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