Vs Falcons: Part II.
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after both teams go scoreless in the 1st quarter, the Pats lined up on 3rd
and 11 Almost Empty, but there was all kinds of movement all over the
line. So the Pats had to try again on 3rd and 16. They lined back
up Empty. Brady had a ton of time, and finally launched a rocket at Hogan
20-yards down field.
and 10, Singleback. They run Dion up the gut, he burst through the middle
like his pants were on fire, and scooted over middle field. "Everybody's
running hard and doing whatever it takes to win." Dion said. "I
mean, you've just got to compete. The best thing you can do is compete.
Just trying to prove that you deserve to be out there." Three Falcons
finally take him down at the 35.
and 10, the Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Singleback. Dion hopped, cut to the
right, turned, leaped, and dived forward for about five. "No, I've
never seen anything like that before," Dion said. "But it really
didn't affect anything." Me neither!
and 6, 3-Wide Singleback. They ran play action. Brady had to take off to
the right. He threw a wobbler into the endzone to a Falcon CB. But two
passrushers cheap-shotted Brady, and the refs called it one of them. 1st and
10 at the 16, in an I. They ran Gillislee on a Dive. He got smacked down
sooner than it was blocked for.
and 5, Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Weak Shotgun. "It was a play we've
been working on, and he's so good at it because he's so fast," Brady
said. "He can get around that edge. Gronk had a good block, kind of
ran him into the end zone with him and Cookie kind of tail piped him, so
it was a great play. And, yeah, the fog - that was crazy. I have never
seen that. It was just so still out there. The fog had no place to go. I
don't think it affected much, really, at the end of the day. I'm sure it
looked cool on TV, though." They ran a Jet/Gronk sweep.
faked a block and got outside. "Just make a little move on the D-end,
like I'm going inside, I run around and just go get the outside guy, go
block him," Gronk said rather la-de-dah. "What's funny is Cooks
is a lot faster than me. He caught right up to me and was like hiding
behind me. I heard him at like the 2-yard line and he was like, ‘Go Rob,
go!' I had the little block and he made it into the end zone, so it
was a great play by him." He blocked out about four defenders with
his size and speed.
slowed and grabbed Gronk by the back of his shirt, and they escort each
other into the Endzone for a TD. "I think you see that with
running backs and pulling guards and screen passes, things like that [Jet
Sweeps], where you have a blocker in front of a runner and the runner is
usually faster than the blockers. So, you don't want to get too close to
the guy in front in of you because, when there's contact, then you're just
running into his back, so you want to leave enough space so that you can
cut off the block," BB said. "But, at the same time, you want to
be moving at about the same pace as the blockers are moving. But, again,
sometimes the runners get a little bit impatient on that and want to push
the blocker ahead or let him know that he's right behind him and kind of
encourage him to go a little bit faster. But, the runner's got the ball,
he wants to make yards, he doesn't want to stand there and get tackled,
and the blocker doesn't know exactly where the runner is behind him.
the best thing the blocker can do is just keep going because the tacklers
will come to him when they have that kind of relationship. The tacklers
will come to the runner, but they'll come to the blocker, too. Really, the
key to that is just for everybody to keep running. The tacklers will come.
We don't really have to go find them. They'll come to us because of the
proximity to the running back." I love when runners reach out, grab,
or push the blocker in front of them. Pats-7.
lined up in a 2-Wide Strong Shotgun. Pats matched up in a 4-2 Nickel. Ryan
tried to go deep. "We're just better. We continue to improve each
week. From the Panthers game on until now," Harmon said "We just
continue to get better each and every week. We continue to come to work,
work together, try to find the best combination of players that we can put
out there and everybody that goes out there continues to do a great job
and just work hard." Harmon leaped over Julio, and knock the ball
and 10, the Falcons lined up in a 3-Wide Weak Shotgun. The Pats saw a run
coming and matched up in a 4-3, with six guys on the line. But they ran a
little bubble screen instead. Gabriel got more than he should have.
and 4, Falcons Empty. The Pats matched up with six guys on the line. They
sent five. Ryan had to step up. He fired a rocket at Jones, and the ball
bounced off his helmet, as Bademosi grabbed both his arms so he couldn't
has been better than both Rowe and Gilmore in the last two games. "It
was a totally different week for him this week in that respect. But, J.B.
does a good job," BB said. "He prepares hard every week and he's
ready to go whatever his role is, whether it be on special teams or a unit
on defense or last week it was a starting role on defense. But, he's very
professional. He's smart and he takes his job seriously and really has a
good work ethic and goes through all the steps and preparation that he can
to prepare himself for the game, whatever that role happens to be. So,
he's done a good job of that for us." That was a terrible non-call,
but it gleefully forced the punt.
and 10, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Weak Shotgun. Brady had a nice
pocket, but couldn't make the easy throw to Gronk on an out. 2nd and 10, the
Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Strong Shotgun. They run a draw to Burkhead.
"It's definitely great to be back out there with the guys," Burkhead said. "It's a great team win tonight, in all phases. We came out
with really good energy and it felt like we played four quarters, and
hopefully we can take this momentum with us going forward."
He weaved for 9.
and 1, the Pats lined up in an off set Singleback with eight blockers on
the line. They pushed the defenders all over the place. "I thought
overall offensively we had a lot of good plays. We even had to put some
plays together to drive the ball. This isn't the type of team that gives
up a lot of big plays. I think they've given up the fewest in the league,
so we were able to do that both in the running game and the passing
game," BB said. "I thought our offensive line competed well.
Again, they have a good group. There was some back and forth. They gave us
some problems and I think we gave them a few, but they competed."
Gillislee ran for the First.
and 10, the Pats lined up in an I. They ran Burkhead off tackle behind
three blockers, and he got nine again. "It's great," Burkhead
said. "We've got so many backs that can do multiple things. When you
have that versatility, it really helps us out as an offense and as a unit.
So we love that. We compete with each other, but we're also the first ones
there to root for one another when we make big plays so it was fun tonight
to see everyone get their foot in the door." 2nd and 1, Pats lined up
in an I. They ran a Dive to Burkhead for the First.
and 10, the Pats lined up in a Singleback. Now would be a great time for a
play action. They ran the play action, but it is well covered (if I can
spot that play action the Falcon's D had better as well;). Brady threw it
away over Gronk's head.
and 10, 4-Wide Weak Shotgun. Brady had time, and threw to Amendola out on
the boundary. He spun up field for a couple more. 3rd and 3, the Pats
lined up, but Gronk jumped off sides. 3rd and 8. The Pats lined up in a
3-Wide Weak Shotgun. Brady had time. He headed outside, and then sets his
feet. He lofted a great pass to a double-teamed Gronk on a flag pattern.
Great throw and catch. Pats in a Singleback. The ran Burkhead on a dive.
He burst through the line untouched. Then was spun down just short.
and 1, the Pat lined up in a Singleback. "For sure. The energy in the
crowd tonight was up there," Gronk said. "It's always great when
we've got our home crowd just going ham up in the stands. Just overall, we
were playing physical as a team. It was a great job, and Rex did a great
job. All the running backs did a great job running the ball tonight, which
was huge and crucial to have a great running game out there on the
field." They ran Burkhead for the First.
and 10, Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Weak Shotgun. Brady handed the ball off underneath, but the
Falcons are waiting for it. Burkhead didn't get much. 2nd and 10, the Pats
lined up Empty. White motioned into the backfield. They ran a screen. But
Falcons are all over it. 3rd and 10, the Pats lined up Empty. Brady had to
step up as both edgerushers got up field. He fired one at Hogan, but it
was well defended. Pats kicked the FG.
lined up in a Singleback. The Pats matched up in a 4-2 Nickel. "It's
now that we just have to finish. It's a group effort, I just feel we need
to finish and win the game," Freeman said. "We need to do
whatever it takes to win the game. I don't care what it is. We just have
to go back to the drawing board, figure out ways to win, that's all that I
can say." Freeman ran off tackle, and then cut back for a great first
ran over three defenders, and then cut across the field. "We played
good team defense and we all did our jobs," Bademosi said. "We
tackled well. We defended the pass well. And we played penalty-free for
the most part." McCourty and Bademosi finally brought him down.
and 10, the Falcons lined up in a 3-Wide Weak Shotgun. Ice had too much time. He got some pressure
and used Brady's footwork to shift to the side to avoid Flowers.
"They play zone, they plan man. They do what they do. They did a good
job," Sanu said. "We just didn't connect on plays we had
opportunities on. They capitalized on opportunities that we didn't. Guys
stepped up, made plays and did a really good job and we just didn't
capitalize on our opportunities." Ice finally found Sanu for a first.
and 10, Falcons lined up in a Singleback. Pats matched up in a 3-4.
Freeman got five with some power, as several flags were unfurled. Offset
penalties replayed 1st down. 1st and 10 again, Falcons lined up in a
4-Wide Weak Shotgun. The Pats in 3-3 Nickel, and Chung showed them in Man.
The Pats sent four, Ryan threw to Coleman. He dropped the low pass thrown into
and 10, Empty. The Pats matched up in a 3-2 Dime. "I thought Bill
said it best this week. He said it was about time we played complementary
football for four quarters," McCourty said. "He said at times,
we played really well on offense. At times, we played really well on
defense. At times, we played really well on special teams, but we hadn't
gotten it all together. I thought tonight we did a good job of that. The
longer the offense is on the field, [we're] on the sideline. Defensively
we're talking about getting on the field, and getting back off." Adam
Butler burst through the line and sacked Ryan for a big loss.
and 20, Falcons in a 4-Wide Strong Shotgun. Pats go Prevent. Ryan can only dump it off
to Jones crossing. He bolted over midfield, but Butler and Van Noy stopped
him short. "Just competing. Great player; you just got to
compete.," Butler said. "Communication. Just playing smarter and
better. That's all." The Falcons decide to go for it on 4th and
after the 2-minute Warning gave them 5 minutes to think about it. "I
was surprised by the fourth-and-6 that they tried," Marsh said.
"I'm sure they had a reason for it, but it caught me a little
off-guard." It was not a good spot for that call.
and 6, Falcons lined up in a 4-Wide Strong Shotgun. "That just showed
you how big they thought this game was too. They wanted to win and keep
their offense out there because they felt like the offense gave them a
good chance to win. It's a testament to what we did," Harmon said.
"Even when they got it on the first 4th down, we kept them out of the
end zone. We played really good and didn't give up any points. When they
got in the red zone, we made it really hard for them to score. That's what
we need to continue to do and continue to build on this performance."
The Pats matched up in a 4-2 Nickel with Hightower on the line.
over throw Sanu, who was well covered by Butler, to put the Falcons in big
trouble. "When you go against good teams, that's what you have to do.
We made enough plays. We played really well on 3rd down, which we talked
about always helps us when we play well on 3rd down," McCourty said.
"And then tonight happened to be where we had to play plays on 4th
down, and I thought we handled that well. That's always a little
different. You're thinking go punt return. The offense stays, and I
thought guys were calm. And [we] were able to execute on 4th down too. So
just overall everyone understanding game plan and play-in,
play-out. 11 guys on the same page." The
Falcons gave the ball back to the Pats at the 47.
and 10, the Pats lined up in a Trips right, 4-Wide Weak shotgun.
"Last time we had played this team, it was a little different,"
Brady said. "But every game takes a little different turn. And I
thought we did a great job staying balanced tonight, and we ran the ball
really well, really efficiently. Guys ran hard and we really needed it.
So, it was great to hand it off and see those guys rush the way they did,
the way the lineman were blocking. It was a great way for our team to
win." They ran White up the gut behind Andrews and Gronk, for a nice
and 5, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Trips-Left Strong shotgun. "I
was saying it's different week-to-week," Brady said. "I think
we've got to find different ways to win. I mean, playing great defense,
that's always great for us. Running the ball efficiently, throwing it
efficiently is really important." Brady dumped it off to White, and
he ran for the First.
and 10, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Weak Shotgun. They ran a draw to
White again. He curled outside for about 7. 3rd and 2, the Pat lined up
Empty. Brady hit Amendola for a 1st, and he scooted out of bounds at the
Brady hit Cooks on a great back shoulder fade to the eleven. That was a
great catch. "It was a great game," Gronk said. "It was a
great full team performance. The defense played super well and it was just
a great overall team win. Big win tonight, for sure." He leaped up,
out, and backwards, and snagged the ball behind him after he was in a full
sprint. It also put them in position to score a TD with only 35-seconds
left on the clock.
and 10, the Pats lined up in a 4-Wide Strong Shotgun at the 11. They ran a
draw again, as a flag was unfurled. They called a personal foul on
Jarrett. 1st and Goal from the 6, Pats went Empty with Brady under center.
White motioned into the backfield. Brady gave him the ball. He lowered
his head and powered down to the two behind Shaq, Andrews, and Thuney.
and goal from the two, 4-Wide Weak Shotgun. Brady looked right at the
trips he had bunched up on that side, and pump faked a little. Then he
snapped over to the other side, and saw White sneaking to the goal line.
Brady hit White in the endzone for a beautifully executed two minute
drive. It just doesn't get any better than that, taking advantage of the
other teams folly.
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