Important not to read too much into Garoppolo this early, but he should start to build some momentum. Looking forward to seeing how he moves the offense in the preseason.
The job certainly won’t be handed to Duron Harmon and in recent days I’ve been wondering more and more if maybe Tavon Wilson bounces back and shows some fight this year.
Looks like we have our first injury of the preseason as Greg Orton went down and was carted off. As I flipped on Sportscenter this morning (a somewhat rare occurance) I immediately noticed a player down and being tended to by the training staff. It was a tense few moments until someone said it was Orton. Nothing against him, just grateful it wasn’t someone at the higher end of the depth chart. Hope he’s okay.
Here are some tweets that stood out to me today…
Dan Connolly got a lot of time in at center. He certainly has versatility. I thought Josh Kline got some good looks, too.— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) July 25, 2014
Been saying that Connolly has an advantage over Wendell in that he’s versatile. Wendell’s only a center and it could cost him a job.
Not a good day for Garoppolo. Intercepted by Chris White and Daxton Swanson, among the many incompletions.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) July 25, 2014
Swanson’s going to be one to keep an eye on this preseason
Very active day for Vereen catching passes. White ran the wrong route and drew some ire for it.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) July 25, 2014
Kyle Arrington and Julian Edelman got into a brief shoving match late in Patriots training camp practice.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyedNESN) July 25, 2014
Thompkins just had another diving TD catch, this time while being covered by Revis.— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) July 25, 2014
Gronk said he’s not going to change his “smashing and dashing” physical style of play due to injuries.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyedNESN) July 25, 2014
Memmmmories…. How long ago does it seem when the Patriots had one of the absolute dominant defenses of the NFL? I don’t know how this group is going to come together. Sure, on paper, it looks like it could be great, but we all know how quickly injuries can derail things. Hopefully it all comes together like we think it could.