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Old 01-13-2012, 08:33 AM   #1
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Champ needs to have a big game vs. New England's playmakers. I would love to see Champ moving around and playing inside vs. Hernandez/Gronk on a few key occasions. I hope Coach Allen throws some new wrinkles at the Pat's in order to stop them from killing us in the middle of the field. I am not scared of the WR's (granted we don't blow coverage like we did against OCHO in the 1st matchup). If we can stop the young TE's from exploding again, I see us getting off the field on 3rd down. Chris Harris will have to play a huge game, as will Q Carter.

Anyway, what are your thoughts on the best way to slow down the TE's?
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Anyway, what are your thoughts on the best way to slow down the TE's?
Draft a MLB who can play the middle of the field?
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no MLB in the league could cover Gronk or Hernandez
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Sure would help a lot though in designing zone coverages. Tell me that Mays doesn't put this team at a sever disadvantage against teams that feature their TE's.
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No one's asking that.

We need someone who has more range and open space abilities than Mays who looks completely lost in coverage at times.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:35 AM   #6
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Best way to slow and stop them?




Hope for snow.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:38 AM   #7
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Hope for snow.
Well, blinding snow maybe.

Also, hope for food poisoning.

And pressure Brady up the middle/.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:56 AM   #8
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Woodyard def needs to play well, I don't think Mays has tackled well enough to warrant significant playing time.
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Woodyard def needs to play well, I don't think Mays has tackled well enough to warrant significant playing time.
I'd put in DJ, Haggan, Woodyard and Miller in most situations. Mays is too much of a liability. Miller roving and going up in the middle on most pass situations, occasionally DJ.

Our pass rush is going to have to get to and rattle Brady up the middle, early on. When he gets hit early and often he seems to have his worst games.
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Hope for snow.
I'd take a nice strong and gusty wind over snow.
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Hope for snow.
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Double Gronkowski and take your chances with everyone else.

And freakin tackle this game!

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Old 01-13-2012, 12:42 PM   #13
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Double Gronk with Bush/Carter/Bruton & a LB. Champ on Hernandez. Harris on Welker with a double at times from the other safety in the Bush/Carter/Bruton combo. Goody on Branch or Ocho. The other LB covers the RB out of the backfield. 4 man rush Brady with a combo of Miller, Ayers, Dumervil, Thomas/Hunter/Bunkley.

If we can run the ball like we did the first game, and put it in the endzone early and often... I think that defensive line-up can force one or two key stops and allow us to hang on for a close victory.
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I'd take a nice strong and gusty wind over snow.
Nah.. wind is bad for our kicking game.. and it may come down to who kicks better.
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I seem to remember Champ covering Gates exclusively and shutting him down. So, I think you do get him playing in the slot, in the middle of the field. Live with Goodman and Harris on the outside. Take your chances. Get Brady to hand onto the ball a second or two more. You also have to press their receivers at the line. Get them off their timing, away from their spots. You can't let them run free and Brady sit back there and pick you apart. You have to take the action to them and be willing to give up big plays on occasions. Hell, we'll give up big plays anyway.
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Double Gronk with Bush/Carter/Bruton & a LB. Champ on Hernandez. Harris on Welker with a double at times from the other safety in the Bush/Carter/Bruton combo. Goody on Branch or Ocho. The other LB covers the RB out of the backfield. 4 man rush Brady with a combo of Miller, Ayers, Dumervil, Thomas/Hunter/Bunkley.

If we can run the ball like we did the first game, and put it in the endzone early and often... I think that defensive line-up can force one or two key stops and allow us to hang on for a close victory.
this!

However, this puts Goodman on one-on-one coverage with no help from safety... not good as ocho is still celebrating in the endzone.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:29 PM   #18
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Nah.. wind is bad for our kicking game.. and it may come down to who kicks better.
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...You also have to press their receivers at the line. Get them off their timing, away from their spots. You can't let them run free and Brady sit bac.
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:45 PM   #21
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If the Broncos win, I bet it's because Champ has a HUGE game. We need him to play well.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:01 PM   #23
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Took the words out of my mouth. Brandon shut down Gonzo and Gates for us a few years back. Shame his knee got shredded, he was great in coverage.
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Sure tackling is a must.
We need to turn Miller loose onto Brady.
Let him go after him time and time again until Brady breaks down...
That's what we've got Von for; rush the QB, that's what Elway wants...

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Champ needs to have a big game vs. New England's playmakers. I would love to see Champ moving around and playing inside vs. Hernandez/Gronk on a few key occasions. I hope Coach Allen throws some new wrinkles at the Pat's in order to stop them from killing us in the middle of the field. I am not scared of the WR's (granted we don't blow coverage like we did against OCHO in the 1st matchup). If we can stop the young TE's from exploding again, I see us getting off the field on 3rd down. Chris Harris will have to play a huge game, as will Q Carter.

Anyway, what are your thoughts on the best way to slow down the TE's?
I agree with you on moving Champ around. If there's any kind of pass rush at all, it increases the chance he'll forget where Champ is when making a split second decision.
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