1) Patriots game planned Brandon LaFell against the Panthers. They made that a point and failed at it.
2) Brady leaves the game, and when Belichick sees the Panthers pull Kuechly and put AJ in his spot he runs Brady back on to the field. Kuechly out smarted Brady. Brady out smarted AJ.
3) Patriots QB sneak in preseason with their franchise QB? That made it obvious they were playing to win a preseason game.
On the Panthers defensive side, Rivera was testing out back ups in key roles like Addison and Horton in the DE rotation, AJ Klein leading the defense from Kuechly's position, Bene at a starting CB spot, Lester at a starting safety spot, Looked like the coaches wanted to see what they had with a "next man up" scenario.
On the Panthers offensive side, they were getting Benjamin reps with Cam and working the OL. They gave Turner and Chandler the night off. They play if this was regular season. They wanted to see what they had in their top OG back up in Chris Scott and top OT back up in Gary Williams. Cam was made to step up in the pocket and use his OL while going through all of his progressions and then deciding what to do. The few running plays they were calling went right up the gut making the OL push the defense. This was all for practice with QB stepping up and using the pocket, pass block as long as possible, run block straight up the middle, and called plays for Cam to KB. There was no offensive game plan if you look at it. They were drilling in a live action game.
The installs in practice and game planning was last week against the Chiefs since it was their final preseason home game.
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It was blatantly obvious what was going on and what was on BBs mind. TB was playing against 3rd stringers at one point. Out defense curbed poo when all our starters minus CJ were out there.
Most rational post about all of this. Zero sacks against Brady is common, but we applied great pressure(which is what you have to do) when our first string was out there ie tom was throwing balls in the dirt.
This was personal for BB and any patriots fan who says different is just being a homer.
and keek v brady reminded me of ray lewis vs brady. keek won this matchup though it was short lived. which is simply amazing considering his age. I noticed Keek on the sideline screaming at teammates about what Brady was doing. i got goosebumps because barring injury keek may go down as the greatest ever mentally and i firmly believe that.
As much as I hate the patriots I respect Bill Belichick because the hard work and attention to detail. You can call him a cheater all you like but he is always successful and hasn't had a loosing record in how long?
how is the team expected to start out of the gate quick when Shula's play calling relies on a heavy quantity of fitting square pegs in round holes... let's beat this game plan down their throats until it works.
I would be happy just to stop seeing DWill handed the rock out of shotgun. That's why you have Stewart and Tolbert, especially when the OL proves over and over it's not working. Or that they can hold the point of attack long enough for these long ass routes to be run continuously..