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  1. BigMike

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    Todays Greg Bedard article seems to suggest Lee Bodden was benched after "two ill timed" penalties in Sundays game. With the injuries in our secondary, and new players... this is hardly good news (a veteran being benched) We need this guy to play good and smart. Was wondering why he wasnt on the field the later part of the game....
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    He forgot to yell "Revis rules" loud enough for the officials to hear before engaging the receiver. :rolleyes:
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    Bodden hasn't shown much, at least so far.....I guess maybe I expected tighter coverage by him....How many PD's does he have so far? I see him alot AFTER the catch......

    Maybe I don't see the whole play due to watching on tv.....

    I'm sure a pass rush from the DL would help.....
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    Hes the new Maroney.
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    Aside from the touchdown to Devon Bess(maybe?) I don't think I've seen Bodden really get beat. Chargers should of been called for holding a few times so was kinda bogus Bodden kept getting that called.
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    One of those calls on Bodden was ticky tack at best. He was in the game late in the 4th.
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    It was frustrating to see those holding calls and then watch a Charger *tackle* Gronkowski later in the game on a incomplete pass attempt to Welker.
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    I thought Spikes was the new Maroney?
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    Bodden hasn't really looked special this season. And he's been dinged up. Unfortunately that was his history prior to his contract season here, where while he looked good in comparison to what we had he never looked special to me. I think his contract here reflects that (half of what remotely elite corners are landing these days). For him to have signed another deal and then been immediately lost for a season and then appear to be slow rebounding on his return doesn't bode terribly well. But it is what it is. And it's early, and we have happened to face offenses out of the gate with a couple of way above average receiving options and capable QB's (one of whom is elite and the other unexpectedly got off to a hot start with a new scheme and OC which is the kind of thing he is capable of in fits and starts). I do think we will be continuing the hunt for DB's (corner and safety) come the 2012 draft.
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    Is it me, or does it look like he's really bulked up? I wonder if this, in addition to being dinged up, is affecting him.
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    the guy has not played in 2 yrs ,,,give him a break.
    he will be himself.One was a B.S call on him.

    with Ras -I injury he is needed more.

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    I don't think that's accurate at all. Bodden played pretty well against Miami, I thought. Better than McCourty (and Arrington, who is definitely our weakest cover-man at this point). And the second one of those penalties was a complete joke... I don't think the CBS crew gave a replay of the first one however, so I can't comment on it.

    But Bodden is doing just fine, no reason to worry.

    Also... Vincent Jackson is just a freak. I didn't really know it before, but I'd put this guy in the elite level. His game is hard to describe even. He can run every route in the passing tree... and when he runs those crossing routes he somehow looks like a small quick WR who can easily get loose ala Welker... yet he's so big and physical and so fast that on those longer routes he can get separation and close in on the ball incredibly well. Even the way he lines up at the line... with his body all lurched forward ready to just demolish the first CB who tries to jam him (or still have the speed to go around him).

    I hate to go on and on about a Charger haha, but it was actually fun watching this guy show off his tools... he's pretty special.
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    Color me surprised. I thought Bodden played really well. How many receptions has he allowed? I don't think it's many.
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    There was no link from the OP (hint hint), so I assume this refers to his line about Bodden "apparently being in the doghouse," which is pretty vague.

    At any rate, he shouldn't be, from what I can see. His coverage looked pretty solid. The 2nd penalty was absolutely absurd.
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    Right now Bodden is playing better than McCourty. Yes one PI was ticky tack. This game requried us to bump at the LOS and I thought he did a decent job against 3 big guys (vjack, floyd, gates).
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    This thread makes me sigh. Bodden and Dowling have been our best corners so far this season. Devin will shape up though. He's a pro.

    Some of you need to roll up your "Jump To Conclusions" mats and put 'em in the garage.
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    Umm can we give this guy a break? He didn't play at all last year and missed a good portion of the preseason. Give him some time to shake the rust off, he (and McCourty) will be fine.

    If he was benched it was probably nothing more than a "wake up" call from BB for some mental mistakes rather than him playing poorly.
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    I thought McCourty was, I cant keep this $h it straight
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    Patriots 35, Chargers 21: Post-game report - Extra Points - Boston.com

    Look under Injuries, Item 1.
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    link?

    If this doesn't get a real source soon, it should be lobbed into the PS. Without a link, this is misinformation.

    edit:
    This link doesn't say anything about benching. Plus it uses language like "appears".

    Nothing to see here. Move along.
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    I gave a link. It was Greg Bedard from the Boston Globe. Sheesh..
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    McCourty has been fine. For some reason he keeps getting blamed every time Kyle Arrington gets burned.

    Of the 300 or so yards of completions between Marshall and Jackson, probably 200 are on Arrington.
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    I saw that and already edited my post. sheesh. :p
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    No, Spikes is the new Chad Jackson. Maroney tried but was soft. Spikes and Jackson had pea-brains. (In Spikes's case I'm specifically referring to his basketball injury last month.)
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    Paoletti: Patriots cornerbacks need to tighten up


    Next week, Pats CBs go against another tall WR:
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    There were some glaringly weak calls in the secondary yesterday and I think Bodden was the victim of that at least once. I think he's been alright so far. Had to figure it would take him so time to adjust with so many newcomers on D and after missing all of last year.
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    That may be partially true, but he and McCourty have been very spotty this year thus far.

    A huge piece of the puzzle could be the vanilla coverages we are playing, but for the Chargers game I think the run defense was shaky and it sucked the safeties up thus stressing the entire secondary.
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    I'd put a lot of that on the inconsistent, at best, pass rush we have going right now. I haven't seen Bodden or McCourty making too many mental errors. They're usually in position to or close to making a play when thrown against. If we could bend the pocket and force the QBs hand a little bit, pretty sure we'd start to see more batted balls and INTs from the CBs.

    Also, if you score a lot of points, you're going to get thrown against a ton. That's especially true when guarding a multi score lead, which we were for much of the Miami and San Diego games.

    I'm not worried about the CBs, yet. To me, that position has clearly been upgraded from years past, both in depth and overall talent. It's time to start seeing the defensive linemen and blitzing LBs earn their money!
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    People forget that Bodden hasn't played football in over a year. He was solid for us in 09. He isn't shut down corner, but he's not supposed to be, either.

    He's played well when he's been on the field, for the most part. Give it time and he will get better.
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    The secondary has been awful, while the pass rush has improved this year. YThe rush isn't where it needs to be, but very few teams can get through the Chargers' oline.

    We didn't have a lot of hits, but there were quite a few plays where the defensive line crashed the pocket (e.g. Sergio Brown's interception). The hits we did have were pretty brutal (Andre Carter).

    McCourty has made plenty of mental mistakes this year in coverage. They aren't major, but they're things he did well in 2010, like turning on the ball.

    They've also been getting dominated by jump-ball receivers. That's on the secondary, not the pass rush.
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