Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Triumph, Jan 12, 2014.
Think about that for a moment?
Besides Edelman can you think of another offensive playmaker?
Blount? He has made a play or two.
But yes, 8 quarters of football left, FINISH STRONG!!!!!!!!
Thats true. Think about it, back in '01 how many play makers were there? Troy Brown and Smith the running back?
Yes as of late.
If Blount is shut out they still have to deal with Ridley, Vereen and Bolden.
Mankins ............ playing in beast mode.
All of our guys on the offense played their roles extremely well tonight. They did what we've wanted them to do for awhile, which was impose their will in a physical manner vs the opposition. That's what playoff football is all about.
It sure would be nice to see another "playmaker" step up, particularly in the offensive receiving game though. While I never thought the odds were too good of happening, a guy like Dobson (or even Amendola...hell, even Collie should he snag 4-5 grabs) would go an awfully long way towards giving us a much better passing game.
In the meantime, Belichick has guys like Devlin, Hooman etc stepping up in the blocking assignments, so it's possible that we may be able to at least "get there" by winning next Sunday. That would then give us 2 weeks to prepare for something a bit more explosive in the passing game, especially if we had another WR somehow step up as a viable candidate.
i still do not believe it...what an awesome season...
these Pats are so strong
great great season
A few games ago Develin made a nice catch on the side lines for a good gain, remember being impressed by his "catching radius"... seems as though #12 is dialed in on a few guys...
Think they have to somehow mix it up and get creative with the receiving corps...
I was a little perturbed at a point in the game because Brady seemed to look nowhere else beside Edelman, Vereen and sometimes Amendola. I wanted him to throw it to KT if anything just to mix it up a bit but alas when that happened he got knocked out of the game.
Except for AH one of the best. No one would have thought that with all the new faces at WR, and all the injuries to key starters and others, that this team would be playing in the AFCCG.....again. They started playing with house money last night.
Sorry about this but I'm on a mission today. Could we upgrade Matthew Mulligan from just being "etc" please. Guy deserves a name check after a good game yesterday.
Honestly not getting at you, I'm just in Mulligan-booster mode and saw your comment. You were absolutely right to credit Develin and Hooman.
Seems like an 'amen' is in order after that post
Speak for yourself. I've believed in this team all year long. But what a year. It's a marvel they've made getting this far so routine.
Big hurdles to get over before it happens, but Marshawn Lynch and LeGarrette Blount in the same Super Bowl would be pretty epic.
Not for the linebackers.
Would the real Beast Mode please step forward.
He did throw a one to Thompkins, inaccurately and low. And then he got him sandwiched between two colts that knocked him out. I also noticed Brady didn't throw a couple of passes to a fairly open (at least to me he looked open) Vereen after he had that difficult pass bounce off his hands. But I don't care who he throws/doesn't throw to as long as we win
No matter what happens i am proud of this team On paper they have no business being here yet here they are with 20 percent of their cap on IR. Wilfork,Kelly, Mayo,Spikes, Vollmer, Gronk....i could go on. Great job by the coaches and great job by the rookies seizing the moment. The journey continues and i for one am content.
Was Thompkins even in there much?
I only saw two receivers out there in most formations.
Props to Hulkamania for predicting the blowout.
If he is backing the Pats all the way to Jersey, this team cant lose.
Crazy to think with all the talk of losing Welker/Hernandez/Lloyd/Woodhead and how it will destroy us, we are not only going to make it at least as far this season as we did with them last year, but we just scored 43 on the way to it and most likely will have a higher PPG in this year's playoffs. AND doing it without Vollmer/Mayo/Wilfork
It awesome to think that all has happened this season that they are going to their 3rd AFC championship game in a row.
Some Injuries forced the Pats back to what they were
As weird as this sounds, some of the injuries sustained (wide receivers, etc) have "forced" the Patriots to become what they used to be in 2001 (Antowain Smith, 2004 , etc Corey Dilon), a smash mouth football team. They were looking too much like Payton Manning and the Colts the past 5-6 years, pass oriented, and yes maybe a little too much "finesse". So just like Payton, not the best SuperBowl Success. If you combine a great running game with solid defense , you win Superbowls. I like this approach a little better than spread them out , throwing the ball around.
Re: Some Injuries forced the Pats back to what they were
Nice first post :rocker:
Re: Some Injuries forced the Pats back to what they were
I have to agree that this feels a lot more like the earlier Pats teams of the early 2000's thought I still say our D at this point is nowhere as dominant.
As far as offensive playmakers, I can name just about every single one of them. We don't have a lot of standout players, but then again, that's kind of how it all started. By getting a little bit from everyone involved instead of a lot from just a couple.
And let's give Edelman some credit. He has been our main weapon this year. It's kind of hard maybe for even some of the fans to give him that credit, but he is the rag doll that takes the hit, doesn't quit, and is out Wes Welkering Welker this year.
It's amazing when you think of it in the context of injuries, if you watch this guy get constantly swallowed up, and the hits and punishment he takes, and he looks about as athletic as I do sitting on my couch watching the game. I hold my breath every time, yet he always bounces right up. Glad his hand is ok after yesterday.
And to make things even more interesting, knowing he's pretty much our guy right now, I still see Bill making him be our guy in the return game during a year when we really don't have anyone else we can depend on in our passing game.
Crazy. Go Pats!
Exactly ! Logan is the man ! :rocker:
Sure kid what ever you say. After the hernandez distraction, replacing the receiving corp with rookies, having half the defensive front seven go down, then gronk going down, then spikes going down etc etc etc, You had faith all along they'ed be playing in the AFCCG I think what you may have is naivete
As all that was happening i had more hope than faith. I hoped the AH situation wouldn't be a distraction, i hoped the rookies could play, i hoped that the next man up could come through etc. I have never seen a team have so many injuries and major distractions. And ive been around awhile.
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