Originally Posted by Fiddler
I think the Patriots run defense is like ours. The offenses gets a big lead & the other team has to give up the run.
We can run on the Patriots. If we can run on Peko, Atkins, & Mauluga, we can run on Wilfork.
Its not just Wilfolk you have to block its a lot of other guys, you just don't know their names. Besides the Pats LB's are a lot better than what Cinci trotted out. Mayo, Hightower and Spikes are the key to the Pats run defense.
Rather than challenge what they are good at, make those LB's have to cover RB's and TE's in space in the passing game, with the exception of Mayo, its not what they do best. And do it on first down because if you wait until its a passing situation, they won't be in the game.