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