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  1. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

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    The secondary only looks as bad as it does because the pass rush is non-existant. Granted, I still think O'Neal was and is terrible but look what an effective pass rush (with some help from the snow) did to a top-5 offense today. Aside from the long Fitzgerald bomb over Hobbs, the pass rush effectively shut down the Cardinals offense today. Mike Wright looks like a very good option to come in on passing downs as well. Good stuff from the entire D today. :D

    Also, it's halftime out in Seattle and, as of right now, the Seahawks are beating the Jets 7-3. Hopefully they can knock the Jets off and then, GULP, we'll all have to be Jets fans for three hours next Sunday.
     
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    Yeah, we didn't slip by a high powered offense, we killed the mofo's!!

    I'm sticking to the idea that we've had an awesome year and a full off-season of healing will set up nicely for domination next year. Play-off's is bonus.

    I really don't think the Jets can beat the fishies.
     
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    i am not going to get excited about the secondary because this was not a fair game to judge. Arizona played like they wanted to get back on the bus after warm-ups and head to the airport...they were very disinterested today.
     
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    I think the trio of Hobbs, Wheatley, and Wilhite (with a year or two out of Lewis Sanders) is a solid foundation for the future. Do I think we could use a FA addition? Yes. Do I think we absolutely need one? Absolutely not.
     
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    not to burst your bubble but the cardinals tried to run the ball before they gave up when down 21-0. they had a bad game plan and couldn't adjust to the snow.

    the raiders are awful. didn't jamarcus have a pretty good day?

    and then there was seneca.

    I think the secondary has made strides and it's a whole chicken(pass rush) and egg(secondary thing).

    the jury is still out
     
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    Wont the Jets roll over anyway to kill our playoff hopes?
     
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    It's alright but I'd like Wheatly to have stayed healthy more. We need a league average CB FA signing or another round 1-3 pick for sure going into next year. Maybe both. Hobbs, Wilhite, Wheatley, FA, draft choice would be a decent group.
     
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    They would still make the playoffs if they win and we lose.
     
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    I wouldn't be too quick to make excuses for them. Matt Cassel, a guy who has never played in the snow before, had a damn good game. Don't take this thread as being overly complimentary of the secondary because it's not. However, it's a pat on the back of our pass rush today. They finally showed up. Neither Warner nor Leinart looked comfortable in the pocket. The pass rush is a presence we have been sorely missing since the beginning of the season. It was good to see it again today.
     
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    makes you wonder why the pass rush was so effective.

    I also think the secondary has not had a chance to mesh together and I imagine they must have had to cut back the schemes a bit
     
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    guys you cant pass in the snow

    matt cassels 345 yards in the air were all screen plays
     
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    And the Cards could not have done that all day too? I bet fitzigerld's TD was 60 YAC. If we can do it why can't another team?
     
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    Little off-topic, but A$ante Samuel just dropped a sure INT for the now very much in-trouble Eagles. Right in his hands. lol
     
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