Patriots Blog: Pre-Preseason Opener Thoughts

August 9, 2012 12:00 AM
Patriots Blog: Pre-Preseason Opener Thoughts
" FOXBORO (CBS) – On Thursday night, there will be football at Gillette Stadium.

Here are some items to look for in tonight’s Patriots-Saints game:

Brady To Lloyd

If Tom Brady plays — and I’m against that — it will be interesting to see his connection with receiver Brandon Lloyd.  The two have hooked up on many long balls in camp and it would be nice if the Pats could establish and true deep threat.  How are they going to perform when the lights are on?  Hopefully tonight gives us a glimpse.

Stevan Ridley

Ridley will get the bulk of the carries, and how does he responds to being the Patriots number one back will be key.  I get the feeling the Pats knew they had something with Ridley last season, but BenJarvus Green-Ellis was more reliable (he never fumbled with the Patriots, whereas Ridley fumbled twice in a two-game stretch last season). But the “Law Firm” is now a Bengal, and it’s now Ridley’s rock "

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