Sunday, November 26, 2006

NE Preview

What's to say? This is a game that is going to be won or lost in Rex Grossman's head. He cannot let the (not that great, without Harrison) pass rush from the Pats rattle him. If he can concentrate on his mechanics and keep the balls out of the Pats hands, we'll win this game.

On the flip side, we've got to take away Brady's options and give the front 4 time to get to him. I think we can.

Friday, November 24, 2006

The Patriots

Sorry I haven't had much to say in a while. The last few weeks have been a great time to just kick back and watch the team kick ass.

For everybody who wants to throw Grossman off the bus, take a gander at Eli Manning. Here's a kid who simply makes bad throws, under no pressure with perfect mechanics. Mark my words, he's going to go down as one of the biggest draft busts in another 3 years. The only reason he's not considered that now is his last name.

He does read a defense well. T hat's about the best I can say for him. He just can't get the ball to a spot reliably.

Grossman is getting getter at not throwing awful INTs. He's taking the sack when he needs to. Now if we can get him to hit that hot read like the Bradley TD more often, we'll see some good stuff this Sunday. Especially since it's tough to run with Wilfork clogging up the middle. More to come on what to expect against the Fightin' Belicheks.

Monday, November 06, 2006

They're falling like flies

Urlacher day to day. McGowan goes straight from PUP to IR. Should be an interesting game in NYC.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

The play that beat the 49ers

3rd and two, red zone, first quarter. Thomas Jones takes the handoff
off and has to make linebacker Brandon Moore miss coming in untouched
from his right. The play was designed to go off the left tackle but
by the time Jones makes the guy miss the hole, which was tiny
to begin with, is completely gone. Jones backs up, dances back to the
middle, and finally bounces outside while Moore finally pulls himself
up off the turf in the backfield just in time to go completely the
wrong way and Jones goes untouched into the end zone.

This play showed both the strength and weaknesses of Thomas Jones.
Needing only two yards on third down, he was completely unable
to run into the line of scrimmage and push for that first down.
However, he was able to make the only guy with decent penetration
miss twice and get into the open field.

At this point, up 10-0, the Bears offense had made the 49ers rushing
offense completely irrelevant and the defense could just tee off on Alex
Smith all afternoon.