Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Ian, Oct 15, 2009.
Patriots rookie left tackle Sebastian Vollmer could start Sunday - ESPN Boston
In your other thread, Bruschi pretty much indicated that SeaBass is da man Sunday. Not that anyone here should be surprised.
Not surprising to me....I'd be surprised if most folks here didn't already feel this was the case.
Mankins basically confirmed it this morning on WEEI, as well.
Being that it is at home vs a crappy team, might be a good game to let the rook get his feet wet, gain some confidence and let Light heal a bit.
As long as Vanden Bosch doesn't turn into Jared Allen on Sunday, the Titans pass rush is about as bad as the Pats'.
It certainly beats playing two players out of position when one of them is a rookie to boot.
Why did they run about 8 running plays in a row when tehy put in Vollmer?
I mean it's like they just gave up, it was pathetic.
They wanted to see how he was going to respond against one of the leading pass rushers in the league. They did the running plays to see if he was able to push back Dumervil. When they saw that he could, they started passing it. Vollmer is a rookie and is extremely raw. With a quarterback coming off of injury, they probably felt that it was too big of a risk to come out throwing right away.
The Detroit Lions called a good amount of passing plays on Sunday. If you felt that this was so pathetic, there's always room on their bandwagon.
Oooh, you showed me!
It was pathetic. 6 predictable running plays in a row. We needed some points and they go 3 and out to "protect the QB"? Why not just forfeit the game at that point if they were that worried, that's pretty much what they did.
I cannot for the life of me figure out why you even bother... There are 31 other far more deserving doorsteps you could darken.
The Pats took the 5-0 Broncos into overtime on their home field...yeah..they may as well have just never played the game...got it
They felt that it was a better idea not to take the chance of reinjuring the franchise in an early season game and still be able to come out in the next series and light it up with pass play after pass play. It was the smarter thing to do. Like I said, if you feel it's so pathetic then, by all means, you can always leave and go root for another team.
They were LEADING THE GAME? Were you even watching?
Then they decided to throw it away by running 2 yard dive after 2 yard dive. It was pointless.
I know IBBWT, but this is ridiculous. Drop the kool-aid, homer.
I just looked at the recap on the ESPN page...you're nuts...there was exactly ONE 2 yard run by the Pats in the 4th quarter...there were a proportionately large number of botched passing plays .Calling an overtime loss "pointless" is knee jerk idiotic. Blaming it on mythical "2 yard run after 2 yard runs" is flat out moronic.
Were you watching the game? They were leading, Light goes down, they run 6 times in a row and get basically nothing. They lose the game. Brilliant.
And 5-0? YEAH, the broncos are 5-0 thanks to playing teams like the pat(sies).
There it is.....I've been waiting for the inevitable bash.....
Someone isn't watching the games, or wasn't around when they WERE the 'Patsies", cuz there is NO comparison to that era of teams.
Bah, go have another Rum and Coke.
According to the gamebook, the results were not really that bad: They had one rushing play that gained less than 3 yards (a draw to Kevin faulk on 3rd down -- we'd never do that if Light was in the game ). Thanks to the Broncos stupid 4th down penalty, the drive lasted until there were two incomplete passes ... maybe they should have kept running!
2-10-NE 15 (15:00) (Shotgun) T.Brady pass short middle to W.Welker to NE 26 for 11 yards (D.Williams). NE-M.Light was injured during the play.
1-10-NE 26 (14:35) (Shotgun) K.Faulk left guard to NE 30 for 4 yards (D.Williams).
2-6-NE 30 (13:59) S.Morris right tackle to NE 33 for 3 yards (V.Holliday).
3-3-NE 33 (13:13) (Shotgun) K.Faulk left tackle to NE 34 for 1 yard (R.Ayers).
4-2-NE 34 (12:33) PENALTY on DEN-R.Quinn, Neutral Zone Infraction, 5 yards, enforced at NE 34 - No Play.
1-10-NE 39 (12:20) S.Morris up the middle to NE 45 for 6 yards (K.Peterson).
2-4-NE 45 (11:46) S.Morris left guard to 50 for 5 yards (W.Woodyard).
1-10-50 (11:07) S.Morris up the middle to DEN 47 for 3 yards (B.Dawkins).
2-7-DEN 47 (10:25) (Shotgun) T.Brady pass incomplete deep middle to M.Matthews (B.Dawkins).
Timeout #1 by NE at 10:17.
3-7-DEN 47 (10:17) (Shotgun) T.Brady pass incomplete short right to W.Welker (C.Bailey).
4-7-DEN 47 (10:10) C.Hanson punts 45 yards to DEN 2, Center-J.Ingram, downed by NE-M.Slater.
Ignore him, he's a troll pretending to be a Patriots fan. Ask yourself this: have you ever in your entire life heard any New England fan refer to the Pats as the Patsies? Even once, after an interception, loss, whatever?
Now ask yourself, as a point of reference: how many times have you heard or read fans of other teams refer to the Pats as Patsies?
Here's an analogy: how often have you heard somebody outside of New England refer to Boston as Beantown? Now how many times have you heard somebody that is actually from the Boston area refer to the city as Beantown?
Back to Vollmer... Let's hope that the playing time he receives pays dividends.
I was looking forward to the gradual maturation process of Vollmer. Maybe put him in against players Light's historically struggled with and go from there...
I really hope this isn't a case of too much too soon.
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