Re: Up & Down
posted at 8/10/2013 1:08 PM EDT
I'm watching the game again and a couple of things about the starters.
This kid Thompkins looks like Chad Johnson with his jersey number, height and is even from Miami too. Only difference is apparently he knows this offense as he had to direct Boyce where to line up.
After the 1st all run play td drive we come out in a jumbo package and run Ridley for 9 more yards up the left middle. Then we line up in 2 receiver(Dobson, Amendola) 2 back(Blount, Hoo-Man) with Ballard at the end of the line. We send Danny in motion and play action to hit Dobson in the numbers on a ball that traveled 35 yards in the air.
These are the sets that I missed for too long. I want us to run SG spread, 3 TE, 2 TE, 4 receiver, 3 receiver and everything else but Tom Brady is still the best play action QB alive and we need to use offensive sets like this more as it enables guys to be open by keeping a defense guessing.
Wilfork and Tommy Kelly might make us the best interior defense in the league this year.
If our LBers are going to be covering the middle of the field against RB's and Te's then Jamie Collins is going to have to play over Hightower or Spikes at some point. Not saying those 2 guys aren't valuable players but in coverage is where our LB core needs work.
Our O-line is going to be top 5 in the league or higher.....again.
How many TE's can we keep again? Gronk, Ballard, Hooman are locks and I think Suddfield has to make the team. Fells is a good player so what gives?
As I begged for last year, Shane Vareen needs to get the ball a lot this year. He is the home run hitter that we have never had on this team other then Moss. I'd like to see over 1,500 total yards from Vareen and think it can happen.
At the same time I could see another 1,200 yard 12 td season from Ridley. He has good vision and hits the hole hard. Not top end speed as we all saw but doesn't need it.
As Wozzy put it, Tom Brady is still the best there is. Anybody who thinks he is a problem should be in a straight jacket, blowing bubbles, and self reflecting on life.
"Defense Wins Championships"