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