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Maroney's weekly meeting with Belichick - Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
Professional move by Maroney.
good move. hopefully it translates onto the field
I think it already is. I like Maroney's attitude.
Excellent story -- just the right attitude.
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I've always liked Maroney. He's an athletic guy and has been working hard here.
He's a good guy and if that's the approach that works for him, great.
Can't imagine Dillon going over each run with the coach. Different personalities.
Gotta admire his effort, keep up the good work Maroney!
I've said on this board before that it drives me crazy trying to figure him out, but it's clear that, in the last several weeks, his game has changed. I like hearing things like this. I'm ok with a late bloomer.
Wow. With all the fans yelling constantly at Maroney to hit the hole and be decisive for the last couple of years, it takes Belichick 15 minutes a week to make it sink in.
The key there is the "one cut and go" mentality, which is style more than decisiveness. Barry Sanders would have struggled in this offense.
Outstanding hard running in the SanDiego playoff game in 2007. I'm guessing his effort to change his style was hampered by the shoulder injury. You're not likely to be much of a battering ram with a broken shoulder. Bad habits can arise.
He's obviously bearing down to punish defenses now and with his open field ability it should pay off big time as he plays off defensive shifts.
iam hoping he is used more in the passing game creatively...he is great in the open field.
I want to hear from the stubborn know-it-alls who keep insisting that Maroney has changed NOTHING and that the whole "dancing" behind the the LOS premise is somehow pulled out of thin air. Seems like BB absolutely puts a nail in their coffin--he's been telling Maroney to be more decisive and it's worked.
Yeah guys--it was the O-line's fault all along.
I'm not sure what part of "style" you missed there. There's no "nail" and no "coffin". There's a difference in running styles, which is something that many of the Maroney supporters have been saying all along. Again, "one cut and go" is a style, not a requirement. Barry Sanders was not a "one cut and go" runner, just to name the most obvious great. When you run with a "one cut and go" style, you end up with a lot of lousy runs if the line isn't opening up immediate holes.
Not coincidently, that's what we've seen from the running game all year, and not just from Maroney.
It seems to have worked. People aren't complaing about Maroney dancing anymore.
The guy's YPC was better in 2006 in 2007 than it is this year. In 2008 he missed basically the whole year. So funny how people can't see the obvious - the guy has been a quality back, though a sometimes injured one - from day one.
A late bloomer who is only 24.
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