Re: Next week
posted at 10/7/2013 6:58 PM EDT
In response to AsylumGuido's comment:
In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
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Any word on whether the following will play:
Gronk? Collie? Kelly?
We need them all.
I think Washington is only here because Vereen is on IR until mid November. Maybe they let him go, still. He does nothing and I think hurt his leg anyway.
Collie I can see going. Gronk has to be a must at this point. Kelly, we won't know until the practice report comes in.
Onne thing I will say about Kelly....NOs has no run game. Pierre Thomas is good, but Ingram is hurt again and they really aren't running it well at all this year.
1. THey have not had to.
2. They have depth issues at the position. Thomas has miles, Sproles is a scatback.
This week is very similar to Cincy where the D will need to be good pass D and contain the run from helping Brees at all.
To me, it's harrass and double Graham like they did with Gonzalez but don't wait for the red zone.
NOs WRs don't scare me with Talib and Dennard with the way they're playing. Hopefully, Arrington and Hightower's hammies are ok because we will need them in this one for Graham and Sproles.
On offense for us, run the ball. Get it established and expose they;re overrated 3-4 that is playing well above its head so far, giddy Sean Payton is back in town.
Brady loves going against a 3-4 especially if he sees zone.
Actually, the Saints have run more 4-3 and 4-2-5 than they have 3-4 thus far. The defense has been playing short handed on the line and should be getting much needed players back this week. And Miami doubled Graham the whole first half and got ripped apart by Sproles on mismatches. As for the RB corps, there is plenty of depth. Khiry Robinson and Travaris Cadet are getting their chance with Ingram out and are both looking good. And don't let the rushing numbers fool you. The Saints use the short out as a long hand-off on any down. As Pats fans you should know better. And Colston should scare you at WR.
Thomas and Sproles concern me especially if they get in the open field. After watching talib the last 2 weeks against Julio Jones and A J Green I am not as concerned with Colston as I would normally be.