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The Game - Positives and Negatives

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  • George Richman
    (Well, I can t plagiarize the GBD label!) :-) POSITIVES: Fortunately there were a lot of them to take from this game, despite the absence of so many that we
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 16, 2014
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      (Well, I can't plagiarize the "GBD" label!) :-)

      POSITIVES: Fortunately there were a lot of them to take from this game, despite the absence of so many that we hope to be major contributors during the regular season. Most, however, are from the offense. 

      * All 3 of our QBs played very well. The pick six off of Brady was clearly the fault of the receiver. (More on him in the next section!) Hard to even make a call on Garrapolo vs Mallet. They both looked composed, and able to find secondary targets. Both were on target with nearly every throw. Brady was Brady. 
      * The OL, makeshift though it was, did a pretty good job throughout the game. The first two groups protected the QBs well, and opened a little space for the RBs more often than not. The 3rd line, in with Mallet, make him work a little harder, and allowed a sack. But still did OK on the run blocking.
       *The RBs really had a great game, and created quite a dilemma at the end of that roster. Starters Ridley, Vereen and White all proved their worth, although Ridley did fumble the ball once (recovered by Develin. Bolden, in just a couple of carries, was impressive. But the little guy, Finch, and the big guy, Gray, both got a lot of work, and both were very productive, making the battle for that 4th, and I believe last RB spot very much in doubt. 
      * I say the 4th is the last RB spot because Develin continues to prove that he just does too many things too well as a FB to not be on the 53 man roster. He's got all the makings of cult hero. :-)
      *At WR, Lafell continues to stand out. And Brian Tyms is last year's Thompkins, despite a drop in the end zone of a catchable (though difficult) ball. Damn shame that we won't have him on the field for 4 weeks. He'd step right in for Dobson, who, I'm thinking may be on the PUP to start the season. Edelman and Amendola again had limited opportunities, but made a couple of plays. Still, with Amendola, Edelman, LaFell, and Thompkins, we have a very solid 4 to star the season. 
      *For information the TE position, see the next section!
      *Ditto for the DL and LBs.
      *The DBs played pretty well, overall. Butler was not as outstanding as he was in the Washington game; but still played well. The Eagles passing schemes are brilliant. They're going to have guys open all season against everybody. So many plays have the primary receiver running behind one or two others that the just can't be covered in the short areas -well, not by DBs. 

      NEGATIVES: Almost as many here as in the POSITIVE observations; but here, most are on the defense. 

      *OK, there were a lot of guys out. But the play of the DL, which rarely put pressure on the QBs, and the LBs (were there any Patriots LBs?) was very disappointing. Chandler Jones was invisible throughout the game. The backup DLs weren't much more effective than tackling dummies. The LBs couldn't even get close to covering the outside against those short passes the Eagles love to throw; and were equally inept at shutting down the middle of the field. Overall, I have to say that the front 7 seven sucked for most of the game. 
      *Steve Maneri gave one of the most miserable performances I've ever seen from a TE. Couldn't run a simple stop pattern. Could catch. Couldn't block. Other than that. He was OK. 
      *Josh Boyce is gone. He just drops too many catchable balls. 
      *STOP THE RIDICULOUS "SPECIAL EMPHASIS" ON HANDS TO THE FACE AND ILLEGAL CONTACT PENALTIES! There were a total of 20 penalties called in this game (called equally, I will acknowledge). It's not "special emphasis", it's "over emphasis"! As has often been said, we don't pay to watch the @$%#& officials! LET 'EM PLAY!


      --- George

    • Mark Morse
      George, I think you were a little hard on Maneiri. He had a great block on the Finch TD. He has been in camp a week. He is not a receiving threat, but I
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 16, 2014
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        George,

        I think you were a little hard on Maneiri. He had a great block on the Finch TD. He has been in camp a week. He is not a receiving threat, but I thought he played very well considering he was only here a week. I agree, it was his fault on the pick six. I think there is potential there.

        Mark Morse
        Razor's Edge Tailgate Patriots Fangroup
        http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/RazorsEdgeTailgate/

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        On Sat, 8/16/14, George Richman patswingr@... [patriotzip] <patriotzip@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        Subject: [patriotzip] The Game - Positives and Negatives
        To: "patriotzip yahoogroups" <patriotzip@yahoogroups.com>
        Date: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 6:36 AM


         









        (Well, I can't plagiarize
        the "GBD" label!) :-)
        POSITIVES: Fortunately there were a
        lot of them to take from this game, despite the absence of
        so many that we hope to be major contributors during the
        regular season. Most, however, are from the offense. 

        * All 3 of our QBs played
        very well. The pick six off of Brady was clearly the fault
        of the receiver. (More on him in the next section!) Hard to
        even make a call on Garrapolo vs Mallet. They both looked
        composed, and able to find secondary targets. Both were on
        target with nearly every throw. Brady was Brady. 
        * The OL, makeshift though it was, did a pretty good
        job throughout the game. The first two groups protected the
        QBs well, and opened a little space for the RBs more often
        than not. The 3rd line, in with Mallet, make him work a
        little harder, and allowed a sack. But still did OK on the
        run blocking.
         *The RBs really had a great game, and created quite a
        dilemma at the end of that roster. Starters Ridley, Vereen
        and White all proved their worth, although Ridley did fumble
        the ball once (recovered by Develin. Bolden, in just a
        couple of carries, was impressive. But the little guy,
        Finch, and the big guy, Gray, both got a lot of work, and
        both were very productive, making the battle for that 4th,
        and I believe last RB spot very much in doubt. 
        * I say the 4th is the last RB spot because Develin
        continues to prove that he just does too many things too
        well as a FB to not be on the 53 man roster. He's got
        all the makings of cult hero. :-)*At WR, Lafell
        continues to stand out. And Brian Tyms is last year's
        Thompkins, despite a drop in the end zone of a catchable
        (though difficult) ball. Damn shame that we won't have
        him on the field for 4 weeks. He'd step right in for
        Dobson, who, I'm thinking may be on the PUP to start the
        season. Edelman and Amendola again had limited
        opportunities, but made a couple of plays. Still, with
        Amendola, Edelman, LaFell, and Thompkins, we have a very
        solid 4 to star the season. 
        *For information the TE position, see the next
        section!*Ditto for the DL and LBs.*The
        DBs played pretty well, overall. Butler was not as
        outstanding as he was in the Washington game; but still
        played well. The Eagles passing schemes are brilliant.
        They're going to have guys open all season against
        everybody. So many plays have the primary receiver running
        behind one or two others that the just can't be covered
        in the short areas -well, not by DBs. 

        NEGATIVES: Almost as many
        here as in the POSITIVE observations; but here, most are on
        the defense. 
        *OK,
        there were a lot of guys out. But the play of the DL, which
        rarely put pressure on the QBs, and the LBs (were there any
        Patriots LBs?) was very disappointing. Chandler Jones was
        invisible throughout the game. The backup DLs weren't
        much more effective than tackling dummies. The LBs
        couldn't even get close to covering the outside against
        those short passes the Eagles love to throw; and were
        equally inept at shutting down the middle of the field.
        Overall, I have to say that the front 7 seven sucked for
        most of the game. 
        *Steve Maneri gave one of the most miserable
        performances I've ever seen from a TE. Couldn't run
        a simple stop pattern. Could catch. Couldn't block.
        Other than that. He was OK. *Josh Boyce is gone.
        He just drops too many catchable balls. 
        *STOP THE RIDICULOUS "SPECIAL EMPHASIS" ON
        HANDS TO THE FACE AND ILLEGAL CONTACT PENALTIES! There were
        a total of 20 penalties called in this game (called equally,
        I will acknowledge). It's not "special
        emphasis", it's "over emphasis"! As has
        often been said, we don't pay to watch the @$%#&
        officials! LET 'EM PLAY!


        ---
        George












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