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    From Ken Moll on the AFC East blog on the site that will remain nameless:


    http://myespn.go.com/blogs/afceast/...y-may-force-Pats-to-revert-to-the-screen.html
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    Re: Scout INC: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season because of Bra

    Sorry about the title it is more conjecture than actually insight. Mods may want to change the title.
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    Re: Scout INC: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season because of Bra

    IF Brady's injury is not all BS all along then I definately could see that type of offense for awhile and would make sense.

    The Colts are probably thinking the same type of offense for Manning who is pretty much in the same boat you might say

    B y mid season I expect both QBs to be ready for regualr duty IF they don't get more injured before then
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    Re: Scout INC: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season because of Bra

    i sometimes seriously doubt these 'scouts' know anything. they are the same guys who predicted the colts will kill our secondary in 2004 due injuries and the final score was 20-3 pats. lot of this crap is written beggining with one line
    Concern for who ?
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    Re: Scout INC: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season because of Bra

    This guy is a moron, the Pats have had the dink and dunk mentality and have just used the weapons they had last year. This years offense should be the most versatile and thus toughest to prepare for.
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    Re: Scout INC: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season because of Bra

    Correct if I'm wrong, but didn't the Giants run very few blitzes in that game? I seem to recall reading a stat in that regard. It was the major part of their success; they got pressure with the front four and dropped seven into coverage.

    FYI, that is the recipe of success vs. any offense in the NFL, not just the Patriots.
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    Re: Scout INC: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season because of Bra

    You gotta love articles that use the words, "Could", "Might", "Should".
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    Re: Scout INC: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season because of Bra

    as an alternative read pat kirwan's article on nfl.com which i postedon another thread . gives an insight as to what the giants did.
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    Re: Scout INC: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season because of Bra

    He raises good points, and I really hope we do throw more screens. Unfortunately, the term "screen" is not in Josh McDaniel's vocabulary :(
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    Re: Scout INC: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season because of Bra

    Blitzing Brady is tantamount to handing the Patriots the game, hobbled or not.

    For what it's worth, I doubt very much the injury is bad at all, and I'm guessing it will be the same offense we saw last year.
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    Re: Scouts, Inc.: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season

    I thought I'd dig up this old thread. I seem to remember last offseason people talking about the Pats using more screen plays to counter the haphazard pass rushes that were so effective against them in 2007.

    Do we think this could be a similar strategy this year, or do we have enough confidence in our tight ends and RB's to assist in pass protection? We do have lighter O-linemen who are better for this strategy.

    here's the old link to the Scouts article:
    Scouts Inc.: Brady's injury may force Pats to revert to the screen - AFC East - ESPN
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    Re: Scouts, Inc.: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season

    "Draw" hombre. [​IMG]

    Outsiders on Pats, Part III - Reiss' Pieces - Boston.com
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    Re: Scout INC: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season because of Bra

    I know, it sounds a lot like recent bandwagon Pats fans drooling over our explosive offense, and then scratch their heads like previous Colts fans over why physical defenses keep beating them.
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    Re: Scouts, Inc.: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season

    And then again...

    Outsiders on Pats, Part IV - Reiss' Pieces - Boston.com
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    Re: Scouts, Inc.: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season

    I saw that and I guess I interpret that differently than throwing screens to counter the rush. I saw it more as the coaches reacting to Cassel's limitations with deep passes than trying to counter aggressive defenses. Same as putting Cassel in the shotgun, since he wasn't as effective under center.

    I'll be curious to see what KC does with their offensive formations. Will they be using a lot of screens and short passes from the shotgun?
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    Re: Scouts, Inc.: Patriot throwing more screen passes to start the season

    Teams just didn't take it away very often, it worked to get NE to the verge of the playoffs with a 'near' rookie QB, it also worked to keep the defense spread out to help the run game - note the draw commentary of point three...
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