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    Re: Reiss:Closer look at defense yesterday

    I like how we're once again starting to have the versatility to give opponents multiple looks on the defensive side of the ball before the snap. As Palmer said, it leads to confusion not only between the quarterback and the receivers, but along the offensive line as well. When the O-Line is unsure of their assignments, the defense can bring a pass rush from all angles. We saw this executed well in the early 2000's and I like that we're starting to be able to execute it again.

    Having said that, this is the one that caught my eye the most...

    Anybody with gametape know who the three "bigs" were?
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    Re: Reiss:Closer look at defense yesterday

    I believe Brace, Pryor, and Wilfork, though I could be wrong. Wright might be in for either Brace or Pryor.
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    Re: Reiss:Closer look at defense yesterday

    It looks like Brace, Pryor and Wright if I'm watching the right play.
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    Re: Reiss:Closer look at defense yesterday

    Pryor and Brace, Defensive starters, who knew?
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    Re: Reiss:Closer look at defense yesterday

    Brace's escape from the jaws of bustdom really warms my heart.
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    Re: Reiss:Closer look at defense yesterday

    Definitely makes our 2nd rounders from the last two years look pretty damn good so far:

    Chung
    Brace
    Butler
    Vollmer
    Cunningham
    Spikes (or was he a 3rd rounder?)
    Gronk

    Got a mix of potential starters at all three levels of the defense, as well as two players that impact both the running and passing game for the offense.

    Makes me extremely excited at what we can do with 2 firsts and 2 seconds in the next draft too.
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    One thing that I hope can continue: Our DL are not going to turn into Justin Tuck overnight. They aren't going to be penetrating DTs who knife in between linemen. They just sacked up and shoved the OL backwards into Palmer most of the game.

    I'm not sure if this is a long term recipe for success as the season wears on, but I certainly hope it keeps working.
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    But that's the difference between a 4-3 and a 3-4.
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    We'll know a lot more about this defense as the season progresses. Everyone is a little giddy right now as they should be. I'm just as stoked we have 2 1sts and 2 2nds next year. This team could be another dynasty in the making. Brady may be the only QB besides Montana that was able to play on multiple championship teams so far apart. Fingers crossed.
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    Re: Reiss:Closer look at defense yesterday

    Correct....

    EDIT: Wrong. It was the triple W.
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    That is not their job.
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    Re: Reiss:Closer look at defense yesterday

    Warren, Wilfork, Wright started the game.
    Brace came in for the 3rd series.
    Pryor played nose in sub
    Cunningam played DE in sub
    We played sub most of the 2nd half
    I havent gone back and rewatched, thats just from memory
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    Re: Reiss:Closer look at defense yesterday

    First play had Brace, Wilfork, Pryor, and Wright as the DL. They then switched to the 3-4 with Warren Wilfork and Wright for the next two plays, then on the last play of the first series went to a 3-4 with Wright switching ends, Wilfork at NT, and Pryor at the other DE...
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    As many of us expected over the offseason, Belichick recognized that the OLBs were not reaching the QB and built a defense that could generate interior pass rush. Thus the signings of Warren and Lewis.

    This defensive strategy won't put up huge sack numbers but as long as the back 7 plays smart and holds the fort it should be good enough.
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    Re: Reiss:Closer look at defense yesterday

    Maybe BB CAN draft after all. :)
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    Yeah, I also think he clearly prizes controlling the line of scrimmage with all those big d-lineman, to free up the linebackers and safeties. It's interesting that statistically the Patriots are always at the bottom of the league at blitzing on first and second down, but at the top on third down. They also used to always be at the top of the league in giving up the fewest 20+ yard plays, but that might have changed in the last year or two. That's the "bend but don't break" defense. I think Belichick's defense thrives with really good safeties, it really opens up what he can do. I'm looking forward to the Meriweather/Chung years.
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    Most of the defensive guru's would tell you that's the difference between a one-gap and two-gap.

    As noted in the Reiss write-up, the Patriots were in something other than 3-4 alignment most of the game. However, with all the three and four-man fronts, they played a two-gap style.
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