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I know A Couple-Ah guys-
The defense really needed a couple of guys to step up last week. The Pats defense was the worst in the NFL in the first two weeks (or so it
seemed;). They needed better coverage and more passrush. We saw Rowe and
Wise step up in weeks one and two. We needed a couple of guys to do the
same last week and this week.
was good to see old friend Malcolm Butler finally given a chance to step
up. "I think Malcolm did a good job," BB said. "I mean, all
of our defensive backs I thought were pretty competitive. We had some
scramble yardage and loose plays and things like that. But I mean, the
normal passing game we were pretty competitive on. But like anything else,
there are certainly a lot of things we can do better. I'm not saying it
was perfect or great by any means. We've still got a lot of things we can
improve on." Now they can put in three Corners on the field, and not look like the
Three Stooges outside.
need Malcolm Butler to continue to play like a Pro Bowl CB. "I
thought Malcolm played really well," Patricia said. "We
certainly didn't play great at all as a defense, but I think the guy
really tried to go out and play extremely hard. This is a very competitive
guy. Malcolm steps up to the challenges that you place in front of him. He
goes out and competes, he works hard, he tries to do it the right way and
he really tries to get better every week.
had a productive week last week for him and working through. But it's a
new week and we're going to try to get the same consistency every single
week and that's what we're trying to do. That's really what we're trying
to go after. I really thought in the game, I thought he really tried to do
what we asked him to do and do it the right way.
in week out it's different for us so sometimes that's hard. It's not
always easy to change maybe a technique or change a coverage or change a
responsibility or an alignment. It's going to be different so sometimes
that stuff comes together a little bit better than others. But I thought
he really tried to do it the way we wanted to and it'll be a different
deal this week so we've got to make sure we get that going." He
played with his old confidence last week.
also stepped up in this game in a much needed way. "Cassius is smart.
He works hard. He picks things up quickly," BB said. "He's
really done everything that we've asked him to do and worked hard to get
it right. He's athletic and has some experience. He's played for us in the
kicking game and defensively. I think he's making progress. Again, we've
got a long way to go, but making progress." They really need him to
be their third rusher.
it has been a big adjustment for him coming over from Seattle. "I
think there are some similarities. There are certainly some
differences," BB said about Seattle's defense. "Our defense has
some game plan changes on it from week to week, so even if we did
something this week next week it could be something a little bit
different. It’s just kind of a week to week thing there with what the
roles are, what the jobs are, by game plan, by the specific opponent in
the matchup. We just have to take that on a week-by-week basis and I think
players obviously understand that, but that’s what it is." He
looked like he was playing more instinctually inside the Pats defense last
thought Cassius did a great job in the rush last week, or at least he
popped a few times in his limited role. "Cassius [Marsh] was a guy
that we spent some time coming out the draft taking a look at and spent
some time with. We kind of had a little bit of a head start from the
standpoint of we thought what he was as a player and what he could do and
transferring that into our system," Patricia said. "He hasn't
been here that long so he's kind of under fire here a little bit to learn.
I think he's doing a great job of trying to work hard and learn how we do
things in our defense. It's a little bit different I think than probably
what he had done before. The guy really cares about it. He's trying to get
can really see some improvement that we have to have there from the
standpoint of some of our defensive techniques and things like that. But
[whatever] the situation is we've got him out there and we're trying to
get him to execute at a high level and he's really working hard to try to
do that." If he can take another step up this week it could go a long
way towards healing the Pats Achilles Heel, speed in the edge rush.
guys looked a lot more confident. "I think it goes a long way. We all
do things in our normal lives. Things that we're confident in: we do more
aggressively, we do quicker, we do with probably better overall execution
than things we're not confident in. That we maybe have to wait and have
that little bit of hesitation to make sure that something’s right or
make sure you’re doing the right things," BB said. "It’s a
fine line there between confidence and overconfidence and taking it for
granted, as opposed to just being right in that sweet spot of having an
edge, having confidence, being alert and aggressive, but not too far that
way that if something happens a little bit differently that you're caught
off-guard. We just try to find that sweet spot in there for it." They
need to build on the confidence they showed last week, and get that
aggressiveness moving even quicker.
are going to need those two guys to make some impact plays if they want to
secure Home Field in the Champ Game. "We're always looking to give up
as few points as possible," BB said. "So there’s a lot of
things we can improve on in all three phases of the game; plenty of them
on defense, plenty of them on offense, plenty of them on special teams. We
can score more points, give up fewer, have better field position, don’t
turn the ball over, take it away more. We need to work on all of those
things." The Pats need to show they can stop someone, anyone, from
passing the ball if they truly want to have a shot at the Sacred Sixth
Getting Offensive On Offense-
The Pats cannot win the Super Bowl unless Brady and Cooks find a rhythm
like he had with Edelman. "Cookie?" McDaniels said about
Brandin. "He's got a great attitude, he's a great competitor, he
cares about doing things the right way, he's a great teammate, he's very
smart, he's got a great work ethic, he's been out there every single day
since we got him. So, this guy loves the game of football, practices hard,
plays hard, will do whatever you ask him to do to help the team win and
has been a tremendous addition to our team and to our wide receiver
group." It sure looked like they had developed some serious chemistry
They have to start showing what they showed last week consistently
I mean, they're the first ranked defense in the league, I think, in points
or yards. I mean, everything. I feel like I say that every week. We're
playing some good defenses and these guys are incredible; the linebacking
corps, the [defensive] line. They've got a lot of veterans, so they're
tough. They're tough to move the ball on. They barely gave up any points
the first couple of weeks. The Saints play them a bunch. I guess they've
figured out a way to score some points, but it's a tough matchup because I
think they're very talented. I mean, there's no easy yards. They attack
the football. The linebackers probably have more interceptions than any
team in the league in the last five years or something like that. They
just make it tough and they've got a lot of guys in pursuit or around the
ball. It's just a very good defense."
Some of the deep throws to
Cookie were as good as we've seen since Randy Moss was running under them.
That game was one of the best deep ball throwing games of Brady's career.
"The players deserve the credit for all of
that. They work extremely hard at their timing and the accuracy and the
ability to track the ball, and they also take some intermediate plays and
try to make them deeper plays as they catch and run with the ball,
too," McDaniels said. "So, we've always worked hard on that.
We've always tried to spend time on that. It's something that we continue
to spend time on. It's just taking advantage of the opportunities when
they're presented to you on game day, and our guys have done a decent job
so far. We still have plenty of room to improve in that area, and we're
going to continue to try to get better. But, they've capitalized on some
opportunities thus far this season." It was amazing to watch Brady
get a little better again this year.
can change everything in the run game as well. If they can hit the long
ball, then suddenly the defenses can't keep creeping up the Safeties to
stop the run. And play action becomes a scheme destroying play.
with a team like Carolina that likes to play some Cover Four.
bringing up the safeties to help stop Gronk and the run. "I think
that's the advantage of having great coaching and guys that can evaluate
those things so quickly. We kind of saw how they were making
adjustments," Brady said (more about Hogan than Cooks;). "I
think the ability to do that on offense [go deep], the experience and the
confidence that the coaches have and the players, it's everyone working
together. It was just a great play [Hogan's 47-yard reception]. It was a
big play in the game. You need those types of adjustments, especially
early in the year. It's hard to figure out exactly how they're going to
"We've had a
long offseason to evaluate what they do, how they're going to play us.
Then you get out there early in the game and you see how it goes. And if
you need to make adjustments you've got to be able to do it. I've said
before, you'd hate to wait until Monday morning to say, 'Man, when we play
them the next time these are the things we want to do.' You'd rather do
that in the middle of the second quarter saying, 'Alright, this is how
they're going to play it, boom, we know exactly what to go to.' That's
important." Those new and improved long ball plays make for a whole
new set of problems for defenses.
likes to play a lot of zone and Cover-Four. They base their scheme on not
letting plays over the top, by keeping it all in front of their back
seven, and let the front four rush and hit the QB. Brady will have the
short pass open all game. So it will be interesting it they continue to
attack deep, and try to throw over the zone.
A Citizen! Not a Subject!
is as Fascist does. Beware American. President Jerkballs is pulling the
cowardly republican Senate closer and closer to the cliff.
I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to
petition the government for a redress of grievances:
1st Amendment to the Constitution is the greatest paragraph ever written
by mankind. It is the truest diagram of how to ensure a free Country of
citizens survives. But is is also a list of what to attack when you want
to be a fascist dictator. President Jerkballs is attacking every article
in the 1st Amendment. Beware suckers, or you will be subjugated:
we are again with (R)'s pushing to cut taxes for the Wealthiest of the
Wealthy, the Mega Corporations, and of course Wall Street. All wrapped
up in the pathetic lie that it is all to help the working Citizens of this
is the great Republican lie that has to be stopped by We The People, or
they will crash the economy again with their greed. Since O'Bama raised
taxes on the 1%? The economy has run straight up hill, and continues even during
the utter incompetence of President Dumbass.
as when Bush the 2nd Lowered Taxes for the 1%, International Corporations,
and Wall Street? The economic slid down hill straight into the Great
Recession/ If Republicans pass this bullshit lie Trickle-Down-Economics
package? The economy will nose dive into a recession, just like every time
before when they cut taxes for the 1%.
We The People will loss again.
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