Who impressed the most? Preseason Week II

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    Re: Who impressed the most? Preseason Week II

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    [QUOTE]garytx, I wasn't really paying attention to that but I think Brady was mostly under center except for obvious passing downs. I do know that the offense has commited to a more balanced style of play. Through two preseason games: 65 rush 62 pass. Mike Reiss has a nice article on this: http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/columns/story?columnist=reiss_mike&id=5480410 . Here is a daily must read for Patriots fans: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots
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    the balance matters only to the extent that the opponent can't guess what the pats will do in critical downs. if you look at the the 2009 season, the run-pass ratio is 466-

     
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    [QUOTE]garytx, I wasn't really paying attention to that but I think Brady was mostly under center except for obvious passing downs. I do know that the offense has commited to a more balanced style of play. Through two preseason games: 65 rush 62 pass. Mike Reiss has a nice article on this: http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/columns/story?columnist=reiss_mike&id=5480410 . Here is a daily must read for Patriots fans: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots
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    i did not finish what i was typing.

    the balance matters only to the extent that the opponent can't guess what the pats will do in critical downs. if you look at the the 2009 season, the run-pass ratio is 466-592. that's a little better than 3:4. on the surface it looks like decent balance. what the number does not capture is the pats' tendency to pass on critical downs, even on 3 yarders. opponents simply anticipated a screen pass to faulk or a pass to welker in the middle. sure, sometimes anticipation is not enough to stop a well-executed play. in this sprt though, i bleieve guessing right is half the battle.

     
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    [QUOTE]i did not finish what i was typing. the balance matters only to the extent that the opponent can't guess what the pats will do in critical downs. if you look at the the 2009 season, the run-pass ratio is 466-592. that's a little better than 3:4. on the surface it looks like decent balance. what the number does not capture is the pats' tendency to pass on critical downs, even on 3 yarders. opponents simply anticipated a screen pass to faulk or a pass to welker in the middle. sure, sometimes anticipation is not enough to stop a well-executed play. in this sprt though, i bleieve guessing right is half the battle.
    Posted by seattlepat70[/QUOTE]
    Last year the Patriots were a pass-first team. They were 12th in the NFL in rushing yardage but like you said, they would tend to pass when they needed critical yardage and were too predictable.

    What I want to see this year is attitude, an I'm-gonna-run-it-down-your-throat attitude. It's looking good so far.
     
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    What really impressed me most (and there was a lot to be impressed by) is the speed of the Defense.  They are fast and they hit hard, something we've been missing in resent years.
     
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    Re: Who impressed the most? Preseason Week II

    In Response to Re: Who impressed the most? Preseason Week II:
    [QUOTE]garytx, I wasn't really paying attention to that but I think Brady was mostly under center except for obvious passing downs. I do know that the offense has commited to a more balanced style of play. Through two preseason games: 65 rush 62 pass. Mike Reiss has a nice article on this: http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/columns/story?columnist=reiss_mike&id=5480410 . Here is a daily must read for Patriots fans: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots
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    Thanks digger.  Much appreciated.
     
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    Re: Who impressed the most? Preseason Week II

    One thing about Mayo.....he's the leader of that defense. While his play thus far hasn't been exceptional, he hasn't played poorly either. This is the guy that Spikes is learning the system from and judging from Spikes play and Mayo's consistent play, Mayo is doing just fine.

    Inside LB is not a glorious position. If you want to see the guy make sack after sack, you will be disapointed. His job is to stuff the run and cover the check downs. Period. 

    You want consistent run stopping from your middle backers. We are getting that from Mayo. 
     

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