New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints: Nothing Special

August 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints was okay, and I'm not talking about the game,  I'm talking about the coverage.
Alright, maybe okay is generous, but it did not suck.  Maybe my expectations were lowered.
Maybe I think it was good because Randy Cross did not refer to coach Billick.  Honest slip of the tongue, three years ago, but it is still nice to know he knows it is Belichick.  (In fairness, it might have been Don Criqui who did that.)
They seem to have realized that the casual fans are gone when the starters get pulled. No amount of pictures of Brady on the side line with his helmet off will bring them back.
Yes, I'd rather they focused on how good (or bad) the guard play was.  That said, I can't remember a regular-season game with announcers focused on guard play.
One thing I did notice was the Patriots' first team looked good against the Saints' first team. 
The the second and third string gave it back...

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