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  1. mgcolby

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    Got to give Big Vince some attaboys for dropping into pass coverage several times in the 4th quarter. Once he started spying the back we stopped getting killed by the dumpoff. Not sure who's responsibility it was prior to that (Guyton?) but they were terrible at it.

    The running didn't bother me last night, I figured the big boys were gassed a bit, but for the love of god we couldn't cover Kuhn out of the backfield for 3 quarters. That is the biggest reason they were in the game, bigger then the stupid penalties we kept commiting, bigger then the rushing yards allowed and bigger then Merriweather's brain fart. And Big Vince essentially put an end to it. I won't call it blanket coverage, but it worked.

    People question our coaching staff's adjustments, well this was an adjustment alright, unlike any that I can recall. A NT dropping into coverage, I have seen it all.

    Go Vince!!!:rocker:
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    Vince was huge last night, no pun intended. I really want to know how many snaps he played, but it was a lot. I think he's usually in the 60-70% range, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him closer to 90% for this game.
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    I was watching him when the D was playing and IMO i think he was our MVP last night.
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    can you imagine how different things would be if he hadn't been re-signed?

    *shudder
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    Spygate 3.0??????
    ;)
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    No Jersey Selected

    There should be a bridge or a high school named after the big man for his performance last night. Talk about being a leader for the D. He was immense.

    I hope we have him around for many many more years.
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    the pats beat writers are tweeting right now that BB is giving Vince's performance last night heavy praise

    Rapaport: "Bill Belichick says @wilfork75 "had probably one of the best games he's played. And he's had some good ones."'
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    He deserves every bit of it. He was awesome last night even if I did laugh when I saw him running out to the flat to cover Kuhn....just don't tell him.

    Maybe it was Connolly's return that led to BB's epiphany that big boys could run and that Vince would be a beast at covering a back out of the backfield. :rocker:
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    #61 Jersey

    The big man was everywhere, it seemed. He was impressive on many snaps, pushing aside double-teams to get to the QB or RB, looking like Rex Ryan pushing through a crowd to get to the buffet table.
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    According to Reiss, Wilfork played 74 of the 80 defensive snaps
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    He is easily one of my favorite Patriots.
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    I think Vince was jealous of Haloti Ngata and wanted to show he could drop out with the best of them.

    Hopefully we don't have to rely on him to do that as much going forward. :)
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    As well he should be. In leadership and general importance to the team, he's a clear #2 to Brady.
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    Easily one of my all time favorite Patriots.
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    Bill Belichick Praises Vince Wilfork's 'Outstanding' Effort in Patriots' Slim Victory Over Packers - NESN.com - Jeff Howe



    Belichick gushes over Wilfork's play - CSNNE.com - Tom E. Curran

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    Bravo! Reiss of ESPN admitted he made a mistake for marking him "down".
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    #12 Jersey

    Guess that should kill all the talk about him being a two-down player or how he just stands there and eats blocks. He was awesome on Monday, though it's clear the lack of DL depth is a factor moving forward. Hopefully Brace and Wright and Pryor can come back soon.
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    A DL spying? How could that be? He's too big to do it. No DL would ever be asked to do that. That's just not conventional football [/end sarcasm]
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    #32 Jersey

    If anyone deserves a game off in week 17, it would be him.
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