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