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Monday, September 21, 2009

Recap: Game 2 vs Jets

By: Greg

Not a fun day to be a Patriots fan yesterday. They did not only lose but got totally out played in the second half. The Jets absolutely dominated the Pats in the second half, not letting the Pats score. Brady looked out of sync. The special teams was horrible. Too many stupid penalties. Losing to the Jets= not a good feeling for the rest of the day.
Does anyone else find it hard to watch football after the Pats lose? I started to watch the four oclock games but couldnt. Ok now on to the bad and good....

The Bad

Tom Brady- Brady looked jumpy in the pocket, his timing was off and so was his accuracy. For all those of you who thought the 2007 offense would be here, we have a while to wait.

Joey Galloway- He looked very good in the first half but a few dropped balls and missed routes hurt the Pats offensive flow in the second half.

Randy Moss shut down- Revis was my player to watch on defense and he shut down Randy, holding him to 4 catches. I dont know if he will face a better cover man than him all season.

Stalled Drives- The Pats had way to many chances in the first half inside Jets territory but could not take advantage of them. In my opinion they need to run more. Taylor had 8 carries for 48 yards, not too shabby. If they mix more run with pass, drives will be more successful.

Yellow Flag- A bunch of special teams penalties and a few un characteristic delay of game by Brady kill the Patriots. BB will fix.

The Good

Julian Edelman- He step up big in place of Wes Welker. In his first game action this season Edelman looked like a veteran. He had 8 catches for 98 yards. When they get Welker back, they will be able to go four wide with the two waterbugs in the slots.

Defense- For the most part the defense was solid. They shut down the run and limited the pass. A few mistakes were made in the secondary but when you only allow 16 pts you should win the game.


Brady- "We controlled the first half. We just didn't get the ball into the end zone when we had the opportunity. At halftime it's 9-3, if we get the ball into the end zone it's a significantly different game. That's a couple of weeks in a row that we're failing to get the ball into the end zone, so that's an issue that we're dealing with and that's something that we've got to correct."

BB - "Well, it was a tough loss like it always is in the division. Give the Jets credit. They did a better job than we did today and I don't really think there is a whole lot more to say about it,"

Kerry Rhodes- "I don’t know we did a good job on defense today," said Rhodes. "Even when they had drives, we were able to get them of the field. They got down there a couple of times, when you hold them to three... If you hold the Patriots to three, you are doing a good job."

Chris Baker "This is Week 2," said Baker. "We're 1-1, we'll go back to the drawing board, get ready for Atlanta. There's a long way to go."

Next week the Pats get the Falcons....

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