Second Look At The Secondary

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  1. So Be

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    After watching the game a second time, I am going to be feasting on a bit of, after Thanksgiving, CROW, from Gonzo & friends, without much spice. :)

    Our safeties were VG yet again vs the run, with Jones giving up one catch for 9 yards, and Clemons giving up one for 4 yards. Well Done by anyone's standards.

    On to the CB's. Carroll split time with Stanford, and gave up a couple of catches for nothing. Stanford gave up that 32 yarder but, not because of his coverage, just a great play which happens.

    Now to the CROW aka Smith. I cannot fault him on the TD where a backup TE runs across to back of the end zone the width of the field, JMO, However, his coverage on Rice was BAD. He got beat on 3 for 72 yards, and, with a better QB could have been lit up for over 200. He looked lost, and is not the same player I saw earlier in the year. Don't know what happened, in still playing for a new contract but, in this game he pretty much sucked.

    So, time for LOTS of mango salsa to put on my crow. LOL
     
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    The true test comes this weekend.will Brady go after smith if so we might be in trouble
     
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    we're gonna get roasted simple as that.
     
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    I'm just waiting for the "Our Defensive Backs SUCK!" threads when the 40something pts avg per game' Pats play well against a young team in the Dolphins :crazy:


    I hope people on this board realize that the Pats are still a super bowl team... and we're not, yet.
     
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    What I did not like about the TD in the corner was Smith had the "**** it they aren't throwing it there" attitude and quit on the play. We need guys that finish the play. It wasn't that the guy snook by him that got me, it was the way he just gave up on the play when a litte effort could have altered the outcome.
     
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    clemons left the game with cramps...had nothing to do with being benched...smith hasn't played a very good game since like the first quarter of the season...the sanford catch against i mean he was in perfect position even got his head around and all to keep from getting called for pi but he lost his footing and was falling...still tate made a rediculous catch inches off the ground after leaping over sanford...just give credit where it's due tate made a terrific play on a ball too far inside that was tailor made for an int...also carroll played a sideline vertical route really nicely getting his head around also after the face guard...pretty textbook stuff and shows growth in his play...

    officials will give you a lot of benefit of the doubt even if you're riding a guy out of bounds or cutting off his angle down the field provided you get your head around...
     
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    Guys, re watch the play, the tight end was not his man, he tried to leave his responsibility and was obviously late. Not smiths fault on that play
     
  9. So Be

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    Smith will likely be vs Lloyd, and "should" be able to contain him, depending on which Smiht we see.
     
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    Good post. Smith was the only one I can fault this past week in coverage.
     
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    That was a very nice play.

    And as much as I think Smith has been overrated this season, that TD was not entirely on him. That was just a total breakdown in coverage.
     
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    The TE was over half the field away when he broke primary coverage and hugged the line in the back of the end zone. I don't believe he saw him.
     
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    Does that mean I can keep my crow warm for another week? JK/LOL
     
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    Phinatic8u Adam ****ing Gase

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    All I know is Jones is a beast.

    Move along.
     
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    Stick to leftover turkey. Just stop relying on stats so much. This isn't baseball.
     
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    For a bunch of unspectacular draft picks (OK, Smith was a second rounder, but Carroll, Jones, Clemons were 5th rounders and Wilson was a 7th round pick), they have done particularly well. In fact, they are one of the most pleasant surprises this season. Big challenge this Sunday, but it is also a big opportunity to show how much the secondary has improved.
     
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    Is it me or does Jimmy Wilson get embarrassed at least once a week? He still flashes from time to time, but he's definitely got some growth to do.
     
  18. So Be

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    The turkey is thankfully gone. At this point would be not worth eating.

    FWIW, I'm not all about stats. I post PFF stuff for something different, as most here do not pay for what they have to say, and it is a bit of a service to Phans here.

    Looking forward to a VG debate on coverage vs the Pats. Should be some fun, one way or the other.
     
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    Wilson does have a ways to go but, is constantly changing where he is playing. The best thing I have heard about him was from Philbin, on his local TV show. Kimbo asked Joe about him, and he said that when the team is running practice and hears a THUMP it's likely Wilson making a tackle. LOL
     

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