It's early in the season, but with 4 games under our belt, we're actually 1/4th of the way through the regular season. Although some players are still adjusting to a new team or just coming back from injury, I thought it would be interesting for Patsfan members to offer their thoughts at the 1/4th mark. My take is that offensively and defensively, the improvements on this team are obvious from week to week. In terms of stats, it's worth noting that Maroney's on pace for a 1200 yard season... and that collectively the team rushing is on pace for a 2400 yard season. In terms of the passing game, the fact that Gabriel already has 10 passes - is amazing to me given the fact that he missed the first game and seemed to play sparingly in the next. ... given what I've seen it wouldn't surprise me the least to see him average 4-5 catches a game from hereon out, projecting out to 60+ catches this season. Likewise, Jackson's 4 catches seems to me like a rookie getting his feet wet. If he's averaging 3-4 catches a game by the last quarter of the season that's consistent with my expectations for him - namely that by that point in the season he'd be playing like a #2 WR - i.e., like a guy who would catch 50-60 passes in a season. I'm a bit surprised that Watson doesn't have more catches than 12 to this point, but it seems to me he's been pretty well covered as our clear #1 receiver... having Gabriel and Jackson step up may free him up more. Other receivers... Caldwell, Brown, Graham, Faulk - are all meeting my expectations... Caldwell's on track for 36 catches, Graham for 32, Troy and Faulk for 40.... those expecting Reche to be a #2 guy with 50-60 catches are probably disappointed but since I never expected that, I have to say I'm pretty pleased. Of course, the hope is that everyone stays healthy and gets in a better groove and timing with Brady (who projects out at 3500 yards passing - which is just about perfect for a ballanced offense) OL - doesn't get enough praise - last week against Denver embarrassed them and the way they bounced back was tremendos this week. Defense - will continue to gel I think - but I very much like the "bend but don't break" trends I've already seen... somewhat conservative to start the season but I have a feeling they'll be given a bit more freedom as everyone gets used to playing with each other. ... and who'da thunk that Seau would be leading the teams in tackles? Surely not those who called his sigining a "desparate" move. Special teams I'm feeling a bit shaky about - especially with another Gostowski miss yesterday... but I'll continue to hope that he'll shake off the first year jitters and calm down. Also on ST - I think we're giving up far too many return yards and need to address that better. So everyone chime in with your takes as we pass the 25% mark of the regular season.