Valproic Acid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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