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HSanders 09-27-2012 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by O_P_T (Post 1934629)
Related to this, we need to do more setup plays.

For example, in the Arizona game, Brady threw multiple quick hits to Lloyd when the DB was lined up 5- 8 yards from him.

We should have followed that up with a pump and go later in the game.

I was RIPPING MY HAIR out watching those...they didn't garner much IIRC and I was screaming THOSE BETTER BE TO SET UP SOMETHING LATER! Lloyd isn't a YAC guy.

dchester 09-27-2012 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by chevss454 (Post 1934626)

A shutdown corner would certainly make the pass defense better. Just sayin.

grog 09-27-2012 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by dchester (Post 1934663)
A shutdown corner would certainly make the pass defense better. Just sayin.

Speaking of which, are we ever going see some Ras I out there?

NSPatsFan 09-27-2012 03:17 PM

For me it would be the fact the defense hasn't been able to hold a lead with the game on the line since Super Bowl XXXIX

Why? Because we'd have 3 more rings!

grog 09-27-2012 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by NSPatsFan (Post 1934669)
For me it would be the fact the defense hasn't been able to hold a lead with the game on the line since Super Bowl XXXIX

Why? Because we'd have 3 more rings!

Why do you think that is though? What do they need to fix to hold the lead?

foobahl 09-27-2012 04:15 PM

aaron hernandez' ankle

chevss454 09-27-2012 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by grog (Post 1934668)
Speaking of which, are we ever going see some Ras I out there?

He's played quite a bit.

O_P_T 09-27-2012 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by chevss454 (Post 1934703)
He's played quite a bit.

ESPN has the break down on the first three games here

Here's the number of snaps he's had in each game.

Tennessee: 36 of 65 (55%)
Arizona: 0 of 64 (0%)
Baltimore: 4 of 73 (5%)

Total: 40 of 202 (20%)

Not sure why he essentially hasn't played in the last two games.

ESPN also had this bit on Ras I.
Drafted in the second round of the 2011 draft, cornerback Ras-I Dowling could very well be following a similar path as Butler. The 33rd overall pick started the first two games of his rookie season before suffering a season-ending hip injury, and played in 57 percent of the defensive snaps in the regular-season opener this season.

But then something happened.

Dowling did not play in Week 2 against the Cardinals and played for just four defensive snaps on Sunday night in Baltimore. Sterling Moore took over third-cornerback duties for both weeks, and when starter Kyle Arrington went down with an injury late in the Ravens game, it was Marquice Cole who came onto the field, not Dowling.
That last bit is even more significant than the drop in playing time, IMHO.

It indicates he's dropped two spots on the depth chart, not just one.

Of course, he could have an injury, except he's not listed on the injury report.

bmooney54 09-27-2012 07:27 PM

Own the 4th quarter and end the game on Mallett's knee. The offense needs to be able to kill the clock. The defense needs to get off the field late in the game.

Flagg the Wanderer 09-27-2012 07:53 PM

Oh, this is the football forum. In the 3RC the answer to the question in the thread title is obvious:

Snooki.
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Ryan91 09-27-2012 08:21 PM

Less conservative play calling on the Defense - I'd like to see the Pats dialing in some Blitzes this week, bringing some heat will put opposing QBs under pressure. We may well let teams get big plays every once in a while if we Blitz, but we may also see some better numbers when it comes to QB hurries, pressures and of course, sacks.

midgar8784 09-27-2012 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by bmooney54 (Post 1934709)
Own the 4th quarter and end the game on Mallett's knee. The offense needs to be able to kill the clock. The defense needs to get off the field late in the game.

Mallett? Brady does not let Mallett come into games. Stupid newbie might drop the snap and cost them the game. Like a few people said, hard to close games out when they are calling silly penalties against you...I am going to have to give the patriots a pass on that last game, they played good enough to win with everything equal.

Smudger 09-28-2012 02:43 AM

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Originally Posted by dchester (Post 1934605)
I'd get a true shutdown CB.

Yeah, I'd certainly like to see better play on the backend. I don't know if the problem is scheme or the ability of the individuals, but I'd just like to be able to see a pass thrown deep and not immediately know its going to be a completion or DPI.

dchester 09-28-2012 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by grog (Post 1934668)
Speaking of which, are we ever going see some Ras I out there?

I've been underwhelmed by what I've seen from him, thus far. I'd like to see them to get someone who can really cover a good WR (like Ty Law, or Mike Haynes).

Beaglebay 09-28-2012 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by grog (Post 1934671)
Why do you think that is though? What do they need to fix to hold the lead?


Stop playing soft/prevent defense, and swarm the QB. No guts, no glory.


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