Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by NEPat, Jan 12, 2008.
So what do we think? Not "made of glass", eh?
Faulk and Maroney were excellent tonight. Nothing less than studtacular.
tough as nails.
Who said we are week running the ball. Bring it on.
I can name at least ten people who need to eat some crow.
Maroney is looking like quite the powerful runner right now. So even, to some extent, is Faulk.
I wonder how much of that is the OL.
Maroney really stepped up his game today (in all aspects). Hopefully next year he can bring this every game (and we'll be saying 'corey who?')
I have to say, I am pretty impressed with your running game for the last 3-4 games, did not think they had it in them, but they do.
His best game as a pro
I pity any defense that faces the Pats
He's finally delivering on the potential he showed in the game against Cincy back in October '06. Talk about a good time to hit your stride. :rocker:
This is true.
Maroney was running very tough, and seemed to go forward for a yard or two extra after contact on most carries. He also broke a few tackles to gain extra yards, and faked Reggie Nelson right out of his shoes. Laurence was bouncing it outside very effectively when there wasn't any holes, and used his top level speed (for a RB) to gain a nice amount of yards.
Really, it was among his more complete games as a player, especially considering he recorded two receptions as well.
According to the NBC Sports report I've looked at, Maroney gained 122 yards rushing and 40 yards receiving, with 1 TD. Whenever a RB gains 162 total offensive yards he's had a very good game, especially against the Jags in the playoffs.
Happy to see LoMo's production tonight, bet he's feelin' good.
We out-Jaguared the Jaguars with a real 1-2 punch. Laurence was a ******* beast and Faulk was clutch as usual.
I also like that the Jaguars tried to pass Patriots-style and came up well short.
Short like Rodney's T-rex intercepting arms.
LoMo was my MAN tonight....we have a stud rb my friends....this Offense is epic, and this team is unreal
Oh, so now we like Maroney? I heard he was made of glass? I have liked this kid since draft of '06. I'm not a homer. I suggested the Pats to draft him before draft day. Look me up. I thought he was going to be a star then and I think he is on the brink of being a star today. He had a great game on the ground and catching some nice passes in the flat. Knowing how well Jacksonville stops the run, I didn't think Maroney would be able be that effective on the ground.
NSA said so!!! :rofl:
You know what I'd love to own? A glass bust of Maroney to put up on my mantel.
Then I could piont it out to guests and say yeah... it's a bust and made of glass... :rocker:
I've loved this pick since we drafted him. I note that his detractors are conspicuous by their absence.
Congrats LoMo! Bring on Polian's Pony's
Is this really needed? Seriously, I know there are some fans among us who've given Maroney sh*t for a while, but some of us have been supporters since the 2005-2006 college season. The same goes for Meriweather, some of us suggested the Patriots draft him back in Febuary 2007, so I wouldn't start thumping my chest. Yea, I'm pretty happy to have picked NE's first rounders accurately two years in a row, and I'm happy to see them both playing well in the playoffs, but I'm not going to try and rub it into those who where late to the show...
I will say that I've got absolutely zero time for posters like NSA who were calling Maroney a bust, and claimed he sucked. It's funny that NSA hasn't shown his face around these parts all that much lately...
I love this thread and we all know the haters are now no where to be found
LoMo was as close to lights-out as I've ever seen him. I saw purpose. I saw power. I saw speed. I saw acceleration. When he hit those holes (with the exception of a couple of times) he was like a ramrod and kept the stutter stepping to a minimum. Very impressed with his performance tonight. And down by the goal line when he kept driving and driving his legs. Awesome to see.
The offensive line played great and the receivers were out in front with some great blocks, and Maroney was brilliant. There were at least two runs where I thought he was going to break it. When he gets into the open field he is fast. Can't remember the last running back the Patriots had who showed that blazing speed. Guess this might silence the draft McFadden crowd.
There's a difference between people being late to the party and people being the ridiculous asshats that we saw bagging on Maroney. No player's perfect (Not even Brady), but the way those so-called fans were bashing a player on the team they claim to be fans of was ridiculous under the circumstances (Perfect record, etc.).
Who is NSA? I also suggessted that the Pats draft Chad Jackson and so far he isn't doing much. However, Jackson has a lot of talent and still believe he will be something special. I will admit Maroney was the only pick that I predicted correctly in recent years. Actually, Maroney is the only pick that I was ever right on. So I am not perfect.
I only say this because a lot of people thought I was pulling it out of my a** when I suggessted the Pats draft a runner.
Notice NSA and Danny 88 have disappeared? We were right all along about these two...undercover Jet trolls
Yep. And guess what? If Maroney disappears, it's for a reason. Save the milk carton. It just means the receptions are coming easy.
We do have improvement too. I think it might take a reminder or two now and then, still... but he seems to get it about hitting the hole, and just as much to the point, the Pats seem to get it that pure inside running is not the only duty he's suited to. But I also maintain that even with a steady diet of inside running, getting his 4.2 or so per carry is pretty phenomenal. No wonder he's excelling when they let him loose a little.
I don't care whether his stats ever do carry your fantasy team, a la Addai. The question has always been: does he do what we need of him? And I have not seen many games in which you can answer that "no."
In fact, I'm pretty sure we didn't lose any games this year due to LoMo
That's absurd, at least about Danny. He's a nincompoop, but to call somebody a Jets fan is so ridiculous that it makes my head hurt. Are you on the booze tonight? Are you paranoid? Do you see Jets fans in your closet?
The kid is finding himself and it couldn't come at a better time. He had a great game tonight, did everything I ever expected him to be able to do, and gave the Jags a dose of their own medicine. Great play calling too.
The Pats play "soft" and don't stick it up there? How stupid does that statement look now?
Don't forget that not giving him the ball 250-300 times in the regular season keeps him looking like this in January when we need him the most.
If we keep him at this pace and find a great replacement when Faulk retires (Jacob Hester?), Maroney could be with us for a very long time.
I agree wit u.Maroney was running like a mad man tonight.He may have heard some of the BS being said about him on this site.Hopefully there is plenty more of where that came from.Keep killing them Maroney!
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