Sam Bradford's First start Tomorrow. Looking for Pressure.

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    Sam Bradford's First start Tomorrow. Looking for Pressure.

    With A.J. Feeley out nursing an Injured Thumb Sam Bradford gets the start and should probably see about 2 1/2 quarters of playing time. With that in mind I keep thinking that this is the optimal time for the Pats to show us if they can pressure a QB regularly. The Rams Line is Horrible and Bradford is Bradford. A rookie who is in over his head right now.

    I think the Pats should be able to bottle up the running game pretty well but I'd like to see about 4 or 5 sacks and constant pressure tomorrow night.
     
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    Everyone talks about pressure these days, what about good old fashioned pass coverage?  I'd like to see good coverage down the field.  Drop back and cover, that's the way you win in today's NFL.

    Laughing
     
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    On offense there's one thing I don't want to see ... Maroney.

     
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    I'd say you're overcritical of the D last year.  We were #5 in points allowed and the only games we gave up a lot of points were against pretty good QBs - Manning, Brees and Schaub.  And we had trouble in the secondary between the hologram Wilhite, a rookie Butler, old Springs and the two clowns Merriweather and McGowan.  Back in the day we were not a super pressure team but we had great pass coverage, that's what I'd like to see again. 

    Most NFL games I watch the QB isn't being pressured on most plays, it all comes down to accuracy and coverage.
     
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    The Patriots are in a no-win situation on Thursday, at least in the eyes of the media and uneducated fans. If they outplay the Rams significantly, it doesn't mean anything because it came against the worst team in the league. If the Rams stay competitive, get ready for a deluge of "question marks" and "concerns" articles. Nevertheless, I would like to see the Pats send 5 guys at the QB on almost every play. Let's use our improved secondary to our advantage and put more responsibility on their shoulders. Mayo needs to make better drops in coverage than he did last game, when he was continuously off-balance, and Guyton should be used as a nickle linebacker to replace Spikes. Get Pryor in there on passing downs with TBC and Burgess on the ends. Maybe even give Brace or Deaderick some time against the Rams first unit. It would be huge if those guys could relegate Wright to his more suitable role as a pass rush specialist.  
     
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    In Response to Re: Sam Bradford's First start Tomorrow. Looking for Pressure.:
    [QUOTE]Everyone talks about pressure these days, what about good old fashioned pass coverage?  I'd like to see good coverage down the field.  Drop back and cover, that's the way you win in today's NFL.
    Posted by themightypatriotz[/QUOTE]

    I'd like to see Both but I'd really like to see some sacks just so I know we can.
     
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    [QUOTE]Mighty, we had no pressure last year and got picked apart by second rate QB's. I agree we need to man up downfield and not blow assignments but we can't let ANYONE sit back for 5-6-sec to let routes develop. No secondary can cover that long without picking up a flag. I have to admit that last year I had Maroney's back going into the season, and then most of it and week after week I tried to blame the O-Line or this or that. I can't do that anymore, if he worked for me I'd be telling him right now that if he doesn't impress the hell out of me real quick he's hitting the bricks. I'm hoping that with Taylor and Morris healthy he doesn't feel all the pressure and comes in and contributes but my expectations are at zero with him until he shows more consistant production.
    Posted by Sam-Adams[/QUOTE]

    Sam- I think it's going to be running back by committee in the truest sense where we see Maroney, taylor and Morris each get like 7-8 carries a game and Faulk also getting his 4-5 inside handoffs everygame. Morris and Taylor hopefully in the second half to when we need to grind it out. Can't cross my fingers enough hoping these guys don't get beat up too bad this year.
     
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    [QUOTE]Although I agree and I think they will pressure the Rams a ton, this really isn't a good barometer for it. St. Louis is terrible. We won't know until they play a really good O Line and a really good QB, and I guess that comes in Week 1. I am actually more curious for the Giant game to see if NY puts out their starters for a series and seeing how people like Cunningham might look against starters on a stronger team. I don't expect to see Cunningham this week, but I am really curious to see how he looks in particular without any gameplanning with the Front 7 and Secondary as a whole.
    Posted by russgriswold[/QUOTE]

    Not a good Barometer at all but I figure if we're going to get some righteous pressure it should be against them with Bradford in there.

    Marv-Absolutely no-win with the media. I was saying last week that I wish we had a good team to play this week seeing it is the week when the starters should go at least 1 half and possibly into the 3rd quarter.
    There are a lot of things I'm interested in seeing though. Mostly Offensive and defensive line play.
     
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    I agree this game should be the one they get work on different safety and corner blitzes
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Sam Bradford's First start Tomorrow. Looking for Pressure. : I would run similar running plays but use some maroney, BJGE and Chris Taylor most of the time. I don't see a need to continue to run much of Taylor, Morris or Faulk in these games. Something to get their feet wet, but it's not like they need reps. The older players look ready to go right now.
    Posted by russgriswold[/QUOTE]


    Tomorrow night you will probably be right. It seems like BB is alternating the RB's every other game.Probably no Morris or F. Taylor  and in the final game they might come out with the starters and play a series a piece.

    I actually meant during the regular season. I'd like to see Morris and Taylor get all the carries but judging from history they'll get hurt if we don't go easy on them.
     
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    [QUOTE]Yeah, the media thing is so predictable. I love how Breer has his hands in the pants of the entire Dolphins organization, yet they have looked worse than NE in the preseason. It doesn't matter their Front 7 is practically brand new or Vontae Davis gets toasted yet again, but by Josh Freeman and TB.  He skips over that, but reviews Miami's second game because it wasn't as bad as their first one. The agenda is so obvious. He must be told by his bosses to prop them up since everyone is riding the Jets. Can you imagine if this newly rebuilt D looked bad against New Orleans or Atlanta? Can you imagine if Connolly didn't look very good and very comfortable filling in for Mankins? You'd have Massarotti, Ryan, etc, all piggybacking off of Breer and Gasper's columns. How about Manza-Young saying "it's preaseason". No kidding.Thanks for telling us, Shalise. We did not know that. Their worst complaint in Week 1 was Darius Butler's illegal contact penalty and last week it was Mayo and Spikes on 3rd down passing coverage on Atlanta's first drive.  lol If that's as bad as they have to point out, this team is out of the gate pretty well in the preseason with a solid foundation to build from here. I will laugh myself silly if Atlanta walks into Miami and shows them up, preseason or not.
    Posted by russgriswold[/QUOTE]

    It's only "Just Preseason" when we look good to these morons. If we look bad in Preseason like we did last year then it's the old..."Boy, the Pats are going to have troubles this year if they can't even get it done in preseason".

    There's a lot to be happy about over the these first 2 games if your a pats fan and I don't expect to be disappointed after the Lambs leave town.
     

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