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  1. PATSNUTme

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    Never mind! This has nothing to do with cameras or tapes or cheating or penalties or opinions from taking heads or writers.

    But if you want to talk about your key match-ups for Sunday's game, go ahead. Maybe it will be our cameraman against their cameraman.

    But, I'll say Big Vince against Hartwell, the pro bowl center.

    Added to make this topical;

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    Re: Key Matchups for Sundays game

    Please merge all football threads together in order to make room for the "Cheating" related thread.
     
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    Re: Key Matchups for Sundays game


    I think you mean Hardwick. Nick Hardwick. Very good center.

    I think the key match-up will be Merriman on Light and Kaczur on Phillips. If they can keep those two off Brady for the 3-4 seconds he needs, Brady will light the Chargers up.

    And that is what NEEDS to happen. The Pats NEED to light the Chargers up to show that this whole Camera thing was much ado about nothing.
     
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    Re: Key Matchups for Sundays game

    That's the guy! I was thinking of the Chargers video taping guy.:D
     
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    Re: Key Matchups for Sundays game

    Chargers are a great team and we'll have some tough match-ups.

    Overall, we need the O-line to play flawlessly (kind of like the protection Peyton gets).
    Tom needs to throw, throw, throw-TE's FB's , slants to Welker, bombs to Moss Etc Etc
    5td's and 400 yds.
    BUT we need to keep ou defense rested because I think we'll stop some 3rd down situations.
    LT will get some yds but we will stuff the run and we'll get 2 td's out of the 5 I predict on INT's.....Rivers will suck!
    We'll be in his grill all night!
    Just hope Jarvis plays or at least Smith or Wright can rotate to cover him.

    A win would be sweet but
    domination would be a dream come true
     
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    Re: Key Matchups for Sundays game

    I'll play your game. I didn't even know we HAD a game this Sunday ;) ..

    1. Stop LT. Pretty self explanatory. The offense seemed extraordinarily limited in week 1 witout LT running wild. Stop him, and make Rivers throw and we have a picturesque chance of winning. Get it?

    2. Get pressure to Rivers with Wilfork, Warren, and Green. I almost feel like I am offending you with this type of analysis as that its pretty self explanatory. Rivers will be absolutely confused if we can get to him hard and early.

    3. My personal favorite: completely and utterly destroy the Chargers morale. This can be accomplished in two ways, either of which I don't know which I would prefer: a) A long, methodical, hard-hitting, in-your-face, 7-10 minute drive where we expose the Chargers defense. This will happen if Maroney is on his game and my-man Morris looks as good as he did against the Jests; and b) First play deep throw to Moss / Stallworth for a huge gain / TD, with the TD obviously being ideal.

    4. After that, completely crush the Chargers morale by continual scoring drives. Their defense can't stop our offense and we need to play smart, smash mouth football.


    And just to had, I believe the team now has its "no-respect, chip-on-shoulder" attitude. Every media head is saying this Patriots team are cheaters. How pissed would you be? I believe that this is going to bring them closer together as a unit and they are going to PUNISH the Chargers.

    Thoughts encouraged!
     
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    Re: Key Matchups for Sundays game

    real basic, IMO. The Chargers' front 7 vs the Pats o-line/te/backs.

    The pats should have quite an advantage if Brady can get some time to throw. The Pats' wr's should be able to get open down field vs the Chargers' secondary. When Brady threw his int's in the playoffs was when he faced pressure. They have to keep him upright.

    I would assume the Chargers feel the same way about the Pats' front 7 vs their backs, line, and te. However, even if Rivers is protected, SD's wr's may find it a bit harder to get open against the Pats' secondary than vice versa.
     
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    Re: Key Matchups for Sundays game

    My key matchup I want to see is Thomas on Gates-The Charger WRs do not scare me. Jackson is their best wideout, but I think Asante can contain him. Stopping Dallas Clark and other TEs who can run like wideouts is why we brought in AD, and AD will have a test with the best TE in football in my opinion.
     
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    Re: Key Matchups for Sundays game

    You mean there is a game sunday, I think the rain is pouring on the home opener....
     
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    Re: Key Matchups for Sundays game

    As others have mentioned if the OL is solid we will score a lot of points. The issue when we are on D is the OLB's setting the edge and the front 7 having gap discipline to contain Tomlinson.

    IMO this team will have a huge xhip on it's solder. We have heard the Chargers want payback for last year? Well the Pats on gonna take out thier frustration with the sh*tstorm on the Chargers and especially L mr class Tomlinson for running his mouth this week.

    Pats 38 Chargers 17
     
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    Re: Key Matchups for Sundays game

    What I saw last year was that the Chargers lived on our side of the field. At the 50 or better for most of their drives. This was caused by poor offensive execution in the first half. In the first half, the only scoring drive that really worked was at the end, working out of multiple receiver sets. The half ended 14-10. All those starts at the 50 or better, and all they got was 14 points?
    In the second half, the offense worked better, and the Pats outscored the Chargers 14-7.
    My point is, if this much improved offense can keep moving against the Chargers, the Pats can win. Look at last week. Both their TD came off of turnovers.
     
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    Re: Key Matchups for Sundays game

    Key Match Up vs san diego

    Randy Moss vs anyone

    seriously who is going to cover him or ne of the other receivers
     
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    Re: Key Matchups for Sundays game

    No ones going to cover the receivers, but the line has to buy Brady some time, even a few seconds, for them to get open. I am hoping the stout line play against the Jets was more than a statement of how awful the Jets are. I think it was only because in our loss to the Jets last year they blitzed Brady all day and our line couldn't stop them. I think we fixed it the last two games against the Jets.

    I am so looking forward to a great game on Sunday!
     
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    This footbal thread was started last night and was already on page 4.

    I thought that I would bump it up incase football fans wanted to talk abou the football game on Sunday, which could be one of the best ofthe year. :cool:
     
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    Thanks, Nut. I wonder if Gates is really injured or whether they kept him out of practice as a precaution. They are in serious trouble if he cannot play.
     
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    From what I read, he is a go for Sunday. Perhap AD will be given the assignment to hit hit at the line and then cover him.
     
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    That was a *brutal* game the Chargers played last Sunday. Those 2 teams were kicking the cr@p out of each other. Gates in particular took a lot of hits. If the Pats LBs can pound him some more, I think they can take him completely out of the game. Stopping LT is going to be pretty hard. That a good OL he's running behind. Still if we can jump out ahead and make them throw the ball, I like our chances.
     
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    Should be one of the great games this season; can't wait!

    Could go either way, but if our O-Line stays stout, we should be okay.

    Look for a balanced Pats attack and on the other side of the ball, for Rivers to make some mistakes. Asante inteception anyone? :)
     
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    Will the Patriots use a "spy" LT? Who would that "spy" be?*


    Using the word "spy" in no way implies a violation of NFL policy. However the use of the wood "spy" now makes this thread topical for this board.:rocker:
     
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    Who covers LT if he splits out as a receiver?
     
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