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  1. Dagg

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    I was suprised to hear Ridley inactive(i figured he may not see carries), do you think he will be active in the Bowl?

    Woodhead fumbling on the return will there be consequences?

    and Ocho wow I dont think he even played, even when Gronk went down I expected to see him out there.


    Thoughts?
     
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    Ocho was inactive for the game. Probably at least somewhat to do with him being at his father's funeral on Saturday.
     
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    Thanks Juxt I was not aware of that, not sure how I missed it.
     
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    yeah Ocho was ruled out before game but im sure he'll be in the Bowl
     
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    Ridley was a surprise - injury?

    Woodhead - no apparent consequences as he took the very next kickoff out of the endzone and somewhat redeemed himself by bringing it back to the 40. That was an unbelievably bad break at the time, though. Luckily the D was able to hold Baltimore to a FG and only go up by 4.

    Ocho out because of Dad I presume and he probably wasn't a big part of the game plan. Inexplicably, they seemed to miss him though as they used Edelman a lot, and then Slater on that ill-advised long bomb.
     
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    I have to disagree with that. Not sure how they could miss a guy that only plays 10 snaps a game max. Megatron would've struggled with that catch. Just a dumb play call and even worse decision by Brady.
     
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    That's a shame about Ridley considering the fire he had put into the running game. But I cannot blame BB for the fumble concerns.

    The one thing I would add is BB is known for very specific inactives according to the opponent. I would be surprised if Ocho is inactive and mildly surprised to see Ridley inactive for the SB.

    Woodhead's fumble? He better have fumblitis out of his system. If nothing else the Patriot running game does give up the ball.
     
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    I think we lead the league in least fumbles, as far as our RBs are concerned.
     
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    If you fumble in two consecutive games you should not play in the next game, really like Ridley.. but like BJGE better, he averaged something like 4.5 yards a carry and scored a TD.

    Protecting the rock is of supreme importance..

    Do think Woodhead will play in the Superbowl..
     
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    Woodhead was protecting the ball and it was a good play by the defense. Ridley was out of control, ramming into three tacklers when he should have been covering up.

    BJ is simply outstanding at ball security, most guys will fumble sometimes when the defense makes a great play. By the way, BJ was running great, they should have run him more, used more play action.
     
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    I think Ridley was securing the ball when he fumbled, the ball got knocked out right before he went down.
     
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    The missed Ochocinco. Need someone to keep the deep threat happening. Even if it just consists of running sprints all game.
     
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    I double disagree with that - I believe that Megatron can catch almost anything :p
     
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    Ridley is a rookie. Fumbles in back to back games of this magnitude will get you sat. We went with 3 RB in this game, and one of them (Faulk) never saw the field. But he was dressed because they trust him both on offense and ST, even if he isn't a playmaker any longer.

    Ocho practiced all week and was gone less than 24 hours for the services for the father he was estranged from for most of his life. They only reconciled last summer in light of his diagnosis. They were never close. Still emotional I'm sure, but not devastating as was the case say with Favre. Ocho didn't dress because when the chips are down Bill plays the guys he trusts, particularly facing adversity, which was clearly always the potential in a matchup with the Ravens.
     
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    I can only guess that Ridley must have been putting it on the ground in practice last week in addition to the OB fumble.

    Woodhead had more than earned the right to "one big mistake," especially since we won the game anyway. The fact that BB let him be out there on the very next kick and bring it back says it all.

    I think everyone is aware of Chad's situation last week. I hope his family is OK.
     
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    Agree on Ridley.

    Not sure I agree on Chad, though. BB has stuck with him all year and last week as well, so I think it was related to his family situation. In my experience, the death of a parent with whom there are unresolved issues that one might have assumed he had many years to work out can be even more unsettling than the death of a parent with whom someone was close; so I really don't see how anyone outside his closest friends can say it was "not devastating." Feelings of guilt, anger, confusion can really mess with someone's head at a time like that.

    I don't think Coach kept 85 on the roster all year to sit him in the playoffs; Simms commented that, despite his lack of production this season, the Ravens would have had to defend the Pats differently if Ocho was in the game.
     
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    You're right, he can catch







    The superbowl, on TV while sitting at home.
     
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    I agree.....As bad as I thought Brady played. I was a little put off by the majority of the play calling yesterday. It was obvious to me, the Ravens were selling out on the pass defense, and conceded the run.

    To me, we should have adjusted to allot more run formations, and passed or play action passed off that. My opinion.

    Not a great day for Brady, and B.O.B.
     
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