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