Re: PATS HOLD IMPORTANT TIEBREAKER OVER JETS
posted at 11/23/2010 10:47 AM EST
In Response to Re: PATS HOLD IMPORTANT TIEBREAKER OVER JETS
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: PATS HOLD IMPORTANT TIEBREAKER OVER JETS : My biggest concern is how our DB's match up against their WRs!!! Holmes wasn't in the first game, but Braylon has proven to be reliable (who would have thunk it), and Keller always finds a way to kill us. LT looks good out of the backfield ... before anyone says the December 6 game is a forgone conclusion against the Jets, remember the Pats have been giving up a whole lot of points in the second half, and this game can get ugly quick ala September, as it did in that second half ... Brady has disappeared a bit in the second half, as demonstrated in the Colts game ... The Jets may appear lucky, but they have the PLAYMAKERS to get them into those lucky situations, so this makes them both good and lucky. Also, their strength is still against the run, so Woodhead, and the Law Firm may be limited and I don't see Branch having an impact day, or Welker if the Jets are stacking the line and playing Zone Blitz which they did in September. The Jets were built to beat us and match up against us, which the Steelers couldn't do because they are built to stop the run in the AFC North, and we took advantage of that. I can see a lot of penalties against our DB's in this game as in the first game, because of their WR's getting good position on them (i.e. Allen (former Dolphin) yesterday on that bomb from Sanchez to Edwards. Edwards beat him a few times in that game against Miami) Also, with the threat of Keller, which'll take up one LB or Safety, and the threat of LT in the backfield taking up another LB, this opens the slant for Holmes over the middle. This can prove to be dangerous for us. We can hope our TE's provide some spark, even though they were non-factors in the first game, much has changed. Believe it or not, Sanchez is getting better as he learns to use his weapons, (who really scores in 49 seconds even though it was the Texans and a 9% chance of doing it, he did it) and with an aging Brady on the Horizon, it may be the changing of the guard if BB continues to collect draft picks like an old lady collects cats, and does not draft a good quarterback in the next five years. The Jets always come to play against the Pats, especially with history on the line, Brady's 26 straight home victories, and first place possibly on the line. Sanchez is now a mobile QB who extends plays, and something again a LB will have to monitor especially with LT in the backfield. Jets have won the last three of four against the Pats, and they have kind of figured out a little of what BB does. Because football is a game of matchups, I believe the Jets win, because we don't match up well with them .... however ... that doesn't mean we can't win the division or this game, but the Jets triumph on December 6th. GO PATS!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by PatsFanVirginia[/QUOTE]
Disagree on Sanchez. He threw an INT on Sunday to lose the game if Houston was not so mentally disabled in the coaching staff area.
Keep in mind, the Texans lost in Jax on a Hail Mary because the DB was dumb. Batting the ball backwards is not what you want to do there. No one was near him, so he should have caugh the ball with ease, not given it life by knocking it backwards.
Houston has the worst pass D in the NFL and is poorly coached.
If they had simply forced Sanchez's looks to the middle of the field, like any normal team would do in that position, without timeouts, the game is over.
When the weather gets sketchier, expect Sanchez to also get sketchier.
They have dodged bullets left and right the last month. Some say "they find ways to win". No, they are handed games on a platter by poorly coached teams.
Good coaching will expose Sanchez.