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Film Review: Pats Offense

Hey, enough celebrating, we have to focus on the Pats! We’ll do a film review, with the help of the all knowing Greg Cosell.

-“First 3rd down (3rd + 3) the Ravens rushed 3 and dropped 8 out of nickel, They played 5 under/2 deep – Brady had nowhere to go with the ball.”

Is this something we’ll see? Rush JPP, Tuck and Osi, and just drop everyone else back? On third downs only, of course, but it might be valuable. Or rush four and drop everyone else. Remember, Giants can get pressure with their front four, or even 3, so this might be used.

-“RT Solder easily beaten by Kruger for a sack in the red zone on 1stquarter FG drive, One-on-one matchup that Solder lost badly.RT Solder struggled at times in individual pass protection: A matchup to be concerned about in the Super Bowl?”

Solder was their first round pick this year. Paul Kruger is a nice player, but Osi is much better. Matchup alert!

-“Brady was not sharp throwing the ball, Missed some routine throws with accuracy issues”

Don’t know why this is, but I can tell you this: Don’t expect this to happen next Sunday.

-“Patriots again featured no huddle as a foundation of their approach.”

Giants struggle against the no huddle–see the Seattle game. The Pats use it and excel with it. Something to keep an eye on.

-“3 receivers to one side of the formation gave the Ravens some problems, It put a LB or Pollard on the inside slot receiver.”

And I think it will give the Giants problems. Putting Williams or Rolle on Edelman is not a matchup I want.

-“As the game progressed the Patriots worked the short to intermediate middle versus the Ravens LB and S Pollard, They also attacked Pollard outside the numbers”

Michael Boley and Antrel Rolle will be busy. Rolle, especially, will have to earn his money next Sunday. That’s the matchup to look for. Short to intermediate passing against Rolle in particular.

-“2 TE/3 WR personnel was featured on Patriots 1st possession of the 2nd half, Hernandez 3 runs on that 13 play drive.”

They use this a lot. Hernandez running out of this formation. Have to cover 5 wide, essentially. Another matchup advantage for the Pats.

-Ravens 2nd half adjustment to Patriots 2 TE/3 WR personnel was to play dime, Nakamura was the 6th DB.”

Another thing that might happen. Who’s the sixth DB? You’ll have Webster, Ross, Amukamara, Rolle, Phillips. Is it going to be Grant? Or Blackmon? My guess would be Grant, but he doesn’t exactly excel in coverage.


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One Response to “Film Review: Pats Offense”

  1. romu says:

    Grant actually had a very good day against NE the first time around. Let’s hope he can repeat.

    I know it’s easier said than done when you have physical TEs and elusive WRs facing you, but our boys need to tackle !
    48% of the Patriots receiving yard come after the catch (only did the math for their 4 top receivers) so be there,get them down and half the job is done.

    And we can’t give them free releases at the line and 6-10y cushion like we did Davis.

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