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