To start things off, head on over to Patriots Daily, where we’re chatting with David Wellman from StripeHype to get a look at the Bengals, and find out whether Carson Palmer has ever really been the same QB he was before his ACL surgery. We’ve also got our Worry Wart, Chris Warner, though honestly, besides the threat of injury, how worried can you get over a preseason game with the Bengals?
Christopher L. Gasper expects that we’ll see an emphasis on the running game tonight. Mark Farinella says that the Patriots will be making plenty of evaluations tonight. Andy Vogt says that tonight’s game offers some serious growth potential for some Patriots. Glen Farley looks for further experiments in defensive fronts for the Patriots.
Mike Reiss and Christopher Price each have five things to watch for tonight. Two things they both agree on are to watch the tight ends and Joey Galloway. Rapoport also has Five things, and includes Galloway in his list too. Rich Garven can only come up with four questions for tonight, and no Galloway question.
Brian MacPherson has Jerod Mayo set to step up and be a leader at linebacker for the Patriots. Shalise Manza Young has Tully Banta-Cain trying to make the most of his second chance with the Patriots. Ian R. Rapoport looks at some surprises and disappointments from camp.
Gasper’s notebook has Chris Baker with the early head start in the tight end race. Rapoport’s notebook has Jim Nance getting his due from the Patriots. Young’s Patriots journal has Carson Palmer likely to miss tonight’s game with an ankle sprain. Farley’s notebook has former Bengal Herana-Daze Jones looking to make a mark with the Patriots.
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