this will be Maroneys breakout game

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by patsgo, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. patsgo

    patsgo Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    just a feeling, but i think they are going to run allover them with Maroney leading the way
  2. Brownfan80

    Brownfan80 In the Starting Line-Up

    Man I hope so.
  3. cblesz

    cblesz Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Hopefully he doesn't tip toe through the line like he seems to be doing lately...
  4. Brownfan80

    Brownfan80 In the Starting Line-Up

    I think that Maroney certainly hit the invisible Rookie Wall, though he did still produce at a decent level. His big plays surely tailed off though.
  5. Michael

    Michael Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    It's been a while since he had a good break away run.

  6. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    Maroney's stuttering at the line is progressing to a point where I think he might just set up a tent and camp out at the line on his next run.
  7. Sean Pa Patriot

    Sean Pa Patriot Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    #12 Jersey

    Well if he has 5 carries for 5 yards again, you could start the draft talk, because the Colts will own us...
  8. Seymour93

    Seymour93 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Maroney's breakout game was against Buffalo in Week 1. For whatever reason he has not been used as much as he was earlier in the season, however this has coincided with overall improvement from the team. He still has a role to play and will likely see a lot more PT against the Colts than he did in SD.

    Someone who has yet to have a breakout game is... well his name rhymes with Thad Mackson.
  9. TruthSeeker

    TruthSeeker Supporter Supporter

    His actual breakout was against Cincy, besides returns, he hasn't really done much since. He did well the last 2 regular season games in his brief appearances.
  10. 5 Rings for Brady!!

    5 Rings for Brady!! In the Starting Line-Up

    This will not be a big game for our running backs because Belichick will mysteriously abandon the run and throw the ball 51 times.

    But I guess I can't complain if we win.

    Although I am sorely tempted to.
  11. Seymour93

    Seymour93 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Mehh... he looked special against the Bills too.

    17 attempts, 86 yards, 5.1 average... that's a breakout IMO.
  12. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    I thought he looked really good against the Colts until they abandoned the run.
  13. letekro

    letekro In the Starting Line-Up

    There seems to be something about the plays called for him that tips teams off to the run. Maroney was the back on every Bob Sanders run blitz in the first game and he was stuffed on two run blitzes by Marlon Mcree against the SD. If a team ever guessed wrong we might be able to burn them, but they seem to know our tendencies...
  14. TruthSeeker

    TruthSeeker Supporter Supporter

    Probably because every time Maroney comes in, you HAVE TO expect run (because that's all the Pats do with Maroney ). He's no Kevin Faulk as a receiver (yet). Pretty much like you know 80% of the time Faulk is in it's gonna be a pass. They hardly ever do play action or screen to Maroney when he's in. Next year may be different, but the Pats O is pretty damned predictable.
  15. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- Supporter

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    Every game lately someone makes this post and every week I just shake my head. Maroney currently has more talent than Dillon and yet Dillon is running better than Maroney.

    Maroney is still hurt ... it takes at least 3 months to really recover from his injury. So, if and when he has a great game IMO it is not a breakout game ... it means he's healthy again and I like that more.

    Patriots will stay balanced this Sunday ... I doubt anyone is going to be featured.
  16. shirtsleeve

    shirtsleeve In the Starting Line-Up

    Already posted a pre-emptive strike thread on that one.
  17. You better the pats will have a chance to stay balanced. The colts have shut down the ravens and cheifs. If the pats try to runn too much or pass too much the colts will take advantage. You better pray to god we dont get an early lead.
  18. chris_in_sunnyvale

    chris_in_sunnyvale In the Starting Line-Up

    No deep handoffs. No slow-developing plays. The Pats have looked brutal in recent weeks when running this way. Indy ate this up in November. Quick handoffs, hit the hole fast and hard is the way to go.

  19. Brownfan80

    Brownfan80 In the Starting Line-Up

    Agreed. Indy's defense is based on speed. Countering speed with power works, but only if you allow your power game the time to get to full speed before getting hit. Slow developing run plays allow a fast defense to hit your guys before they get going. Hopefully the Pats learned from that mistake from the first game and run more quick developing run plays to take advantage of our power game while negating their speed game.

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