Re: Thin at DL
posted at 9/11/2013 7:21 PM EDT
In response to PatsLifer's comment:
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Yeah it really wasn't working. Tom Kelly seemed to disappear that game. Where was the inside pressure from him? Idk. I like Vellano, he just isn't ready for a big role like he does right now. He needs to hit the weight room asap.
I like the mix up of rushes and schemes. They just need to find the personnel group that works. I for one don't like Vellano, I think they would have been better off keeping Benard or even all the way back to Deadrick. I really think they are leaning heavy on the return of Armond Armstead since he barely practiced and they still kept him on NFI and didn't try to get rid of him. I also think we need to blitz more (when don't we) To bring more pressure on the QB. I think our CBs are good enough to handle man coverage
Agree. They haven't found it yet, but still early. i think they kept vellano because they have no other wide bodies after Vince and Kelly. The armstead injury hurt the depth and rotation and put a chink in bb's plans.
The pats of late have never been a blitz happy team. I think bb likes to be conservative here and not get beat on 1'big play. This is why I think it's important to get enough pass rush out of the front 4 to force a quick decision. I am not sure the starting front 4'have what it takes To do this consistently...so, back to the other,option which is to send a lb, safety or someone else.
this won't be a popular opinion, but I really think if the pats were intent on running more 4 man lines and trying to create pressure with 4, they should have thought long and hard about Vince and Kelly. I know they can play either scheme, but I think they are both better suited for a 3 man line, limited penetration, taking on multiple blockers to free up linebackers.
again, the armstead injury really put a big kink in bb's ability to play more 3-4. I don't think they can run it well with vellano at end or inside.
Very true and a good 3-4 would work with the skilled LBs we have that can get around Olinemen (Hightower, Mayo, eh maybe Spikes) but i still think they are banking heavy on Armstead. They gave him a three year deal, found out about his injury and didnt IR him to save a spot or pay him off and cut him, they threw him on the NFI so he can come back and contribute. Chandler Jones was the guy talking all off season about how he was gonna breakout and if anyone will carry the load on QB pressure its gonna have to be to him.