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