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    Let me see...

    Offense coming together nicely..Check

    Kick azz running game that runs over and through defenders....Check

    Offensive line standing their ground....Check (what a huge help if Volmer is finally OK)

    Defense that CHANGED THE GAME by causing that Buffalo fumble before the half.....Check

    If a effective pass rush could be achieved for a "Check" this Pats Team maybe,,,could be,,will be....The AFC Champion come January.

    Don't mind me I'm still giddy from Sunday......Carry on.

     

     
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    Re: Check

    In response to patsfan76's comment:

    Remove NInk the Stink from the DE spot and put Cunningham there and the last check might be there.

     

    Cunningham isnt great but he has shown the ability to rush on 3rd down with his hand in the dirt from a DT and DE position and would make the necessary noise where as teams cant double C.Jones. Chandler has been quiet the last few weeks as teams slide their protection his way and let their left tackle eat up Nink all day.

    Put Nink back at LB until Donta gets back and when he does, have Nink  fetch him some water..



    Agreed. Maybe he's not very versatile; maybe can't hold the edge. I dunno. But I love the pressure and the athleticism Cunningham is showing this year. Never thought I'd say this, but Jerome is not getting as many snaps as I would like to see.

    If Hightower's hammy keeps him out next week, we may see Nink move back to LB, and Cunningham work the end for most of the game.

     
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    Re: Check

    In response to NY-PATS-FAN4's comment:

    In response to patsfan76's comment:

    Remove NInk the Stink from the DE spot and put Cunningham there and the last check might be there.

     

    Cunningham isnt great but he has shown the ability to rush on 3rd down with his hand in the dirt from a DT and DE position and would make the necessary noise where as teams cant double C.Jones. Chandler has been quiet the last few weeks as teams slide their protection his way and let their left tackle eat up Nink all day.

    Put Nink back at LB until Donta gets back and when he does, have Nink  fetch him some water..



    Agreed. Maybe he's not very versatile; maybe can't hold the edge. I dunno. But I love the pressure and the athleticism Cunningham is showing this year. Never thought I'd say this, but Jerome is not getting as many snaps as I would like to see.

    If Hightower's hammy keeps him out next week, we may see Nink move back to LB, and Cunningham work the end for most of the game.




    Not sure if I completely agree with this. Considering our biggest issue has yet again been getting off the field on 3rd downs, Cunningham in situational play for me has been disappointing. He gets pressure once maybe twice a game playing specifically a pass rushing 3rd down specialist. If you are going to be a 3rd down specialist put in as a pass rusher you need to get more then 1 sack every 4 games and certainly need to do better then 1 pressure a game.

    For what he provides I wouldn't replace him right now as I don't see an immediate upgrade but I would certainly be looking in the off-season for a replacement if Francis doesn't become that guy

     
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    Re: Check

    In response to patsfan76's comment:

    In response to PatsEng's comment:

    In response to NY-PATS-FAN4's comment:

    In response to patsfan76's comment:

    Remove NInk the Stink from the DE spot and put Cunningham there and the last check might be there.

     

    Cunningham isnt great but he has shown the ability to rush on 3rd down with his hand in the dirt from a DT and DE position and would make the necessary noise where as teams cant double C.Jones. Chandler has been quiet the last few weeks as teams slide their protection his way and let their left tackle eat up Nink all day.

    Put Nink back at LB until Donta gets back and when he does, have Nink  fetch him some water..



    Agreed. Maybe he's not very versatile; maybe can't hold the edge. I dunno. But I love the pressure and the athleticism Cunningham is showing this year. Never thought I'd say this, but Jerome is not getting as many snaps as I would like to see.

    If Hightower's hammy keeps him out next week, we may see Nink move back to LB, and Cunningham work the end for most of the game.




    Not sure if I completely agree with this. Considering our biggest issue has yet again been getting off the field on 3rd downs, Cunningham in situational play for me has been disappointing. He gets pressure once maybe twice a game playing specifically a pass rushing 3rd down specialist. If you are going to be a 3rd down specialist put in as a pass rusher you need to get more then 1 sack every 4 games and certainly need to do better then 1 pressure a game.

    For what he provides I wouldn't replace him right now as I don't see an immediate upgrade but I would certainly be looking in the off-season for a replacement if Francis doesn't become that guy




    I dont this its about sack numbers persay. I see a player who is getting pressure when he gets in the game. He doesnt play every snap so my question to you is how many sacks does Nink have?? I mean he is playing full time DE and doing NOTHING. I see Cunningham getting immediate pressure when he gets in. Does he get the sack, maybe not, but he caused the ball to come out early. Nink has sniffed the QB exaclty once which was last game when he almost had a strip sack but we cant wait till next year and Francis is  not the answer at pass rush, IMO. We will have to agree to disagree on that one. I think Cunningham is doing a h3ll of a job performing the role Fanane was supposed to and he is really a LB. He needs more snaps at DE and Nink needs to be a situational LB...




    I'm not seeing Cunningham getting immediate pressure though. Most of the time I see him being stood up at the line and the oppossing QB having all day to throw. Like I said, one or two times a game he beats a player with speed (like he did against Buf) but for the most part I'm not seeing him making an impact for his role. It's just on those 1-2 plays a game really stand out because when he beats someone he beats them bad.

    Nink is a different story and he needs to be replaced today. With Wilfork and Jones both being doubled and Love not exactly a pass rushing threat Nink needs to step up and provide pressure from the right and it isn't happening. Truthfully I like how Nink sets the edge and can sniff out screens (something Jones seems to have issues with so far) but I might want to give a younger kid like Bequette a shot if Nink can get any pressure off the edge. BTW if Nink is that bad what does that say about Cunningham who can't take the starting spot from Nink?

     
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    Re: Check

    Problem with putting Cunningham at DE on a regular basis is he has been horrible at setting the edge and stopping the run.  He is like the BIlls DE from last week, full speed rush up the field every down, leaving the side completely exposed to running plays.  Unless he has improved in that area, keep him as a pass rush specialist.

     
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    Something I noticed about Cunningham...he is a bit stiff as a pass rusher. When he tries to get around that corner it looks like he is goin to snap in half - on Sunday he did get by his guy once, but he can't keep his feet or balance after and ended up just falling into the qb's legs. A guy like Chandler Jones is much more natural doing it... He's flexible and can bend around that edge...he still has his feet and balance when he gets around his guy.

    I think that's why they rush Cunningham up the middle so much.

     
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    Re: Check

    I'd like to see Cunningham mix up the  bull rushes with some read the QB/ bat the ball down moves.  Deflected passes can be better than sacks , as wilfork showed on Sunday . 

     
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    Re: Check

    Would love for NE to draft some insanely freakishly long, lanky DE on the weakside in order to place Chandler Jones full-time @ the Strongside DE spot...  My reasoning is thus:  Jones is simply too exceptionally good at setting an edge and sealing off an entire side of the field at the point of attack, altering and slowing up everything, WHILE STILL being able to reset quickly enough (run read: NO) in order to adjust into a viable pocket pressuring threat, in it's own right.

    My guys would be:

    Devin Taylor (I know me and mb~ discussed him early on last year, before he didn't declare): South Carolina DE @ 6'7 and 267lbs, 4.76 40 and given only a 4th-5th Rd grade.

    OR:

    SMU's Margus Hunt (a freak, but a "freak" that will undoubtedly become a 1st rounder when all's said and done): 6'7 280lbs, 4.68 DE out of Southern Methodist...currently a 2nd-early 3rd Rd grade.

    Other than that, would LOVE Oklahoma's nasty Free Safety Tony Jefferson in the 1st, this MAULING OT swing OG named Oday Oboushi out of Virginia in the 2nd (even if we gotta move up slightly), Trey Burton in the 5th or 6th, as a great hybrid Fullback H-back (6'3 228lbs) <for some reason both Arkansas and Fla produces great NFL quality pass-catching TEs/h-backs...probably the only 2 schools that do so regularly, Chris Grag being Ark's guy for this draft, and Jordan Reed in the true pass-catching TE role for U of F>, and either AJ Francis (Maryland- 6'4 305lbs), or Dave Kruger (Utah- 6'5 305lbs), as a good DT (currently anywhere from 5th-7th Rd...both were far higher, and probably both will shoot up big boards once more).  Matt Stankiewitch (yea, his name), as a just nasty and very under-the-radar vet Offensive Center out of Penn State would round out my current wish-list (another currently 7th-UDFA later round gem for some reason as it stands currently). 

     
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