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DecrypticShadow    1,605

So you think allowing a team to only punt 1 time all game is ok? Forget good. We had a poor performance defensively. Same as the Patriots. Neither team was able to get off the field on 3rd down and allowed the other team to drive down the entire field on each possession. 

 

 

Our D did play poorly in a lot of respects. Tacking was horrible, gap fits were off, backside contain was lost more than once, CB's missing jams.

All of this is correctable, I see a week of focusing on fundamentals heading into Miami.

Luckily, were so good we overcame these issues, but it's got to get fixed.

 

Just a friendly word of advice fellas.... Watch out on how you criticize the Panthers defense. Huddlers will come out from every rock to bash your logic, even though our very own Head Coach admitted the teams tackling and coverage was not impressive... Many of these Huddlers will look past that and still shoot responses of "Stop Posting Now!!!" "I guess our defense sucks then right??" "Your ignorance is laughable"

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cbully    923

I watched Riveras press conference and heard what Rivera said - and the pants almost lost to Buffalo -  the pats and brady are a far cry from the team they were a few years ago.  As is Pittsburg regardless of their stats.

anything goes in Divisional football. look at Tampa last week... heck, keep an eye on Atlanta this week. you never know. 

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Snake    4,068

I'm going to say Rivera was not happy with our performance Monday night so we come out and only allow the dolphins 10, Offense puts up 31. This is a statement game for us because the media has done nothing but disrespect us.

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Toundra    634

This is a trap game, after defeating both the Pats and the Niners, Miami should be an easy win, but no, its not going to be easy so once again they must give everything.

And because this is supposed to be an easier game they should secure our ranking and the Panthers must play their best football.

 

 

GO PANTHERS !

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csx    6,966

Then you haven't watched much football this year.

 

The Patriots had just put up 55 in Pittsburgh against the #4 defense in the league.

 

In the end it was enough but they tackled quite poorly and allowed plays to get more than they could have after first contact. They could have been much better simply by tackling better and not getting penalties in big situations. 

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dksmith17    90

yep, 20 pts is not a fair indicator of how much Pats O torched us. 

 

We just couldn't get off the field. IIRC The first half the only thing that got us off the field was a holding call, a fumble and a missed blocking assignment. The 2nd half the only thing that got us off the field was that terrible play call for a pass on 3rd and short. I'm most worried about not stopping their run game. It hasn't happened yet this season. If we can't stop the run going forward our whole defensive game plan is out the window.

 

that said, I think Pats have a top 3 offense going forward with all those weapons. They are also just a bad matchup for our D.

 

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Dash Global    139

In the end it was enough but they tackled quite poorly and allowed plays to get more than they could have after first contact. They could have been much better simply by tackling better and not getting penalties in big situations. 

 

Anyone that tries to say we played good D on monday night doesnt know football. 

 

On top of only getting them off the field on 3rd down ONCE the entire game (one punt), we missed tons of tackles, gap problems, gashed on the run, CBs getting abused, numerous big defensive penalties, etc. 

 

Luckily our offense was able to move the ball well themselves and were able to keep Brady and their O off the field for a large portion of the game. 

 

Normally you will not win trading scores with Brady. ie The other QB and offense will blink first. We can thank Riddley / his fumbleistis and our O for this win. 

 

Your not gonna shut down NE on D but the least you can do is force a few punts during the entire game. 

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g5jamz    1,111

finheaven.com is one of the more popular forums for the Dolphins as well

 

We have never beaten the Dolphins in reg season.

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fieryprophet    6,834

Our defense has had better efforts this year, but you can't take away how well the Pats played either. They really stressed our coverage (like a lot of people thought they would) and killed a few of their own opportunities. Rivera was adamant that he was disappointed with the tackling and the lull in the third quarter with the pass rush, but that just means they will spend the week harping on the details and fine tuning our excellent defense to make sure it maintains its good form. All in all, nothing to be upset about with their effort and a quality win earned against a quality team should be celebrated.

 

As for Miami, there's no chance this team overlooks them. This team has bought in completely to the "next game" philosophy and that reflects very highly of our coaches. We've been in every game this year no matter what, no one is sneaking up on us.

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csx    6,966

Some of you people can't be happy with anything.

 

I'm happy with the win. I was in no way saying we have a problem on defense. But Zod telling people they haven't watched any football for mentioning the defensive issues on Monday Night is silly. NE is going to present a threat to any defense but it wasn't elaborate offense that challenged the Panthers. It was a lot of bad tackling on the part of the Panthers.

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tailg8or    477

Scoreboard.

 

Holding the Pats and Tom Brady to 20 points on MNF is a good defensive effort.

 

You are trying to hard to be pessimistic.

 

Agree, but not according to the standards that this D has set.  Good effort but too many missed tackles.  White needs to come back after a shaky performance too. 

 

Everything considered, 20 points and a W against Brady and the best coaching staff is Ok with me.  The Pats lack a lot of the big names and experience they used to have but are doing an impressive job.  

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MadHatter    9,501

Then you haven't watched much football this year.

 

The Patriots had just put up 55 in Pittsburgh against the #4 defense in the league.

 

the thing that Rivera was not happy with was tackling.  He felt (rightfully so) that we allowed way to many yards after contact.  Guys have to wrap guys up.

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dksmith17    90

Zod telling people they haven't watched any football for mentioning the defensive issues on Monday Night is silly

 

sure

 

Then again it was somewhat in reply to defensive expectations vs Miami. I do agree with the idea that type of transitive logic is dumb in today's NFL. Look at the other supposed elite D in the league - the chiefs, who looked like junk vs the Broncos last week. Elite defenses rarely if ever shutdown the elite offenses with the way the rules are anymore. 

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RelaxImaPro    5,384

I don't know how it is even a question about our defense having a bad night.  It was just all-around sloppy defense on our part... missed tackling, etc. you name it.  The Pats methodically drove down the field on just about every possession.

 

Patriots played the clock all game and cut our defense up all game.  I'm guessing Bill's gameplan was to get us behind with the long scoring drives and force Newton to throw franticly and make mistakes in an attempt to catch up and get in a shootout with Brady... yeah... just too bad that didn't work out for them.

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