Maroney on flare passes

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  1. mcbee

    mcbee Banned

    He had a huge run on one, obviously uncovered, but they should have him available to go out all the time if he's not blocking. Adds a huge dimension to the offense if you can almost always pick up 4-10 yards with a pass to a RB in the flat.

    He looked good blocking too.
  2. SeanBruschi54

    SeanBruschi54 In the Starting Line-Up

    #11 Jersey

    He does a ton of things well.

    Block, picking up blitz, running, accelerating, catching.

    Its just when he has to run sometimes that he stumbles it seems. If theres no clear cut hole then he gets into trouble.
  3. CTPatsFan

    CTPatsFan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I'd like to see more of it.
  4. ClevTrev

    ClevTrev Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Ditto, he's a weapon.
  5. BostonBullit

    BostonBullit On the Game Day Roster

    I would agree that in the Ravens game he blocked and picked up blitzes well, but before that game he was horrible at that aspect of his game. it's good to see him make progress in that area because that means he can be out there taking a few of Faulks downs now. Nothing against Kevin, he's truely the unsung hero of the team, but if he's the only RB that can block it takes a lot of the mystery out of Pats backfield formations.
  6. 363839

    363839 Supporter Supporter

    If he can have good hands on a consistent basis he could be another Brain Westbrook.
    There I said it.
  7. jman924

    jman924 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    What a terrible thing to be!:singing:
    Who want a RB that can rush for a 1000 and catch for a 1000 in a season?:D
  8. ALP

    ALP Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    i think so too, many plays before last night where they had maroney in on a pass play, and he was only supposed to block, so while brady was looking for reicevers maroney wwas just standing there, with the oline, usually having no one to block...

    i think maroney just had to work on a lot of things, that why his time was limited, now he has pass protection down, and i think they will also add the part where if he has noone to block, he goes out for a pass, or even the bump procedure...

    i think BB has been saving maroney, not to keep him fresh, but to make sure maroney is completely ready by the end of the season, and now, with 4 games left, we will start seeing more maroney
  9. Grogan's neck roll

    Grogan's neck roll On the Game Day Roster

    I'm not saying this can't happen, but for him to become Westbrook he has to start being much more elusive on carries. I'm rooting for him, I like him, but he looked bad too many times on Monday night, the one carry that really sticks out in my mind was the one where he turned around and was trying to push the pile forward with his back toward the LOS, in other words, pushing backward to go forward. He can't do that anymore, please make him stop.
  10. cstjohn17

    cstjohn17 Supporter Supporter

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    I agree, I was happy to see some progress both in blocking and in receiving. He didn't devestate blitzers but stood in there and that is half the battle, as a receiver I wouldn't call his routes precise but he caught the ball (#1 priority is to always catch the ball) and showed a great second gear in the open field.

    He also ran hard, still too much dancing but he got some tough yards. No way the Pats win that game without his long receptions, I expect to see him get stronger as the season progresses. Look for big games against Miami, Jets and the Giants as the Patriots work on their power game.

    Even if he is not Barry Sanders he adds an explosive option to the offense and if healthy will be a solid contributor in the playoffs. But this just in, the Patriots offense lives and breathes with #12's right arm so don't expect 20+ touches a game for Maroney.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2007
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