Things for Sunday: Part I.
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More Than A Feeling-
I had a bad feeling last week. "It was a good job tonight by the
Dolphins: Coach Gase, staff, their team. They did a good job
tonight," BB said. "They obviously did a better job than we did.
We just weren’t really good enough in any area, consistent enough in any
area to win the game. So, all need to do a better job and (we) weren’t
able to do that. It just wasn’t good enough tonight across the
board." I didn't think the Pats would win and I couldn’t admit it.
kept dancing nimbly around it like it was a candle. But it didn't feel
right. I tried to blame it on how much I hate Monday Night Football. But I
wasn't excited when the game started, and I didn't watch the 2nd Half. I
found out during the day on Tuesday, and didn't bother to watch the 2nd
all just seemed wrong. Gronk was out, and with no Edelman to take over the
Number One receiver role it was too easy to defend this offense. Flowers
was out. "If we play better defense and move the ball better, then
you have better field position," BB said. "We didn't do either
one of those things well enough to get good field position, so we didn't
have it." When you’re the worse sacking team in America, you cannot
lose your one true sacker.
Noy was out. He is there most versatile defender. He covers RBs all over
the field, and tight end in his spare time. Plus, he protects the edges
like a hawk swooping in to scoop up and mouse with the ball going outside.
defense could not overcome those two guys being out. "It's just, in
football sometimes you come out and you play as well as you want to and
that's what it was," McCourty said. "You play another good team
that knows you well. You know them well and they're on it a little more
than you are and you're a half-step late. To me you saw that. It wasn't
like we just came out here and never got anything going. We got things
going at different times in the game but it was just too late. Once we
actually started playing and complimenting each other a little bit all the
way at the end the deficit was too big to overcome. If we could have got
that going a little earlier we would have had a better shot."
I wrote last week how this was the kind of game that Miami always
wins, and I had that bad feeling.
didn't write "Pats win" in the Pats win section of my
7-Things. The third edit I finally put in it in for fear of jinxing them.
Yes, it is a sad pathetic life I lead.
not this week. "Just trying to get everybody on the same page,"
Butler said. "Play harder, come out and just fight. Fight until the
en, which we did, probably a little too late. We have to rebound. We
always rebound and respond the right away." I got a good feeling this
Two Bowl games worth watching for Pats Fans today.
Vs Colorado State:
Gallup- 6-1, 195, 4.56- The
Pats could be looking at some WRs in this Draft, with all the injuries and
inconsistencies they suffered this season. Gallup is one of the most productive
WRs in a while. He
garnered 1,271-yards and 14 TDs on 76 catches.
is very shifty and makes great quick cuts in pattern and with the ball in
his hands. Nice snap inside on Slant. He can use his hands to block the CB
with come enthusiasm on runs to his side. He does a nice job getting
inside position on the CB, on runs inside. Not big or strong, but plays
his position well.
like to motion him around the line. He will grab more than block the DB on
the second level in the run game. He can make a great play on the ball
that is way off, while he is being grabbed and pulled by the CB. He can
get physicalled out of the catch by the CB in pattern, when the refs lets
them push, pull, and grab.
elusiveness with the ball in his hands. He can make some nice lateral
burst to make the CB miss. He can run through the leg tackle for extra
yards. Stronger than he looks with the ball in his hands, and can lower
his shoulder and run over the CB. Uses his hands nicely in pattern to
shove off the CB.
Tyrell Crosby- OLT 6-5, 310, 2nd-
The Pats are going to be looking very closely at O-Tackles in this draft. They have three Tackles who are free agents.
a little high, and can get shoved off balance a little. He plays
well with his arms extended. He always has his hands out grabbing
and shoving. Turns the edge nicely in pass pro when no one rushes
his lane. Nice blend of quick feet and heavy hands moving backwards
in pass pro. Shuffles his feet a lot, and doesn't consistently kick
slide in Pass pro. Moves back with good focus and hands up.
lack of slide can cause the outside to open up if he doesn't get his
hands on the rusher. When he gets his hands on the rusher he is
done, but when he doesn't he gives up too much wide. I hope he goes
to the Senior Bowl, because I have to see him slide against speed
before I could take him.
Terrific job moving forward in the power run game. He has the strength and agility to knock the DE into the OLG, and then get to the second level and take out the OLB. He can collapse the line with the DE inside. He can seal the Safety outside, and then throw him to the ground like a sledgehammer.
Royce Freeman- RB, 5-11, 230-
He is the most underrated RB in this Draft. Great size and speed,
and he has some suddenness in his shoulders. Big
power back who is great at running behind his eyes. Reads blocks
very well, and makes decisive cuts to the hole.
He injured his shin against Nebraska. He looks like a Day Three RB
who plays in the League for a lot of years.
Darren Carrington- WR 6-2, 195-
Nelson- WR, SR-
Arrion Springs- CB, 5-11, 205, 3rd-
5-T, 6-4, 280, 6th-
FS, 6-3, 205, 6th-
Cedric Wilson- WR, 6-3, 188, 4.59, 3rd-
Wilson had a terrific season. He is a big WR, who excellent
in the Redzone (11 TDs this season). The past two seasons he
garnered 121 catches for 2,271-yards, and 17 TDs.
job tracking the deep ball, he can make great adjustments to the
ball in the air and catch it through contact. Runs a nice out after
he beats the CB deep. Plays manly on the QB's left. Terrific job
catching the ball through an great hit that knocks him backwards
clean off his feet.
blocker. He can curl inside and shove the SS out of the play. Plays
special teams and is an excellent kick returner. He is slippery with
the ball in his hands. Sneaky speed going deep down the sideline.
Nice subtle move to fade outside as he runs by the WR. Once he has
his eyes on the ball, he goes and gets it.
has that great knack for getting open deep, and can grab the ball
over the CB. Great hands. He is so good at catching the ball with
his hands extended away from his body. He is so slippery on the
second level. He seems to move faster with the ball in his hands.
Mason Hampton- OC, 6-3, 303-
Archie Lewis- ORT, 6-3, 300-
Rob Jake- TE, 6-3, 227-
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