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