What are the keys to victory today???

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  1. Amanichai

    Amanichai On the Roster

    I think the pats need to establish the run game early to foil any intentions of mangini trying to rattle brady. With that being said I also think Brady needs to take some shots down field early (perhaps utilizing the play action) to throw the jets on their heals.

    For the most part I think Pennington is going to go for the short stuff so it's imperative that we make our tackles on first contact. However I won't be surprised if they try to take some shots down field early on and try to take the crowd out the game.

    And I'm sure both teams have some tricks up their sleeves that they going to use on eachother today? Let's just hope the Pats are on their toes.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2007
  2. Ceresco

    Ceresco Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Run the ball early and often. Once that is established Brady to Reche all day.

    Oh and also, Make Pennington eat dirt.
  3. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Offensively, I just care about holding onto the ball. We'll put up plenty of points if we don't kill ourselves. Run, pass, whatever. Just don't turn it over.

    Defensively, apart from good tackling, the big thing to me is solid run defense on 1st and 2nd down. Pennington is very good on those little 3rd down passes, we need them to be 3rd and 8s, not 3rd and 2s.
  4. Mosi Moose

    Mosi Moose On the Game Day Roster

    Agree with you guys--would also say throw in some screen passes to keep that Jets D honest. Defensively--we should bring this house early and often.
  5. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Here is THE key. No turnovers. If we do not turn the ball over we will win-period.

    Also, no big plays for the Jest on ST's. Those are the two main keys.
  6. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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    Tackle their receivers. That's it!
  7. ArmyPatsFan

    ArmyPatsFan On the Game Day Roster

    Sack Chad.....he is winless when sacked more then 3 times this year.

    Yeah..that no turnover thing is important too :D
  8. PatsFanInVa

    PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Yes, you do have to establish the run, but in a balanced attack... we're all shocked by what happened to KC when they taped a big sign on Larry Johnson announcing he'd be running through Indy en route to the end zone, all aboard.

    Be willing to use both, sure, and be willing to go deep if you get a shot deep, but all of this needs to feed into the Jets having to play honest at the line of scrimmage, that is the most important thing. If there's not eight or nine in the box, we win that battle.

    And on the other side: stop the run, and stop the underneath stuff. Unfortunately we'll probably have a harder time stopping the short passes, since we're set up to stop the run most effectively. But stopping Pennington from burning you long is like stopping a guy in a wheelchair from slam dunking the ball. You get an assist from mother nature on that one.

    My personal keys to victory:
    * Cheetos
    * Remote

  9. Amanichai

    Amanichai On the Roster

    That is a good point as we seen that clearly happen with KC yesterday...
  10. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Welcome to the board APF. And thank you for your service.:rocker:
  11. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    protect brady....thats the thing iam most nervous about
  12. Pat_Nasty

    Pat_Nasty Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I wonder if you may be confusing cause with effect here...

    Quarterbacks tend to take more sacks when playing from behind because they need to pass more, and the defense knows it. So it might be more accurate to say that Pennington is more likely to have been sacked 3 times in games that they lost.
  13. Pat_Nasty

    Pat_Nasty Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I agree. Offensive line play will figure huge in the outcome of this game. Brady and his "five layers of protection" need to do better this time around in setting their protection schemes. In the running game, the guys on the line need to pick up run-blitzers better. The Jets were shooting Kerry Rhodes and others into gaps vacated by pulling or down-blocking linemen, and getting guys into our backfield before the play could develope.

    You could counter this by running with a FB or H-Back more, but really, with proper recognition by interior linemen, we should be able to run successfully without changing our game.
  14. dtbrks

    dtbrks 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Battle of the trenches, IMO. Pats need to win those battles and the rest will fall in line
  15. BoTown

    BoTown In the Starting Line-Up

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    Take care of the football, basically.
  16. frankiesfly

    frankiesfly Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    the keys? just dont turn the ball over, and we win.
  17. pencilneckgeek

    pencilneckgeek Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I think NEM has the key on the offensive game plan, although Brady's little press-conference smirk may hint a secret pass-happy, spread-em-out plan. Hopefully, it will be 3 and 4 (not 5)-wide sets with a single back to run at the correspondingly thinned out D and help with blitz pickup.

    On D, I wouldn't be suprised to see BB deal with the no huddle by starting in the nickel 3-3 with TBC spelling Vrabel and Colvin outside and relying on Scott's greater speed in coverage than the ILBs. I think that sets a nice matchup for mixingn 3 to 5-man rushes, while still having enough meat in the box to handle the Jets inside running game and improving speed to handle Leon Washington trying to get outside.
  18. PatsFanSince74

    PatsFanSince74 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    No turnovers. Run Dillon and Maroney early and often. Protect Brady. Stuff Pennington. And, NO TURNOVERS.
  19. PatsSteve1

    PatsSteve1 In the Starting Line-Up

    No turnovers, play physical, wih the LOS, beat the man in front of you, no stupid penalties, EXECUTE what's called and you win the game.

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