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  1. SVN

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    anyone here can explain what that was about ..? i couldnt watch the game uninterruped becuase the online feed was crapping on me.
    even greg bedard tweeted during the last few mins
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    It was all dog-faking for when Cunningham came in and forced that pick
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    I think it was one play, and as a disguise they ran a corner blitz with the corner in a 3 point stance.
    Did anyone see it more than once?
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    i'm pretty sure i did
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    It was actually on quite a few plays on those last 2 drives....
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    I did as well (minimum of twice), except, he was lined up as a DE. Clearly he was going to rush the QB from the get-go. My thought was he was in the fourth quarter position they used Crable for. Fast player to account for.

    From that position he could've picked up the back or rush.

    I didn't think he was that effective though - OTOH, maybe Manning audibled out of a flat pass. Interesting.
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    Also, Manning exploited the hell out of this on that 35 yards draw. It was a good call.
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    I think he had pressure on the McCourty pick, probably caused it because Manning would have seen him break off the route if he had more time.
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    In the post-game press conference, Eric Scalavino asked Belichick:
    You seemed to have Arrington at the line of scrimmage a lot in the second-half -- was that an adjustment?
    Belichick's response was:
    That was planned. We don't just draw them up in the dirt.

    So, apparently significant enough that it was part of the game plan.
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    He lined up at DE on that McCourty INT. He then came back out on the next defensive series and played DE the entire TD drive by the Colts. Colts ran a few draws on his side and he got totally abused. He couldn't do much rushing Manning as well. I believe he also was out on the next defensive series at DE for a few plays.

    Then on the next defensive series, Cunningham was back out.

    This was so bizarre.
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    Umm.. Then Greg Bedard is a moron because Arrington wasn't lining up at LOLB. He was lining up next to the RDE, not the LDE. And it was a Nickle package the Pats had on the field at the time..
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    Arrington was lined up as a Slot Corner on the Right Side of the Defense several times. He was not lined up at LOLB or ROLB. The Pats had a Nickle package on the field.
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    Belichick probably got the inspiration for this sub package from Madden NFL
    :cool:
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    he was definitely lined up with his hand down several times during the fourth quarter. It surely was the most WTF-moment of yesterdays game for me...:confused:
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    the play was designed more as a disruption play. put your self in the QB shoes, everything happens so fast he doesnt know what number/ position is rushing him. For PM it couldve been a DE or OLB, the QB is looking for his receivers while looking thru the corner of his eyes for the pass rush he has half a second to decide, all he sees is a blue jersey getting up to sack him which causes rushed and inaccurate throws. that is the art of war, confuse the enemy.
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    How banged up is he?
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    In the second half, Arrington was lined up at RDE for a number of plays. After the snap, he would always rush the passer. I think BB did this for the following reasons:

    He was getting worked by Reggie Wayne during the first half. I don't think BB wanted him on Wayne in the second half (Butler played a lot in the second half). BB probably figured that Indy wouldn't be running the ball that much, and he wanted to to have 5 dbs on the field at all times, just in case Manning went to the no-huddle.
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