and not pull his punch. -- Taylor Price needs to learn to lay out and drag his toes, but he's not bad for a rookie. -- I've seen Safety played a lot worse then Buddy Farnham did out there. -- Ojinnaka and Bussey are fighting for #4 OT, and I think 'naka gets on the roster week Two because Bussey should survive waivers for the PSquad. -- Robinson is worth a PSquad slot. -- I like Fletcher's progress as a conversion project, I want to see him in TC/preseason next year for NE. -- McKenzie is doing okay in his conversion to 3-4 ILB, he was playing alongside a converting DE and behind a patchwork DL using 260 lb OLBs in place of 300+ lb DEs. I've seen a lot worse (Lua). Offense: 24 QB: Brady, Hoyer (2) RB: Maroney, Taylor, Faulk, Morris (4) TE: Crumpler, Gronkowski, Hernandez (3) WR: Moss, Welker, Edelman, Tate, Price, Aiken (6) OT: Light, Vollmer, Kaczur, LeVoir (4) OL: Connolly, Koppen, Neal, Wendell, Orhnberger (5) Defense: 26 DL: Wilfork, Wright, Warren, Brace, Pryor, Lewis, Deadrick (7) OLB: Banta-Cain, Burgess, Murrell, Cunningham, Ninkovich, Woods (6) ILB: Mayo, Guyton, Spikes, McKenzie (4) CB: Butler, McCourty, Wilhite, Wheatley, Arrington (5) S: Meriweather, Chung, Sanders, McGowan (4) Specialists 3 ST: Gostkowski, Mesko, Ingram Suspended: Ojinnaka (If NE wants him after his suspension they have the option of releasing Aiken or Ninkovich or Woods to make room.) Shadow: Alexander, Green-Ellis PSquad: Bussey, Larsen, Brown, Love, Robinson, Clayton, last man rotation (Ventrone, Welch, Jenkins, Chris Taylor, Fletcher, Newman, Willingham, Williams, Myers, Carson Butler) If NE reaches an injury settlement with Slater, can they re-sign him this season? If not, IR him. If someone needs a Center perhaps NE can pick-up a 7th for Ghiaciuc before final cutdowns. He's about the only trade-able commodity I see.