- Dave, all you needed to say for Patriots fans, coaches, and players was .. - Loved the balance in our O. The running game was getting yardage and chewing upMessage 1 of 4 , Oct 3, 2011View SourceDave, all you needed to say for Patriots fans, coaches, and players was .. "- Loved the balance in our O. The running game was getting yardage and chewing up the clock." Just keep doing it, BB! This is the key to offensive success. As it continues, keep working to create a defense that makes people remember that the play after 3rd down will be a PUNT!
On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 9:07 PM, Levine, David <david-levine@...> wrote:
- Welker doesn't deserve to be on this list. He is just other worldly right now. There are times where he gets so open you think the D forgets to cover him. There are other times where he just makes plays in traffic. You can't stop him, you can only hope to contain him.
- Loved the balance in our O. The running game was getting yardage and chewing up the clock. Ridley looks great. BJGE continues to play exactly like he did last year. Consistent.
- Turnovers are the key to the game. We got them when we needed. Opportunistic is how we need to play.
- I thought the D played better than in the past. We held Oakland to 13 points (until the final meaningless drive) with ok yardage numbers (until the last meaningless drive).
- We were able to bottle up McFadden pretty well. He got his yards but didn't become the killer that I thought he would be. We were able to hold for FGs in the red zone instead of TDs. That is good football.
- After traveling across the country, we came out strong and were not sluggish. Good bounce back game after a tough division loss.
- I was happy to see that everyone was on the same page most of the time. We really had very few mental breakdowns and played a clean game.
- Big Vince is turning into the best cover DT in the league.
- Our OL was solid again. One sack and very little pressure overall. They played well against a good DL with a great player in big Sey.
- Our drive at the end of the half was fantastic. After the INT, we were able to march down the field and get 3 points. That was a 10 point swing and gave us a commanding lead.
- Woodhead's injury will come back to haunt us. He is so valuable to this O that we could be in trouble without him. Ridley will have to learn quick.
- Mayo's injury is a killer. He is such a good player that missing him for 4 weeks could really have major effects on this team.
- We lost the symmetry of the game. Wanted it to end 31-13. Was almost happy that we were stopped on the goal line at the end then Heyward-Bey makes the incredible 50 yard catch with great coverage to screw it all up.
- I said it last week and I'll say it again. We need to do something about our "and 1" run game. We need to be able to pick that yard up when we need it and were again stuffed on the goal line.
- No pressure and no blitzing of the QB. I know we were playing shorthanded but we need to send an additional rusher.
- This team still struggles with mobile QBs. Any time we do get pressure, we cannot contain the QB from running for a modest gain. Pressure always comes from the sides allowing the escape route up the middle.
- I was saying that I hated that the refs were taking over the game, calling penalties where there weren't and the stupid roughing calls. Even mentioned it during the game. With that said, the refs actually did the right thing today. Sey's hit on Brady when he didn't hear the whistle for the false start was a penalty. He was fine up to the point where he threw him to the ground. The refs didn't call a blow to the head of Brady (which was accidental and not hard) which is good. They overturned (correctly though I'd never thought I'd see it) the pass interference call when the Ford and Arrington had their feet tangle. They overturned the Welker corner catch as well (good catch, no TD). I did think this should have been review upstairs as this was a potential scoring play but in the end, the correct call was made.
- Anyone watch the Jets/Ravens game. 5 returns for TDs (3 fumbles, 1 INT and a KO). What ugliness that was.
- KC won a game. It was ugly but they did it.
- Dolphins, Vikings and St Louis are downright brutal.
- Dallas puts together the worst half of football ever played and manages to lose a game they should have won handily.
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- Woodhead is very valuable but do not forget Kevin Faulk is working back towards this team. Wether it s an injury to Vereen or some other means there is aMessage 2 of 4 , Oct 3, 2011View Source
Woodhead is very valuable but do not forget Kevin Faulk is working back towards this team. Wether it’s an ‘injury’ to Vereen or some other means there is a plan to help back up Danny-boy.
- If the injury is serious enough, it could be Woodhead that goes to IR and Faulk is re-instated into the position that Woohead has kept warm for him since weekMessage 3 of 4 , Oct 3, 2011View SourceIf the injury is serious enough, it could be Woodhead that goes to IR and Faulk is re-instated into the position that Woohead has kept warm for him since week 2 of last year!Would like to see what Vereen can do and we might see it this weekend!Mark Morse
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Subject: RE: [patriotzip] The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Raiders)Woodhead is very valuable but do not forget Kevin Faulk is working back towards this team. Wether it’s an ‘injury’ to Vereen or some other means there is a plan to help back up Danny-boy.