Re: Game Plan vs. Jets
posted at 9/18/2009 12:51 AM EDT
Good post. I think the Pats need to focus on all three phases of the ball. Offense, defense, and special teams.
The O-line has to protect Brady like they did in the fouth quarter. If I was Belichick, I would run the 60/70 boys(The O-line wears 60 and 70) for a lap around the field while they chant, 'I will protect the Quarterback' for everytime the franchise hits the floor. Chris Jenkins owned the Texans' center on sunday, I'm hoping Koppen will put up a formidable challenge against him. They have to open up some room for Fred Taylor to run through. 72 yards from 4 RBs is dreadful. We can't even blame Maroney for the lack of a running game.
They have to produce. The best RB on monday was Kevin Faulk, and he wasn't running. I don' want an Adrian Peterson-like performance from all four but they should atleast average 155 yards.
Watson played to his potential on monday. If he plays like that on sunday the Pats will force the Jets away from the Blitz and back to man.
Moss and Welker played like Moss and Welker. I won't be surprised that if Edelman plays that they will use him in a lateral down field. Galloway won't get any attention which will leave him for a 2007 Brady-to-Moss pass for 60 yards.
He has to play like fourth quarter Brady instead of the 3/4 of the game QB. We need a to be a dual offense against a team like the Jets.
Wilfork and the boys have to punch Sanchez in his balls. In the Jets' preseason game against the Ravens, when the Chaos got to Sanchez he looked like a dear in headlights. He became petrified. You hit him once and the swag goes away.
The DL has to stop the run on the line like they did in the preseason. I know Richard "I" Seymour "sacks on Philip Rivers" is gone but Bill thought they could produce without him so they should prove him right.
I think Guyton will perform better than he did on monday. He will be more comfortable playing there. He matches up well against (4.42) Leon Washingon because he runs a 40 in (4.45). Adalius looks like he might have a great season this year with 1 sack already to his name. TBC already has half as many sacks as Vrabel had all last season and if he can get two more Sanchez will be out of it. Derrick has to help TBC, they could be a great pass rush duo if they play hard.
They did well against T.O. and Lee Evans but they can relax this game. The Jets don't have a reciever of that magnitude on their roster. I know Wilhite can guard Cotchery by himself and Bodden can guard the left quite well.
Without a real threat on the Jets' recieving corps this probably means Bill will let Meriweather roam free. He should help stop the run and even get a good hit on Sanchez. He proved that he has the vehemence to go out there and make plays with that strip he had on Mackenzie.
Gostkowski missing a FG was a real shock for me. My first questions were, Is he injured? Was it the holders fault? We need his boot. I hope that was the first and last of the season for him.
Why did we sign Lockett if Faulk is going to retun kicks? Use someone we don't need if they get hurt, Belichick. Don't use the best 3rd down back in the league. If he get's hurt it's game over.