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  1. FredFromDartmouth

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    I have to believe that the Bengals are having a hard time preparing for the Patriots and that BB is going to surprise them. In particular the Bengals will have very little tape on Hernandez Cunningham and Brace. If they are healthy they could be surprise the Bengals especially Hernandez.
     
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    I'm going to be watching how Gronkowski does against them. He may be able to put up some big numbers there.
     
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    He, Hernandez/Edelman, and Welker may be able to do huge amounts of damage against the Bengals. In order to deal with our speedy outside receivers, I see them going into a Cover-2 most of the game, leaving two deep safeties back to help their corners over the top. If that happens, our TE's should have a field day down the middle of the field.
     
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    This has been my hope since they added Moss/the '07 crew. I expect that with Gronk/Hernandez it becomes a reality.
     
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    I'm hoping Belichick has surprises for them on the defensive side of the ball. I know we played pretty vanilla defense in the preseason and it's time to start scheming and attempting to confuse them as much as possible. Bill has always been known for for great defensive game plans and hopefully, especially with him taking a bigger role, Sunday will show he can still game plan with the best of them!
     
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    Belichick is the best prepared coach in the league. It's been years since Belichick and Brady have lost a home opener or a any home regular season game.

    Of course, there will be surprises.

    Finally, if Cinci is suprised by seeing Grankowski being a dependable receiver and blocker, he probably should fire his scouts. Grankowski is hardly a surprise.
     
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    Clearly Moss will get doubled and the other WR will get single coverage. Hopefully one of the other WRs steps up big time and delivers another surprise to Cincy. Tate? Again there is not much game film on him; the Bengals must be having a devil of a time preparing...at least their defense. I don't think they are too concerned with the Patriots defense and are expecting to have their way with them; hopefully BB has something planned.
     
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    I actually dont see them playing much man at all, so there wont be a double, but we should be able to exploit that with Brady spreading the ball among all the weapons
     
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    That other receiver that you have with single coverage has led the league in pass receptions for a couple of years.
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    I am not sure that I see the concern. Our top three wide receivers 2009 are back, all except for Aiken, Galloway and Stanback. These three totaled 29 receptions in 2009. We have Tate, Price and Hernandez this year, likely a strong improvement. I know that Hernadez is not technically a wideout, but he should get more receptions than any 6th receiver has in the past.

    Watson and Baker totaled 43 catches and were not the reliable options that Brady needed. This year we have Crumpler and Grankowski, likely a strong improvement.

     
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    The TE's and the run game will be difference. With Moss, Tate and Welker out there it's going to leave a lot of room for the TE's to make big plays and the run game to get going early this season. If Cincy moves the safeties up into the box you KNOW your going to see some playaction deep balls.
     
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    If you read what bengals fans think. they feel they just have to show up and they have this game in the bag. They think the Pats are an 8-8 team at best
     
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    I have learned to never second guess Belichick in opening games at home. Especially against a team for which he has lots of applicable film, like the Bengals.

    The games and teams that he has the most trouble with are teams with a new QB he has never seen before, or a team executing a new or novel offense or defense.

    I guess I was not surprised that the Rams rookie QB befuddled the Pats in preseason or that Sanchez did fairly well in the first NYJ game last year, or
    that Henne had a good game against them too.

    I will always remember the unveiling of the Wildcat, or 1930s Single Wing by Saprano and the Dolphins too.

    Beating Brady and Belichick at Gillette on Opening day is a hard task that befalls the Bengals this season.

    Pats win, comfortably. The run defense is repaired and tough; and the Chung steals a pass from their TE. Pass rush pressure re-appears from the interior DL and ILB blitzes.
     
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    This is great news. Hopefully the Bengals feel the same.

    Those poor Patriots. Losing their All-pro guard and DE. Losing their best cornerback and starting a bunch of peach-fuzz rooks. There is no way they can win....
     
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    Bingo.

    I think most people will be surprised that the Patriots have a decent team. We're not loud enough for the media's blessing.
     
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    For me its preparation and TC on the 1st game. I watched the Bengals TC, and was pretty disappointed. It seemed more of a photo op at times and less hard hitting. I think the preseason showed this.

    Im being objective here because I also saw the Patriots TC. I think this game is a hit in the mouth. The bengals defense is really good with the front seven. They will come and hard , but I see that happening to little to late.

    If BB plays this game the way I think he will, cover the WR talent and watch them get frustrated because the bengals dont have much of a TE threat.
    I can see things getting out of hand in NE favor. But I can also see the Patriots missing secondary marks and coverage. But I dont see NE losing this game.

    Im going
    46-10 NE
    or 31-21 NE

    I just dont think the Bengals have put in the time in TC, just my opinion.
     
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    Neither Bradford, Sanchez, or Henne were responsible for the "befuddling." The first string had the Rams in the bag by the time they were done. Last year Brady did awful in his 2nd game back, and much better the 2nd time around, and it was the wildcat that did in the Patriots last year but as we know it was an one time thing and will continue to be so.
     
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    Cincinnati's scouting budget is a mere fraction of New England's ... check out the Bengals' scouting department in action.

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