Re: TO tweets his feelings about Rodney Harrison
posted at 9/30/2009 10:37 AM EDT
In Response to Re: TO tweets his feelings about Rodney Harrison
You're right UD, posts should stay to topic and if anyone thinks a personal tragedy is fair game think how you'd like it, it has nothing to do with his being well behind BB in the coaching bracket. Now back to Sunday, I keep reading about how close this games going to be for a thousand reasons and they all seem to be good but has anyone considered the Pats having that breakout game we've been looking for? 1) We've already seen a younger faster version of this D and if not for converting those first half red zone drives could have come out on top. Having the tape on that Jets game is going to be huge for the coaches in practice and come Sunday. 2) Brady and the receiving corp were as off as I've ever seen them for the first two games with a sizable improvement last week. Look for another big jump Sunday. 3) Taylor gave us a look we've been waiting for for a long time. Going up the middle isn't going to happen but bringing it outside will be the answer, get the fat men tired. 4) Welker is back! Despite all the dropped balls how many times did Brady/Moss hook up even when they knew Brady was going to him? Can you imagine Welker and Edelman inside, Moss and Galloway burning and Faulk and Taylor as outlets? All due respect to Ravens because I do think they're a tough team but BB will take their key wepons away like he always does and if the Pats fire on all cylinders with Brady hitting his mark nobody can hang with them like 07. 38-21 final
Posted by Sam-Adams
Other than the first game, I have yet to see the pats play here in Indy.
But my thoughts based on limited knowledge is that, indeed the d is holding its own better than I thought they would. I believe in continuity and that is something your defense lacks this year. Credit BB. Can they maintain their good play?
I said going back to Jan/Feb (as the positive Brady news was emerging) that Brady would struggle in his first 4 games back. It doesn't have to be 4, I just meant at the beginning of the season. And it had nothing to do with not being physically ready, but rather being able to mentally put the question of whether his knee was physically ready out of his mind. Looks like he may just about be there. which does not bode well for opponents.
Taylor has killed the colts throughout his career and never got the press he deserved. He is an excellent back. He is old so Belichick may have to manage his touches to keep him fresh throughout the year, but I have always thought he was good.
The question for the game is this: Is the ravens pass rush as effective as ever? If so, how does the pats o line contain them. Any QB that is heavily pressured will make mistakes. Brady, Manning, Favre, Warner, etc. Key to the game in my opinion. I picked the pats to win last week. I may not be able to this week.