I missed all of the pre-season games for work, so this was my first impression of Joe Addai.
While the numbers don't show it, I think Addai looked very good. He was able to get some good runs, and show some good speed and power. I absolutely loved his first run, and more specifically the way he finished it (going out of bounds, driving his shoulder through his would-be tackler). I think, if Addai gets the carries, he'll get the yards. He looked 1,000 times better than Dom Rhodes tonight, and I think he will be the #1 within a few games.
It sucks for Dom because he's been good before, and he's been waiting for his opportunity for a while, but he may have just blown it. It's only the first game of the season, but Addai looks a lot better than Dom.