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  1. thunder509s

    thunder509s Rookie

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    What was all the dancing in the backfield for when he took the ball? Everyone knows you attack even the slightest hole in the line and hope to break a big one! So what if the hole closes when you get to the line...At least you're not creating a negative play...Besides that, it was a great game and "as much as I hate to say it," the best team won.
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    Maroney has been doing that alot the last part of the season> This off season he needs to do a lot of work or he will not be our" back of the future".
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    he hasnt been the same since the injury
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    Every time he touched the ball, the play was already blown up in the backfield. It isn't all his fault. Still, only 5 carries in the second half is mind-numbingly stupid.
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    The run blocking in the 2nd half was non-existant.
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    MDPATSFAN Rookie

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    Last April it was inconcievable that our best draft pick would turn out to be a kicker drafted in the 4th round.
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    THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT OUR RUN PLAYS TO MARONEY THAT TIPS OFF THE DEFENSE

    He is consistently tackled behind the line by cornerbacks and safeties. This is what happens when a defense knows before the snap that a run is coming.
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    Lighten up on Maroney. He is the back the Colts REALLY wanted and between you me and the fencepost I would take him over Addai....right now.
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    Incorrect, he hasn't been the same since the Cincy game.
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    Maroney over Addai??
    Based on this season, I think Addai is the more complete player. The colts trhrough to him down field which I don't see the Pats doing.
    I posted last week that Maroney is never run outside via sweeps and again last night it didn't happen. I remember one good run by Moroney, when he took it outside and used his speed. I don't know why they don'et take advantage of it more.
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    Pat the Pats Fan Rookie

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    #50 Jersey

    IMO, he has seemed tentative since his rib injury. It wouldn't surprise me to learn he was playing on guts alone the last few weeks.
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    I would still take Maroney over Addai. I think if they swapped teams we'd be horrified. With the field turf, a good offseason and, presumably, an upgraded WR corps, Maroney should look more like the first half of the season Maroney next year.
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    What I wanna know is why they insist on trying to show Maroney up the middle over and over again, when it fails time after time.

    Maroney clearly is a good OUTSIDE runner. Why not split him out wide and throw him screen passes? Or run some reverses? Or run outside?

    I just don't get the boneheaded play calling with Maroney. They should play to his strengths, not his weakness.
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    All_Around_Brown Rookie

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    On this I totally agree. Not to mention we used him less and less over the course of the season in these situations.

    I still don't know why we didn't use him in more screens
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    He did seem to have good hands earlier on in the season and could break them for some good gains. That aspect disappeared as the season progressed.
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    Same here -- I think there's more upside with Maroney. With the Colts O-line and passiong game, they could get good production out of any halfway decent guy, like the Broncos seem to. I also think BB inherited an anti-rookie bias from Parcells.
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    something I noticed is that Faulk resorted back is old self dropping the ball on open catches.
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    hmmm what am I missing?
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    Not sure. I just think that Maroney 'changed' after the Cincy game. He became a more timid runner long before he got hurt. The rookie wall hit him early.
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    And completely healed rib cartilage.
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