Posted: 12/9/2009 12:26 PM
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Last edited 12/9/2009 12:53 PM by Morpheus11
Posted: 12/9/2009 12:53 PM
We started Matt Moore last week at QB. He did OK, with only 1 int. (Thats an improvement over what Jake has done lately.) Our running game was productive even without our starter (Dwill). Our defense gave up a lot of yards but picked up an int in the red zone to stop them.
Posted: 12/9/2009 12:57 PM
You said you defense got in interception in the end zone last week. Well the Patriot offense threw an intercetion in the end zone.
If teh game is tied at half time and you have the ball to begin the half, I bet the Panthers will score on the second half opening drive. Patriot coordinators cannot and do not adjust. Belichick is too proud to admity a mistake in hiring them to do anything about it. So the team just stutters until BB loses his pride or Kraft steps in. Unless a leader like Brady says change OC's or I will not sign here again. Then either BB fires the coordinators or Kraft fires BB.
Posted: 12/9/2009 2:13 PM
Posted: 12/9/2009 2:24 PM
I would really love to know what the hell goes on over there in the Patriots offices. It's obvious Pees/O'B aren't getting it done. It's obvious to the fans. It's obvious to the oppoinents. It's obvious to the idiots up in the broadcast booth.
Anyway, this Sunday's game will be another battle of player skill versus coordinator incompetance. Oh, and yeah, they're playing the Panthers too.
Last edited 12/9/2009 2:25 PM by dokgonzo
Posted: 12/9/2009 3:27 PM
Posted: 12/10/2009 7:47 PM
Posted: 12/10/2009 8:16 PM
Posted: 12/10/2009 9:10 PM
Posted: 12/10/2009 9:27 PM
Issues. Issues, you've got issues, let me tell you a few....
A QB who is color blind.
Only 1 WR.
12 changes on defense this year.
A Head coach who will not adapt.
so on and so on.....
Posted: 12/10/2009 10:56 PM
Yes, as I said before, we've got issues. Our locker room is starting to deteriorate, our secondary is pathetic, our coordinators are incredibly predictabe, and our o-line is injured/terrible.
Last edited 12/10/2009 11:30 PM by dcgioia
Posted: 12/10/2009 11:27 PM
I think he was talking about the Panthers' issues.
Posted: 12/10/2009 11:58 PM
The Panthers are one of the few teams in the NFL who have gift wrapped and given away more games this year than we have.
Posted: 12/11/2009 8:30 AM
Posted: 12/11/2009 9:55 AM
This is actually a favorable matchup for the Patriots.
1. Carolina's strength (running) is not the Patriots' weakness. They have done a pretty good job stopping the run. The Patriots haven't been losing because teams are running on the them.
2. The Patriots' weakness (getting pressure on the QB and allowing big passing plays) is not Carolina's strength. They don't throw particularly well.
3. It is going to be freezing (30s) with a chance of rain.
I can see the Patriots putting 8-9 in the box and making Carolina throw the ball.
I like the Panthers, but this game has blowout written all over it.
Posted: 12/11/2009 2:03 PM
I just want to watch a good game, one thats not a blowout, and nobody gets hurt.
Heres to a good game.
Posted: 12/11/2009 2:54 PM
dokgonzo wrote:I think he was talking about the Panthers' issues.
we all usually talk in good fun, most certainly there was no pun intended or anything, file it under "dirty south" if you wish
Posted: 12/11/2009 3:11 PM
The Panthers will run the ball on almost every down! Have fun with that guys We didn’t score at all in the entire first half there was no chance for us to establish a good running game and we were the ones that were forced to throw the ball. Their DB drop back quickly play tight coverage and they also crowd the line if needed. On one play our best back Pierre Thomas needed 4 downs to gains a first. It was a nightmare of a first half and if not for the Panthers mistakes that we took advantage of who knows if we had one this matchup. The Panthers will run the ball up your throat and if they run the ball as well as they usually do and if they don’t turn the ball over I see them winning this one.
Last edited 12/11/2009 3:12 PM by KatrinaLore
Posted: 12/11/2009 4:32 PM
Posted: 12/11/2009 5:12 PM
My bet is - this game is a flip of the coin. While the Panthers aren't about to win the SB, - unless the Pats do a 180* turn, neither are they. While I haven't added it up, - the Pats have given up a HUGE amount of points when ahead, in order to find a way to loose. I'd say this game isn't a "given" for either team.
Posted: 12/11/2009 5:19 PM
Maroney seems to play better in the snow ... or maybe the opposing D-Line just plays worse in it ... but I'll still give the Pats the nod on the ground.
If Brady's hurt this would be a good game to let Hoyer start. Home game, crappy weather so lots of run plays and short passes. Hopefully Edelman and Stanback get more involved to take some pressure off Moss.
Hopefully the OC and DC are late to the game due to snow ... by about 3 hours.
Posted: 12/11/2009 5:20 PM
Hey Kat, don't ya go givin way our secrets to the other teams.
Posted: 12/11/2009 6:07 PM
Posted: 12/11/2009 6:09 PM
On the Pats site, - it doesn't show anyone carrying the game on tv, ... ????
Posted: 12/11/2009 6:54 PM
Posted: 12/11/2009 11:33 PM
I don't see AD listed as out on the injury report.
Burgess at least seemed to respond like a professional to the snow-day. I'm hopefull he snaps back into a useful player.
Posted: 12/12/2009 5:16 AM
Battling rib (right, from Dreamland) and finger injuries, Patriots QB Tom Brady is listed as “questionable” for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. That’s according to the just-released injury report.
Earlier, Brady said, “I’m fine.“ Coach Bill Belichick said “I’m sure Tom will do everything he can do to be ready to play.“
In addition, DL Myron Pryor is “doubtful” with a chest injury. And RB Fred Taylor is “questionable” with his ankle injury. As for the Panthers, QB Jake Delhome is out, so it’s all Matt Moore.
Check out the injury report:
New England Patriots (7-5) Player Pos. Injury Friday Participation Friday Status
Darius Butler CB Not Injury Related Did Not Participate Myron Pryor DL Chest Did Not Participate Doubtful
Tom Brady QB Right Shoulder / Right Finger / Rib Limited Participation Questionable Sam Aiken WR Shoulder Limited Participation Questionable Tully Banta-Cain LB Shoulder Limited Participation Questionable Julian Edelman WR Forearm Limited Participation Questionable Jarvis Green DE Knee Limited Participation Questionable Nick Kaczur T Ankle Limited Participation Questionable Stephen Neal G Ankle Limited Participation Questionable Fred Taylor RB Ankle Limited Participation Questionable Ty Warren DE Ankle Limited Participation Questionable
Rob Ninkovich LB Knee Full Participation Probable Shawn Springs CB Knee Full Participation Probable Sebastian Vollmer OT Head Full Participation Probable Benjamin Watson TE Knee Full Participation Probable
Last edited 12/12/2009 5:17 AM by Hunter07
Posted: 12/12/2009 7:13 AM
dcgioia wrote: Guys...we're 7-5 and leading the division. We've got issues, that's for sure, but when we've played against bad teams this year, we've destroyed them. We're at home after a blizzard...they're from North Carolina. Yes, it's true that we've blown big leads and that this team is down in the dumps...but c'mon now, we have Brady throwing the ball against a bad team in Foxboro in mid-December...
Oh boy. I can't wait to see this one. Man am I pumped. So, NE comes out and destroy's this team and we're all chits n giggles! Then they go to 8-5. Wow!
Then, whats this? Oh no a road game.............
Fans...this is what a tobogan(sp) slide to cell looks like. There is only one guy who can step in and say enought, I've seen enought.
Posted: 12/12/2009 3:12 PM
RB Fred Taylor (ankle) has been listed as questionable for the team’s Week 14 game against the Panthers. If Taylor returns Sunday, it will be the first time he has played in 10 weeks. He last played in Week 4 against the Ravens, when he hurt his ankle.
Posted: 12/12/2009 10:01 PM
I'm seeing reports now that AD will be benched Sunday:
Fact is this is standard practice for BB. Remember a year or two ago when Hobbs started to STB? What did BB do? He benched him. And Hobbs won his job back with kick returns and became one of the leaders of the secondary. BB has always run the team by the rule of "whoever comes to play Sunday gets to start".
In a test of wills between BB/RK and AD ... AD is way, way overmatched.
Last edited 12/12/2009 10:14 PM by dokgonzo
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