Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by QB12, Jan 17, 2007.
Besides Rodney who went down early in the game, did the following play:
Is this a question? if it is then yes they were out.
I think Graham alone makes a huge difference. As I've said in other threads over the past few years he has been the #1 guy chipping Freeney.
Gaffney wasn't into the gameplan like he is now. I'm not even sure if he was active or not for that game.
Graham didn't play.
Neal didn't play.
Rodney went out early as you stated.
I can't recall if there were more guys out.
We might have been rotating RTs already by that point, I can't recall.
I'm excited about how healthy Daniel Graham seems to be at this point.
The key screwup in that 1st Indy game this year was the Patriots abandonment of the running game in the second half.
If I recall, they had an excellent first half running on that defense, and INEXPLICABLY, went away from that in the second. Many of us here were screaming about it while it was happening (and in the days after).
Perhaps, BB was trying to hide it for later (possible playoff confrontation), but it made no sense at the time.
Now, with Graham back and seemingly healthy, I look for the Pats to pound it, pound it, pound it. Furthering that argument, Maroney had 5 carries and Dillon 6 last week. Those should be pretty fresh legs.
Of course the FRESHEST legs belong to our "ACE UP OUR SLEEVES" Chad Jackson (Shmessy eating some yummy humble pie).
Graham should help the running game. It'll be interesting if the Colts are able to continue their 'running D' turnaround that they've had going in the playoffs.
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