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Pioli and BB...everybody dogged the Myo pick...the kid is quiet, studies continually,has cut down his misreads, reaction time has quicked, he's fast fast fast,,,and oppsing players now know they ar going to get hit past the line of scrimmage in the zone.In two years he'll be All Pro and a team leader. Guyton was a steal...a lot of teams just didn't do their homework.Suddenly our aged D is young and close to extremely educated in the BB system. Hope we make the playoffs so they can get a taste of playoff intensity. We need a bonafide safety assasin with great skill and smarts and in a season we'll have a shut down defense for the underneath zones. I don;t want to lose Big Sey but Warren will still man the line with Wilfork.There will be D tackles with experience that can play in this 3-4. Our secondary speed with the youth is exemplary, but durability seem to be a question. Give me a big corner with sub 4.5 speed from the SEC and I'm feeling good for the next two, three seasons...but LB speed can't be overestimated and we have it in the rooks...rooks who are getting first year experience...experience that the "experts" said they would never get because BB doesn't do that> Looks like that was more media bull.
You guys tell me...if AT doesn't go down, with half the secondary, Morris,LoMO and our Oakland refugee, with Neal back...we run the ball down the Jets throat tonight and screen them with Faulk at will. So you can't harp on the Patriots current state and blame co-ordinators and bad calls. They are using players and youth that were never originally meant to carry a load. Does Cassel grow like we've seen this season?? HUH???we all saw that preseason...an impossibility on the surface...but the Genius and abd teaching of BB, the confidence he showed in the face of almost 100% negativity has borne a winning mindset and pro veteran confidence...where the hell does this happen>> Billy Volek?Joey Harrington? The Colts backup? You actually think Big Ben's backup won't be figured out quick? He lost out to Garad for crying out loud..Brad Johnson? No...BB evaluated and taught this kid because he determined the kid had that most inportant intangible...the will to win. Cassel threw the tying touchdown with 4 seconds to play tonight in the most hyped game of the year, THAT'S the most inportant attribute of a GOOD QB,,,that's why Montana won all those Super Bowls while the rest of the superstaQB's in the league sucked wind.
This loss wasn't devastating...it's Miami that is the real danger to our season. I tnink Morris could have played tonight but now he's ten days until the Phins. Stop their running game and keep Pennington to his second and third reads. Ball control. The only matchup I fear is Ginn.No returns and now time in the pocket fror Penniunbgton to throw deep ins and we can win this game. Otherwise,we're in trouble. And remeber, Parcells has the same season strategy as we do...finish strong.
Great season...I'm loving it
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If Meriweather wanted to win like Mayo wanted to win, maybe he makes that stop on 3rd and 15 and the Pats get the ball back.
Good point. What is with the several Meriweather "bounce off" non-tackles? Wrap up, my man! He did it more than once in this game and he bounced off somebody in the last game. I thought he was a hard hitter, but he's been the opposite of that lately.
Perhaps the most encouraging thing about Mayo was that this Jet's game was the first time he saw a team for the second time around, and his recognition ability soared, allowing him to demonstrate his extraordinary athleticism. The kid's still improving rapidly.
Disappointing game, but Mayo looked absolutely nasty all night long.
I hope KC Joyner got to watch last nite.
He's still not completely consistent shedding big guards on those inside runs - and maybe some of that is on the other members of the front 7 not keeping blocks off against the Jets formidable OL. And even in that regard, he made progress last nite. But if you give him any open space at all, he's a complete monster. He is such a sure tackler, and he's got ridiculous speed for the position. He's going to be great.
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Guyton is the exact type of player who comes out of nowhere and exactly defines the difference between the Pats and other teams. People who knock the Pats recent drafts always do it without comparing them to other teams drafts, so they think every pick is supposed to be perfect. When Chad Jackson got cut, you'd think some people here forgot about all of the talent the Pats have built their dynasty around through savvy drafting and FA acquisitions. Pretty much every single player on the defense right now shows a lot of talent and potential, but it's going to take time to adjust to the volatility of injuries and new gameplanning.
Indeed! Guyton's one of those picks that defines how the Pats work. I've said it many times, last year's draft had to be up there as one of our best ever! Anyway, to your original post and thread- Mayo's a freakin' defensive gold mine for us. One of the brightest spots of the season has been watching him grasp his job and really begin to get his reads down (credit to Bru for some of this too-tremendous mentor).
We've got an exciting D with tons of potential which hopefully we get to see in FULL BLOOM next season. Mayo's a beast; a smart beast too
Can't access the articles on CHFF from work (it's screwy), but, based on their homepage blurb, I agree that Mayo will be making opposing offenses sing Harry Belafonte's "Banana Boat" song for years to come. . . .
"May-o, May-ay-ay-oh. Mayo come, and me want to go home."
"Momentum was quickly snatched away by New England, who once again proved that any Patriot, at any moment, can make a play." —Inside the NFL, Packers v. Patriots
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