Re: "Dominating Wins" For Rest of Season = False Sense of Security?
posted at 11/30/2011 7:58 PM EST
In Response to Re: "Dominating Wins" For Rest of Season = False Sense of Security?
[QUOTE]In Response to "Dominating Wins" For Rest of Season = False Sense of Security? : The Pats must win out. Winning in Denver will be tough. It always has been in the past. The Ravens and Steelers are the Pats' main competition in the AFC. Lets' hope that the Pats can win out, while those teams drop at least one game. That would give the Pats home field advantage throughout the play-offs. Currently, both the Ravens and Steelers hold the edge in tie-breakers. Having to beat both the Steelers and Ravens in the play-offs would be a tall order...especially if the Pats have to play the Ravens in Baltimore.
Posted by TexasPat3[/QUOTE]
i am not sure i want them to get a playoff bye. for me it's sb or bust. and by what happened after the last two byes, it's really nothing to be comfortable about.
on the other hand, if they beat both ravens and steelers, i would have no fear of anyone in the sb.
things i'd like to see from here on, even if it means losing one or two games....
1) stay healthy
2) fully integrate cannon. we know what waters can do. they should find out if they can do more with cannon's bigger frame, both on the ground game and pass.
3) with cannon in, i'd like to see them develop an irresistible/dominant power ground game. i want to see DLs ushed back and RBs conistently getting to the second level.
4) 1-3 passes />25 yards per game
1) get everyone back healty and playing
2) 2010 dmc
3) variety in getting pass pressure. the two 43 DEs are great, but if that's the only presure card that nwe has, other teams will figure out how to neutralize them.
4) this am not sure i want: edelman getting a lot of reps playing mtm
5) this totally crazy and unconventional but may work: secondary suddenly moving/shifting the seams of their zones just as the qb's arm moves forward (consistent with theme of being less predictable)