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    Rodak is God.
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    So many of those posts just explain the lack of chemistry on this D. Guys not communicating right, running into eachother, etc.
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    Chemistry and communication will get better each game.
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    Good indeed. Cites a lot of individual play efforts, both good and bad.
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    breer used to do this pretty good.now he is to big to do interesting stuff like this instead finding stories..
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    some of the interesting ones

    3. A key defensive play, the 7-yard sack of Fitzpatrick by LB Jerod Mayo to help hold the Bills to a field goal in the second quarter, was a prime example of the Bills’ continued woes in pass protection. Splitting five receivers wide, the Bills gave their line no additional help against a five-man pass rush. Four Bills lineman blocked only two interior Patriots rushers, with LB Gary Guyton drawing LT Demetrius Bell off OLB Tully Banta-Cain with a fake blitz look. Mayo and Banta-Cain were able to come in unblocked, but such poor pass protection is not something from which the Patriots will be able to benefit against better teams.

    5. The Bills kept lighter personnel on the field for the Patriots’ second possession of the quarter, going with their dime package against a 2 WR/2 TE/1 RB offensive set on second-and-16. It would have been an ideal time to run against a sub package and make third down more manageable. Instead, the Patriots ran a play action, with QB Tom Brady passing to WR Randy Moss on a curl pattern. The throw came in behind Moss, giving an opportunity for CB Leodis McKelvin to break up the pass and force the Patriots into a third-and-15 play

    7. The Bills’ second third-down conversion of the quarter came on a third-and-18 where Cunningham generated edge pressure, causing Fitzpatrick to step up and make a hurried throw. It was caught by Steve Johnson short of the first down, and three defenders – safety Brandon Meriweather, Chung, and Guyton – all converged on Johnson. The three looked to be more concerned with avoiding contact with each other, allowing Johnson to break free without any substantial contact.
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    Actually, this is a very good example of why I DISLIKE Rodak's analysis:

    1) He has rudimentary facts wrong. First, it was not Merriweather, Chung and Guyton, but rather Merriweather, Wilhite and Guyton. Second, it was Roscoe Parrish who caught the pass, not Steve Johnson.

    2) He draws a highly subjective and illogical conclusion - "The three looked to be more concerned with avoiding contact with each other." This is completely absurd. Merriweather came flying in recklessly and actually hurt the play. But the real scapegoat on that one is Guyton - who put his head down when he went in for the tackle and thus didn't even see Parrish make a cut.
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    Haha, not the first time I've seen this
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    . The first big gain on the ground for the Bills came on the next play, which came as a result of undisciplined run containment from the Patriots’ base 3-4 defense. On the play, OLB Jermaine Cunningham had both a TE and FB on his side of the field, with the responsibility of setting the edge against the run. When the TE blocked down on DE Gerard Warren, Cunningham hesitated and did not get far enough upfield to meet FB Corey McIntyre and keep Lynch inside. If that had happened, ILB Brandon Spikes should have been in position to fill the hole between Cunningham and Warren. Instead, Spikes shot the inside guard/center gap on the play, leaving outside containment (since Cunningham was sealed inside by McIntyre) to Chung, who was 20 yards downfield. RCB Kyle Arrington then could not get off his block, falling and having Chung trip over him. The tackle was made by backside defenders Mayo and safety James Sanders.

    4. A few players later, on a second-and-9, OLB Rob Ninkovich demonstrated solid run-defense technique on a similarly-designed play. Ninkovich met the FB McIntyre two yards upfield, and even though Warren by was blocked down by the TE, and Spikes again could not stay back and fill the right hole, Ninkovich was able to shed his blocker and wrap Lynch up.

    ^^^^for the ninkovich haters
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    1. Patriots safety Patrick Chung’s end-zone interception to start the fourth quarter was set up when OLB Jermaine Cunningham met blocking RB C.J. Spiller in the backfield with a blow to the chest, pushing Spiller aside and hitting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick as he threw. The pass sailed well over his intended receiver and was snagged out of the air by Chung.

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    so it wasnt just a poor throw...me likes
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    Maybe this will go some length to quiet all the Mayo doubters around here.

    And I'm actually a big Guyton fan, but man he can kind of look like a weenie sometimes when he tries to make a tackle.
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    I wasn't able to watch the game so was just watching the highlights on nfl.com. I was wondering who that was who put the pressure on; Cunningham was a total beast on that play, even if it was a little rookie RB.

    I was also impressed with Moss on two plays that weren't his TDs: Taking two defenders to the back of the end zone to clear the way for Gronk's TD; and Moss diving in and fighting for the ball on Tate's fumble. (Pass was a bit behind Tate but it seems like he needs to focus on securing that ball. Between that fumble and the procedure penalty last week, there's definitely room for improvement in Tate's game. I did hear on the radio that he made a nice catch Sunday but haven't seen it).

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    See, I thought this was pretty easy to see that it wasn't just Fitz throwing it directly to Chung. But from some people here you'd think it had absolutely nothing to do with our defense, it was all Fitz just being "terrible" on the throw.
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    Well worth seeing. It was right at the end of the half -- two very well thrown high-reward passes to Tate and Hernandez. Two great catches. Three points, thank you very much! The young man has a lot of potential.
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    you can send your feedback to reiss if you'd like.he usually responds..
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