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    I saw Corey Dillion.

    I saw the clock-killing offense.

    I saw a top 5 defense.

    I saw a physical defense wear down a high powered offense.

    I saw screens.

    I saw Daniel Graham.

    The question is, will we see it again?
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    I didn't see the game as it wasn't broadcast in my area, but those words are music to my ears.

    Once Brady fine tunes his mechanics and timing, and Welker comes back, we will always have the deadly passing attack and ability to blitzkrieg opponents at a moment's notice. If we can balance it with a physical running game and varied gameplan (not just TB out of the shotgun with 3 WRs but screens, play action, use of multiple TEs, etc.) and a physical, aggressive defense, then I really can't see any team in the NFL coming close to us.

    Big "if"s. But more promising after today's performance.
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    It was encouraging, but they need to meld it into the regular offense. I think they got carried away with multiple receiver formations to the expense of everything else.

    I'd like to see Brady completely comfortable in the pocket, he still isn't. A more varied offense will help with a little more time, effective play action and receivers that have a bit of separation.

    It also keeps the passing O in good down and distance situations.

    Fred Taylor's not quite Corey Dillon, but he's close. Probably better in some ways at this point of his career.

    Young Corey Dillon was just awesome, though. I wish youtube still had his 278 yard game up
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    I saw the grind it out offense, something that was missing from the dynasty years.
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    Until Brady and the receivers get back on track, they are going to have to win like they did in the past. I still think the Pats became a high flying offense out of need, not desire. This is the best defense that the Pats have had since 2006.
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    Good part is, we've got the horses.

    Galloway seems to be at the crossroads, though. He either need to step up or step out. It's one thing to be out of synch, but he just doesn't look like he's hustling and that is unacceptable.

    I still say, the second best #1 is not necessarily the best #2. Galloway is running routes he's not comfortable with while Moss is running his routes.

    Maybe a versatile route runner like Gaffney > than a speed merchant running medium routes.
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    In that regard, you have to think that it's a great blessing in disguise that Brady is so off with his receivers. It forces them to get back to football basics, not being afraid to grinding it out, and winning it with the D. I hope they stick to this even when Brady gets back on track.
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    the more football changes the more it has not changed at all ... execution ... execution ... execution.

    Also ... keep your O-Line happy by running the ball ... it's better to smack than to be smacked.
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    Fred may not be quite as good as Cory as a player but he's a much better team player with the team first mentality.
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    Dillon mentored his replacement and played with an ankle that should have required crutches when no one else stepped up, winning games that got us into the playoffs.

    This is football, and that's what counts my friend. There's no Miss Congeniality.
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    I agree Galloway has to either put up or get out. Not hustling won't cut it with BB.

    We found in 2007 with Gaffney and Donte Stallworth that the versatile route runner ended up playing more than the speed merchant. Maybe that's what TB needs.

    If Galloway doesn't step up in the next 3 weeks and Brandon Tate is physically able to play, do you see Tate getting a shot? We don't need him to step in and start right away, since we should be able to run a lot of 2 TE sets and perhaps use Welker and Edelman at the same time along with Moss. Still a longshot, but just a thought.
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    This game seemed like 2003 but a little cushion on the scoreboard (opposed to all the nail biters of '03) and a better run game (obviously due to having superior backs).

    You had some inconsistencies, bonehead plays, points left on the field, but overall solid play on both sides of the ball.
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    If Galloway's just frustrated and not on the outs with Brady, they could still plug in a Gaffney type receiver and use Galloway on routes he's better at. It's not like we can't use at least 4 receivers in this offense regularly. Haven't seen Tate so I don't know his style. He doesn't have a lot of experience though, even in college.

    Funny thing is, guys with Gaffney's skills aren't expensive, due to people's mania for track stars. Experience and the willingness to stick your nose in are the keys, but it's hard to tell who would work in your defense until you work him out.
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