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         Merry Christmas, y'all!

         For the second game in a row, the Patriots came out flat, and had a terrible opening quarter. The lowly Jacksonville Jaguars gained nearly half of their total yards for the game in the quarter, and jumped out to a 10-0 lead. They did so by playing Patriots' style offense of spreading the field, and operating out of a no-huddle formation. Fortunately, the Patriots made some adjustments, and ended up doing just barely enough to escape with a 23-16 win. Folks, a win is a win. But, Tom Brady said it best, the Patriots' stunk. Here are my grades:

    I. OFFENSE:  What has happened to the Patriots' running game? What has happened to the one lethal passing game? It all begins or ends with OL line play. Playing against a team that is 31st overall against the run, and 24th overall against the pass, one would expect far more than this unit produced.

    1.) QB:  Certainly, not one of Tom's best games. Brady completed 24 of 41 passes for just 267 yards, two TD, and two interceptions. But, any QB is going to put up numbers no better than these when he's under constant pressure, and when his running game is ineffective.  Tom was sacked three times, and was hit on nine occasions. Much of that pressure came up through the middle, and several of the hits were of the punishing variety. Of his two picks, the first came on what appeared to be a fairly well thrown deep sideline pass, that seemed to clang off the hands of RB Stevan Ridley...and into the arms of a Jaguar defender. The second of the two was the result of a poor decision, when a pressured Brady tried to force a mid-range pass over the middle to a very well covered Aaron Hernandez. But, not too bad an effort, considering the Pats' tepid run game, and consistent pressure he was facing:  GRADE: C; 

    2.) RBs: The Pats' run game produced only in spurts. The Pats had 10 running plays that produced a grand total of 10 yards, throughout the game. But, there were far too many running plays which netted sparse, or negative yardage. Though Stevan Ridley had respectable stats (18 carries for 84 yards, a 4.7 run per attempt average), he gained 32 of his 84 yards gained on 3 first quarter carries, during a drive which netted the Pats a FG. Next came that catchable Brady heave, that bounced off Ridley's hands. To Ridley's credit, he bounced back with 4 carries for 34 yards, in a drive which cumulated in a chip shot FG. But, he wasn't really heard from again until the 3rd quarter, when he contributed 36 yards on 7 carries on two drives, which ended up netting the Pats 10 points, and a 23-13 lead. RBs Brandon Bolden and Danny Woodhead combined for just 10 more yards on 8 fruitless carries. Woodhead would make a huge contribution in the passing attack, with 2 catch and runs for 38 yards. These included a 14 yard catch and run TD, and a 24 yard catch and run, in the second quarter...in scoring drives that resulted in 10 points: GRADE: C+;

    3.) OL: Very disappointing performance by this group...particularly by the middle of the line. They were unable to dominate the 31st overall run defense team to establish the run, and allowed the Jaguars' front seven open season on their QB. As I stated above, all offense begins or ends with offensive line play. Perhaps injuries have taken their toll on this group: GRADE: D;

    4.) TEs and WRs: TE Aaron Hernandez was taken out of the game by the Jags, who held him to just one catch for 13 yards. Michael Hoomanawanui chipped in with two catches for 46 yards, including a 32 yard catch and run first half play. Credit Mike with a big play in the 4th quarter. With the Pats producing their 23-16 lead with 2:51 to play in the game, they faced a 3rd and 4 from their own 20. Brady found Mike in the left flat for first down yardage. After making the catch, Mike managed to evade a Jags' tackler to stay in bounds, eating up valuable seconds off the clock. As for the WRs, the Pats were saved by Wes Welker. The diminuitive one had 10 catches for 88 yards, including a 25 yard reception from Brady, which set up the Pats' game winning TD, early in the 4th quarter. Welker also finished off that TD drive with a 2 yard reception, on a 3rd and goal situation. Brandon Lloyd also contributed with 6 catches for 62 yards: GRADE: C+;

    II. DEFENSE:  This unit got off to another slow start, as they were seemingly taken by surprise by the Jags' spread 'em out, no huddle approach. Jacksonville netted over 200 total first quarter yards...which was nearly half of what they gained over the entire game. The Pats' tepid pass rush led to the bend but don't break style of "D", returning. Though Jacksonville had the ball inside the Pats' 25 yard line on 7 occasions, they could only come away with 16 points;     

    1.) DL: Save for a couple of Chandler Jones' charges, this group was able to but little pressure on Jags' QB, Chad Henne. When pressure was applied, Henne played like a guy running an offense of a 2-12 team, and threw three interceptions. One of the above mentioned Jones' rushed was directly responsible for a redzone pick by Patrick Chung. Jones hit Henne as he released the ball, and it floated into the waiting arms of Chung. There was no inside pressure whatsoever from the DTs, or the front 7, in general. The Jags' running game was not a factor. But, with Maurice Jones Drew out, that was to be expected: GRADE: C;

    2.) LBs: Dont'a Hightower had one of his better games, finishing with 6 tackles (4 solos), the Pats' lone sack, and a pass deflection. Jarod Mayo also had 6 tackles (5 solos), and Tracy White also added 6 tackles, including 4 solos, and a pass deflection. Someone missed a coverage assignment big time, when Jags' RB Montell Owens took a flat pass 53 yards.  Decent job done in slowing TE Marcedes Lewis (4 catches for 27 yards). The Pats' didn't seem to blitz much. When they did, the pressure generated was generally disappointing: GRADE: C+;

    3.) SECONDARY: Got little help from the front seven via a consistent pass rush. But, took advantage on those occasions when the rush caused Henne to hurry. Patrick Chung had one of his better games in quite a while, finishing with 4 tackles (3 solos), two pass deflections, and two huge red zone interceptions. On his first of two 4th quarter picks, he had a great, zig-zaggy 27 yard return nullified by Wilfolk personal foul penalty. Chung would be penalized on the Jags' final drive, after a huge hit over the middle on Jags' WR Cecil Shorts. Replay showed it to be a clean, lead with the shoulder hit. Though Kyle Arrington led the team in tackles with seven, he had some issues in coverage, again. Mauquis Cole also had some coverage issues, but finished with 6 tackles, a pass deflection, and a 3rd quarter interception. Over, considering the lack of pass rush pressure from the front seven, this group did a reasonably good job...though they had some trouble with slot receiver Jordan Shipley (5 catches for 82 yards, including one 36 yard play), and WR Justin Blackmon (7 catches for 79 yards): GRADE: B-;

    III. SPECIAL TEAMS: Credit Stephen Gostkowski for a solid FG kicking game, hitting 3 for 3, including a huge 49 yarder, to close the deficit a the time to 13-6, in the second quarter. But, his kickoffs could be longer. The Pats' coverage teams still had some issues covering punts, and kickoffs: GRADE: B;                    

    IV. COACHING: It's disturbing that, for the second week in a row, the team came out flat. It's also disturbing that the Pats' "D" was caught off guard by the Jags going no huddle, and spreading the field. It would seem that when the Pats knew that Maurice Jones Drew was unavailable, that they should have been better prepared to stop the pass. Considering that the coaching staff was familiar with Chad Henne, should the fact that the Jags came out throwing been such a huge surprise? As many of you surely will recall, Henne had previously had some biug games against the Pats, while in Miami. That said, what's even more disturbing was the play calling, and poor execution overall by the offense. Tom Brady was right when he said that, "we were lucky to win". They were lucky indeed, considering how poorly overall the team played: GRADE: C-;

    V. PLAYER OF THE GAME: Candidates are Patrick Chung, and Wes Welker. I'm going with Welker. At the beginning of the season, I was one calling for the Pats not to resign Welker at the end of this season. But, one has to wonder where this team would be without him.

    VI. PLAY OF THE GAME: The Chung interception to ice the win.

         As always, your opinions and comments are welcome. Here is the box score: http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=321223030    

     
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    Good Job Tex! Cant disagree with much there. Just dont like us coming out flat like that. I thought they were mailing it in early and Brady was forcing throws downfield when the checkdown was open. ALL in ALL just dissapointed that we put that performance out in December with one game left. Those are games we are supposed to dominate so Im hoping the back end will be back to normal(dennard and talib starting) come playoff time or I will start to get that sick feeling again...  Still plenty of time to right the ship, but that was a step back and a tad concerning seeing as Brady seems to be fidgeity back there after taking some massive hits vs the 9ers. We all know w/out him on his game, we are pretty much done. Lets hope our back end is healthy and C.Jones can work back to his earlier form

     

    maybe a little too kind with the C for D-line. Maybe they were missing Nink but I heard nothing from Vince all game and that allowed Mayo to be blocked out of most plays.

     
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    Chung's interceptions can only cover so many bad plays. One of them was really a great play by Chandler Jones. His boneheaded personal foul was horrible. He continues to take horrible angles on tackles to.

     
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    You're being kind with the grades in my book, BTW I think Brady's second INT he was targeting LLoyd, whom didn't put much effort to fight for the ball..I could be wroong though..All in All, I hope they get out of their slow starts funk they're in..reminds me of last season..

     
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    With Gronk healthy it was easier to survive the slow starts I guess. The Pats did not go into the playoffs last year looking like world beaters but they are a crafty bunch. They have shown in the past the ability to win ugly in the playoffs. Can they do it again this year?

     
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    Excellent report card. The play of the game for me was the false start penalty by the back up tight end on 3 and goal from the 1-yard line. From the position the Jags could have run, pass or play-action passed two plays in a row. All of a sudden it is from the 6-yard line and they have to drop back pass (Hightower sack) and then the 11-yard line (Jones pressure leads to the first Chung pick). 

    If the get to snap the ball twice from the 1-yard line, the Jags probably tie that game up.

    Of course, penalties that bad are why you are a 2-13 team. 

     
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    I criticize you as much as any Texas Pat but kudos to you on a very good report card. I feel like the defense played better than their grades but I can't put my finger on why. After the first drive they only gave up 9 points but it seemed like the Jaguars had some really bad drops and the boneheaded off sides at the end killed them. The Pats missed tackles repeatedly but it didn't lead to touchdowns so it really was a bend but don't break defense yesterday.

     
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    On a day when more than a few rivals fell by the wayside, the Pat's managed to pull one out.  Execution and play calling were at times exasperating, but they made a few more plays than the Jags, and still have a faint chance of a bye.

     
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    On a day when more than a few rivals fell by the wayside, the Pat's managed to pull one out.  Execution and play calling were at times exasperating, but they made a few more plays than the Jags, and still have a faint chance of a bye.

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         Believe it or not, I see the Pats having better than a faint chance of earning a bye. I don't like the way the Texans are playing. The Colts could beat them in Indy. Indy should be fired up for the game, with head coach Chuck Pagano returning to the sidelines.  

     

     
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         Merry Christmas, y'all!

         For the second game in a row, the Patriots came out flat, and had a terrible opening quarter. The lowly Jacksonville Jaguars gained nearly half of their total yards for the game in the quarter, and jumped out to a 10-0 lead. They did so by playing Patriots' style offense of spreading the field, and operating out of a no-huddle formation. Fortunately, the Patriots made some adjustments, and ended up doing just barely enough to escape with a 23-16 win. Folks, a win is a win. But, Tom Brady said it best, the Patriots' stunk. Here are my grades:

    I. OFFENSE:  What has happened to the Patriots' running game? What has happened to the one lethal passing game? It all begins or ends with OL line play. Playing against a team that is 31st overall against the run, and 24th overall against the pass, one would expect far more than this unit produced.

    1.) QB:  Certainly, not one of Tom's best games. Brady completed 24 of 41 passes for just 267 yards, two TD, and two interceptions. But, any QB is going to put up numbers no better than these when he's under constant pressure, and when his running game is ineffective.  Tom was sacked three times, and was hit on nine occasions. Much of that pressure came up through the middle, and several of the hits were of the punishing variety. Of his two picks, the first came on what appeared to be a fairly well thrown deep sideline pass, that seemed to clang off the hands of RB Stevan Ridley...and into the arms of a Jaguar defender. The second of the two was the result of a poor decision, when a pressured Brady tried to force a mid-range pass over the middle to a very well covered Aaron Hernandez. But, not too bad an effort, considering the Pats' tepid run game, and consistent pressure he was facing:  GRADE: C; 

    2.) RBs: The Pats' run game produced only in spurts. The Pats had 10 running plays that produced a grand total of 10 yards, throughout the game. But, there were far too many running plays which netted sparse, or negative yardage. Though Stevan Ridley had respectable stats (18 carries for 84 yards, a 4.7 run per attempt average), he gained 32 of his 84 yards gained on 3 first quarter carries, during a drive which netted the Pats a FG. Next came that catchable Brady heave, that bounced off Ridley's hands. To Ridley's credit, he bounced back with 4 carries for 34 yards, in a drive which cumulated in a chip shot FG. But, he wasn't really heard from again until the 3rd quarter, when he contributed 36 yards on 7 carries on two drives, which ended up netting the Pats 10 points, and a 23-13 lead. RBs Brandon Bolden and Danny Woodhead combined for just 10 more yards on 8 fruitless carries. Woodhead would make a huge contribution in the passing attack, with 2 catch and runs for 38 yards. These included a 14 yard catch and run TD, and a 24 yard catch and run, in the second quarter...in scoring drives that resulted in 10 points: GRADE: C+;

    3.) OL: Very disappointing performance by this group...particularly by the middle of the line. They were unable to dominate the 31st overall run defense team to establish the run, and allowed the Jaguars' front seven open season on their QB. As I stated above, all offense begins or ends with offensive line play. Perhaps injuries have taken their toll on this group: GRADE: D;

    4.) TEs and WRs: TE Aaron Hernandez was taken out of the game by the Jags, who held him to just one catch for 13 yards. Michael Hoomanawanui chipped in with two catches for 46 yards, including a 32 yard catch and run first half play. Credit Mike with a big play in the 4th quarter. With the Pats producing their 23-16 lead with 2:51 to play in the game, they faced a 3rd and 4 from their own 20. Brady found Mike in the left flat for first down yardage. After making the catch, Mike managed to evade a Jags' tackler to stay in bounds, eating up valuable seconds off the clock. As for the WRs, the Pats were saved by Wes Welker. The diminuitive one had 10 catches for 88 yards, including a 25 yard reception from Brady, which set up the Pats' game winning TD, early in the 4th quarter. Welker also finished off that TD drive with a 2 yard reception, on a 3rd and goal situation. Brandon Lloyd also contributed with 6 catches for 62 yards: GRADE: C+;

    II. DEFENSE:  This unit got off to another slow start, as they were seemingly taken by surprise by the Jags' spread 'em out, no huddle approach. Jacksonville netted over 200 total first quarter yards...which was nearly half of what they gained over the entire game. The Pats' tepid pass rush led to the bend but don't break style of "D", returning. Though Jacksonville had the ball inside the Pats' 25 yard line on 7 occasions, they could only come away with 16 points;     

    1.) DL: Save for a couple of Chandler Jones' charges, this group was able to but little pressure on Jags' QB, Chad Henne. When pressure was applied, Henne played like a guy running an offense of a 2-12 team, and threw three interceptions. One of the above mentioned Jones' rushed was directly responsible for a redzone pick by Patrick Chung. Jones hit Henne as he released the ball, and it floated into the waiting arms of Chung. There was no inside pressure whatsoever from the DTs, or the front 7, in general. The Jags' running game was not a factor. But, with Maurice Jones Drew out, that was to be expected: GRADE: C;

    2.) LBs: Dont'a Hightower had one of his better games, finishing with 6 tackles (4 solos), the Pats' lone sack, and a pass deflection. Jarod Mayo also had 6 tackles (5 solos), and Tracy White also added 6 tackles, including 4 solos, and a pass deflection. Someone missed a coverage assignment big time, when Jags' RB Montell Owens took a flat pass 53 yards.  Decent job done in slowing TE Marcedes Lewis (4 catches for 27 yards). The Pats' didn't seem to blitz much. When they did, the pressure generated was generally disappointing: GRADE: C+;

    3.) SECONDARY: Got little help from the front seven via a consistent pass rush. But, took advantage on those occasions when the rush caused Henne to hurry. Patrick Chung had one of his better games in quite a while, finishing with 4 tackles (3 solos), two pass deflections, and two huge red zone interceptions. On his first of two 4th quarter picks, he had a great, zig-zaggy 27 yard return nullified by Wilfolk personal foul penalty. Chung would be penalized on the Jags' final drive, after a huge hit over the middle on Jags' WR Cecil Shorts. Replay showed it to be a clean, lead with the shoulder hit. Though Kyle Arrington led the team in tackles with seven, he had some issues in coverage, again. Mauquis Cole also had some coverage issues, but finished with 6 tackles, a pass deflection, and a 3rd quarter interception. Over, considering the lack of pass rush pressure from the front seven, this group did a reasonably good job...though they had some trouble with slot receiver Jordan Shipley (5 catches for 82 yards, including one 36 yard play), and WR Justin Blackmon (7 catches for 79 yards): GRADE: B-;

    III. SPECIAL TEAMS: Credit Stephen Gostkowski for a solid FG kicking game, hitting 3 for 3, including a huge 49 yarder, to close the deficit a the time to 13-6, in the second quarter. But, his kickoffs could be longer. The Pats' coverage teams still had some issues covering punts, and kickoffs: GRADE: B;                    

    IV. COACHING: It's disturbing that, for the second week in a row, the team came out flat. It's also disturbing that the Pats' "D" was caught off guard by the Jags going no huddle, and spreading the field. It would seem that when the Pats knew that Maurice Jones Drew was unavailable, that they should have been better prepared to stop the pass. Considering that the coaching staff was familiar with Chad Henne, should the fact that the Jags came out throwing been such a huge surprise? As many of you surely will recall, Henne had previously had some biug games against the Pats, while in Miami. That said, what's even more disturbing was the play calling, and poor execution overall by the offense. Tom Brady was right when he said that, "we were lucky to win". They were lucky indeed, considering how poorly overall the team played: GRADE: C-;

    V. PLAYER OF THE GAME: Candidates are Patrick Chung, and Wes Welker. I'm going with Welker. At the beginning of the season, I was one calling for the Pats not to resign Welker at the end of this season. But, one has to wonder where this team would be without him.

    VI. PLAY OF THE GAME: The Chung interception to ice the win.

         As always, your opinions and comments are welcome. Here is the box score: http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=321223030    

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    Good Job Texas.. I agree with all of it. The offensive line and the coaching concerned me the most in this game. I may have even given the line a worse grade. Its disturbing that they come out so flat once again. I'm expecting the same thing this weekend against the tough Miami defense. The offense is really missing Gronkowski.

    Thanks for the report card.

     
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    Chung's interceptions can only cover so many bad plays. One of them was really a great play by Chandler Jones. His boneheaded personal foul was horrible. He continues to take horrible angles on tackles to.

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         As I stated in my report card, I thought that the personal foul call on Chung was a bad call. It was a vicious hit...but clean. Chung did not lead with the crown of his helmet.

     

     
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    Chung's interceptions can only cover so many bad plays. One of them was really a great play by Chandler Jones. His boneheaded personal foul was horrible. He continues to take horrible angles on tackles to.

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         As I stated in my report card, I thought that the personal foul call on Chung was a bad call. It was a vicious hit...but clean. Chung did not lead with the crown of his helmet.

     

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    I do not believe it has to be head to head, are there not rules protecting defenseless recievers.  Some penalties I disagree with like the seahawk/49ers one last night which broke up a reception and was not head to head. If Chung was breaking up the pass play, which he clearly was not, then i may agree with you. The personal foul sack against Brady was less egregious in my opinion than Chung's hit.

     
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    Chung's interceptions can only cover so many bad plays. One of them was really a great play by Chandler Jones. His boneheaded personal foul was horrible. He continues to take horrible angles on tackles to.

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         As I stated in my report card, I thought that the personal foul call on Chung was a bad call. It was a vicious hit...but clean. Chung did not lead with the crown of his helmet.

     

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    I do not believe it has to be head to head, are there not rules protecting defenseless recievers.

    RESPONSE: True. But, Chung was in the process of making a tackle. WR Cecil Shorts dipped down just as he was hit. The hit appeared to be simultaneous to the ball hitting the receivers' hands. As I said, it appeared to be a clean, legal hit. When asked about it, BB defended Chung:  http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4737200/belichick-defends-chung-hit

     Some penalties I disagree with like the seahawk/49ers one last night which broke up a reception and was not head to head. If Chung was breaking up the pass play, which he clearly was not, then i may agree with you. The personal foul sack against Brady was less egregious in my opinion than Chung's hit.

    RESPONSE: We obviously saw the play differently. The way I saw it, Chung's hit separated the ball from Shorts. 

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    Chung's interceptions can only cover so many bad plays. One of them was really a great play by Chandler Jones. His boneheaded personal foul was horrible. He continues to take horrible angles on tackles to.

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         As I stated in my report card, I thought that the personal foul call on Chung was a bad call. It was a vicious hit...but clean. Chung did not lead with the crown of his helmet.

     

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    I do not believe it has to be head to head, are there not rules protecting defenseless recievers.

    RESPONSE: True. But, Chung was in the process of making a tackle. WR Cecil Shorts dipped down just as he was hit. The hit appeared to be simultaneous to the ball hitting the receivers' hands. As I said, it appeared to be a clean, legal hit. When asked about it, BB defended Chung:  http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4737200/belichick-defends-chung-hit

     Some penalties I disagree with like the seahawk/49ers one last night which broke up a reception and was not head to head. If Chung was breaking up the pass play, which he clearly was not, then i may agree with you. The personal foul sack against Brady was less egregious in my opinion than Chung's hit.

    RESPONSE: We obviously saw the play differently. The way I saw it, Chung's hit separated the ball from Shorts...and maybe separated Shorts from his shorts, as well. 

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         Here's another report card on the Pats/Jags game, from ESPN, Boston: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4737232/report-card-patriots-jaguars

     
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    Chung's interceptions can only cover so many bad plays. One of them was really a great play by Chandler Jones. His boneheaded personal foul was horrible. He continues to take horrible angles on tackles to.

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         As I stated in my report card, I thought that the personal foul call on Chung was a bad call. It was a vicious hit...but clean. Chung did not lead with the crown of his helmet.

     

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    I do not believe it has to be head to head, are there not rules protecting defenseless recievers.

    RESPONSE: True. But, Chung was in the process of making a tackle. WR Cecil Shorts dipped down just as he was hit. The hit appeared to be simultaneous to the ball hitting the receivers' hands. As I said, it appeared to be a clean, legal hit. When asked about it, BB defended Chung:  http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4737200/belichick-defends-chung-hit

     Some penalties I disagree with like the seahawk/49ers one last night which broke up a reception and was not head to head. If Chung was breaking up the pass play, which he clearly was not, then i may agree with you. The personal foul sack against Brady was less egregious in my opinion than Chung's hit.

    RESPONSE: We obviously saw the play differently. The way I saw it, Chung's hit separated the ball from Shorts...and maybe separated Shorts from his shorts, as well. 

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    Since I do not have the ability to rewatch the game i can only go by what i remember. It appeared that the ball was past the receiver and Chung didn't charge him but leaned in to clobber him. It seemed that Chung was going for the huge hit even though the ball was allready past the reciever. It appeared to me like Chung could have avoided the brutal hit to a certain extent. If i see another replay I may discover that it was unavoidable and Chung was unlucky and then I'll offer a mea culpa. When i saw it as it happened It screamed out for a penalty. The Seahawk hit last night looked legit from the beginning to me and the replay seemed to confirm that it was the hit that jarred the ball loose.

     
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         Here's another assessment of the Pars' performance in Jacksonville: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1454337-patriots-vs-jaguars-instant-grades-analysis-for-new-england

     
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