OK, we were missing Seymour, Bruschi and Harrison. We were playing against the best run offense in football (and one of the worst passing offenses). Atlanta could have easily scored 40 point, as we could have. PASS RUSH Did we have one? The announcers were correct. We didn't get near the QB's. Woods had one fine play. RUN DEFENSE Nonexistent. They ran at will. ----------------------------------------------- That being said let's look at the three units DEFENSIVE LINE I think Wright and Sullivan are part of the 53. Smith, Hill, Thomas and Freeman are competing for the last one or two spots. Smith and Thomas looked OK. I think that this unit will be fine when we play the first string and normal schemes, and Seymour is back. Did Green play? I missed him if he did. OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS There wasn't much of a pass rush with the vanilla defense; but the preseason is about evaluating players. Banta-Cain, Mincey and Woods all looked good. Chad Brown was out. I think that we are fine at OLB, and might be tempted to move Vrabel back inside. I think we should resist the tempatation and keep this OLB unit intact. INSIDE LINEBACKERS The highlight reel is a short one. Gardner and Alexander will be fine when Bruschi is back. Gardner is the key; he will get better each game. Beisel was aweful. If can't get much better, he will be gone. With Bruschi out, and Beisel hurt, we need to bring in a veteran. CORNERS I wasn't impressed, were you? Chad Scott looked OK. SAFETY I thought Guss Scott was OK.