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