Re: Back to the o-line
posted at 10/8/2012 11:32 AM EDT
In response to DelGriffith's comment:
Doing a VERY good job. I give credit to Fox for flipping Miller to the strong side, but as you can see, he's not a run stopped and NE just ran at Miller. I could care less what Miller did in the interum, because as you can see, he refuses to tackle. It's like Clay Matthews. You run 50 times into a backfield and sure, a blind squirrel will get a nut once in a while.
That was their approach, nice try Fox, but in the end, it didn't do anything.
They were gassed as a defense by halftime. Their players said so after the game. Success.
Before the game I said that Vollmer could handle Dumervil on his own. I was right, except they moved Dumervil mostly to the other side to get more Miller on Vollmer. Nice job bby Denver, but again in the end, a few quick penetrations by Miller and some a couple garbage sacks from him meant jack squat.
RKarp makes it seem like Miller took over the game and NE lost. LOL
Over 200 yards rushing again from the RBs and numerous 3rd down conversions = O LINE SUCCESS
Get a clue, RKarp. Stick to tiddlywinks.
Field Yates weighas in after reviewing game tape and disagrees with Rusty. What a surprise. Maybe Field likes tiddlywinks? Like I said, the oline allowed the rb's to gain 250 yards, in general playing well. But Vollmer struggled, and Wendell had his 3 rd game with a handful of clearly bad plays ( Wendell did have some nice plays as well, but he is making too many mistakes in general)
7. The Patriots had done well to neutralize Von Miller in each of their meetings with the Broncos in 2011, but he was a force on Sunday. Not only did Miller twice sack Brady, but he was a difference-maker against the run. That continued to show up throughout the film, and it's easy to understand why he's widely regarded as one of the top young defensive players in football. His performance isn't to say the Patriots offensive line was not good on the whole on Sunday, because it was roundly successful, but it pays credence to his talents. Miller's power and ability to disrupt at the point of attack really stood out.