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Boston Herald
October 28th, quickbust in canada 2012 at 12:43 pm

Some observations as the Patriots and Rams are tied, quickbust in canada 7-7, quickbust in canada going into the second quarter.

The Patriots’ defensive starters were Vince Wilfork, quickbust in canada Kyle Love, quickbust in canada Chandler Jones, quickbust in canada Rob Ninkovich, quickbust in canada Jerod Mayo, quickbust in canada 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. Quickbust in canada Poor technique on Wilson’s part to surrender the deep ball so easiy. Quickbust in canada It looked like trouble when Givens was still 10 yards in front of him.

Givens has 11 catches this season, quickbust in canada and that’s his sixth 50-plus yarder, quickbust in canada including his second touchdown. Quickbust in canada Givens set a record with five straight games with a 50-yard reception. Quickbust in canada The Patriots knew that would be coming.

The Patriots’ starting offensive line, quickbust in canada from left to right, quickbust in canada was Nate Solder, quickbust in canada Donald Thomas, quickbust in canada Ryan Wendell, quickbust in canada 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, quickbust in canada including a penalty. Quickbust in canada But Lloyd was asked this week if the Pats could use the Rams’ defensive aggressiveness against them, quickbust in canada and he simply smiled and nodded. Quickbust in canada He knew.

The Patriots used a big set on second-and-1 before the touchdown, quickbust in canada with Michael Hoomanawanui at fullback and Marcus Cannon as a second left tackle. Quickbust in canada And surprise, quickbust in canada Stevan Ridley got stuffed for no gain by the hardest, quickbust in canada cleanest hit of the game at that point. Quickbust in canada Not only did the Patriots lose that battle, quickbust in canada but they got smoked. Quickbust in canada I’ve thought all along that the Patriot should run when it’s given, quickbust in canada or at least stay out of the packages that force them to run. Quickbust in canada They’re at their best when they can take the matchup to the defense, quickbust in canada whether it’s called with personnel or audibled at the line, quickbust in canada and these jumbo run sets take that opportunity away.

Danny Woodhead was open after a defender fell down in the flat, quickbust in canada and he turned it into a 24-yard gain. Quickbust in canada Wes Welker busted his tail to get across the field to try to make the block that would have sprung him down the sideline, quickbust in canada but he was a split second too late.

Arrington was replaced by Moore on the second drive. Quickbust in canada He has a head injury and is questionable to return, quickbust in canada but he was standing on the sideline without a helmet, quickbust in canada which isn’t a good sign.

Julian Edelman is back to returning punts, quickbust in canada so it looks like the hand injury is just about in the past. Quickbust in canada He couldn’t do it last week in his return from the ailment.

Great catch by Rob Gronkowski toward the end of the quarter. Quickbust in canada That was thrown directly over his head, quickbust in canada and those have given receivers like Lloyd and Welker trouble this season. Quickbust in canada Not an easy one to haul in, quickbust in canada especially when you know you’re exposed to a potential hit.

Ridley has caught some criticism for negative plays, quickbust in canada but so many, quickbust in canada including the one-yard loss on the goal line, quickbust in canada are the result of the line or blockers losing the push up front. Quickbust in canada That’s been the biggest issue in those big sets.

Source: http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/blitz/index.php/2012/10/28/first-quarter-observations-brandon-lloyds-touchdown-has-pats-rams-tied-7-7/