Time for Dowling to step up.

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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

    TC....agree on Cunningham.  Nice to see him getting in there and being a part of the front seven domination.  If he can stay healthy and keep improving, it's going to make the defense that much more tough to plan for.  From an opposing offensive standpoint - which guy is coming?  Which guy are you going to try and go after?

    Good quality BB defenses always have been predicated on a VERY stout LB core.  Mayo, Spikes, Hightower...along with Cunningham and even Ninkovich (can be DE or LB).  It can make our defense a lot more versatile and unpredictable.
     
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    Overall, I thought Dowling did okay. Not spectacular, but can't say the same for any of the defensive backfield. THe front 7 owned this game, and I was very impressed with the job Mayo did yesterday. A lot of talk about Jones & Hightower and deservedly so, but Mayo was a beast yesterday. 

    Agree with TrueChamp on Cunningham. Just when we all were giving up on the guy, he comes out and has a good day. He looks strong and if he can develop a bit more, he and Jones as bookends would be very nice. 

    What impressed me about Jones was not his strip sack or hurries, but the way he set the edge on the run. Wonder why Chris Johnson totaled 4 yards? The edges were set perfectly, and Jones did a very nice job in this regard. Much impressed with him for this. 

    Tavon Wilson's interception was good concentration...good play. However, I counted more than a few plays where he bit on something and went the wrong way with a big play over the top. He'll get better, but he really needs improvement here, and Chung needs to stay on the field until Wilson can develop properly. I don't feel good having Wilson out in centerfield if we are playing against a good QB with good receivers. 
     
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    I think some people are being way too harsh and totally microanalyzing. Dowling had a bad play on the first possesion,yes,but he played well the rest of the game as did the D as a unit. Dowling finished with 4 tkl 3 solo 1 TFL. Tenn averaged only 1.6 yds per carry we dominated the line. What was really impressive was our D,Ras I, included played exremely physical and aggressive and that is when BBs D schemes work the best. I'm sorry but though well thought out, I think some are being a little bit hyper critical calling out a member of a D that dominated that much on the road to "step up".
    When our D with Brusci,Law, et al we were always aggressive and gave up some big plays occasionally , but usually between the twenties. What I saw yesterday was a unit that has jelled and advanced alot since the last preseason game and has the look of a very good unit. I'm not BB but I have always prefered a D that is physical and very aggressive and will always be initiators not reactors when making plays. I saw many similiarities from our Super Bowl winning defensive unit tothis present unit,they make things happen. When you play always pressing the issue you are going to give up the occasional big play but more than likely you are going to make big plays with that style. I think this D unit is going to win a few games for us this year by dominating teams like we did this last game.

     
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    Right on Laz!
     
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    This was one game my friends. Do not draw too many conclusions on it. If the cb's stink we will all know in a few weeks once we have more numbers to base opinions on. The Titans rebuilt their offense and have a very young QB so do not get overconfident and if Manning lights them up in a few weeks do not get too depressed because he has done it to the best.  

     
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    Re: Time for Dowling to step up.

    In response to LazarusintheSanatorium's comment:

    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.       
     



    Wow Laz.


    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,"

    Sorry about the 5 threads I have started in the last 6 mos.  But I will stick to my guns,
    I think it is time Dowling stepped up and won a starting CB spot.


    ...this thread's about bashing NE's D and Secondary, which gave up a net sum of 6 total points in this game).


    Don't recall bashing the D at any point, at all.  



    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-

    I happen to agree with a lot of posts by these guys, TC and Rusty, you know you can start a private discussion right?  I find it odd that you write this and then post 2x more on this thread.
    Not to mention the length of your posts.  


    Cheer up bro!!!
     
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