Re: My Keys to the Game - Big Game Predictions!
posted at 11/19/2013 12:49 AM EST
In response to patsbandwagonsince76's comment:
In response to TripleOG's comment:
That was a tough one but we did have our chances. Can't be mad at that. I think the biggest play for us was joshy calling a shot to the endzone on 3rd and one after Blount was ripping them for 5 yards every run and they were reeling. That was the ball game. Instead of running for a 1st down and continuing to run until we scored , killin' a couple more minutes, cam would have had to go 80 plus yards to score in 2 or 3 minutes. Instead we made a very quick to call to kick a fg on 4th and one as if they planned on getting right back to the endzone again. Very strange set of events there that really did us in.
Yes the refs scr*wed us in the end and we should have had one more play from one yard out but even thats no garauntee with that team so no use crying about refs, they aint gonna change the game so time to move on because forehead and baldy are coming to town.
I liked the 2nd half adjustments and the way they catered to blounts running style with power plays instead of stretrches n the D hung in there but once again talib couldnt finish which likely changed our scheme. Good effort but i knew this would be a tough game. They have a lot of weapons but still play the balance. They actually play how we should be playing, and did play minus the option stuff obviously, but we just didnt execute as much and the fumble was the difference as well as that bad call on 3rd n one
Time to get ready for Denver
That was two redzones...actually < 10 yrd line coming away with 3 points total.
Secondly defense had them stopped but got burned 3x by Cam runs. Notice each run the pocket was not collapsed with keeping the edge. One was an extended play but a lunging DE going past CAM left daylight around the side each time. This could have been avoided.
well one in particular was when hightower looked like we was doing a delayed blitz but at the last minute left a gaping hole for cam to go thru while he got caught up inside for no reason. Hi job was likely to protect that gap or act as a spy but he forget who he was playing against. He had a poor game and showed me NO effort outside of trying to stop the run. At 270 lbs the pats need to decide what they want him to be. He isnt a 4-3 olb imo right now in this passing league. They need to put him on the line and let him rush the passer. He is lost and disinterested right now. We gave up other runs being in man coverage and noone seeing him take off. We can def. play it better. I saw a stunt which was like seeing a comet and it ended with a sack. Need more of that.