posted at 10/18/2010 1:21 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Meriweather
He lit up Heap and that seemed to stall the Ravens for a while, then he rocked Boldin and got called for a bogus illegal contact, then he lit Mason up when Mason was catching everything against McCourty. Say what you want, but he's a thug. Lynch was a thug, Harrison was a thug, Polamalu is a thug, Chung is a thug in the making. Most good NFL safeties are thugs. If you want a tough defense you need to have someone that makes the WRs and TEs know that if they come across the field they'll get a shot they won't soon forget. No surprise, the best defensive game the Pats played all year was when Sanders was out and Meriweather took a ton of reps. He makes a mistake, "CUT HIM, TRADE HIM, BENCH HIM!" Tom threw a bonehead INT, but no one dwelled on that. The guy has talent, he's the best DB (Yes, he's better than Chung and McCourty) on the roster.
Posted by 49Patriots
Yes. exactly what i think.
Meriweather makes one bad play and suddenly he should be benched? as if Welker never drops a ball or the o line never missed a block (hhaha funny right), or Brady never throws a bad int.
Look it was a dumb play and i dont condone it, but.......for the first time in a long time, a team a very scarred to go over the middle late in a game against us. This is a rough game and sometimes u have to play dirty. I dont see why he didnt just nail him with his shoulder though.
Meriweather and Chung are awesome to watch together. Chung made a TD saving jarring hit to force the ball out of a TD catch.
If anyone wants to know how valuable Meriweather is, go watch the game vs the jets wen he was on the bench and poor Butler got tramatized with no safety help from Sanders.