Liked on offense:
-the overall progress of our O-line. I was expecting some serious ugly but they did well. Run blocking I was really surprised with. Everybody seems to be progressing well on that front. Pass protect got a little sketch on the right side but all in all, they look like they've done the homework.
-can't say enough about Dixon. Good vision, ran hard and held on to the rock. Looked a little gassed at times but he logged a lot of carries. Thank you Glen Coffee
-Carr looked really uncomfortable to start but settled down. Still like to see em try and complete something other than a 5 yard square out or a swing route. Did execute a couple really nice screens. He's new to the offense and it was a good first time out.
-Nate Davis looked comfortable inside the pocket, on roll outs strong side/weak side whatever. Doesn't throw the most catchable ball sometimes but it's there and that's the most important thing.
Didn't like on offense:
-Anthony Davis had some trouble. Mathis is no slouch but AD couldn't handle the speed a couple of times. Also got himself turned around with his back towards the defense on an outside run. I missed the entire replay but basically it looked like he over ran his block and then compounded the mistake by turning around and trying to pick up the block he missed; never blocked anybody on the play. It was just one play but he looked pretty lost. Still early but he was the weak link today.
-Smitty's accuracy cost us 1 big play for sure. Misfired again on a pass to the flat but the back got his felangies on it. The pick was a little aggressive for my taste but the ball was there. Probably not the best decision but I think the receiver got his hands on it so whatever.
-M Rob's fumble yuck! Legs stopped moving because of an arm tackle, pad level horrible. Chalk that one up to not being awake yet I guess. Do it better.
-I think Tom Brady might run a faster 40 than Byham. How he worked himself open twice is beyond me
Liked on defense:
-a little different look from last year. A little more aggressive letting the LB's bounce around on the line.
-got some serious penetration on a bunch of running plays. RJF handled his (piss off Franklin)
-all the INT's.
-really like Wilhelm. Around the ball, tackled well.
-really really liked Briggs. Wow! Awesome int. (if he doesn't fumble it back to the Colts). Good bull rush from both sides and he tackled. Might have us a playmaker. See what he does with this momentum; he should feel good about today.
Didn't like on defense:
-early on the first team did a bad job of disguising blitz. Second team did much better but they didn't have to play Payton Manning so take it for what it is I guess.
-Reggie Smith made some good plays but on his knockdown in the endzone on the 1st drive, I woulda liked to see em get that head around quicker and locate the ball. Probably got a little lucky there but he did make the play.
-same old same old on the outside pass rush. First team was run wide handily and Payton owned us. Briggs has a lot to prove but he deserves a chance after the game he had.
-Mays is a tackling missile but I think he needs to reign it in a little. He almost missed a couple times.
Liked on ST:
-Williams had a nice little slashing punt return and looks pretty explosive overall. Could do better on kickoffs though.
Didn't like on ST:
-kick coverage sucks but everybody's kick coverage sucks right now.
-#18 can F right off. His turnover was stupid.
-the kicker didn't miss but he was barely making everything. I wonder if that was by design to test his accuracy? Nothing less challenging than making extra points right down the middle.
[ Edited by NatralBrnThrila on Aug 15, 2010 at 16:42:10 ]