Maroney is a stud!

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    In Response to Re: Maroney is a stud! : They did early in his time here.
     
    RESPONSE: Maroney has fumbled just once in his entire career with the Pats...one fumble in 469 carries: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/stats?playerId=9607 

    Yesterday the screen was not a huge factor in the O plan. The Fins were probably expecting some screens so the staff went in a different direction. If the O line can open up some decent holes inside there's no reason to run screens.

    RESPONSE: I wasn't  discussing the Miami game when I  stated that I would like to see Maroney be more involved in the offense, with screens and swing passes.  I think it would be an effective play to slow blitzing teams down.   

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    Talk about a wishy washy fan base!-3 weeks ago you all wanted to oust the guy and today he's your hero??? Make up your feeble minds!
    Posted by Guesswho-


    This coming from a fan base that anointed Sanchez the savory after 2 weeks. Then called for his head after 2 bad games. Yeah thats a lot better
     
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    I've said it before and will say it again. Give the guy 20+ carries a game and enjoy the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season. 
     
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    So basically, every week Maroney picks up a lot of yards, his lovers will come on here and call out those who bash him, and every week he gets stuffed, his bashers will come on here and call out his lovers.  Well that ain't my style.  Until Maroney completely gives up the dancing and hiding behind Neal's a ss, I'm gonna bash him. 
     
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    It's not about bashing him or calling people out or calling him a stud or whatever names people want to come up with.  Its about giving credit where credit is due, and the FACT is he has played well since the injuries to the other backs. Do you think Chris Johnson, Adrian Peterson, etc. look good on every single running play?  No, they don't.  

    You can't simply blame Maroney when a run goes nowhere, but praise the line and everyone BUT Maroney when he has a good run.  Bad blocking = no running, no matter if your name is Laurence Maroney, Adrian Peterson, or Marion Butts.
     
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    It's not about bashing him or calling people out or calling him a stud or whatever names people want to come up with.  Its about giving credit where credit is due, and the FACT is he has played well since the injuries to the other backs. Do you think Chris Johnson, Adrian Peterson, etc. look good on every single running play?  No, they don't.   You can't simply blame Maroney when a run goes nowhere, but praise the line and everyone BUT Maroney when he has a good run.  Bad blocking = no running, no matter if your name is Laurence Maroney, Adrian Peterson, or Marion Butts.
    Posted by pyegian


    Fair enough.  Now let's hope he runs well and we block well against the Colts this week.  That turf makes their defense even faster, let's hope we can pound 'em. 
     
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    An absolute ridiculous post!  One of two mediocre games and he's the next best thing to the very best RB- look away!  I'll offer you this- if he is, in fact, runningt at a 100+ clip 'till the end of the season, I'll eat crow.  However, every single Pats fan KNOWS this is not going to happen.  Rather, they wonder if the running game might be in tact by the playoffs.

    I am so sick of NE fans jumping on after a couple of half-way decent games- absolute insanity!
     
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    So basically, every week Maroney picks up a lot of yards, his lovers will come on here and call out those who bash him, and every week he gets stuffed, his bashers will come on here and call out his lovers.  Well that ain't my style.  Until Maroney completely gives up the dancing and hiding behind Neal's a ss, I'm gonna bash him. 
    Posted by themightypatriotz



    I have defended Maroney since I read the obnoxious "lets cut him now" posts. My point has always been that before he wrecked his shoulder he was an effective back for us. He played hurt in the beginning of 08 and was not good and considering his injury landed him on IR it was obviously serious.

    Now in 09 we had a stable of backs( who are hurt way more often then Maroney) He received a few carries a game and was not very effective. Neither was the rest of our backs besides Taylors 100 yard game on the soft Falcons run D.

    Take the time to look at what Maroney has done with over 15 carries per game for the past 4 years. The numbers speak for themselves.

    He helps us win. Our line is not great at run blocking. There focus is to protect the franchise. Obviously Maroney is not Adrian Peterson but he helps us win and thats all that counts in my book.
     
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    An absolute ridiculous post!  One of two mediocre games and he's the next best thing to the very best RB- look away!  I'll offer you this- if he is, in fact, runningt at a 100+ clip 'till the end of the season, I'll eat crow.  However, every single Pats fan KNOWS this is not going to happen.  Rather, they wonder if the running game might be in tact by the playoffs. I am so sick of NE fans jumping on after a couple of half-way decent games- absolute insanity!
    Posted by BTownExpress


    He has done it before.

    Here is 07 on the run into the playoffs. Starting in week 15.  104 yds 1 td, 155 yds 1 td, 46 yds 2 td's, PLAYOFFS 122 yds 1td, 122 yds 1 td again.

    Im so sick of negative NE fans bashing players for no reason. The guy is running the ball well for the Pats right now. Why cant you enjoy it and pat him on the back? No instead you are a negative Nancy and want to find any reason to bash him. Let me guess you bash him because he is a first round pick and isnt Walter Payton. Why dont you bash Reggie Bush? He was 3rd overall and to this point Maroney has put up much better rushing numbers. Im not saying he is a great back, but he is more then serviceable in this league
     
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     It's not what you were saying earlier in the season.  You were all volunteering to escort him out of town.
     
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    So basically, every week Maroney picks up a lot of yards, his lovers will come on here and call out those who bash him, and every week he gets stuffed, his bashers will come on here and call out his lovers.  Well that ain't my style.  Until Maroney completely gives up the dancing and hiding behind Neal's a ss, I'm gonna bash him. 
    Posted by themightypatriotz


    I find it funny that when he gets "stuffed" as you say, Maroney has usually only gotten 4 or 5 carries in that game but when he picks up a lot of yards it is when he has been the featured back and gotten the bulk of the carries.

    It's also remarkable that when an opposing team has shut down the run entirely, that Tom Brady has gone on to have a big throwing game...  one hand washes the other.  Teams have to choose their poison, stop the run or stop the pass, some teams are good at one and not the other; every week is different.  Bill gave Laurence the majority of carries in London and the following week gave Law Firm his first substantial carries of the season.

    I and others have contended that Bill Belichick shelved Maroney in favor of Taylor and Morris to get through the early part of the schedule, using them up so Laurence is at full strength for the stretch run.  More importantly I don't think Bill cares about Maroney's stat line, in fact I'd say it's in his best interest to make him look like an underperformer until he finishes his rookie contract so we can sign him to a favorable deal in what would be his max deal.

    It's also funny that you've never heard Bill say anything negative about Maroney's performance but somehow the unforgiving fans of boston.com have more inside knowledge than he?  I say thank god the opinion of the lowest common denominator here have no bearing on the executive decisions of the PAT's brass...

    Again, when Maroney leads the PAT's in rushing into and through the playoffs I'm sure the naysayers here will be saying how Maroney is now "running with purpose" or that he has changed the way he plays, but nothing will have changed except the style of play, game planning and smash mouth, playoff type attitude of the entire team. 

    I'll be here, if you're a Maroney basher make sure you are as well...  I'm sure most of you will be doing some dancing of your own.
     
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    You want to take it back now since Laura cost us the game.



     
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    In Response to Maroney is a stud!: We passed on both D'Angelo Williams and Jones-Drew to draft this dancing bear. He makes T.J. Duckett look like a power back. Thanks for the fumble, also.

    Yo! He ran like a stud!
    Posted by rolfer

     
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    In Response to Re: Maroney is a stud!: Maroney stinks. He passes nobody's "eyeball test".

    In Response to Re: Maroney is a stud! : I find it funny that when he gets "stuffed" as you say, Maroney has usually only gotten 4 or 5 carries in that game but when he picks up a lot of yards it is when he has been the featured back and gotten the bulk of the carries. It's also remarkable that when an opposing team has shut down the run entirely, that Tom Brady has gone on to have a big throwing game...  one hand washes the other.  Teams have to choose their poison, stop the run or stop the pass, some teams are good at one and not the other; every week is different.  Bill gave Laurence the majority of carries in London and the following week gave Law Firm his first substantial carries of the season. I and others have contended that Bill Belichick shelved Maroney in favor of Taylor and Morris to get through the early part of the schedule, using them up so Laurence is at full strength for the stretch run.  More importantly I don't think Bill cares about Maroney's stat line, in fact I'd say it's in his best interest to make him look like an underperformer until he finishes his rookie contract so we can sign him to a favorable deal in what would be his max deal. It's also funny that you've never heard Bill say anything negative about Maroney's performance but somehow the unforgiving fans of boston.com have more inside knowledge than he?  I say thank god the opinion of the lowest common denominator here have no bearing on the executive decisions of the PAT's brass... Again, when Maroney leads the PAT's in rushing into and through the playoffs I'm sure the naysayers here will be saying how Maroney is now "running with purpose" or that he has changed the way he plays, but nothing will have changed except the style of play, game planning and smash mouth, playoff type attitude of the entire team.  I'll be here, if you're a Maroney basher make sure you are as well...  I'm sure most of you will be doing some dancing of your own.
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    In Response to Re: Maroney is a stud!: Is this post meant to be a joke???

         One thing that is never be mentioned in Maroney conversations is that the guy doesn't fumble! Ask the Houston Texans how important that is?      Give Maroney a little running room, and chance to get up a head of steam...and he's a very effective RB. I wish that the Pats would employ him more often on screens and swing passes.
    Posted by TexasPat3

     
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    Yo! He ran like a stud!
    Posted by rolfer


    this was obviously a joke thread, look at his handle. sadly, i agree. i am ultimatly a football fan, and then a pats fan. i dont call him a bust because he can be productive, but he is not a back that has the value we gave him with the first round pick. id love to keep the guy around because he has the talent, but he is not the every-down-back the organization expected him to be when they spent a first round pick on him
     
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    You want to take it back now since Laura cost us the game.
    Posted by K-max


    Maroney alone didn't cost us the game with a fumble, only the second of his career.  We were up plenty with the clock ticking. 

    The single biggest problem we have is the same problem we've had since Charlie Weiss left, inconsistancy with the offensive play calling which has ruined us much more than personnel issues ever could. 

    We had the ball around our own twenty with 2 minutes left in the half, instead of grinding it out with a mix of power running, short passes and using up the clock we came out shotgun formation and went three and out.  No points scored...

    Bill was over on the defensive side talking to those guys all day, either he needs to hire an offensive guy from the college level or get an offensive coordinator with a good track record and the ability to manage the clock. 

     
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    "Maroney alone didn't cost us the game with a fumble, only the second of his career.  We were up plenty with the clock ticking.  "

    But.....BB curiously doesn't have faith in him at crunch time which DID cost us the game. BB is dead set on Baloney but paradoxically can't trust him. I don't get it. I never will. BJGE absolutely 100% deserves and has EARNED the right to start. Give him 15 carries and watch. Don't get me wrong, in BB I trust yes but, with regards to Baloney, I think he is dead wrong and it cost him options Sunday which resulted in the loss. It wasn't the failed 4th down play it was the failure of a back we can't count on to get us those 2 yards. BB surely knew Baloney wouldn't get it done. If he had let BJGE in the 4th quarter get some carries, he would have seen a runner that can go through those holes the OL made for Faulk but, Baloney chooses to ignore and play Fantasy Barry Sanders. North South running is needed and there's a guy on the bench not getting his shot. I really don't know if I could stand watching Baloney this Sunday. I have had enough.  
     
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    " Maroney alone didn't cost us the game with a fumble, only the second of his career.  We were up plenty with the clock ticking.  " But.....BB curiously doesn't have faith in him at crunch time which DID cost us the game.  
    Posted by mrbungle


    Are you joking, our offensive "coordinator" gameplans for the first quarter of game I guess, because we played fine early... both running and passing.

    He bungled the end of the half, and with us getting the ball back after the halftime.

    He ran the same split formation with Faulk draw up the middle on a crucial third down late in the fourth quarter after running that same trick play at least 7 or 8 times earlier.

    He used up a timeout coming out of a TV timeout for a commercial early in the 4th, that timeout cost us later.  How do you have two straight timeouts to figure out a play and than not get the play out in time?

    His book of plays must be tiny and made up majorily of pass plays.  His power running plays consist of a halfback dive and the sweep, whenever Maroney comes into the game the opposing defense assumes it's a run and are almost always right...  he might as well be sending the plays to opponents because it's that transparent late in the game.  It's making it impossible for the offensive linemen as well as runningbacks.  I'm starting to think Bill B is scripting the first plays on offense and than handing the duties over to Bill O'Brien and it's not holding through four quarters?
     
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