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  1. yopats

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    Looking at the schedule today.. I noticed how many teams we are facing with strong running games and not so great passing games..

    I think only Indy maybe Baltimore and Minny have potent passing games and in the latter two mentioned they are built run first..


    It will be interesting how big of a role these multiple fronts play and utilizing Brace and Wilfork in the Middle..



    Schedule
    WEEK DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME TV RESULT
    Week 1 Sun. 9/12/2010 vs. Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM ET CBS W 38-24
    Week 2 Sun. 9/19/2010 @ New York Jets 4:15 PM ET CBS
    Week 3 Sun. 9/26/2010 vs. Buffalo Bills 1:00 PM ET CBS
    Week 4 Mon. 10/4/2010 @ Miami Dolphins 8:30 PM ET ESPN
    Week 5 Bye Week
    Week 6 Sun. 10/17/2010 vs. Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM ET CBS
    Week 7 Sun. 10/24/2010 @ San Diego Chargers 4:15 PM ET CBS
    Week 8 Sun. 10/31/2010 vs. Minnesota Vikings 4:15 PM ET FOX
    Week 9 Sun. 11/7/2010 @ Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM ET CBS
    Week 10 Sun. 11/14/2010 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 8:20 PM ET NBC
    Week 11 Sun. 11/21/2010 vs. Indianapolis Colts 4:15 PM ET CBS
    Week 12 Thu. 11/25/2010 @ Detroit Lions 12:30 PM ET CBS
    Week 13 Mon. 12/6/2010 vs. New York Jets 8:30 PM ET ESPN
    Week 14 Sun. 12/12/2010 @ Chicago Bears 1:00 PM ET CBS
    Week 15 Sun. 12/19/2010 vs. Green Bay Packers 8:20 PM ET NBC
    Week 16 Sun. 12/26/2010 @ Buffalo Bills 1:00 PM ET CBS
    Week 17 Sun. 1/2/2011 vs. Miami Dolphins 1:00 PM ET CBS
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    You don't consider the Chargers and Packers as potent passing teams?
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    Cedric Benson: 13 2009 regular season games
    1,251 yards / 4.2 AVG

    Cedric Benson: Playoff Game vs. Jets
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    Cedric Benson: vs Pats
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    My bad.. yes those two.. but I do put them in the category of more of a balanced setup..
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    Chargers
    Vikings
    Steelers
    Colts
    Packers


    That's 5 passing teams, and that's not counting Baltimore, since the Ravens are more of a balanced team.
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    I would consider Vikings balanced as well. Steelers without Ben are more run heavy.
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    Well, we may be getting a bit picky here about what each of us is looking at to call a passing attack 'potent', but the Vikings passed 55.8% of the time last season (for 4180 yards), while the Ravens passed 52% of the time (for 3419 yards). Also, Roethlisberger will be back by the time the Patriots and Steelers square off.
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    Ah, see I was referencing based on which teams have legitimate threats in both areas, where you were going with team tendencies.

    Fair point on the Steelers.
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    Unfortunately, I think our run defense is ok put our pass defense for slants and soft middle passes are suspect. I wish teams will run on us more.
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    Isn't it always easy when the "perfesser" reveals the answers after the exam.

    Belichick spent almost the entire off-season beefing up the Run Defense, while the fans bayed, "Where are the OLBs?"

    He signed ex-First round draft pick and always vet starter Damione Lewis.
    He signed ex-First round draft pick and always vet starter Gerard Warren.
    He re-signed NT Vince Wilfork.
    He resigned DE Ty Warren.
    He "coached-up" second round draft pick Ron Brace.
    He "coached-up" 6th round draft pick "Find" Mo Pryor.
    He re-signed DE Mike Wright.
    He kept DE Daryl Richard who had a sack before going on IR this spring.
    He drafted Brandon Deadrick, who played his version of the DE 3-4.
    He drafted NT Kade Weston, who is on IR.
    He drafted a Big SILB, run-stuffing ILB, in Brandon Spinks.
    He "coached-up" prize draftee, run-stuffing SS, Pat Chung.
    He traded for run-stuffer SS Jarred Page.

    Just how much more evidence do you need to know that Coach Belichick is a lot of steps ahead of us? :snob::cool::rocker:
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    Passing vs running is secondary. The real question is which offensive lines present a challenge.

    The Baltimore and Minnesota lines are ominious. Based on week one, none of the other lines looked Iron Curtain quality.
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    I assume this is a comedy bit....
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    Only Mr. Preconceived Notions, would...:(:snob:
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    No.... anyone looking at your list and also knowing the history of this board would. Well, until they realized it was you, pulling out the homer card again.

    1.) Clay, and others, had been killing BB for not drafting linebackers before 2008.

    1a.) Myself, and others, had been noting that the veteran signings at linebacker hadn't been panning out.

    That difference led to a couple of 'interesting' threads, as a matter of fact, where both sides agreed that there was an issue, but disagreed on the "why".

    2.) Many noted that moving Seymour left the DL weakened without adequate replacement. Bruschi joined along with the chorus. When the moves were made this offseason to stabilize the situation, many were, rightfully, underwhelmed.


    Belichick wasn't ahead of us. He was behind. Hence the comedy.
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    The Lions passed 60% of the time last year. I think it's pretty safe to call them a passing team. The Bears passed well over 60% of the time, so we can probably say the same for them.
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