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  1. CheeseMonkeys

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    As we all know/believe, Gronk will play in the Super Bowl. I'm going to guess that he will be at least 80% by game time. He will probably start at TE and be a force in the beginning but could he slow down as the game goes on and his ankle starts to get a lot of usage?

    I believe that in order for the Pats offense to be most effective , the Patriots running game will have to be top notch. It would be safe for the Pats to control the ball, maybe have possession for 35-38mins. I just think this will help keep Gronk effective all game, which could be essential for a win.

    My question is: How will the no huddle effect Gronk and the Patriots game plan? Will the no huddle with Gronk at TE wear him down?
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    A lot of the time of possession and yardage gained by the opposition stuff has been overblown this year because the Patriots have been in no huddle.

    No huddle allows more possessions for the other team and more time of possession. It cuts down on the offense's time of possession. The yardage gained by the opposition should be considered in direct relation to the amount of snaps the Patriots offense takes taking time of possession into account.

    More important than time of possession, IMO, is number of plays. That's where the rubber hits the road.

    One stat proves to me that the defensive yardage stat is overblown. Of the worst defenses to play in the Super Bowl, 4 of the 5 had no huddle offenses. The Buffalo Bills had the worst defenses yardage wise in SB history until this year. And that was a defense with Cornelius Bennett, Bruce Smith, Shane Conlan, Darryl Talley on it.
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    There is a difference between no huddle and hurry up. The no huddle just means that you keep the same personnel on the field and call plays from the LOS. You do this to keep the same defensive personnel on the field to tire them out and/or press an advantage.

    I don't recall the Pats using the hurry up (getting to the line quickly and snapping as soon as you can get set) except when the clock was a factor or they felt key players on defense were gassed. With the number of subs the Giants use on defense, I doubt this will be the case on Sunday outside of the 2 minute offense.
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    They used it in the last game.

    They were in hurry-up early and often against the Ravens.
  5. ThatllMoveTheChains!!!

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    Hopefully he has the same injury as Big Ben and it only affects him in between plays...
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