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Q1: B+ Q2: N/A Q3: N/A Q4: N/A Overall: B+
I'd put most of the offensive struggles on the line, which has struggled in all of camp and continued to struggle against the Saints. Brady got hit hard by two Saints defenders on a sack, and had the ball stripped. He went 4-for-7 for 30 yards on the night. He might have held the ball a little too long, but he's also used to getting much better protection than he got. He was pulled with minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Q1: N/A Q2: C- Q3: B+ Q4: N/A Overall: C+
Again, some of the struggles here may have been on the offensive line, with Hoyer facing some pressure. He wasn't as accurate as we're used to seeing out of him, and didn't throw the ball down field very well, but even when he was both, when he put one right on wide receiver Britt Davis' shoulder, the pass was dropped. Davis made up for it later by catching a Hoyer touchdown pass from three yards out.
Hoyer showed solid fundamentals in the pocket, but he has to stop patting the ball right before he throws it.
Q1: N/A Q2: B- Q3: C+ QB: C+ Overall: C+
Mallett's first pass was ridiculously overthrown. He was praised for his strong arm coming out of college, but could really use to settle it down a little sometimes. That arm strength was his benefit on an intermediate sideline throw to wide receiver Jabar Gaffney. We also saw his slow release hurt him, as it allowed a defensive linemen to get his arms up and bat down a pass.
Mallett also showed solid footwork, which has been a knock on him since he came into the NFL. He made a great throw on the run to Gaffney, and moved around in the pocket to buy more time on a throw to Julian Edelman.