Originally Posted by Fiddler
So I'm watching Playbook this week. Baldinger talks about the Titans tendency to play man coverage & proceeds to show Jack Locker making excellent throws to beat man coverage. Kenny Brit beats the corner on go routes, Locker places the ball over the top, defender has no chance, Brit runs under it, catches it & keeps running.
Baldinger lays out a good argument, citing that attacking the corners is what other teams found success with against the Colts. The first play shows the Colts in 3 deep coverage, Cj beats the corner assigned to him, gets behind the safety & Stafford delivers a bullet over 50 yards through the air. Then he shows the Brit plays I spoke of earlier, a 20 yard go route that Britt takes for 46 yards down the right sideline & a 40 yard go route to the left sideline.
Baldy asks, "Can you imagine what Andre Johnson is thinking right now?"
My answer is he's probably thinking, "We don't run that play, we don't run that play, maybe that one will work, but we don't run that one either."
I watched playbook last week & again they presented a plausible plan to attack their LBs with our two TE sets. I knew Graham was out, but we still had Casey & it looked like a good plan. But we didn't do it. But the point, is that as I watched that, I was thinking, "Yeah, that "fits" with what we're trying to do. That looks like something we do."
As opposed to watching this weeks plan to attack Indy's corners. I know we aren't going to do that, because we never do that. Matt can't throw a go route to save his life. His tendency to purposely under throw balls don't jive with the go route. Throwing deep on three deep? Nah... even if Andre is fast enough to get behind them.... it ain't gonna happen.
So then I ask myself, why not?
The first section was kinda awkward, McNabb was having issues saying Jj Swatt & while he was talking about what our defense needs to do for us to return to our winning ways, they kept showing clips of how out of sync our offense was. Monday night & a play where Matt missed OD in the end zone vs Tennessee.
The Pats defense played well and they played discipline. They did a good job against our play action pass. Their end men stayed home and didn't give time to set up, or they were able to get penetrating and messed it up through the middle.
In the mean time we bit on too many play fakes and we paid each time.
We took a few shots downfield.
Jean dropped a long one on the right.
He didn't run a good enough route and was called for OPI on the long one down the left end zone.
We got the ball to OD once on a intermediate route.
But overall, their coverage was fairly solid.
They had timely safety help.
Mc Courtyards on the INTERNET and the other safety came up to lay one on Jean on another play.