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