October 28th, buy sinemet 2012 at 12:43 pm
Some observations as the Patriots and Rams are tied, buy sinemet 7-7, buy sinemet going into the second quarter.
The Patriots’ defensive starters were Vince Wilfork, buy sinemet Kyle Love, buy sinemet Chandler Jones, buy sinemet Rob Ninkovich, buy sinemet Jerod Mayo, buy sinemet 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 sinemet Poor technique on Wilson’s part to surrender the deep ball so easiy. Buy sinemet It looked like trouble when Givens was still 10 yards in front of him.
Givens has 11 catches this season, buy sinemet and that’s his sixth 50-plus yarder, buy sinemet including his second touchdown. Buy sinemet Givens set a record with five straight games with a 50-yard reception. Buy sinemet The Patriots knew that would be coming.
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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 sinemet including a penalty. Buy sinemet But Lloyd was asked this week if the Pats could use the Rams’ defensive aggressiveness against them, buy sinemet and he simply smiled and nodded. Buy sinemet He knew.
The Patriots used a big set on second-and-1 before the touchdown, buy sinemet with Michael Hoomanawanui at fullback and Marcus Cannon as a second left tackle. Buy sinemet And surprise, buy sinemet Stevan Ridley got stuffed for no gain by the hardest, buy sinemet cleanest hit of the game at that point. Buy sinemet Not only did the Patriots lose that battle, buy sinemet but they got smoked. Buy sinemet I’ve thought all along that the Patriot should run when it’s given, buy sinemet or at least stay out of the packages that force them to run. Buy sinemet They’re at their best when they can take the matchup to the defense, buy sinemet whether it’s called with personnel or audibled at the line, buy sinemet and these jumbo run sets take that opportunity away.
Danny Woodhead was open after a defender fell down in the flat, buy sinemet and he turned it into a 24-yard gain. Buy sinemet 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 sinemet but he was a split second too late.
Arrington was replaced by Moore on the second drive. Buy sinemet He has a head injury and is questionable to return, buy sinemet but he was standing on the sideline without a helmet, buy sinemet which isn’t a good sign.
Julian Edelman is back to returning punts, buy sinemet so it looks like the hand injury is just about in the past. Buy sinemet 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 sinemet That was thrown directly over his head, buy sinemet and those have given receivers like Lloyd and Welker trouble this season. Buy sinemet Not an easy one to haul in, buy sinemet especially when you know you’re exposed to a potential hit.
Ridley has caught some criticism for negative plays, buy sinemet but so many, buy sinemet including the one-yard loss on the goal line, buy sinemet are the result of the line or blockers losing the push up front. Buy sinemet That’s been the biggest issue in those big sets.