Archive for September 25th, 2011

Patriots shoot themselves and lose

This game can not be described in words other than the fact the Patriots shot themselves in the foot. For Pete’s sake, a 31 yard penalty was called on the Pats!

Beasts:

  • Wes Welker
    • With 2 touchdowns and 217 yards on the day, Wes did everything possible to help the Patriots
  • Rob Gronkowski
    • Gronk also had 2 touchdowns and 109 yards and like Welker, Gronk did everything possible to help the Patriots

Bums:

  • Ochocinco
    • Ochocinco no longer has it. He was quiet most of the game and then drops an easy touchdown.
  • The Pats Safities
    • James Sanders and Brandon Meriweather look like kings now…
  • Devin McCourty
    • I’m calling out Devin McCourty. He got beat consistently, he let a few bombs go his way, and then he tackles Fred Jackson at the 1 yard line which gives the offense no chance to come back. Not acceptable.
  • Benjarvus Green-Ellis
    • Green-Ellis was stuffed all day and did not hit any of the holes. Lawrence Maroney anyone?
  • Bill Belichick
    • “Bill Belichick the GM has let down Bill Belichick the coach”

Answers:

  • Will Devin McCourty show up?
    • Nope. Looked like Darius Butler was back
  • Is Fred Jackson going to be contained?
    • In the first half, he was pretty much stacked up. Second half was a whole different story
  • How will the Pats depleted secondary handle the red hot Ryan Fitzpatrick?
    • Not very good
  • With Aaron Hernandez out, will Ochocinco have a big game?
    • Welker had the big game, not Ochocinco
  • How many times will the Patriots bring the blitz?
    • Is ‘Grr’ an acceptable answer?

Thoughts:

  • The only good things to come out of this game are:
    • Welker is back and is fully healed
    • This quote on the Pats offense – “All these stocky white players look like an irish mob from Dorchester”
  • Terrific Tom was not very terrific
  • Ridley looked great and Green-Ellis looked like someone put the name Maroney on his jersey
  • We need Darren Sharper
  • The pass interference call in the 4th quarter when Josh Barret intercepted Fitzpatrick in the end zone was wrong (alot of choice words could go here)
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Pats Pre Game Post: Hunting Buffalo

Game Info:

  • Played at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, NY
  • Starts at Sunday, September 25th, 1:00 EST
  • On CBS

Pats Injury Report:

  • Aaron Hernandez, MCL sprain
  • Taylor Price, hamstring
  • Patrick Chung, hand
  • Albert Haynesworth, back
  • Sebastian Vollmer, back
  • Mike Wright, concussion

Key Matchups:

  • Kyle Williams vs Dan Connolly
    • Kyle Williams is a athlete and Connolly has problems with athletic defensive lineman
  • Fred Jackson vs Pats d-line
    • Jackson currently leads the league in rush yards with 229 and an average of 6.5 per carry. Granted that was against a lost Kansas City team and a not so good Raiders team. The Pats have the 11th best rushing defense in the league currently, while KC is 25th and Oakland is 27th.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick vs Pats secondary
    • Sergio Brown, Josh Barrett, James Ihedigbo, and Ross Ventrone are our safeties… Yeah, not a very good group with Chung out. McCourty can handle Stevie Johnson though, but yards after the catch was a big thing in the San Diego game and with these safeties…

Questions:

  • Will Devin McCourty show up?
  • Is Fred Jackson going to be contained?
  • How will the Pats depleted secondary handle the red hot Ryan Fitzpatrick?
  • With Aaron Hernandez out, will Ochocinco have a big game?
  • How many times will the Patriots bring the blitz?

Predictions:

  • Brady lights up the Bills secondary
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick and Fred Jackson will wreck havoc in the 2rd half
  • Its going to be a head banging, high scoring game
  • Patriots 35, Bills 31
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