Welcome to PatsFans.com

Line of Scrimmage- BEATEN

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by PATSNUTme, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Messages:
    15,209
    Likes Received:
    61
    Ratings:
    +97 / 2 / -1

    #75 Jersey

    We can talk about many things about last nights game that went bad.

    However, the most important thing is that we were beat at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. If that happens, you usually lose.

    We can talk about Corey being out, questionable ref calls and no calls, Brady not playing well, and the WR's.

    But the fact is we got beat at the LOS and nothing else really matters after that.
  2. PatsFan37

    PatsFan37 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    1,502
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +9 / 0 / -1

    #37 Jersey

    I'll go halfway with you -- the OL lost the battle at the LOS and that was the reason for the horrible running game. Denver's DL slashed through the middle of the OL too many times to count, busting up the running plays and taking Maroney down in the backfield.

    OTOH, the DL looked good most of the time. I disagreed with some of the defensive play-calling. When the Pats let up big plays, it's on blitzes. They do best with a 3 or 4-man rush and heavy coverage on 3rd down passing plays.

    Watching the game on TV, I can't tell if receivers are open, but I'm tired of the knee-jerk reaction that 'brady doesn't have the weapons.' I'd like to see proof rather than conjecture and theory.
  3. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2005
    Messages:
    15,209
    Likes Received:
    61
    Ratings:
    +97 / 2 / -1

    #75 Jersey

    1. Very little pressure on Plummber

    2. Over 100 years rushing.

    3. Not being able to stop them on 3rd down even after the St put them in the hole.

    I'm not saying the the TOTAL responsibility fall on the lines. And in our 3-4 the LOS battle also includes our linbackers. It wasn't horrible but Denver won the battles when they needed to.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>