SBB's 8/10 AM Practice (Awesome)

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  1. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Just got back to my house and I must say that was awesome. spirited one on ones, entertaining 7 on 7s, and then 40 minutes of 11 on 11 alternating pats O and Saints O every 3 or 4 downs.

    Alot going on and I will try to recap everything but I am sure I will need several posts before I hit everything.

    here goes nothing this is going to be very scattered as I will write what ever come to mind:

    Heath Evans was one of the first saints on the field persumably to say hi to everyone. Gay spent a full STs period walking around and talking to old teamates. Thomas didnt seem as active but I am sure he was.

    The whole team was in blue which made the team aspect of practice harder to follow.

    Drew Brees is impressive. There was one play in particular where Wheatly blitzed and was in his face and likely would have been a sack but despite the pressure Brees thru a 20 yard beautiful touch pass right over tight coverage and into the receivers hand nothing Butler could do despite pretty good coverage.

    Merriweather had the best defensive play of the day in red zone work breaking up a pass that looked like a sure TD.

    Welker in one on ones made Malcom Jenkins look foolish once or twice, Gay made a nice play on him but then got beat next time. Welker looked every bit as tough to cover as one would remember and that was nice to see vs a opposition D.

    Tate had some struggles in the one on ones dropping a few and generally didn't seem to fool the Saints as bad as he has been the Pats DBs. But he had one real nice sideline catch in 7 on 7.

    in one on ones and 7 on 7 the D was on the far field so didn't get a great look and during the few moments I focused on that side I only saw our D get beat 3 or 4 plays.

    McCourty showed some nice coverage in 11 on 11 covering Henderson down the field on two back to back plays.

    I thought Murrell who seemed to be working with the ones at OLB had a good practice. On one run play he pushed his guy deep in the backfield and even though he got knocked down he filled his role and the play needed to go 10 yards in the backfield in order to get to the edge because Murrell was knocked down Bush was able to gain the LOS back but that was it. On another play he displayed nice pass rush and had what I call a potential sack as they still dont hit the QBs even though it is opposition.

    In general I thought the Olines on both sides of the ball could have been better.

    In one on ones RB vs LBs Faulk just can not be covered. Made Vilma look foolish a couple of times.

    In general I wouldn't say that either team stood out as the better on the field but I do think we had a slight edge in red zone work. Will definitely be interesting to hear some opinions on who looked better as I felt it was pretty even which has to be a good sign I mean as good as we have been they are the defending champs.

    I noticed Mayock was in attendance and I will be looking forward to hearing what he has to say.

    As always I will post anything else that comes to mind as it does but I actually think I hit on most of the things I noticed.

    The crowd was pretty good, though late arriving, I would guestimate they got close to 10,000 by the end. I suspect this afternoon is going to be insane and I am going to be sure to be early to get a seat.
  2. Obidan

    Obidan Rookie

    Good write-up. Thanks.

    EDIT: If Mayock was there, is there a chance there will be some coverage on the NFLN tonight?
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  3. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Spikes looked good had one play where he backed his blocker right into Brees again the play was completed but Spikes likely would have done more in full contact.

    Sanders broke up a play in red zone area.

    I just read a report that Both secondaries seemed to be abused and I didn't find that to be the case I would agree early in one on one it was probably true but not in 7 on 7 or 11 on 11 and I would actually say that I thought the DBs held up real well on both sides especially considering the strength of these two passing games.
  4. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I would imagine thats his plan.
  5. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

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    Thank you so much. Good stuff. :rocker:
  6. brdmaverick

    brdmaverick In the Starting Line-Up

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    Will there be a joint practice tomorrow, too?

    Did any of the Saints players sign autographs after practice?
  7. Keyser Söze

    Keyser Söze In the Starting Line-Up

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    These are two great QB's, I would have been shocked if they didn't get the better of the DB's when there is no pressure. This report doesnt really concern me.
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  8. Isaac

    Isaac Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Great report, thanks. I wish this were on TV. It would probably be far more entertaining than a preseason game.
  9. Great write up. Sounds like you guys got the edge on this one. Sounds like our DB's got a little victimized out there :(
  10. Elijah

    Elijah Supporter Supporter

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    I'm hoping that Tate isn't just one of those players who kicks ass in TC...
  11. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

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    Fortunately, that's a mighty rare occurrence. For the most part, the guys who opened eyes in last year's camp (Edelman, Vollmer) had strong seasons while the guys who looked lousy (Galloway, Smith) never came around.
  12. brdmaverick

    brdmaverick In the Starting Line-Up

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    I'm right with you. I hate how they don't allow you to bring video cameras to practice.

    I'd love to record plays and break them down in slow motion on my computer. Of course, I also know that's the reason why they WON'T let you record the game, but I would just be using it for my own personal entertainment. Yes, I am that crazy.
  13. PatsWickedPissah

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    You can't always get what you want.
    But if you try, you just might find you get what you need.

    Many regular cameras, e.g. Cannon have a seting where you can shoot video. More than enough to record a play.

    Uh-oh. There goes my season ticket that I don't have.
  14. Leave No Doubt

    Leave No Doubt Supporter Supporter

    Kevin continues to shine:rocker: Nice about McC, thanks for the reports,great stuff!
  15. TommyBrady12

    TommyBrady12 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Faulk has been eating a lot healthier this season and looks to be even in better shape than last year.
  16. 5 Rings for Brady!!

    5 Rings for Brady!! In the Starting Line-Up

    Good report, thanks!
  17. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    I wouldnt really give an edge to anyone. I think it was two of the best teams in the league practicing hard and their were points when I thought your boys looked better IMO we did score once or twice more in redzone 11 on 11.

    All the DBs get a littel victimized WRs are going to make nice plays when you are not going to hit them. But in this instance I would say it was the QB play Brees and Brady can torch anyone.

    If I had to use this one practice as a barometer and that isnt fair to do I would say the Saints look like they are ready to defend their title hopefully losing the last game to us.
  18. Clonamery

    Clonamery Supporter Supporter

    Fair and diplomatic. Well done.
  19. Uncle Rico

    Uncle Rico Pro Bowl Player

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    Great report again; many thanks.

    I just looked through the Reiss/Globe/Herald blogs and didn't see any mention of the tight ends. Any observations on Gronkowski and Hernandez (and Crumpler)?
  20. PatsBoy12

    PatsBoy12 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Thank you for another awesome read.
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