Re: What do you hope to see tonight?
posted at 8/20/2012 3:50 PM EDT
In Response to Re: What do you hope to see tonight?
This is what I'd entertain selling my eternal soul to see: Brady in the shotgun, eyeing the Defensive set-up, then calling an audible and subsequently going FROM the shotgun, to walk up under center, take the snap and hand the ball off to his runningback on any given running play design. ^ I want this. What I would like to see, however is: A steadfast adhering to what I believe is such a revolutionary Offensive scheme that BB and JMcD came up with...even if it doesn't amount to many points early on. Brady offering up and being an extreme sticklier to those details which brought him and initially rose him towards the levels of such great QB play: Checking down on his multiple & different receivers when dropping back to pass, and extreme detail-orientation to doing things like baiting the D with deliberately heavy, long, or short snap counts; Selling the fake handoff in play-action, as opposed to already having his focus and concerns to the inevitable pass play somewhere downfield/Selling the pass on play-action under center, and THEN handing the rock off on a running play at the very last second; ^ THESE things will and can, Make all the difference on earth; Dont'a Hightower deliberately initiating more and more forceful contact, as opposed to him playing on his heels; NE's Secondary unit working more and more (like Preseason game 1) As 1 Unit...all on the same page and helping each other out. Man, it was nice to see even just the jersey of either or of NE's 2 Safeties on the field in pass-coverage help (After 2011, I actually started wondering what a Pats Safety even DID during any and every given play). This preseason game with that Secondary looking like it was working together for the 1st time since forever, is just the foothold; They get a firm grasp on that togetherness, and the next step is called- "Swagger"...And when ya start KNOWING in your heart and as 1 Body, that you're that much better than them, that D game takes off even further. 1 NE true FB (non-Hernandez) looking like he can be regarded and be counted upon, to be even a very nominal pass-catching threat; -Finally, RB- NO Ridley...don't hurt your 1 very capable-looking between-the-tackles bruising RB w/ quicks, by throwing him into a meaningless preseason game #2. And RE: Vareen...I'd actually like some lil' challenge they might try do for the fans pre-game, BY blind-folding Shane Vareen, placing him ANY-where within the stadium walls, and then asking him to try to point the direction of True North, as accurately as possible... Guys like Vareen, Curtis Martin, and even Terrel davis, seem to have been born with some sorta Mbutu Pygmey-like EXACT form of inherent directional finder in their brains. No matter HOW the run play ends up developing, these guys just KNOW and enact, the precisely closes Point A-Point B- satellite laser guiding line by the milimeter, in order to make every effort possible, in order to head their play towards the closest line to the endzone. Wouldn't mind seeing Solder & Cannon either- A /> Win a 1-1 battle with a DE in extremely sound and solid pass-protection, Or B /> Either knock someone down, or at least play to the whistle on any given running play; ...And no injuries.
Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium
You think that much of Vareen to compare a segment of his game to Curtis Martin and Terrel Davis? Did you watch him a lot in college, because he's only carried the ball maybe 30 times here in NE and 20 of those carries were pre season play? I'm serious, did you see a lot of him in college, because it would be nice if he's the type of player that knows how to find the endzone.