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