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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    Faulks ability to block against the blitz made Toms job to get the ball away from the shotgun formation a little bit easier and made the call for Tom in the shotgun to be a little more comfortable.

    Without Faulk to block,is the shotgun going to be used less starting this week? - Will we see Tom more under center now during these situations?
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    Or more 5 receiver sets? Ugh. :(
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    A lot of times our 5 "WR" sets would include Faulk, which gave us the flexibility to move him back behind the line if the defense called for it. Usually the five wide were actually 3 WR, a TE split wide, and Faulk either motioning out or back in.

    We may see LESS five wide without Faulk.
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    Hopefully. I feel like to start the game the last two years the team has used inventive formations and plays. Then later on when they seemingly run out of scripted plays they would go to Brady in the shot gun. If they aren't comfortable enough to slip into the gun consistently without Faulk maybe it makes the offense more difficult to defend.
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    God, I hope so.
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    How come people can't figure out when to use "less" and when to use "fewer"? No Faulk=less shotgun?

    It's sasposta be, No Faulk? Fewer shotguns.

    Fewer shotguns pointed at Pats fans' heads by their own hands. lol.

    Take the double barrels out of our collective mouth and slowly put the gun down, please. We'll be okay. You jus' havta be grateful for all we DO have on tha team. Plus, we can pick somebody up maybe. I know it won't be as good as it has been for the last 11 or 12 years when Kevin was around, but we'll muddle thru.

    Now, let's not pull a Kurt Cobain over the whole sha-bang, k?

    (Just kidding. I saw the thread title and I jus hadta take some creative license.)
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    We can only hope.

    BTW, Morris could be the running back in the shotgun.

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    This is what I expect.
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    This is just wrong.

    Less shotgun is proper usage. "We'll use the shotgun less."

    You can say "We'll call fewer shotgun plays" too, and that's proper as well.
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    Well, Faulk gave the Pats a threat of a run in the shotgun. I think that is where he is missed more. The Pats did a lot of draws from the shotgun.
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    If there can be one positive from this mess this will be it.
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    we are a shotgun team.... Faulk or no Faulk.



    Losing Faulk is not that big of a deal. The Vintage years were long ago. Good player no doubt.:):):)
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    When teams plan thier defense against our one dimentional pass oriented offense then you will realize Kevin is a guy you can't replace.

    Seriously I do not expect Brady to pass for less than 35 times for the rest of the season,his arm may fall off or he may get killed in the pocket.
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    "WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH"


    ^^^thats the sound of his post going right over your head :D
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    I don't object to Brady passing a lot. I want Brady to pass a lot. Play to your strengths, use what you got, and all that. What I object to is Brady going over to the opposing coaches bench in situations where either a run or pass would be appropriate and telling the opposing coaches " in case you were wondering, we're going to go long on this play". Which is basically the advantage O'Brien gives the other team every time he calls a shotgun formation.

    Brady likes the shotgun because it makes it easier for him to see what's coming. Unfortunately it gives the other team's defense the exact same advantage. Actually, it probably helps them even more in short yardage situations. Sadly, I'm concerned the shotgun has turned into a bit of a crutch for Brady.
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