PD - Game Ball (Maroney), Take a Lap (Secondary)

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  1. PatriotsDaily.com

    PatriotsDaily.com On the Game Day Roster

    You know what? We have gotten sick and tired of giving the lofty PD Game Ball to opposing quarterbacks after losses (Peyton Manning, for example). After his 371-yard, five-touchdown performance, Drew Brees deserves a mention, but we’re taking our Game Ball and going home, so to speak.

    PD Game Ball – RB Laurence Maroney

    Yes, Drew Brees is an impressive quarterback. Sure, he’s the most accurate passer the Patriots have faced and (Heavens allow) will face this season. But I’d like to think that, given a wide-open receiver downfield, even I would have scored a TD against what passed for a New England secondary Monday night.

    Take A Lap – The Secondary
  2. crypto

    crypto On the Game Day Roster

    I don't mean to argue with a website, but for every lap the secondary takes, Pees and O'Brien need to take five … while balancing cinderblocks on their tongues.

    PATSYLICIOUS Pro Bowl Player

    #12 Jersey

    I was going to say the same for O'Brien and the OL. Not to say Brady didn't have a piss poor game himself. The first pick and missing an open Aiken. Failing to get in FG range at the end of the first half. Hope he's gotten it out of his system.
  4. Satchboogie3

    Satchboogie3 In the Starting Line-Up

    I think the entire defense needs to take not just one lap, but maybe a thousand. I have never in my life been so embarrassed by a Patriots defense. That blown coverage leading to Henderson being wide open was ridiculous, it looked like a shoddy high-school defense out there.

    I don't think this one is on Pees. We have all (rightfully) complained about him and his terribly conservative play calling, but this game was lost because of a lack of execution. We all know that you can't win if you consistently Blitz Brees, so you have to rely on your front 4-5 to be able to get constant pressure. We simply don't have good enough linebackers to rush the passer and no secondary will hold a Drew Bree's or Peyton Manning if they have time.
  5. Did anybody notice when Maroney fumbled the football, he jarred it loose from Sedrick Ellis? He didn't quit on the play.
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  6. Nikolai

    Nikolai Football Atheist PatsFans.com Supporter

    #54 Jersey

    Good point. Maroney...the bright spot on the Pats last night. He's running a little angry right now. I like it.
  7. BennyBledsoe

    BennyBledsoe Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    #11 Jersey

    I am very much appreciating his effort so far these past few games.

    If he keeps this up, I'll stop shaking my head when he gets the ball;)
  8. ALP

    ALP Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    screw taht, EVERYONE but maroney should take multiple laps...

    maroney is the ONLY player that i saw came to play....
  9. ALP

    ALP Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    how many more games do u need exactly? hes been doing this the last 7 games
  10. brady et al fan

    brady et al fan Practice Squad Player

    definately a solid effort by Maroney, perhaps the only bright spot of that game. Its too bad the game got out of hand because he was running with some attitude. I still don't trust him but I'll give credit where credit is due.

    As for lap takers, its a big crowd. I'd send the entire defense along with the OL. I can't remember a BB defense that looked so overmatched. The Saints could have scored more but played a run out the clock game down the stretch.
  11. bakes781

    bakes781 In the Starting Line-Up

    #12 Jersey

    I agree about Maroney, but I feel the lap goes to the DC and the LBs. Even the best secondary can only cover for so long. The one blown assignment is on Pees IMO.
  12. BennyBledsoe

    BennyBledsoe Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    #11 Jersey

    The rest of the season would be fantastic. Consistency should be rewarded. Seven games isn't exactly enough to make me stand up and shout YIPPEE or anything.
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