Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 8/10/13
  The New England Patriots began their preseason schedule last night with a 31-22 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. It was one game and while a win is a win we cannot come to any conclusions yet on the offensive or defensive side of the ball.    The first play from scrimmage showed a very nice 62 yard run by returning starter Stephan Ridley. The interior line blocking was impressive. More impressive was the blocking down field of rookie wide out Aaron Dobson. The broadcasters were right Ridley needs to take that to the house.  A bit of a surprise that after the big run it was LeGarrete Blount coming in to replace Ridley.  Three runs later it was first and goal.  Ridley then capped it off with a touch down run.    The defense gave up some big plays on the first drive. None bigger than the touchdown to Jackson. He had a step on Aqib Talib.  Replays show that Steve Gregory was late coming over.  This was an issue last season as the Patriots safeties had issues getting wide.     The...
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