Re: game observations
posted at 12/1/2013 7:50 PM EST
In response to rkarp's comment:
some thoughts after digesting the game;
-Pats road struggles a bit of concern in playoffs if they have to go to Denver
-I cant be critical of Jones and Vellano, as they must be beat from all the snaps this season, but are they really NFL players? WOW are they getting dominated. Yes, Jones made a play at the end of the game, but he was dominated all day.
-Hightower? What happened? Playing really poorly right now, is there an injury not being reported? Ok, he stinks in coverage, bu all the missed lanes and missed tackles?
-Does it seem this year Bolden goes down on first contact, always?
-Arrington simply must not be on the outside...if needed, Cole should be used on the outside. I think the Pats played so much zone to protect Arrington and Harmon. Talib was not covering Johnson much of the time.
-Harmon so many missed tackles. Why?
-Ghost-money. Never doubted him all summer (you can lok up my old posts)
-There will be 1 idiot posting here calling out TB's short throw to Gronk. Reality, TB has been the league MVP the past 5 weeks. THat same idiot will ridicule "Gomer" with his 40TD's and "Welkie" with his 10 TD's
-WHats it been, 3 years since Pats have retruned a KO like Boyce did today?
-Allen-I was wrong this summer, I said keep Mesko
Nice post...some nice points.
What I keep noticing is that we can't open up holes for our backs....3rd and two? It seems like a gimme for most teams...us? I have no trust in us picking those up and as far as us stopping those 3rd and 2's? I don't think I've seen them do it all season - I know it's happened, but I can't remember one.
I think Vellano is getting man handled on almost every snap...Jones every other snap...not good, we can't win anything of importance like that. And it's not going to improve.
Hightower's effort reminds me of Adalious Thomas and his ability reminds me of a poor man's Andy Katzenmoyer. I'm serious when I say Katzenmoyer , they both were terrible at taking on blocks, reading things, covering...at least Kat could run...Hightower jogs. If I was Bill I'd pull him right off that field and send him to the locker room if I saw him jogging one more time. I don't care if it's on the way to the bus - if he jogs I'm benching him. I guarantee he's in a full sprint on the way to the buffet table.
Arrington may have the worst hips in football...kind of a problem if you play corner which he does.
I thought Carter showed up a little today - I mistook him for Jones at one point. Speaking of Jones - beast - just a freak to deal with out there. I thought Nink played pretty well too.