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Getting Defensive - New England Patriots


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I think we match up very well against the Pats

 

Put TD, or Kuechly on Gronk with Mitchell over the top

 

Captain is perfect for covering the slot, which the Pats severely rely on

 

Drayton and Melvin on the corners, let Lester play midfield

 

Would like to see a nice mix of press man and zone, so we have time for the front four to get to Brady

 

Wouldn't be surprised if we played a 4-2-5 for a majority of the game, im comfortable enough that the front six could stop the run effectively. 

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I would blitz Brad with the front 4 + Mitchell all day and keep the LBs in air defense.

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Brady is as savvy a NFL QB as you will find in the history of the game. Whether unpressured or under pressure, his numbers remain constant. And if the game against Pittsburgh is any indication, he finally has found a rhythm with his offensive weapons.

 

The good news for the Panthers is that Brady is a pure pocket passer.

 

 

Also good news is that our DBs are going to benefit from the west coast offense. We've been pressing receivers better than we ever have and with Luke and TD dropping back, we should frustrate Brady and force him to throw checkdowns.

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Have to remember that their weapons are healthy now, fully healthy and chemistry has developed between him and his rookie receivers, plus you give Tom two weeks to prepare, especially now that his throwing hand is finally healthy and not swollen and you have your hands full, it doesn't matter how great the defense is, this is not the same offense before week 10, this is an entirely new animal at full strength and hitting on all cylinders that burned an 8th ranked Pittsburgh defense for a franchise high in points given up per one game... and with Shane Vereen, adding him to that equation makes it even harder to defend.  

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MAybe, but not so sure about that. The Panthers may prefer clock eating  scoring drives on the ground from the Patriots and take their chances on a low scoring game in the 4th quarter.

I think we will be the one trying to have clock eating drives and hope for a low scoring game in the 4th.  We haven't let anyone run all year.  This is not the dreaded Patriot offense of old.  The Bengals held them to 7 points at their place.

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The patriots will be a good measuring stick for how we'll do vs New Orleans.

I agree but I think New Orleans will be the tougher test. New Orleans seems to be more explosive.

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Have to remember that their weapons are healthy now, fully healthy and chemistry has developed between him and his rookie receivers, plus you give Tom two weeks to prepare, especially now that his throwing hand is finally healthy and not swollen and you have your hands full, it doesn't matter how great the defense is, this is not the same offense before week 10, this is an entirely new animal at full strength and hitting on all cylinders that burned an 8th ranked Pittsburgh defense for a franchise high in points given up per one game... and with Shane Vereen, adding him to that equation makes it even harder to defend.  

Most of the guys coming back are just back and chemistry takes time to develop.  With a mandatory 3 days off due to the CBA, the bye is not that better for prep.  It did allow a few guys to come back but as many teams lose after the bye as win.

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Most of the guys coming back are just back and chemistry takes time to develop.  With a mandatory 3 days off due to the CBA, the bye is not that better for prep.  It did allow a few guys to come back but as many teams lose after the bye as win.

Danny Amendola - only second game back with Brady after three weeks and with Gronk on the field at the same time.  Dobson has been developing each week, getting better and better, and now he gets it.  Took 10 games but it came, and he arrived and right on time.. Julian Edelman, nursing a leg injury since week 5 but played anyway, now his numbers will go back up.. the bye does help. 

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Have to remember that their weapons are healthy now, fully healthy and chemistry has developed between him and his rookie receivers, plus you give Tom two weeks to prepare, especially now that his throwing hand is finally healthy and not swollen and you have your hands full, it doesn't matter how great the defense is, this is not the same offense before week 10, this is an entirely new animal at full strength and hitting on all cylinders that burned an 8th ranked Pittsburgh defense for a franchise high in points given up per one game... and with Shane Vereen, adding him to that equation makes it even harder to defend.

Hmmm you sound pretty knowledgable about New England........ Mr. Trenches you wouldn't happen to be a New England fan pretending to be a Panther fan would you????

I see ya buddy!!!

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Danny Amendola - only second game back with Brady after three weeks and with Gronk on the field at the same time. Dobson has been developing each week, getting better and better, and now he gets it. Took 10 games but it came, and he arrived and right on time.. Julian Edelman, nursing a leg injury since week 5 but played anyway, now his numbers will go back up.. the bye does help.

Yeah if that last post doesn't tell it all, your post quoted above surely does. Welcome to the huddle Trenches or should I say New England fan.

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win this game:

 

1.  run that ball and score, eat up that clock.  If Brady is sitting on the bench, no scoring.

2.  Defense has to pressure him, and don't be fooled, Brady will run when that middle lane is there.

3.  no mistakes, no interceptions, no fumbles, not stupidness on special teams.

4.  every opportunity must be seized.

 

The Patriots are winners.   Over time they have won with:

1.   with no receivers. 

2.   with no defense. 

3.   wiith no running backs.

4.  without Brady's TEs

 

They are going to look at this game as a chance to beat down the latest 'team of the month' just the same as they did Houston last year.

 

The Panthers absolutely have to play flawless football in all phases and when they get opportunities, they must seize them.

 

Colin K is no Tom B and Tom B will make the Panthers pay for every mistake made by the Panthers offense and Defense.

 

All that said, I detest the Patriots and I pray for a W  on Monday night, I don't care how the Panthers do it, just please God, do it.

 

 

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we better not give brady time do dice up the dbs.. need pressure, and need to contain gronk.

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