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