Then again, this is the preseason, and preseason games rarely go according to script.
While the 7-6 final score was mostly indicative of offensive struggles, it was also a positive sign for New England’s secondary, which recorded two interceptions and kept the Saints out of the end zone for sixty minutes.
“Any time you can keep a team from scoring a touchdown, that’s probably a good night,” noted safety
Gregory made his presence felt early in the second quarter with an interception in the red zone off Saints backup quarterback Chase Daniel. Linebacker
“Yeah, he got a tip on it, so I had to adjust and make sure I came down with it, and I’m glad I did,” added Gregory.
Not to be outdone, Gregory’s counterpart
Although their time on the field was brief, the safety tandem of Gregory and Chung looked solid and appears poised to add stability to a position that had anything but stability last season.
“We kind of help each other,” says Chung of his new teammate. “He’s a veteran, he knows a lot of things that I don’t know and he helps me out. I’ve been here for a while so I kind of help him out. It’s kind of a like a relationship. Relationships can only get stronger.”
On the edges,
Wilson showed flashes of the versatility that fans are hoping to see, as he saw significant reps at both outside corner and safety. Wilson also took on slot corner duties in New England’s dime package, where he matched up with Saints running backs out of the backfield.
“Every time you go out there and get an opportunity to show what you’ve been practicing, that’s definitely exciting,” said Wilson after the game.
Judging by his playing time on Thursday night, Wilson will likely get many more of these opportunities. Safeties