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  1. BigMike

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    Guys - the Dolfins resorted to trickery and chicanery to beat us. This was the act of a desperate team. Please dont jump off the Tobin just yet....


    Mike Reiss, Boston Blobe:

    FOXBOROUGH - The Wildcat got 'em.

    That's what Ricky Williams called the unconventional offensive package the Dolphins sprung on the Patriots during today's 38-13 beatdown at Gillette Stadium. The unique strategy had running back Ronnie Brown taking a direct snap while lined up in the shotgun as the quarterback, Williams coming left to right in motion as a receiver, and quarterback Chad Pennington at receiver.

    Some might call it a gimmick, but gimmicks are usually one-time deals, trick plays used sparingly. In this case, the Dolphins went to the Wildcat six times, and clawed the Patriots' defense into submission

    http://www.boston.com/sports/footba...21/patriots_had_no_answers_for_miamis_scheme/
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    But it worked, not only once but SIX times.
    Shame on us for allowing it to happen six times.

    As they say, fool me once, shame on you, fool me six times.. i suckie big time :)
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    You see teams do trick plays all the time. sometimes they work and make the highlight reel, sometimes they bust. But I cannot recall any game where a team tried so many of them. Want to confuse a defense? Throw them a ****load of trick plays! Makes sense.
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    #12 Jersey

    It was a 25 point win. They used that particular formation 6 times.
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    Six times is a travesty. "That worked well-let's run it again". "That worked well,let's run it again". "That worked well, let's run it again"...
    Etc. That's depressing.
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    It is sad that a college style of play confused a pro team of this caliber.
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    Hats off to the Dolphins who out played and out coached the Patriots today.

    Hard to believe Belichick could not fix this.

    Glad the game ended or it would still be working. :D
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    That's Lombardi's mantra...
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    The part that made me a little nervous is that they used the same or similar plays several times and the Pats didn't seem to be able (or didn't want to put in the effort) to adjust.
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    It was a very nice gameplan that will never work again. Use the Patriots conservative discipline against them. Gotta respect the pitch, the option, the run, the pass, give the younger guys less time to react. That plus the seemingly lackluster effort by the entire team today.

    Plus don't forget we have a rookie ILB, I haven't seen any footage but I imagine it's possible he may have been more confused than most. I wonder if he was at fault for any of those plays.
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    The inside runs from their base formation yielded similar results. The problem was miserable interior run defense, not confusion brought on by a "unique" formation.
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    Same as the Superbowl. Everyone could see that the Giants were killing Brady. Belichick did nothing to stop it.
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    I just have one question on which I will base my assessment of our chances for the rest of this season.

    Did any one knock Pennington on his a** while he was lined up as wide receiver?
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    we also learn that our half time adjustment is still slow.
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    What's this?

    A supposed SB Quality team with alot of veterans can't sniff out BS?

    Excuses aren't going to get it done, they beat us like we were there red headed biotches, and it was downright embarrassing.
    Bruschi and crew should be ashamed of themselves, because they sure as hell didn't show up to work today.

    Disgrace....
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    stop giving BS excuses why we lost.Accept it and fix it and move on.
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    I don't give a crap what they call this high school football BS, the fact that it worked once against us nevermind 6 times is ridiculous. I think BB needs to tighten up the reins and take control because Dean Pees, Dom Capers and Josh McDaniels are making him look like crap.
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    It reminded me of the 2002 season when every team just destroyed the Pats with the same play over and over: Variations of of the fake end around, inside handoff/draw that lit us up that season - It's like the Patriots had no answer for it that year. That was the same year that we had problems in general stopping the run.

    They better tighten it up FAST.
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    How often do you see a team soak their coach after a win in week 3 lol. I wonder who this game was more important to?
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    for a day the dolphins turned into the arkansas razorbacks who had mcfadden and felix jones, but with an actual competent qb in pennington
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