Re: Game Planning for the Patriots
As much as you THINK we need to run it down their throats, we need to actually pass, and pass a lot to our tes and casey. They are 6th overall in rush yards per game, and like 9th in rush tds given up. They are VERY stout vs the run.
Against the pass, they are 4th WORSE in yards per game. They are right around 10th WORSE in tds given up through the air. Their secondary is not good and we need to exploit that. But in order to do this, we need creativity. Get OD, Graham and Casey in space, use Arian like we have in past years, throw screens, both rb and wr screens. Run draws, NOT ON 3RD AND LONG, but on 1st and 2nd downs. Don't abandon the run, but don't be scared to throw it.
Schaub has to bring his best game in order to win the next few games. He needs to play like against Denver, great PA fakes and nice accurate throws. This will allow us to win.
Defensively, stop the run early and don't let it become a problem with PA later. We need to be able to focus on stopping the pass and it starts with stopping the run.