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    Re: Breer's tale of the tape

    With a little bit of humor. From the August 7th blog....

    >>>– Hey, love the way QB Matt Gutierrez comes early stays late. But man, he throws interceptions like most people check their cell phone – every few minutes. He’ll need to work on that. we’d say.<<<<
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    Re: Breer's tale of the tape

    Agreed - Breer knows football and the Patriots - I find myself seeking out his articles every morning now when I get up.
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    Re: Breer's tale of the tape

    Thanks for posting that SVN. He pointed out something that I didn't pay attention to.

    I'll have to keep an eye on Moore in future games. After the starters came off the field, I paid more attention to the secondary than the guys up front.
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    Re: Breer's tale of the tape

    I am quickly becoming a huge fan of Breer. No other guy gives as detailed of analysis as he does. Other writers in this town will give opinions without a lot of support, but Breer backs up what he says with detailed and insightful information.
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    Breer is becoming my favorite writer. I don't want to sound like Mr. Tits.....but, most of the time.....other stuff I read from alot of the other writers, is stuff that I already new about. Breer breaks things down much better.
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    The "Reche Caldwell bandwagon"? As one of the few Caldwell defenders on this board, I didn't know there was one. There is definitely a Gaffney bandwagon, though.
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    Excellent analysis. Breer is worth reading for stuff that's not obvious. I think he might have gone to Lincoln-Sudbury HS with my daughter.
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    I am on the caldwell bandwagon. he did great last year and he has been doing good this camp. he has the best rapport with brady of anyone cept troy.

    Also I think Breer is having a great camp too he is really pushing Reiss for best on the beat...and it is really nice to have two guys like those two who you can read and not get annoyed by what is written. The only agenda they have is getting what they see on the field to fans like us who want every nugget we can get. Keep up the work Breer it doesn't go unnoticed here and as always same to you Reiss.
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    Re: Breer's tale of the tape

    Reiss is good for 'confirmed'/breaking news since he seems to have some inside track to BB's info channel. Football knowledge wise i think breer is superior.
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    Re: Breer's tale of the tape

    Breer was giving us great stuff like this all last season -- his "Tale of the Tape" was the strongest, most in depth and detailed analysis of Pats' games around, and he's picking up where he left off.

    He's got a 1st class football mind, and he's being allowed to aim his pieces at the more knowledgeable fan -- a great move, IMO, because he's the sole provider of this kind of stuff on the local level, and even if it goes over the heads of some of his readers now, his posts will certainly help them improve their football vocabulary. We are all, none of us, too old to be taught something new about the game.
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    Re: Breer's tale of the tape

    I was wondering who #63 was on the Dline. If that was Rashad Moore, I was impressed too. He was playing in the last quarter so I don't know who he was going against, but nobody moved him off the line and he was consistently controlling the A gaps. I didn't see him move much laterally, as it wasn't called for. That might be his problem. Number 63 definitely looked like a Nose Tackle.
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    rashad moore is like 325-360lbs he is definitely nose and he is tough to move but at the same time how well does he move on his own?

    I thought he looked ok in camp but not sure if their is room for him....
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    Smith has a little more versatility as he can play DE or NT. Moore can only play the nose. There may not be room but they did have "Fats' Sullivan on the 53 man roster last year.
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    I will agree that Breer is a very good resource. Amazingly enough, in just the past couple years Boston FB coverage has gone from ungodly horrible to excellent. And it did this seemingly without much notice.

    I saw this play differently. It looked to me that Brady's throw was lofted a little too much due to pressure and Welker had to cut back to catch the ball.
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    I saw it the way Breer did. Welker made his cut too early and as a result was well in front of the sticks, even before the ball was thrown. It happens.
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    Who here would be surprised to see one of these big fat DL on the Colts this season?
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    You had it right Az, Moore is #63.
    http://www.patriots.com/team/index.cfm?ac=Rosters&Print=yes

    I am going to start paying close attention to this guy. This is not the first time that I've read good reports about him.
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    I find this little chestnut encouraging:

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    Re: Breer's tale of the tape

    Yeah, but it really is no surprise that Wilfork is dominant. It's pretty much to be expected. He was more consistent last year than even Seymour.
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    Re: Breer's tale of the tape

    I agree - the man seems to know his football.
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    Haven't noticed, but that's a nice trend. Maybe we're moving out the old guard (Borges, Felcher, who wasn't good enough to get worse anyway).
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    That was how I saw the play in 'real time,' I haven't looked at it again on Tivo, but AllWorldTE did and called it an adjustment to the ball - he noted the problem was Light & Mankins being driven back into Brady preventing him from stepping into the throw, a little blocking issue to iron out.

    I love Albert's work, though I do have some disagreements with his perspective:

    I didn't notice Rashad Moore playing much until near the end of the game, I thought he was pushing too hard, similar to Kareem Brown, without the excuse of no background in this D.

    I need to watch the first half on Tivo to see Adalius's game, but it sounds like the same stuff Lua was doing. Beisel, and to a lesser extent Chad Brown were that way in 2005.

    Reche was an excellent blocker last season.

    In early 2005 Wilfork was trying too hard and taking himself out of plays - which is what I saw from LeKevin Smith tonight. If LeKevin can get more reps this season we may suddenly see him plugging things up inside the way Vince does - before the end of the season.
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    Re: Breer's tale of the tape

    I have a joke here I'll keep to myself. Just curious but does anyone know what kind of background Breer has in football if any?
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    Didn't Tom say this himself?
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    I thought Wilfork's problem in early 2005 was that he was playing too close to the line of scrimmage and he couldn't see the play develop. The coaching staff started to have him line up farther off the line of scrimage and his play got better overnight. Maybe this is the case with Le Kevin.
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    LeKevin is lining up about a yard off the ball, Vince used to be a cat's whisker from encroachment before they backed him off. One of the things the coaches eventually did to improve the D-line play was move all the DL back further and force the uncovered O-linemen to have to take an extra step to engage - it bought the DL a little extra time to get set for the double-teams. I recall reading/hearing where Vince himself discussed how he was overplaying the position - I wish I had a link to refer you to for those comments - when I watched Tivo you could see Vince straining to reach the RB instead of steering his blockers to close rush lanes. There was a gradual improvement from about week 6 leading up to about week 10 or 12, then it's like the light came on and the exit doors slammed shut.

    The first series of the second half allows folks with Tivo or slow motion capability on their VCR to see the development stages of one gap DL converting to the two gap method: in Seymour's normal spot is Santonio Thomas taking part in his third Patriots' Training Camp and fresh off two full years of the Practice Squad. In Vince's shoes is LeKevin Smith, a second year camper who spent most of last season inactive on the roster, and finally in Ty's slot is rookie Kareem Brown, fresh from being a sack monster at Miami.
    - You will see Santonio penetrate the backfield, but usually by walking the blocker back or defeating the block, he pretty consistently occupies the same volume of space on the LOS, guarding "his" gaps.
    - LeKevin Smith can be seen trying to bull his way towards the ball carrier, and often winding up out of position. For his best play he stood up the C, stayed home in the middle, and only after the RB committed to a rush lane went to meet him. He didn't make the tackle, but he and Santonio together slammed closed the lane and force the RB to make a spin move in the backfield to change direction and avoid their waiting embrace. The RB was held to a one yd gain by Oscar Lua who was in the wrong place at the right time (he allowed the LG to meet him upfield and open the lane the RB was trying to use - when the RB had to spin out and cut back, he was in the cut back lane through a combination of LG blocking and shedding the block, "dumb luck that" - a Raising Arizona reference for movie buffs). If you look at LeKevin on some of the plays that went for 5-7 yds, you see him struggling towards the RB and being steered away by the blocker(s) instead of him steering the blocker(s) to the play.
    - Kareem Brown can be seen trying to shoot a gap and being blown out of position - the RT took him 10 yds upfield on one play (there is a similar play on a later series going the other way, the RB gets turned back and Santonio flattens him, you hear Cross and Criqui (sp?) talking about the discipline to play your assignment, instead of being 10 yds upfield Santonio was camped in a cut back lane waiting for the play to come to him).
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    Great stuff, Box.
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    This is the 3rd and 4 from the first offensive series of the game. We'll see if anybody likes the illustrated version.

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    Adjustments were made at the line to deal with the blitz before Welker went in motion. When wide receivers look down the LOS and see the protection maxed out like this they know to make their routes shorter and sweeter than normal.


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    Gaffney clears out the area Welker is running his quick out in, but Barber has him in man and jams him at the sticks. This is a problem because Welker take time to beat the jam, while Hovan beats Mankins cleanly to his outside shoulder.


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    Hovan hits Brady right when he releases. Welker makes his cut right at the sticks because of the jam. Normally you'd like to see the quick out cut finish two yards beyond the sticks, because its supposed to hook back at the end in order to make it harder for the corner to jump in front and pick six. However, there's a blitz on, so Welker cuts straight to the sticks and hopes Brady puts it high on the sideline.


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    It's on the sideline, but its two yards short, and Welker has to come back for it. Welker did nothing wrong, Brady did fine, and Mankins probably felt like punching someone in the balls. Barber and Hovan are the heroes for the Bucs.
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    Harumph, I even cut and pasted the image URL into a new browser tab and it still didn't come up, it's time to bring back typewriters and scrap this newfangled interstuff thingy! :bricks:

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