Curran's surprises, disappointments of Patriots camp
Wed, 8 Aug 2012|
Dont'a Hightower and Chandler Jones are just a couple of the players named
-- It's been a good couple weeks for the pitch at the Dunbar insider CS NNE dot com Tommy Aaron atop the -- -- -- your most impressive players you -- so far in camp. Think it has to be two newcomers Donta hightower has been absolutely terrific in -- surprising way because he's assimilated so quickly and linebacker group. And Brandon Lloyd has exceeded every expectation. The wide receiver spot and the expectations were very high for him coming and thankful for those players so five signaled. That there's a lot to be enthused about with a wide receiver position you never know how Brady's gonna relate to some it's got some get a quick Wes Welker one of those guys -- with some of the on the same track are your biggest disappointment thus far -- Two guys on the offensive side right in the middle stuff with the ankle open who I think you know coming back up his injury from last year has been fairly slow to react. And a guy who's been standing behind him what senators in general Ryan mallet I think the Ryan mallet has an opportunity. In this training camp and pre season the -- claim to be the heir apparent to Tom Brady. And he just hasn't found his decisiveness is for his accuracy is for maybe you'll play better when the games start in the pre season we saw on practice better I thought this week but. In regular reps on the press. A difficult adjustment for him go from being and they got Arkansas to now been a guy that barely gets any reps in practice biggest surprise so far -- Taylor Jones and I think the big deal herald look at me on that right yeah absolutely I mean you thought this kid might be a project and. Know that the guy was compared to -- -- off New York Giants had a little bit of a transition time we had a good year Pierre Paul -- as a rookie but. You know it took some time to assimilate Tim Wakefield looks like -- -- every opportunity to be -- apparently starting right out of camp. At that right defensive end spot which will be the. What I want to know Europe by a heavy -- and I think very few people thought he would be this far advanced. This early in camp and he's come along -- certainly it is very short time that a lot in his Arsenal are gonna manufacture them -- my system jones' biggest concerns. You can't talk. Test to be the offensive line is guys like challenge on his pick of those guys up -- -- on the finger probably -- Not that bad but it. The interior line especially as we have Brian when Dallas Robert Gallery retired and -- opening game on -- week. All of Thomas are all trying to get it sorted out and I don't think they have yet. Found their best mix. And don't wanna have to go too long trying to get ingredients right we have to get this and -- felt pretty good that was very I'm. -- -- -- there that to me the second most valuable on the Patriots as Neitzel -- left tackle taken over for Matt Light. Big shoes to fill got sent to the bench the other day against the Saints as is out of that practice he's Tommy cart he never had a bad practice or TV session. How much good stuff.