October 28th, buy phenergan 2012 at 12:43 pm
Some observations as the Patriots and Rams are tied, buy phenergan 7-7, buy phenergan going into the second quarter.
The Patriots’ defensive starters were Vince Wilfork, buy phenergan Kyle Love, buy phenergan Chandler Jones, buy phenergan Rob Ninkovich, buy phenergan Jerod Mayo, buy phenergan Brandon Spikes and Dont’a Hightower in a 4-3 base with Kyle Arrington (right) and Alfonzo Dennard (left) at corner and Devin McCourty and Tavon Wilson at safety.
Cornerback Sterling Moore subbed for Spikes in the nickel on the first drive of the game.
Hightower was lined up in the slot in man coverage on a receiver at one point.
Chris Givens beat Wilson on the touchdown because Wilson was too stiff and flat-footed while Givens ran full speed in his direction. Buy phenergan Poor technique on Wilson’s part to surrender the deep ball so easiy. Buy phenergan It looked like trouble when Givens was still 10 yards in front of him.
Givens has 11 catches this season, buy phenergan and that’s his sixth 50-plus yarder, buy phenergan including his second touchdown. Buy phenergan Givens set a record with five straight games with a 50-yard reception. Buy phenergan The Patriots knew that would be coming.
The Patriots’ starting offensive line, buy phenergan from left to right, buy phenergan was Nate Solder, buy phenergan Donald Thomas, buy phenergan Ryan Wendell, buy phenergan Dan Connolly and Sebastian Vollmer.
Brandon Lloyd broke free from an aggressive look from cornerback Janoris Jenkins and scored an easy 19-yard touchdown on the Patriots’ third third-and-short conversion on the drive, buy phenergan including a penalty. Buy phenergan But Lloyd was asked this week if the Pats could use the Rams’ defensive aggressiveness against them, buy phenergan and he simply smiled and nodded. Buy phenergan He knew.
The Patriots used a big set on second-and-1 before the touchdown, buy phenergan with Michael Hoomanawanui at fullback and Marcus Cannon as a second left tackle. Buy phenergan And surprise, buy phenergan Stevan Ridley got stuffed for no gain by the hardest, buy phenergan cleanest hit of the game at that point. Buy phenergan Not only did the Patriots lose that battle, buy phenergan but they got smoked. Buy phenergan I’ve thought all along that the Patriot should run when it’s given, buy phenergan or at least stay out of the packages that force them to run. Buy phenergan They’re at their best when they can take the matchup to the defense, buy phenergan whether it’s called with personnel or audibled at the line, buy phenergan and these jumbo run sets take that opportunity away.
Danny Woodhead was open after a defender fell down in the flat, buy phenergan and he turned it into a 24-yard gain. Buy phenergan Wes Welker busted his tail to get across the field to try to make the block that would have sprung him down the sideline, buy phenergan but he was a split second too late.
Arrington was replaced by Moore on the second drive. Buy phenergan He has a head injury and is questionable to return, buy phenergan but he was standing on the sideline without a helmet, buy phenergan which isn’t a good sign.
Julian Edelman is back to returning punts, buy phenergan so it looks like the hand injury is just about in the past. Buy phenergan He couldn’t do it last week in his return from the ailment.
Great catch by Rob Gronkowski toward the end of the quarter. Buy phenergan That was thrown directly over his head, buy phenergan and those have given receivers like Lloyd and Welker trouble this season. Buy phenergan Not an easy one to haul in, buy phenergan especially when you know you’re exposed to a potential hit.
Ridley has caught some criticism for negative plays, buy phenergan but so many, buy phenergan including the one-yard loss on the goal line, buy phenergan are the result of the line or blockers losing the push up front. Buy phenergan That’s been the biggest issue in those big sets.