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I Think Maroney Is Going To Have Some Breakout Games In The Next Coming Weeks

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  1. Haterproof

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    With the passing game just on fire,Maroney is due to have a big game real soon.He'll either do it tomorrow or next week against the Colts.What do you guys think?
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    What do you mean by breakout game?
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    I think you're right. I think that the Pats are SO much better than the rest that BB is sitting players he does not need. Kind of like the Red Sox did. When these guys -- Sig Sey, Maroni -- come in they will be fresh and enjoy great success. Does anyone think the Pats will lose this year?
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    I was a huge fan of the Maroney pick in April '06 draft. Followed his whole career. For some reason though, I have some reservations about him. I really thought he was going to be GREAT, and he may actually become great, but I'm not so sure anymore. We shall see.
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    Well, Maroney is in this week and Sammy is questionable. So, Sammy rests and Maroney is featured and Faulk, Evans, et al get it done. I don't know that BB is resting people, but everyone seems to be available when needed.
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    I don't think they will loose unless they want to. However, I think Coach Belichick will use his players like you said when in due time. Most coaches love using running game for a balance offense but with his OLine doing a hell of a job and Brady not holding the ball for too long who needs the running game. But I think Coach BB will use Maroney a lot against future teams.
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    Well, it's LOSE and who exactly wants to lose? Only the media -- who we hate and do not respect -- thinks losing has value.
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    I think there is no doubting the physical skill Maroney has. I think once he gets through a hole, he is one of the better backs in the league. I think he is powerful, agile, extremely fast and a very, very underrated pass blocker. However, I think he is really struggling to commit to a 3-4 yard run. There is a lot of evidence of Maroney showing fatal hesitation at the LOS. As a tailback, sometimes you have to simply commit to the small lane, square your shoulders and hope you come out the other side. I see him frequently trying to bounce a play outside with the c and d gaps already well closed. This has always been a problem from backs advancing to the next level. Be it highschool to college or college to pro. The speed of the game changes dramatically from level to level, and these players are often not used to a minute hesitation killing a play.

    I think that he has a long way to go as far as an NFL running back. Do I think he will, in time, become a top-teir back? Yes. For certain. Do I think it will be soon without signifigant holes and lots of 5-7 man looks? Nope.
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    I really think that they take what defenses give them week to week. If they play to stop the pass, then perhaps we'll see a bunch of carries out of Maroney. The team is pretty good at hauling out new looks every week, and they are pretty good at studying the film and figuring out where the holes are. I really think it's week to week.

    We know the Skins have a good secondary, but they could be pretty vulnerable underneath. If that's true then maybe we don't need to rely on the run. But given the reputation (har) of their pass defense we may see more Maroney than not.

    Whatever, it appears that defenses have to almost overplay everything that they intend to stop. If that happens you can count on Maroney to get some yards.
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    It coulden't be that Maroney is injury prone and can never stay on the field. We just dont need him!!!!
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    Will you PLEASE stop?
    You're getting old.:bricks:
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    Danny, what are they putting in that beer now besides green #45?
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    you are right on in your analysis. One of thing things that I have noticed about Ladamian Tomlinson when I watch him, is that when he gets the ball, he takes this half second look before he starts for a gap. It is almost as if he knows that he is too fast for his O-line to set up their blocks, that he gives them that extra time to do so, then he is able pick the gap called, or go to another opening. I think, that Maroney has the same speed as LT, and if he could just take that little extra time and stay the 2-3 yards back and then shoot the gap. I don't think that Maroney isn't getting aquainted with the spead of the NFL, I think that he is just too quick, resulting in him getting to the line before a hole is open, then he is lost in the scrum.
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