Boston Herald
October 28th, onychomycosis 2012 at 12:43 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/blitz/index.php/2012/10/28/first-quarter-observations-brandon-lloyds-touchdown-has-pats-rams-tied-7-7/