PatsDraft.Com

2016 Season Blog. 

Pats Vs. Pitt.

2nd Quarter.

By TOM

Greetings Pats Fans,

First off I just want to thank all the fans of this site. I have been promoting my books for sale primarily on this site. As a result, I have sold almost 500 books in the past year. Thank you for your support and patronage, both are greatly appreciated. I cannot tell you how happy it made me when I read that report. So thank you Draft fans and Patriot fans alike, and mostly thank you to all the fans of my books and website worldwide.

Blount Runs Hard.

By TOM

The Pats lined up on 3rd and 1, from the 20, in a powerhouse Singleback, with trip tight ends at the end of the line. The Steelers sold out for the run for the first time. Blount worked his way up to the line, and found a crack between Solder and Gronk.

He flew past the magic yellow line standing up. "Blount ran hard," BB said. "He had good ball security and good pad level. He made some tough yards. He made some big play, explosive runs for 12 to 15 yards. He had one long one for 25 yards. He gave us some explosive plays. We needed that particularly when they cut it to a four-point game." He made it past the first level, where he was taken down by four defenders.

Then the Pats quickly lined up Empty, with trips on the left. Edelman was lined up inside the trips. Brady took his time as the Steelers flowed backwards. Brady had a nice pocket. He stepped up and hit Edelman in stride flashing over the middle. He turned up field and dived for the First as Timmons dived out and hit him.

Then boom, the Pats were Empty again, with Trips on the left, and Bennett and Hogan on the right. Brady was eyeing Bennett as he ran down the Seam. But couldn't throw it. He started outside, and then hit Hogan with a Dart. The rookie CB Burns came in and suplexed him to the ground in another cheapshot. The ref actually called it this time.

I know the Pats kept talking all this crap about how much they respected the Steelers. "They are a good defense, we give them credit too, and they were able to make stops out there," Hogan said. "At the end of the day I think we did what we needed to do to come in here and get a win in a tough place against a good team" But the Steelers were cheapshotting them all over the 1st Half, worst than the Bengals.

1st and 10 at the 27, the Pats lined up in a 3-Wide Singleback with White in the backfield. They set up a screen. White got creamed as he tried to catch the ball, and it popped out. That was Brady's first incompletion in the game.

2nd and 10, the Pats motioned into a stack up Singleback. Thuney started falsely. 2nd and 15, and Amendola motioned into the same formation. Brady three-stepped and threw in rhythm to Edelman. Who ran a quick Out from the slot. He turned up a little before he hopped out of bounds.

1st and 10, Pats Empty. The blocking was great. Brady never moved as the O-line fought to keep the pocket clean. Gronk lined up in the slot. He ran straight down between the seam and numbers. He got chipped by the Safety. But he bounced off and cut In, and was doubled by the other safety. Brady hit Gronk in the hands. He caught it easily, and was dragged down. Then, the ball popped out. It pains me to say this, but the refs got it right (damn it).

1st and 10 from the 13, the Pats lined up in a Twin-TE left Singleback. They ran Blunt off tackle. Bennett did a great job sealing the safety outside. As the O-line battled inside, Gronk and Solder pushed the OLB and DE back, but couldn't seal them inside. Blount lowered his head and smashed into the two defenders that Gronk and Solder were blocking. They were just able to shed and tackle him five yards down field. He twisted forward for a couple more.

1st and Goal from the 7, the Pats lined up in a Twin-TE left Singleback again. The left side of the O-line wins.

Blount ran up to the line, and stutter stepped, and faked to the right. But it looked like he wanted to go right. He hit the whole to the left a little late. Which allowed the Steelers DBs to fill the hole. Because Andrews, Thuney, Solder, Gronk, and Bennett won their blocks. He was caught short, and pounded his way forward for the First with incredible power.

1st and Goal from the 3, the Pats lined up in a Twin-TE left Singleback, with Edelman on the line outside of Bennett. Brady quick snapped. The blocking was not as good on this play. But the Pitt D just wasn't ready for the play. Blount hit the hole like a jackhammer. He crashed into the endzone before most of the defense could react. There were three guys standing in front of him who barely reacted. Pats-14. Steeler-Zip. Ugly Referring-3.

That TD should have been the game, but things turned real ugly moving forward from here. It was a scrappy ugly game from front to back.

1st and 10, the Steelers lined up in a Singleback with a Bunch on the right. The Pats matched up in a 3-4, with a Chung in the box. The Pats are really keying run here. Landry dropped back to pass. Both Long and Sheard got up field quick enough to try and turn into Landry. But both got jammed at the last second. So Landry had time to throw. He held the ball a little. Then threw to Green, who cut over the middle. But the pass was to far in front of him, and he just couldn't pull it in with his fingertips.

2nd and 10, The Steelers lined up in a Singleback with twin TEs on the right. The Pats matched up with the 3-4 again, with two Safeties in front of the TE. They ran playaction, and the Pats rushers fell for it. They gave Landry too much time. Landry dropped one over Butler to Brown. Harmon tackled him out of bounds.

1st and 10, the Steelers lined up in a Singleback with a Bunch on the right. The Pats matched up in a 3-3 Nickel. Only the Steelers ran this time. They gave it to Bell. Brown and Branch clogged the hole on the strong side. But Brown made an elite hop cut to his left that also left Long in the dust. He blasted forward into Harmon and Roberts for an impressive five.

2nd and 5, the Steelers lined up in a Singleback with a Bunch on the right. The Pats matched up in a 2-4 Nickel, with three DBs in front of the Bunch. The Steelers pulled their guards to the left. Bell got the ball and tried to follow them outside. But Long was able to pound the OGs to a stop, read and shed, and chased Bell out wider than he wanted to go. Which allowed Butler to step up and shove him out of bounds.

3rd and 4, Steelers lined up Empty. The Pats matched up in a 3-3 Nickel that was shaded to the bunch. Brown tripped over his shoelace and fell down. The OC jumped on top of him. Long and Branch don't do much better in the rush. Landry read a poem in the pocket, looked up, and threw a TD to Heyward-Bey. Pats-14. Steeler-7. Ugly Referring-3.

Email me if you'd like a question blogged:

PatsFanMock12@yahoo.com

The dogs on Main St howl Because they understand.

##

  If you have any questions or comments feel free to email me: