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  1. mgteich

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    I think that Wright and Green are looking just fine thank you. And Wilfork and Warren are certainly looking tehir usual probowl quality selves also.

    I expected (and expect) Burgess to be more of a force. Pryor and Brace will get some action with the hope that they will be able to contribute late in the year if there is opportunity.

    But for now, a healthy front four plus Burgess and Banta-Cain should be good enough to contain almost all opposing offenses, especially if the secondary remains solid and improving.
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    I like the way Wright hustles. Looking forward to watching Brace develop.
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    Not sure if that's by design or ineptitude but the pass rush out of the DL leaves much to be desired.
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    I think that this week there was less of a pressure rush. It was certainly there last week. Banta-Cain looked great. This secondary is very well able to cover and disguise coverages. I like the bend and and don't break as long as we are allwoing only 16 points.

    For me, it is game plan and scheme. Against a top quarterback, I would expect more of a pass rush including more blitzing.

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    I think Wright has looked good. I haven't been too impressed with Green, and see him as a placeholder until Brace is ready.
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    I'd be more than happy to see Brace surpass Green.

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    MIKE WRIGHT PLAYED GREAT TODAY!!

    We all know how awesome wilfork is. Re-Sign this man today.
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    all that would be true, if Derrick Burgess would have been seen today.. Did he get hurt and i missed it???
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    lol. no. I kept looking for him, and eventually spotted him in the 4th. He just wasnt a big part of the gameplan i guess. Ok, so im trying to find a positive here.

    As good as the d-line looked against the run, I just didnt get the 'rush 3-drop 8' crap. He's a rookie QB, throw a kitchen sink at him to force a turnover. Instead we let the kid have plenty of time, and the bend don't break,,,,broke :eek: I thought the d-line did well, but the plan sucked. :mad:
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    I don't know if this was a result of the Buff game but in that game Buff was killing us with the screen play right over the top of the on coming Patriot pass rush. But geez, save for the one long pass play that set up the TD and the Patriot defense played PLENTY well enough to win this game. This offense should be putting up more than 16 points!
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    This was the atypical Pats D, take away their strength.. Rushing.. and lay back on the pass rush. They effectively stopped the run, which for most was unexpected by most on this board.
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