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Mr. Dungy? Your wake-up call...

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  1. PatsFanInVa

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    Is it just me, or does the following scenario make sense to anybody else here....

    1) We know the game plan going in was to throw until Minnesota's D woke up and showed an adjustment was in order - which it just plain never was.

    2) We know that the spread offense is hell on a cover 2 defense.

    3) We know that Dungy still thinks it's 2002 and loves the cover 2 as a base defense.

    Not that we're going in with a game plan calculated for the NEXT week -- that's not the point. The point is, in answer to the question "what's Tom still out there for? Why are they still throwing?" might the answer not be:

    "Hey Tony, we know how to pitch and catch now"?

    That sets up Dillon and Maroney in a way not possible if the Colts were pretty much confident they could defend the pass -- and puts us right back in the grind-it-out comfort zone. Unless they're dumb enough to stack the box.

    Or am I just attempting to over-think the obvious fruits of a team hitting on all 8 cylinders in every phase of the game? I'm far from the expert some of you guys are, but I'd love to hear thoughts on this.

    All I know for sure is if I were Dungy, I'd be soiling my pants right now.

    PFnV
  2. psychoPat

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    Did you say Dungy's WAKE UP call ?

    Elsewhere i posted that
    last night
    neither Dungy
    nor his DC
    slept well ... if they slept at all.
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  3. sieglo

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    Why clue Dungy in on it ahead of time. If you can do it, better to keep it quiet and take the Colts by surprise.
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    Yeah okay, there is that. So why the uncharacteristic continuation of the passing ways (rather than concerted attempts at clock-killin'?)

    The thesis is: Colts are soft on the run to begin with, and just soft in general. Keeping the pace manageable and our D off the field against the Colts works best with the running game... and the running game is set up that much more if the Colts are aware from the first kickoff that they have to account for, nay, focus on the passing game.

    Weak thesis I know... it's getting all Wallace-Shawn-in-Princess-Bride. But whether or not intended, it sure has that effect, if you ax me.

    PFnV
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    Yep, your Sicilian side is sipping Iocane wine. Dungy sleeps like a baby before a road game in Foxborough, tranquilizers usually have that affect.

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