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Old 09-07-2014, 07:48 AM
 
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first game vs miami too, should be an easy win
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:46 PM
 
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first game vs miami too, should be an easy win
Or maybe not.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:20 AM
 
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first game vs miami too, should be an easy win



God the entire team looked terrible. Offensive line terrible, defensive line terrible. Revis got beat like half a dozen times. Gronk looked sluggish. Brady looked old. The one saving grace is edelman still looks good and ridley didnt fumble
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:20 AM
 
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Miami historically is a tough place for the Pats, and I was not surprised by the loss. Now if they end up losing to the Vikes, I'll start to get a wee concerned. Must contain Patterson and Peterson though.
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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God the entire team looked terrible. Offensive line terrible, defensive line terrible. Revis got beat like half a dozen times. Gronk looked sluggish. Brady looked old. The one saving grace is edelman still looks good and ridley didnt fumble
We're missing Mankins and Tommy Kelly BIG TIME. Those are now looking like bad cuts/trades.

Also, the big thing is, the second half adjustments were not there AT ALL. Normally the Pats morph and adapt based on what worked/didn't work in the first half, I saw nothing different in the the second half.

It's always a bad omen when the Pats *don't* start the second half with the offensive possession.

The AFC East will be difficult this year, but alas it's one game. I am though concerned about the Jets, that actually *looked* half way decent and basically all of our divisional opponents won - hopefully that shakes the cob-webs out.
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:01 PM
 
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I am though concerned about the Jets, that actually *looked* half way decent and basically all of our divisional opponents won - hopefully that shakes the cob-webs out.

I know right? Who would have thought the jets would look good. Not only that but we are literally in last place already
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:34 PM
 
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We're missing Mankins and Tommy Kelly BIG TIME. Those are now looking like bad cuts/trades.

Also, the big thing is, the second half adjustments were not there AT ALL. Normally the Pats morph and adapt based on what worked/didn't work in the first half, I saw nothing different in the the second half.

It's always a bad omen when the Pats *don't* start the second half with the offensive possession.

The AFC East will be difficult this year, but alas it's one game. I am though concerned about the Jets, that actually *looked* half way decent and basically all of our divisional opponents won - hopefully that shakes the cob-webs out.

Tedy Bruschi said today that he actually thought they tried to adjust too much in the second half and the lack of consistency led to them getting gouged with the running game. Also they were making substitutions throughout the game at O-line which is a very bad idea, if there is one unit that needs consistency it's that one. Solder and Vollmer are supposed to be our two best lineman and they were getting embarrassed out there.

Brady and the receivers have a lot of work to do, even if the first half when they were winning the timing just seemed....off. I couldn't have expected much from him in the second half given how terrible the O-Line played, but the miss on the long ball to Edelman was as bad as I've ever seen from him.

For next week, have to play a heavy box on D and hope Revis can neutralize Patterson one on one. Also hope Aaron Dobson returns to give them a somewhat legitimate deep threat to respect. I would also like to see them activate James White and try some two back sets with him and Vereen.
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:49 PM
 
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If your defensive line stinks it doesn't matter how good the secondary is.
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:34 PM
 
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It isn't even that they stink, the scheme they were using made no sense. Chandler Jones playing DE in a 3-4 scheme is downright stupid. I think Belichick got caught trying to be too smart for his own good in this game.

I also wonder why they didn't try more end arounds with Edelman in the second half, it worked well early and could have helped slow down the pass rush.
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Old 09-22-2014, 10:31 AM
 
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I'm thinking the combo of the Pats getting rid of Mankins and the retirement of Scarnecchia is having an effect on the O-line's poor play this year. Lucky to be 2-1 so far this season, but they have to improve...........and quickly.
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