Time for Dowling to step up.

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    Time for Dowling to step up.

    This guy has alot more physical talent than McCourty.  He needs to play to his
    potential, stay healthy and win a starting job.

     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

    He was bad today
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

    I didn't really think Dowling played that bad today but I didn't see him that much either. He made a nice play on the goal line. It looked like the Titans were throwing at McCourty a  lot and a couple of times at Arrington.  I'll have to take a look at Dowlings game more closely
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

    In response to tcal2-'s comment:
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    He was bad today

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    Not as bad as McCourty. Arrington wasn't a whole lot more impressive, that 4 and 10 play was played as very poorly.
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

    Dowling had a rough start to the game...he got "better" as it went on.  I'm happy that he finished the game healthy.  But overall...all the defensive backs were poor collectively.  They gave up way too many passes on obvious passing plays and thus, 3rd down conversions.  I saw only ONE clean pass breakup by McCourty on the sideline..sometime in the early 2nd quarter I think.  Past that, the Titans receivers were able to catch everything that hit their hands. 

    Tavon Wilson's play was great concentration, but didn't really see much of him past that.
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

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    Dowling had a rough start to the game...he got "better" as it went on.  I'm happy that he finished the game healthy.  But overall...all the defensive backs were poor collectively.  They gave up way too many passes on obvious passing plays and thus, 3rd down conversions.  I saw only ONE clean pass breakup by McCourty on the sideline..sometime in the early 2nd quarter I think.  Past that, the Titans receivers were able to catch everything that hit their hands. 

    Tavon Wilson's play was great concentration, but didn't really see much of him past that.



    I saw him make several rock solid tackles and knock out a receiver while breaking up a throw down the middle.
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

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    I didn't really think Dowling played that bad today but I didn't see him that much either. He made a nice play on the goal line. It looked like the Titans were throwing at McCourty a  lot and a couple of times at Arrington.  I'll have to take a look at Dowlings game more closely



    No, not terrible.  High 2nd rd pick, 3rd season, physical skill.

    Its time for him to win a starting job.

    Right now he is behind McCourty and Arrington.
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

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    Dowling had a rough start to the game...he got "better" as it went on.  I'm happy that he finished the game healthy.  But overall...all the defensive backs were poor collectively.  They gave up way too many passes on obvious passing plays and thus, 3rd down conversions.  I saw only ONE clean pass breakup by McCourty on the sideline..sometime in the early 2nd quarter I think.  Past that, the Titans receivers were able to catch everything that hit their hands. 

    Tavon Wilson's play was great concentration, but didn't really see much of him past that.



    I saw him make several rock solid tackles and knock out a receiver while breaking up a throw down the middle.

     



    I saw the hitting as well.  Good instincts for his first game.

     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

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    In response to sporter81's comment:

    I didn't really think Dowling played that bad today but I didn't see him that much either. He made a nice play on the goal line. It looked like the Titans were throwing at McCourty a  lot and a couple of times at Arrington.  I'll have to take a look at Dowlings game more closely



    No, not terrible.  High 2nd rd pick, 3rd season, physical skill.

    Its time for him to win a starting job.

    Right now he is behind McCourty and Arrington.

     

      3rd season?  How about 3rd game.

     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

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    Dowling had a rough start to the game...he got "better" as it went on.  I'm happy that he finished the game healthy.  But overall...all the defensive backs were poor collectively.  They gave up way too many passes on obvious passing plays and thus, 3rd down conversions.  I saw only ONE clean pass breakup by McCourty on the sideline..sometime in the early 2nd quarter I think.  Past that, the Titans receivers were able to catch everything that hit their hands. 

    Tavon Wilson's play was great concentration, but didn't really see much of him past that.



    I saw him make several rock solid tackles and knock out a receiver while breaking up a throw down the middle.

     




    Actually it was Mayo's Elbow Shive to the face mask that took out the WR
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

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    In response to MoreRings's comment:

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    I didn't really think Dowling played that bad today but I didn't see him that much either. He made a nice play on the goal line. It looked like the Titans were throwing at McCourty a  lot and a couple of times at Arrington.  I'll have to take a look at Dowlings game more closely



    No, not terrible.  High 2nd rd pick, 3rd season, physical skill.

    Its time for him to win a starting job.

    Right now he is behind McCourty and Arrington.

     

      3rd season?  How about 3rd game.

     



    Good point Pezz.  I did say in my original post that he needs to stay healthy.

    How nice would it be to see him match up against bigger faster receivers as the yr
    progresses?

    With the front 7 playing like they did today I will feel like Wozzy does about this D.

     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

    It was tough to really see how he did - from what I could see he was up and down - the key is for him to stay healthy and improve. I think those two things will go hand in hand, however it's no lock he stays healthy. At least the secondary looks like it has guys that should get better with playing time, where as last year they had guys that got worse with more playing time.   
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

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    Dowling had a rough start to the game...he got "better" as it went on.  I'm happy that he finished the game healthy.  But overall...all the defensive backs were poor collectively.  They gave up way too many passes on obvious passing plays and thus, 3rd down conversions.  I saw only ONE clean pass breakup by McCourty on the sideline..sometime in the early 2nd quarter I think.  Past that, the Titans receivers were able to catch everything that hit their hands. 

    Tavon Wilson's play was great concentration, but didn't really see much of him past that.



    jamer nice that someone else calling as it is re cbs.
    much room for improvement.
    and still playng with the back to the qb
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

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    Dowling had a rough start to the game...he got "better" as it went on.  I'm happy that he finished the game healthy.  But overall...all the defensive backs were poor collectively.  They gave up way too many passes on obvious passing plays and thus, 3rd down conversions.  I saw only ONE clean pass breakup by McCourty on the sideline..sometime in the early 2nd quarter I think.  Past that, the Titans receivers were able to catch everything that hit their hands. 

    Tavon Wilson's play was great concentration, but didn't really see much of him past that.



    I saw him make several rock solid tackles and knock out a receiver while breaking up a throw down the middle.

     




    Actually it was Mayo's Elbow Shive to the face mask that took out the WR

     



    Well, they both kind of pancaked him there, lol! For those who DVR'd the game, it takes place at 14:07 of the 4th quarter. What is most impressive about Wilson on the play is he gets up off the ground and escorts Chung down the field, throwing 2 blocks on the way. Of course, the pass was eventually called incomplete, but no one knew that at the time.
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

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    Dowling had a rough start to the game...he got "better" as it went on.  I'm happy that he finished the game healthy.  But overall...all the defensive backs were poor collectively.  They gave up way too many passes on obvious passing plays and thus, 3rd down conversions.  I saw only ONE clean pass breakup by McCourty on the sideline..sometime in the early 2nd quarter I think.  Past that, the Titans receivers were able to catch everything that hit their hands. 

    Tavon Wilson's play was great concentration, but didn't really see much of him past that.



    I saw him make several rock solid tackles and knock out a receiver while breaking up a throw down the middle.

     




    Actually it was Mayo's Elbow Shive to the face mask that took out the WR

     



    Well, they both kind of pancaked him there, lol! For those who DVR'd the game, it takes place at 14:07 of the 4th quarter. What is most impressive about Wilson on the play is he gets up off the ground and escorts Chung down the field, throwing 2 blocks on the way. Of course, the pass was eventually called incomplete, but no one knew that at the time.

     



    nice.
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

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    Brady needs to step up and improve the deep ball to wide open WRs.



    Seriously, are you 12?  There's help for your sickness, you know.  Get some!
    This post is not about Brady and your Brady bashing. 
    That's over on the other 31 team's forums.
    What's wrong, did TB throw too much?  Audible out of run plays?  Pad his stats?
    Phoney Pats fan.  ^^^ WOW!
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

    DMC is a damn good CB, and he supports the run better then most CB's in the league, I thought Dowling looked the part today. What really stood out was the play of Tavon Wilson,Chung, and Gregory. If this group of safeties can stay healthy all year we will have a special defense. LB core looks freakishly good.

    VW and Love looked dominant, wait....DOMINANT in the middle.

    When you hold one of the best RB's in the league to 4 yards rushing, then sometimes a QB is going to beat some coverage. It is the NFL. Guys make plays. What did we want 20 yards rushing, and 170 yards passing? We are a tough fan base these days.


    Let up 13 points, 280 total yards on opening day (on the road), and we think DMC was horrible, and Dowling was almost as bad?
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

    In response to DelGriffith's comment:

    Brady needs to step up and improve the deep ball to wide open WRs.



    Funny how you call someone a troll, then, in a thread about Dowling and the DB's, you bring up that Bready needs to throw better to open receivers.

    ISN'T THAT WHAT A TROLL DOES? Disrupts the conversation and talks about things unrelated to the thread???

    BTW, the throw was perfect, and if Lloyd kept running, he would've caught the ball in stride and scored. I won't rag on him because that was the first throw he ever got from Brady (not that that should matter) and he played well the rest of the game.

    Man I CAN'T WAIT till they find a way to ban you permanently
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

    CB play shows improvement over last year, but still not good enough. They were lucky the refs did not call two PIs (they still have a bad habit of not turning their head). They probably wil not get away with it as the season progresses. They need to start learning.
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

    I thought Ras played pretty well today. With the exception of the PI he had pretty tight coverage most of the day. Actually in man I thought most of the CB's looked good it was when they were placed into zone that I think windows opened up. Like the long Washington catch. McCourty bumped him to the 5 then passed him off and dropped back into zone but no one else was there to pick him up until Gregory I believe started heading over to pick him up but at that point it was to late. I think zone coverage is going to be what gets us in trouble but the man looked pretty tight most of the game
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

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    I thought Ras played pretty well today. With the exception of the PI he had pretty tight coverage most of the day. Actually in man I thought most of the CB's looked good it was when they were placed into zone that I think windows opened up. Like the long Washington catch. McCourty bumped him to the 5 then passed him off and dropped back into zone but no one else was there to pick him up until Gregory I believe started heading over to pick him up but at that point it was to late. I think zone coverage is going to be what gets us in trouble but the man looked pretty tight most of the game



    Agreed, after the PI call on Ras he came back and played a solid game, as did all the corners. Arrington got roughed up a little but he always starts slow.  Tenn had one of the lowest yards per pass for the entire week one of football, Locker got picked off and roughed up.  I guess some posters can't remember the 80's or even pre-Parcells or they would realize just how lucky they are to have great young corners on their team.
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

    Please PatsEng & Wozzy...STOP posting thoughts on this messageboard which are based on having accurate & in-depth football knowledge accrued from long-standing experience of this game- 

    Really...It would make my decision to stay away from here for good, THAT much easier in the end <also, If you see truechamp & rusty...pass this same sentiment along to them, o.k.?>


    I might begin just signing in on the fewer and fewer times I come on here, simply so that on those days, I could venture in to these forums and see bredbru's threads like: " Front 7 showed up! safeties not too bad. cbs, dont look like super bowl caliber cbs. may need to make a move this year to upgrade there during the season.,"  and morerings threads and comments, like:  "This guy has alot more physical talent than McCourty.  He needs to play to his, potential, stay healthy and win a starting job," and pezz's comments like: "Seriously, are you 12?  There's help for your sickness, you know.  Get some!
    This post is not about Brady and your Brady bashing," (who's correct btw...this thread is NOT about Tom Brady's never faltering for 1 play, excellence...this thread's about bashing NE's D and Secondary, which gave up a net sum of 6 total points in this game). 

    In which case, Then I could see some selectively reasoned delusions, like this: "I saw only ONE clean pass breakup by McCourty on the sideline..sometime in the early 2nd quarter I think.  Past that, the Titans receivers were able to catch everything that hit their hands," (you forgot 2 TFLs along with numerous run and pass D support in areas that weren't his direct assignments, blanket coverage minus the very 1st drive in the 2nd half wherein NE switched to an off-coverage dipping into zone bubbles in the secondary + 1 pass-breakup on Titans 1st drive when he broke-up a 3rd down and goal pass in the middle of the endzone leading to a FG rather than a TD)...Plus I could see the varying tag-along football fans like this guy: "Not as bad as McCourty. Arrington wasn't a whole lot more impressive, that 4 and 10 play was played as very poorly," and sporter's:  "I didn't really think Dowling played that bad today but I didn't see him that much either. He made a nice play on the goal line. It looked like the Titans were throwing at McCourty a  lot and a couple of times at Arrington.  I'll have to take a look at Dowlings game more closely," (yea, go back and check sp~...DMC's number is "32" I believe...also, there's the letter's "M-c-C-O-U-R-T-Y" on the back of this guy's jersey).


    And in a lil' babeparilli absolute insanity, and I'd be all set here...

    UN-real...

    Minus NE's coordinators beginning the 2nd half by switching to a gravy prevent D and a bubble zone in their secondary for Tenn's very 1st 2nd half drive (TD result), Do ya wanna know Tennesse's sole other successful drive?  A:  It was a drive beginning with 1:05 seconds left in the 3rd Q...It ended with the Titans getting a field goal with 9:17 seconds left in the 4th quarter (yea...a 6 minute & 48 second drive which resulted in 3 points as NE's up 28-10- tell me THAT ain't a tad bit disheartening if you're a Titan?!?).  AND, with-IN this drive, Mayo got a B-s- PI call on perfect blanket coverage over the middle on a Titan RB...Tenn ALSO got a b-s- defensive holding call awarded their TE and on NE in pass-coverage again...AND DMC got robbed of an INT when he caught the football a foot off the ground, moved it into his chest as he was falling (with his hands under the ball), only to have the ball squirt out the bottom as he was attempting to get up and run back with his 100% INT (ruled incompletion)...AND (same drive mind you)- Wilson and Mayo jacked the WR up on a deep crossing pattern, with the ball already coming out after he fully caught it (and before he hit the ground)- Chung picks it up and runs it back (the play Locker AND tenn.s WR got hurt- 1 more pass incomplete "hand me" in order to try to make a game of it for viewer ratings in a 28-10 drubbing a minute before the 4th Q begins).

    C-razyyy just how unimaginably ignorant some of you fantasy football 4 year fans of the NFL are...UN-real.

    NE's D= Scored 7 points= Net sum by Tennessee?  6 F###ING points.  When do you EVER see this in this garbage Roger Goodell/Bill Polian age of Offensive Game benefits?  I just wish you could rent out empathy for 5 seconds to the ignorantly entitled simply so that for once they could even grasp at attemppting to understand how much of a Lose-Lose situation it really is at ALL times these days, to even attempt to try to play even moderately decent pass coverage and good overall Defense in this day and age...sheez.  NE rather played unbelievable...GREAT-  simply AWESOME D in this game...all over...swarming, tight, hard, smashing-  And what do they get from 1/2 of their whining entitled baby no-knowledge fanbase who've followed the game for 2 years (+ 2-3 years of Madden & Fantasy Football office pools)...? 

    ...NE's players get this ^.  ^  This type of sh#t still...forever.Not even, "NOT a good word"...nope.  They get multiple threads outting Pats D and/or Pats D players while being downright OUTRAGED if and whenever (b/c this isn't even a criterion in order to badmouth NE's D) even 1 person brings up even 1 poor execution...on 1 drive...and on 1 play...from NE's Offense.

    It's just so sad what an undeserving h#lf-#ss#d fanbase this team brings with it now.  And now that NE's gameplan is tailored back to complimentary FULL-team football, wherein each side is benefiting the other...ya get this very same crying gluttonous entitlement.  Honestly...so sad to say I follow the same team that some of our new age nuevo-NE-Pats-success-laden-endowments of loudmouthed half-blind babies with ZERO 1st person game of football, call themselves so called "fans" of the same team. 

    Maybe we'll forever be at odds here I suppose...  Too many of you solely view "worth" (and I mean: AT ALL), In terms of purely output (and NOTHING...nothhhhing else).  Wherein, I see you as absultely devoid of any worth at all for that matter. 

    Hate ta end on a down-note...but GOOD God.       
     
     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

    "UN-real...

    Minus NE's coordinators beginning the 2nd half by switching to a gravy prevent D and a bubble zone in their secondary for Tenn's very 1st 2nd half drive (TD result), Do ya wanna know Tennesse's sole other successful drive?  A:  It was a drive beginning with 1:05 seconds left in the 3rd Q...It ended with the Titans getting a field goal with 9:17 seconds left in the 4th quarter (yea...a 6 minute & 48 second drive which resulted in 3 points as NE's up 28-10- tell me THAT ain't a tad bit disheartening if you're a Titan?!?)."

    We watched the same game Laz. As soon as we went in that soft prevent we gave up the score(too quickly for sure) but that was our only bad series of this game.....in week 1 on the road with 2 new safeties and facing one of the best RB's in football. Great game played by BB's defense! Can't wait to see what they look like by midseason as they start to really gel!!!

    P.S How good are Mayo, Spikes, and Hightower playing behind this D-line? I was scared for Chris Johnson...seriously.

    Shout out to Jermaine Cunningham and BB for being patient with a guy who had 2 difficult years coming out of Florida....and to JC's trainer/ steroid provider as he looks to have gained 25 pounds of muscle.
     
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