Loving Vereen on the goal line.

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    Loving Vereen on the goal line.

    It seems counterintuitive to have the smaller shifty back lined up at the one yard line, but I think it is genius (for lack of a better word).

    We've seen it a couple time this year, and it makes a lot of sense. You basically have three options, and the defense can't defend them all if Brady reads it right. (1) Vereen is an effective outside runner, (2) the FB (Hoomanawanui of late) can pound it up inside, (3) we all know how effective Tommy B can be falling over the line of scrimmage on the QB keeper.

    We've seen this grouping twice on the goal line for touchdowns, and a couple other times on 3rd and 1 earlier this season, and I don't think I've seen it fail yet.

    All in all a pointless post, but I like the personnel. And I hope we continue to see strides made by Vereen.

     
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    Re: Loving Vereen on the goal line.

    Loving Vereen overall, but you've missed another postive with him on the goalline, Vereen can catch in the flat or make wide receiver like catches.  Also he's much stronger than Woody but has many of the same shifty traits. 

    Also like Huey playing fullback, every week we have a different tightend playing fullback, but that guy is a heavy load.

     
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    Re: Loving Vereen on the goal line.

    i think he is our best back.  coaches disagree with me apparently. 

     
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    Re: Loving Vereen on the goal line.

     

    I disagree with you as well. Respectfully of course, good sir!

    I don't know that we have a best option in the backfield. I 100% buy into the "by committee" approach and I love what each guy brings to the table:

    1. Ridley will slash through the first hole he see and has the ability to make people miss or push a pile.
    2. Woody is the new Kevin Faulk (not that anyone can replace a team leader like that). Catching the ball out of the backfield and running the draw on 3rd down are his bread and butter, and I wouldn't rather have anyone else doing it (right now).
    3. Vereen is a nice mixture of the two. Plain and simple. More moves/better receiver than Ridley. More power/pure running ability than Woody. I fully expect to see more of him in weeks/years to come.
     
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    Re: Loving Vereen on the goal line.

    Moving forward, I hope Ridley/Vereen/Bolden can be a combination similar to the Panthers combo of Williams/Stewart from a few years ago. If that could happen, our offense will become so much better as long as we maintain balance.

     
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    Re: Loving Vereen on the goal line.

    I'd just love to see what he would do as a pass catcher, because I saw him catch a pass during the pre season that none of the backs on our roster could make. This guy will take a screen and go 40 yards with it. He looks stronger than last year...all of our young backs just need experience because without experience in the playoffs guys will pick the wrong hole against a good defense. We need this production all the way through, Brady can't do this all by himself.

     
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    Re: Loving Vereen on the goal line.

    Even if we didn't sign Woody as a third down back, we'd still sign him as a slot receiver, he's a good athlete. 

    I don't think Vereen was just an insurance move, his college highlights are amazing and his upperbody strength impressive. 

    Two solid horses, one unique player like Vereen and a third down specialist like Woody; what's not to like?

     
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    Re: Loving Vereen on the goal line.

    In response to Neal Page's comment:
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    Brady can't do this all by himself.

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    Excuse me? 

    Who is even implying or hoping that he has to do it by himself?  This team is loaded to the gills on offense and you're claiming he's strapped?

     

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    No I guess what I'm saying is as a team the offense will need to score on just about every drive in the play offs, or else we'll lose. And because of that fact it would be nice if Brady didn't have to throw it all over the field against good defenses.

     
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    Re: Loving Vereen on the goal line.

    In response to oh-my-beard's comment:
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    It seems counterintuitive to have the smaller shifty back lined up at the one yard line, but I think it is genius (for lack of a better word).

    We've seen it a couple time this year, and it makes a lot of sense. You basically have three options, and the defense can't defend them all if Brady reads it right. (1) Vereen is an effective outside runner, (2) the FB (Hoomanawanui of late) can pound it up inside, (3) we all know how effective Tommy B can be falling over the line of scrimmage on the QB keeper.

    We've seen this grouping twice on the goal line for touchdowns, and a couple other times on 3rd and 1 earlier this season, and I don't think I've seen it fail yet.

    All in all a pointless post, but I like the personnel. And I hope we continue to see strides made by Vereen.

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    I like the fact that, when healthy, they have (3) backs that can pop it in at the goal line... all we need now is for McD to implement some Wishbone or Delaware Wing T.

     
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    Re: Loving Vereen on the goal line.

    Woodhead plays special teams to which makes him valuable on BB terms. Plays kickoff and hes returned kickoffs in the past.

    Im kinda lost on why people think Vareen is nearly as good as Ridley. He had 7 carries for only 22 yards with a long of 14 and he caught a screen pass that went for 17. No one has mentioned yet the two pick ups Vareen had on blitzing LB. Thats what I was most impressed with, he stoned two guys coming untouched off the edge on Brady's blind side.

    How are we not in love with Ridley? He is 4th in the NFL with yards and he get almost 5 yards a pop. He does fumble but its not high compared to others with his amount of touches, Pats fans were just so used to BJGE it just seems wrong when a RB fumbles. Hes a shifty north and south runner, which is what I would want in my starting RB. Dont get me wrong Vareen is a better 3rd down back but I just dont think fans should overlook our 1st and 2nd down horse.

     
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