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  1. SVN

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    For me a) its the unknown factor of the colts secondary. Bunch of new players we dont know about .how quickly we adjust to their physical play could be important. I wish indy had david and harper still.
    b)our Defensive tackling which has improved but will face a bigger test this week.BB showed the addai cutbacks as a big threat on all access show.Iam sure thats something he is harping on as well.Also how the D can sustain its stamina over the period of the game. Last yr the colts no huddle wore them down. I guess it depends a lot on how our offense executes .
    Lot of people are predicting a blowout. Iam not so sure. We havent been able to stop manning last 3 times . We have better personnel now but he now seems a bit more comfortable with the scheme the pats play.
    what do you guys think ?
     
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    how long its going to take people during the game thread to piss and moan if the colts...GASP....score a TD.
     
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    my biggest concern...??? for noone on our team at the least to get injured
     
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    Our D's ability to control the underneath, check-down, drive-sustaining stuff.

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    I am concerned about the defense. Can they stop the Colts inside the 20. Will the Patriots Offense be able to sustain drives ,keeping the Colts offense off of the field.
     
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    1. run defense and containing addai on first and second down. hopefully seymour will contribute to this as i feel the run defense is greatly improved with him in there.

    2. getting pressure on manning and hopefully the colts aren't allowed too much
     
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    Stadium noise if they start struggling.

    Colts quick passing routine on a slow pats secondary.

    Not being able to blitz manning effectively and rattle him.

    Running plays up the middle and Bruschi being too old and slow to get there.

    Maroney running upright and getting injured.
     
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    i should add..i would like to see if the pats stick with the running game in the 2nd half. last 3 games once they got stopped a couple of times they moved away from it.

    a simple stat to look at ..last 3 games colts have scored 35 pts avg and pats 25. has our offense improved enough to make up the 10 pt difference and has the defense improved enough similarly ?
    i read in reiss's column that the colts are going to more a short quick passing game because of tarik glenn's departure to give the rookie less time to handle the pressure. Means a short passing game to deal with like the pats own offense of the old
     
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    Same as what's being said.
    1. Injuries
    2. 3rd down defense
    3. Pass rush
     
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    Has our offense improved 10 ppg?
    Ummmmmm, I'll take silly questions for $1000, Alex. :)
    j/k
     
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    That Manning, unfortunately, has learned to dink and dunk.
     
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    1. Injuries
    2. The Refs

    The rest of the issues are within our purvey to control
     
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    I have none.

    No worries. No problems. No doubts. None. Zero.
     
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    My biggest concern is if the Pats don't break 40 points.
     
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    No Flu and no turning up the heat...But seriously

    No key injuries to ANY player on BOTH sides
     
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    1. Tipped balls/fumbles

    Unlike the majority, I'm not particularly impressed by Indy's D, except for their improved speed, and hard/sure, tackling. Hopefully the Pats' offensive players will secure the ball


    2. The effectiveness of our running game. Our Oline hasn't consistently blown Dlinemen back from the line of scrimmage which is reflected in our paltry 4.2 ypc.

    3. Coverage in the middle of the field/Addai checkdowns


    4. Sacking Manning when the opportunity presents itself (we got pressure on Manning in both games of the 2006 season but allowed him to run away from it and get passes off)

    5. Refs - will they call holding on the Colts' Oline, interference on their DBs?
     
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