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    Round two pretty much the same formatt.

    Struck me that a large number of saints were out there and we still had the early group of specialists only.

    Quick warm ups and then right into individual drills.

    Had a little too much to take in moment as they were doing the blitz pick up drill on two fields while the one on one DBs vs WR was going on. I focused mainly on the blitz pick up splitting between watching our o and d. But the crowd kept make me look as Hernandez and Tate each made nice plays I didnt see.

    What I did see was fun though and I have to say our guys seem much better at blitz pick up. Obviously Faulk was the best on both teams stuffing Vilma once or twice and Shanle once. On the other Field I wathed Mayo absolutely blow his dude up and seemes like spikes had some good strength. Mckenzie had a nice spin move to get by one of the saints backs (Sorry saints fans couldnt tell who the backs were as this was on the other field).

    Hernandez, Tate, and Edelman all made some nice catches with Edelman making the nicest one. two minute offense the second unit moved it to just past midfield out of range 4th and 5 Edelman ran a 5 yard out coverage was decent so Hoyer led him up field with the throw and edelman adjusted to it over a different shoulder and mad the catch with a safety striking him(#29 Gorrer) much harder than these settings call for and Chung got eye to eye with him. Edelman popped up ran right back to the huddle for more two minute.

    Brees drove down and got a field goal which I assume was a go ahead field goal for the situation or at least tie as they would have gone for it as the clock was pretty much up. Fairly meticulous drive too and then I think BB made them run it again because it looked like Tom was ready but the Saints ran anoter drive this time we held wheatly's pick ended the drive I believe this was the same drive.

    Brady got three out of his drive as well which included a few nice passes welker and one in the flat to faulk.

    I would again say there seemed to be a decent rush out of both teams with Spikes and Will Smith coming to mind for two would be sacks. Spikes seemed to a bunch of blitzing and seemed somewhat successful came on the edge once or twice and up the middle most often. The particular spikes sack or would be one that comes to mind was nickle with Cunningham and Tully as ends not sure who the tackles were and spikes blitzed cunninghams edge and got near the QB.

    Will Smith beat Hernandez who stayed in to block and got to brady and reached out for the ball brady empty palmed (likely fumble).

    I gotta say the Saints seemed a little chippy while the Pats didnt play that game to much I guess being gracious hosts.

    I will add anything as I think of it.

    Hopefully I will make a few practices this weekend.
     
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    Did you get any reads on the starting D-Line vs. the Saints starting O-Line? What about Gronk? Was the Wheatley pick a bad throw or did he jump the route?

    Thanks for your observations, SBB. :rocker:
     
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    Thanks, SBB. Good report.
     
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    One thing that seems to be continuing is the struggles of the Patriots at LG. Ordway, Curran and Smerlas were at the Razor today, as were Zolak and Gresh before them. They all characterized the LG spot as a major problem.

    Did you see anything that would run counter to their impressions?



    P.S. They loved Spikes and McKenzie (One of them even calling McKenzie a "violent little man" I believe), so can you recall anything more about what McKenzie might have done to give them that impression?
     
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    Nice, thanks BTW you sseems liek your a little tired SBB, anyone would be.
     
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    Awesome work, SBB. Really intriguing words about Spikes
     
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    Mayo-o-o-o:rocker: More good stuff about Hernandez, Faulk, Tate, and Edelman!

    Your efforts are much appreciated sbb!
     
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    Great stuff SBB, thanks for the report.
     
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    Ya on the way home tonight from lovely Manchester, NH :eek:, Tom "E", Freddy and the Big Man were raving about Hernandez and a couple of moves he made on one particular play, that's my boy Aaron, did you happen to catch this play at all and who he deeked, not once but twice?
     
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    One of these things is not like the other.......
     
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    I was right there. They really nailed Edelman after his excellent catch with helmet to helmet contact. Would be 15 yds in a game. But the next play was sweet. Hoyer signals to Edes who shoulda been groggy. A quick WR screen to #11 that went at least 10 yds. Mega!
     
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    Hernandez made SO many plays. Working both with Brady and Hoyer (who looks EXCELLENT BTW) H made play after play. The one you're referring to would broken for big yardage if not a TD. H is a phenom.

    Welker, Edelman, Hernandez and yes Tate looked great. Brady hit Tate for a really cool 25 yd TD as Tate turned and was running backwards to make the catch just inside the back corner EZ.

    Where the Pats looked AWFULL was covering TEs. NO's #85 a guy named Thomas made 4 or maybe 5 big catches in a row. No stoping him. An in your face to BB? :)

    Gotta shower, eat and watch chick TV with the 1st wife. More later.
     
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    The WEEI guys commented on Thomas, so I was about to ask if he looked as good as they thought, so thanks for this.

    Hey, at some point there was a big cheer for Tate (again, per EEI). Do you recall what that was about?
     
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    Do you remember who it was that was supposed to be covering him? I definitely expect some weakness there, since our OLBs are in flux and whatnot, but it' still worrisome if we want to beat teams with elite TEs like the Colts and Chargers.
     
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    Brady's TD to Tate in the EZ. GREAT catch. He's opposite Moss. Book it.
     
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    Just got in from practice. It was quite a scene with a reported 16,000 fans showing up.
    I will just give a brief recap as I think a lot of it was already covered.

    -Most impressive position was the TE's both Gronk and Hernandez are studs. The best play for me was during team when they ran a trap with Gronk coming in motion to block the DT (ellis maybe) Gronk blew him up and opened the hole to which would have prob been a td. Hernandez again was all over the field, he again caught everything thrown to him even when tightly covered. Gronk also had a TD in team when he got pop in the facemask and still held on. Gronk is a monster he is just HUGE when you see him in person. Hernanadez's blocking is a concern as he was beating badly by smith for which would have been a strip sack, but I dont envision him blocking too much.

    Murrell was running with the first team D but was carted off at the end of practice, dont know how serious it is since I didnt see the injury happen.--- I thought our D line looked pretty good stopping the run.

    One area that I would like see improved that could worry me is the ability to cover TE's Seems the Saints were hitting there TE's at will down the seem and that area needs to be improved.
     
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    Probably the 25 yard TD he was talking about. I heard Tate was pretty hot and cold.
     
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    Interesting! He'll be fun to watch in preseason, these reports are getting me psyched:singing:
     
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    Follow up, in that case.....

    Is he looking more like a Stallworth/Galloway (Speed deep and outside), a Gaffney (Possession middle/short and inside), or does he seem comfortable with both styles?
     
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    Not sure but take it for what it's worth but I thought it was the safetys. There were always 2 Pats around him impotently flailing away.

    That said the only Patriot I ever saw who could ever cover a TE was Rodney, otherwise it's a genetic failure of the franchise.
     
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