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    Thanks, Chris. Good points all.

    Could you add: do the Patriots ever use two backs on the field at the same time, or is it always a tight end or lineman doing "fullback" duty? And, if so, who is it?
     
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    Or how many reps does Thomas take at FB/HB?
     
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    Five things I want to watch for tonight:

    1) How does Brady handle a live rush?

    2) DB coverage (esp. CB/SS in nickel and dime subs)

    3) 3rd down pass rushing

    4) more use of the 4-3 with burgess/wilfork/brace/seymour as DL, as primary pass-rushing sub package

    5) First live NFL experiences for rookies.. how do they handle it? (e.g., Edelman, Chung, Nunn, etc).
     
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    Sorry, I mean this in the context of watching new players/bubble players because obviously the packages in preseason wouldn't be complicated/too revealing of the playbook for regular season.
     
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    Good list Chris.

    A few others to consider: Patrick Chung; the special teams - specifically gunners - as there appears to be some roster spots to be determined based on special teams play; the play of Tank Williams vs. Brandon McGowan; and who is able to get some pressure on the Philly QB on passing downs.
     
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    All great points--will keep an eye out.

    We'll have updates all night long on the Twitter feed at twitter.com/weeigameday and on the front page at WEEI.com
     
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