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