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Old 10-23-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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that we beat Brady and the Pats? We played pretty well today and the defense has played great 3 games straight. The offense didn't seem to let up today, although the run game sucked and we missed a few opportunities, overall the offense was good. I'm not sure exactly but I don't think the Pats defense is as good as the Cards, I think we can score 30+. If we are ever going to do it this is the year: our pass defense is as good as it can be, their offense seems a bit weaker than last years and their defense is horrible, and it's in Pittsburgh. We need the offense playing like they did today, or even better like they did against the Titans, and we need pressure on Brady. Lately he is pretty bad against pressure. Woodley and Keisel have been getting a good amount of pressure and if Harrison can play we got a good chance at frustrating him. Also, they will dink and dunk on us to TE's and Brady will make reads and complete balls that other QB's wouldn't, but Gay and Lewis are playing a lot better and I don't think those dink and dunks will be there that often. I'm confident but not certain that we will win this one finally.
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:50 PM   #2
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6-10 is okay if we beat the pats this year. i hate that team
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:38 AM   #3
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We better bring an offensive gameplan besides bomb to Wallace. I guarantee after that TD today Belichick is going to have a heavy focus in his defensive gameplan on shutting down Wallace (Not that the Pats have the greatest defensive personnel ever or anything but I wouldn't doubt for a second that Belichick find a way to minimize Wallace's effectiveness). Sanders and Brown are going to have to step up big time in this one.

I don't expect the defense to slow down Brady much (if at all), this game, like last year, is going to come down to whether or not Ben can step up and put up some major offensive points. Last year he got off to a slow start and didn't pick it up until the 4th quarter, this week the offense is going to have to come out firing on all cylinders from the opening kickoff.
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:46 AM   #4
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If Brady can text messages to his wife and scratch his nuts before having to pass like last year, then no, we don't have a shot

Its as simple as that, if we can't hit em into making mistakes then we won't win.
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:50 AM   #5
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If they put McCourty one on one with Wallace, I guarantee at least a 45 yard catch. Sanders and Brown will also stretch their garbage safeties, leaving the middle of the field pretty much open for Miller
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I always prepare for the worst when we play the Pats, and getting them off their damned bye week certainly doesn't bode well. However... one thing that's been clear this season is that their defense hasn't been great. Their offense has been good enough that it hasn't really mattered, but even Brady has faltered in a few games (4 picks in the Buffalo game and just barely winning against Dallas last week).

I think that Ben can absolutely torch the Pats' D. However, I also believe Brady can torch our D. And as much as I hate to say it, Brady is the better QB of the two, or at least he gets more points on the board week in and week out. Additionally, the Pats running game looks better than ours.

Nevertheless, it really comes down to who can make adjustments better. We've failed to do that against the Pats every time we've played them. If we have that "just keep doing the same dumb shit that's not working" approach again, then we will lose. However, if we play like we did this week and like we did in the game against the Titans, then we can absolutely beat the Pats. A balanced offense (like we had against Tennessee) would be best, but if it's not working, then air it out like we did against the Cards. A "whatever works" approach is the key here, not a "whatever we thought would work before the game started" approach.
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Only way we can win, besides sacking the shit out of Brady, is with the west coast offense. Ben and the offense have to be on the field longer than Brady, they have to control the ball and own the clock and keep our D off the field and rested. If they use the same game plan like against Jacksonville and Indy then we have no chance. A three and out is just as bad as an INT against the Pats.
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Dallas held them to 17 points and that wasn't till a final drive touchdown. Their defense isn't "not doing well", it sucks. This year our pass d is way better, if Woodley and Keisel continue to get pressure it will make up for the mistakes that will be made in the secondary. Realistically, if we had Taylor and Revis as CB's Brady could still pass on us, they pass on everybody, but if Dallas can hold them to 17 then so can we.I know Gay and Lewis will look bad, but they won't look as bad as last year. We need to play the dime packages we have been using and the offense needs to play like they did against the titans. We should be able to do as good on offense as today or like the first half verse the jags, that's how bad their defense is. I like our chances, this is our best chance since Cassel started that game for them.
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Dallas held them to 17 points and that wasn't till a final drive touchdown. Their defense isn't "not doing well", it sucks. This year our pass d is way better, if Woodley and Keisel continue to get pressure it will make up for the mistakes that will be made in the secondary. Realistically, if we had Taylor and Revis as CB's Brady could still pass on us, they pass on everybody, but if Dallas can hold them to 17 then so can we.I know Gay and Lewis will look bad, but they won't look as bad as last year. We need to play the dime packages we have been using and the offense needs to play like they did against the titans. We should be able to do as good on offense as today or like the first half verse the jags, that's how bad their defense is. I like our chances, this is our best chance since Cassel started that game for them.
People said the same thing about em last year when they were spanked by the stains, and then they killed us

Thus far in this season, I haven't seen anything to make me feel comfortable that we can win this one.....

Our D has gotten off easy with the schedule/timing of injuries of Star WRs....the stats are deceiving

The real test starts now.....Hope they can make me a believer
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:24 AM   #10
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We can win any game...Just not sure this will be one of them.
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