enough ragging on the Dolphins. This is the biggest game of the season for
the Pats. It is time to bring it all together. The Offense has been in
disarray all season. It is easy to forget that the Offense, and Brady in particular,
didn't look like they could win in the Playoffs until last week against
the Bills. And they still have to improve to win the Magnificent
to keep incorporating N'Keal into the Offense, and have him do more and
more things each week. "He showed good power and running skills with the ball in his hands in college. We felt like he could run with the
ball," BB said. "I wouldn’t say we drafted him [for run
plays]. I don’t think you draft a receiver to run that play. But if there are things that the receiver can do that are productive when you get him the ball, then consider him."
He will no longer be a rookie in the Playoff, and he has to start playing
another guy who has to seriously step it up. He had 10 catches in
Baltimore, and has sucked ever since (though I'd take another ten catches
in the Champ Game against the Ravens). "He’s smart, tough and a good football player. He learned the offense extremely quick, being kind of thrown into the
fire," White said. "He’s a tough guy. He’s smart and he’s made some big plays for us. So, he’s continuing to get better with us each and every
week. And he’s going to continue to make some big plays for us." He
can't use the ankle as an excuse anymore, it's Playoff time.
also going to need to take another step up in the run game. "Coach McDaniels does a great job of dialing up good game plans, and as long as we can show him we can do it in practice, he’ll call it in a
game," White said. "So whatever he happens to dial up, myself, Rex, Sony, Brandon,
Dame [Damien Harris], we’re going to go out there and execute it."
A power running game in the Playoffs, wears down a Defense and makes
passing the ball late in games easier.
it. No more talk. It is do or die time and if the entire Offense doesn't
step up, the window will close. "I think the key for us each week is knowing what we have available at the game, who’s going to be active, and then taking our personnel into consideration when looking at the opposing defense and trying to figure out what the best way is going to be for us to utilize our players and their strengths to try to move the ball and score
points," McDaniels said. "Some weeks, it may not be as many
[groupings]. You may not like as many groupings based on how they’re defended and what they do against them, it may not give you as many advantages. Other weeks, it might be a fair fight in every grouping. We have confidence in all our guys that are active, or else they wouldn’t be there.
"We just try to utilize their strengths as much as we can, and if it’s a skill player, getting them the ball in space or getting them to do some things that they have confidence
in. I think that’s important. Whether it’s the line or the tight ends or the backs in the protection game, what do we do well, what suits the team we’re playing the best, how we need to protect?"
Brady and the passing game don't have to be immaculate, because of the D.
But they have to look like every player on the Offense is in synch with
the rest of the Offense.
to get the run game going, because the weather is getting bad, and Brady
needs the help. "Same thing with the running game. Those groupings are great to have available. Hopefully, we make the right decisions on a weekly basis about which ones to utilize more or how much to utilize them during the course of the
game," McDaniels said. "The most important thing is that we get a chance to practice those things during the course of the week and really gain confidence as we head towards game time that we’ve repped them, we know what we’re doing in them, the players feel good about them and have confidence so they can go out there and be aggressive.
"I thought the guys did a really good job the other night too, whenever you’re utilized in multiple groupings like that, of communicating when they’re going on and off the field, because we had a lot of different guys subbing for each other, et cetera. Sometimes the concern could be making sure that we got the right 11 out there and they know what their identity is in the huddle and what role they’re playing, what position they’re in, because we had a lot of guys switching spots and so forth. I thought they did a great job of that. They deserve a lot of credit for that, and then being able to go out there and make the plays when they had opportunities to do so."
The Pats have a Super Bowl Defense, now they just have to show they have a
Super Bowl Offense.
A Citizen! Not a Subject!
is as Fascist does. Beware American. President Fredo is pulling the
cowardly republican Senate closer and closer to the cliff.
I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to
petition the government for a redress of grievances:
1st Amendment to the Constitution is the greatest paragraph ever written
by mankind. It is the truest diagram of how to ensure a free Country of
citizens survives. But is is also a list of what to attack when you want
to be a fascist dictator. President Jerkballs is attacking every article
in the 1st Amendment. Beware subjects, or you will be subjugated:
day another crime is revealed by #TrumpTreason!
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