This weeks report card includes game 1 of the preseason, plus performances in practice.
QB: C+ Tom Brady has had some off the field issues, Cassel wasn’t great, still no number 3
HB: A+ Great 1-2 punch with Dillon & Maroney, Faulk doing his thing, Patrick Cobbs emerges
FB: B- Pass still out, Evans too slow, but Mills put on a show with 5 rec. for 75 yds.
WR: D Branch holding out, Jackson injured, no one else is stepping up
TE: B- Graham mostly injured, Mills just came back, Watson performing well
OL: A- Koppen back, O’Callaghan taking over at RT, Light in midseason form
DL: B+ Injured getting healthy, LeKevin Smith stepping up, Mike Wright doing well
OLB: A- No injury problems, Banta Cain doing well, Vrabel will stay outside with addition of Seau
MLB: B Bruschi out, but Seau comes in, when everyone’s back, we will have a good bunch
CB: A- Competition is strong and consistent, and how about Willie Andrews doing a little of everything
S: A- Hawkins, Wilson, Jones, and now Harrison is back and almost 100%
K: A No missed field goals, Gostkowski pushing ahead
P: A- Miller had a pretty good preseason opener
A+ Performers: Willie Andrews, Garrett Mills, Patrick Cobbs, Laurence Maroney, Corey Dillon