Ridley, Mallet, and quick slants from Jaguars v. Patriots

August 13, 2011 at 8:54 am 1 comment

Jacksonville @ Patriots

Watched two and a half quarters.  The story here was the proficiency of the Patriots’ backup QBs, Ridley showing soft hands and some shake, and Blaine Gabbert looking decent with little time to prepare.

New England

  • Wrote about Ridley in Preseason Stars yesterday, but even more impressive when you see him.  For example, on his first run, bounced it outside to avoid a loss and get 6 yards.  Will score a ton of TDs.
  • Cuningham with his hand in the ground rushing, 4-3.  Saw some 3 and 5 man fronts as well.  Bellichick and Del Rio both blitzed.
  • Hoyer good composure to deliver ball deep but Edelman dropped.  Quick release and not afraid to deliver the ball with big hit coming.
  • Hernandez fumbled twice, losing one but also had 4 catches for 55 in the 1st quarter (6 for the half).
  • Welker, Ocho, and Branch will be the top 3 WRs, with Woodhead and Hernandez being highly targeted as well.  Price now favorite for WR4 spot.
  • Couple of plays I watched Soldier he was off-balanced, leaning forward, and holding.
  • Mallet throwing lasers accurately, first 3rd down hit Price in stride on an out and he turned it up the sideline for a big gain.  Showed lots of confidence in the pocket and put the ball on the money.
  • Ocho and Haynesworth DNP.


  • Hill the X receiver with Thomas spending most of his time in slot, who had a costly drop on 3rd down.  Jason Hill did well to haul in three receptions, finally time for some PT.
  • Gabbert looked poised, accurate, and good arm.  One time he tried to run, he got nowhere.  Footwork was a little sloppy, but showed more good than bad.
  • Jennings looked good with a couple runs inside and out, important handcuff.
  • While their defense might be improved, you can clearly see their still weak across the board.
  • Amongst all the touchbacks, Deji Karim had beautiful 84 yard kick return where he used his blocking well and then his elusiveness to cut back across the field.
  • The kickers were a positive including Shank.
  • Garrard + MJD = DNP

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Verle  |  September 4, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Wow, this is in every respect what I neeedd to know.


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