Evista Online Review

Boston Herald
October 28th, evista online review 2012 at 12:43 pm

Some observations as the Patriots and Rams are tied, evista online review 7-7, evista online review going into the second quarter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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