Originally Posted by thunderkyss
I was thinking the same thing, then went back & watched the game, we were in three WR sets a lot & we flexed out TEs out quite a bit as well. He had 4 options or more on just about every play.
What I think Kubiak failed to recognize is that we were able to run when we flexed the TEs out. Anytime they were near the LOS, they had big bodies at the line & clogged up the lanes. Wilfork was not so much a force this time, as Ninkovich, who beat just about anyone he was lined up against, including muscling Brown into the backfield more times than not.
I wish I had recorded the Ravens game, I'd like to see how many times they ran away from Ninkovich as they got a lot more movement on their stretches than we did.
They did a fairly good job on Ninkovich and Wilfork.
With Alib out, the Pats played a lot of 2-deep (and too deep.)
That helped, too.