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Game 6 official thread. Seahawks vs Patriots

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Posted: 10/9/2012 10:38 AM

Game 6 official thread. Seahawks vs Patriots 


This is the official thread for this weeks game between the:

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Chance favors the Prepared Mind.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 12:10 PM

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I hope BB is pumping the noise in practice this week.That place is loud!The nfc west is surprisingly good this year.All those teams can play defense.I like their safety,Earl Thomas.Have to stop their running game first.Keep their QB in the pocket.He can run.Gonna be a tough game in that place.
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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:18 PM

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I think they can make the fast-break offense work even in the noise. The signals are simplified so probably they can hear one word over the noise.

BB will need to keep everyone focused because you know they're all thinking about the Jets coming to town the week after.
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Posted: 10/9/2012 3:27 PM

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Green Bay was trying to do that as well. Both teams are power passing teams trying to become more balanced. NE won't run so well against us either and our defensive press will likely control outside the numbers. This next game will be won or lost in the middle of the field.

Green Bay had a fading Findley and a hurt slot man but that is not the case with NE. Gronk and perhaps Hernandez, who is close to back now, along with Welker are going to be a problem, unless we can get to Brady quickly, which lays this game on the linebackers. Cam and Thomas will get run by if the backers can't handle the crossing routes.

Seattle is not built to chase a team like NE on the scoreboard but it was not built for a team like GBay either. Our under 20 offense showed a pulse against Carolina this weekend but that is not as good a defense as they looked against us. NE may be better than Carolina defensively but probably about the same as GBay so if we can pull off a GBay type of game at home I will be looking forward to the 2nd half of the seasons schedule to see how we progress as an offense.
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Posted: 10/9/2012 3:28 PM

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This will be an interesting battle between the #1 offense going up against the #1 defense. How often does that matchup occur?

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Posted: 10/9/2012 5:13 PM

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If the Pats can run their no-huddle balanced attack they will win.  They did in Buffalo which is pretty loud. I'm sure BB will have them practice with noise.

 

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Posted: 10/9/2012 5:23 PM

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I don't think the Seahawks have faced anything like the speed at which the Pats play on offense. BB will have them prepped for the noise one way or another. The offensive ranking of the teams SEA has faced are currently 31, 16, 21, 29, and 22. So they're ranked #1 against bottom tier competition.

SEA's big problem is they can't put up points. Except for Dallas, they haven't put up over 20. BB will take away Lynch, which is about of a third of their offensive production. Normally I don't like teams throwing on the Pats secondary, but Wilson has 5 TD's for 6 INT's.
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Posted: 10/10/2012 11:49 AM

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Of course one of the reasons many of those team's offenses are rated that lowly is because they have each been thrashed in one of their five games this season by the Legion of Boom.

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Posted: 10/10/2012 1:30 PM

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They did a number on green bay's offensive line with all those sacks.They beat Dallas.They are coming off a win against the panthers.They have beaten good teams.They play well at home.The offensive line has to hold up against their defensive line.Does anyone know if they stop the run well?
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Posted: 10/10/2012 1:56 PM

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After 5 games every team should have faced at least one good defense, so the rankings of the offenses SEA has stopped is still valid. The Pats will be the biggest threat they have tried to stop this season so far.

I don't get excited about a team stopping Dallas as long as Romo is the QB. He serves up at least one crushing INT in the crunch.

Stopping the Pack is more impressive.
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Posted: 10/10/2012 2:27 PM

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Hernandez was back at practice today - 2nd day in a row.

Edelman, Gregory, White and Hoomanawanui were out.

The Pats are being very quiet about Edelman's status - no one even knows if he's in a cast. Just "Hand" injury - that's all. I really hate seeing Welker back there taking punts, he takes enough of a beating already.

I'm seeing tweets that BB has the music up so loud it's rattling the furniture in the press offices.
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Posted: 10/11/2012 12:05 PM

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Seattle defense did good against Green Bay. They have always been tough to beat at home and I think 3 out of 4 DB's are pro-bowlers. If there is a team that can stay with the Patriots TE's this may be it. As BB says "they are long".

Welker and Branch could have big days. They may line up the RB's more as receivers.

Brady will have to be sharp. He doesn't want to throw an INT and give Seattle's offense a short field where they can get a cheap FG or maybe even score a TD. You don't want to give bad offenses a chance with short fields.

The OL MUST protect Brady. They must give him a chance and the receivers must be in tune because I can really see some quick throws by Brady. I can see Brady throw an INT just as easily as Wilson. If Seattle can sack Newton 4 times who is athletic they can get to Brady and sack him.

Didn't they sack Rodgers 8 times? A second and four easily becomes third and 13 with a sack. A third and 5 becomes a fourth and 14 and out of field goal range with a sack.

Patriots offense must be ready and up for this challenge. I don't see a blow out at all. Seattle's defense will be a factor and it will be a close game.

The Patriots DB must NOT and I repeat not not get caught getting PI interference on deep throws. That shortens the field for a bad offense and increases the chance for at least a FG and maybe even a TD. The NE cannot beat itself.

Chance favors the Prepared Mind.

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Posted: 10/11/2012 1:57 PM

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There's been some chatter about how Vereen has hidden skills as a WR. I noticed they lined him up on the outside a few times lately.

The Pats need to stay with their style - up-tempo, runs and quick short-medium routes. Nothing risky that could lead to an INT. Churn out 3-5 yards per play and fast-march the ball down the field.

Hightower should be back this week which will help. If they can get any kind of lead and stop Lynch, then SEA becomes 1-dimensional. If the Pats fall behind, especially due to an INT, it could be a long day.
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Posted: 10/11/2012 3:32 PM

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Edelman was back at practice today, wearing protection on his left hand. No one in the media could get close enough to see exactly what it was.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 12:16 PM

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Hernandez is reported to be packed and making the trip to Seattle. Game-time decision. Hightower expected to play as well.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 2:31 PM

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I guess I'm not so concerned that the Pats will put lots of points on the board,  Thats just what they do best.

Morph hit on it at the end of his last post.   Its the Pats DB's I worry about.   Its still there weak point.  Taking away M Lynch up front would be a plus however if Seattle  still hase an air game then it will be a long game for Da Pats.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 4:19 PM

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I'm really hoping the starting CB's are Arrington/Dennard and the starting safeties are Chung/Wilson, with McCourty coming in as the nickel.

That's probably not what'll happen, but I can hope. 

Assuming McC starts, at least now BB has the option to put Dennard in if things get bad again.

Wilson has done a pretty good job for a guy no one ever heard of before BB picked him. Nothing spectacular, but not a lot of glaring mistakes either. Seems to make his tackles too.

Just saw these come across Twitter as I was typing: 

Patriots rule LB Tracy White (foot) and safety Steve Gregory (hip) out for Sunday's game.

Gronk (hip), Hightower (hammy), Mankins (calf/hip), Edelman (hand), Vollmer (back/knee), Bolden (knee) and Welker (ankle) all questionable.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 6:51 PM

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Dok - you realize that Arringon has a near perfect QB rating when thrown against, right?  I think his QB rating against is worst in the league.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 7:11 PM

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McCourty gets these crushing PI calls because he forgets to look back for the ball. At least Arrington seems to have outgrown that.
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Posted: 10/12/2012 11:23 PM

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I'm not disagreeing Dok.  Those PIs are brutal.  I'm just stating the stats.  Arrington, statistically, is the worst CB in the league. 

I'm still not convinced that the coaching isn't the issue.  Some games the CBs turn back and make plays.  Other games they don't.  It was hit hard this week in questions and Belichick tried to deflect the questions.  I think the coaches want them to play the player and not the ball to prevent the big play.  If a PI happens, I think they are ok with it.

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Posted: 10/13/2012 5:10 AM

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"They've been ahead of the curve so far," Carroll said.
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Welcome to the next generation of NFL offense, which has followed college football's lead in pushing the pace. The Patriots even got an inside look at what Chip Kelly has done at Oregon.
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"The fact that they've studied with Chip, and he's kind of helped, I'm still kind of pissed," Carroll joked.
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New England's emphasis is tempo, and Belichick said his team has a variety of ways to communicate, relaying and echoing signals while keeping the defense from getting a bead on the timing.
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"They're doing their own offense," Carroll said, "but they're featuring the tempo, and the philosophical approach of playing with that kind of speed. It's very common in college. It's not in the league."
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And the key to the approach is the guy behind the wheel of the offense.

"You can't get better than Tom," Carroll said. "Tom has command of the whole thing."
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He has some help. Wes Welker is an excellent slot receiver who caught 13 passes last week. Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, whom the Seahawks expect to face Sunday after he missed the last three games, are two dynamic tight ends.

"They have every weapon you could want," Carroll said.
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But when Brady steps under center Sunday, Seattle will get its first chance to see how he deals with the decibels at CenturyLink Field.
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Everyone saying the "correct thing" these days, - like BB has always done.

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Posted: 10/13/2012 7:33 AM

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I keep wondering if Carroll is going to start Matt Flynn at QB this week.  He lit up the Pats D a couple years ago, and the rookie Russ Wilson has not been playing well as the starter anyway.
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Posted: 10/13/2012 8:41 AM

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TNPatsFan wrote: I keep wondering if Carroll is going to start Matt Flynn at QB this week.  He lit up the Pats D a couple years ago, and the rookie Russ Wilson has not been playing well as the starter anyway.
That would be an interesting move if they did it.  Flynn will eventually start at least a few games anyway.  It wouldn't surprise me to see Flynn in the second half if Seattle isn't moving the ball at all.
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Posted: 10/13/2012 3:01 PM

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Stealth, a lot of the Boston sportswriters agree that coaching and technique are probably causing as many problems as anything. The amount of cushion, plus all the what-to-do-when variables, put the players in un-natural situations from what they're used to. And for a CB to have even a blink of hesitation is too much.

That said, looking back for the ball is kind of Cornerback 101 stuff. And he makes the same mistake every week it seems.

I actually like McCourty. But having him locked up 1-on-1 with the other team's #1 WR is not good for him or the team. When he's able to play the ball, he makes things happen. When he has to play a man, he seems to forget about the ball.
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Posted: 10/13/2012 10:21 PM

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WR Julian Edelman and LB Dont'a Hightower are out for Sunday's game, team announces. Tracy White also out.
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Posted: 10/14/2012 3:59 PM

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Good luck today, but go Seahawks!


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Posted: 10/14/2012 4:07 PM

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Game time!
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Posted: 10/14/2012 4:16 PM

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Another player you can throw on the list of no goods is that chung!
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Posted: 10/14/2012 4:17 PM

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Well I can see the defense is off to a wonderful start
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Posted: 10/14/2012 4:21 PM

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Aye, the old "bend over but don't break" defense.
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Posted: 10/14/2012 4:37 PM

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That kyle arrington is as useless as tits on a bore-he needs to benched! He`s like his counter-part both should be designated to the st.

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Posted: 10/14/2012 4:38 PM

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And that was the "bend over and squeal like a pig" defense.

Get Dennard in there, Arrington is having a McCourty Moment.

Wilson 7/8 131Y 1TD ... in the first 10 minutes ... are you guys kidding, Belichick?

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Posted: 10/14/2012 4:40 PM

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I am so sick of this Belichick defense.Get a freaking defensive coordinator to come here and switch things up.Its downright embarrasing!Constructed by BB
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Posted: 10/14/2012 4:55 PM

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Wow! It doesnt take too much to get into the doghouse of BB-one dropped shoot pattern by riddley and appears he`s done for the day!
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Posted: 10/14/2012 4:58 PM

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The wr fell down, got up, strugged off arringtons press, then ran wide open in the end zone for a td. Its like why have a cb covering, just blitz him every play cause there useless for anything else.
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Posted: 10/14/2012 5:04 PM

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That pat chung is just as bad as those other guys!
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Posted: 10/14/2012 5:22 PM

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Like it, - take some easy points, no 4th down heroics. So far, and this might change, - but I like the play calling, NO 40 yard bombs, sort passes & runs = game & clock control. ... (So far at least)
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Posted: 10/14/2012 5:37 PM

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Where would this team be without Wes Welker?LLoyd needs to contribute moreThis game is too close.This defense still sucks.
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Posted: 10/14/2012 5:45 PM

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3rd and 3 with :06 left, up by 7, and you try to run a play against the #1 D in the league? Kick the damn FG and make it a 2-score game. Belichick channeling his Inner Ryan.
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Posted: 10/14/2012 5:53 PM

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Bolden out now with a knee injury. Welker and Herny banged up. Not good.
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