But I will not argue that SEA's CBs outside of Sherman are a very underrated group, going back to last year
Good point TSchurr, while the SEA D is predictable, the Pats' O certainly is not and they excel in presnap movement and creating mismatches with formations, personnel groupings and movement before the snap
Many talk about a very diverse passing game, but the Pats' rushing attack is very diverse
Nah, I guess it is a chink in Sherman's armor in terms of comparing him to the greats, but he does what is asked of him as well or better than anyone in the game
And I think they are able to pull that off quite well Ryan...btw, keep an eye out for NEng's nickel package...sometimes they will use 4 CBs and just 1 Safety...and put Browner on a move TE like Willson...big Willson fan here btw
Paul Revere, first off, I respect your work very much. Secondly, that is a great question. My hunch is SEA will "Do what they do" and "Dance with who brung ya" and not change their scheme dramatically for one matchup
Should be an awesome matchup Mo and you are right that Wilson is now a great player...he sure didn't play like it for the first 55 mins last week however and def does his best work outside the pocket
No question Jackson...and that is called great coaching. They created their O around Wilson...very smart of course. Believe it or not, being a very short QB still is a problem for him...and always will be
Tyrion, I am also a huge fan of your work. And no, I bet we see a lot of Blount, but also ample doses of Vereen as a receiving threat. And although I expect the Pats to pound the middle of SEA's D, I also expect them to come out in some 12 (1 RB, 2 TE) sets with Vereen, Gronk, Wright and 2 WRs and just go empty with TB in the gun....he will find a matchup he loves against SEA's base personnel on D
Overall, I think QB's W/L record is a bit overrated. VERY much a team game. It is something to talk about and Wilson, for the most part, has played great in the biggest games...but that D and Lynch sure help as well
Glad you brought that up. That is an issue for NEng for sure. I don't think they will keep the ball in TB's hands long at all, but as we have seen in Pats v Giants Super Bowls, a great pass rushing DL can wreak havoc with Brady and the timing of this O....and SEA's DL is certainly capable. The thing that the Pats do worst is protection
Agreed. Coming into his own for sure. Bright future and he should see coverage he likes. I like Wilson against Chung or Browner, but Collins is the Pats true wild card on D
Think I could pull off wearing those pants Sapp has on? WOW!
We would definitely be able to spot you in a crowd, Matt.
He is a great player John. So is Drew Brees. But both struggle to see at times because of their height...and always will. Therefore, their play callers use more designed movement (Esp Wilson)...and of course DC know this
Oh, facing that D. Always. LOADED with GREAT players...and playmakers that can change a game in a second...see last year's Super Bowl as a reference point
Not taking anything away from him but like just about every player in the league, he does have limitations/issues/things he doesn't do as well
Great question. First off, he is a Hall of Famer and is pretty darn good at everything. But the obvious one is he of course isn't a runner. Some will say he doesn't top arm strength, but I disagree with that. And while he isn't a runner, he is mobile...by that, I mean he has very good feet and movement in the pocket to buy time...Hall of Famer
Also, I would say Brady isn't great late in the down like someone like Wilson or Rodgers
But TB seems to have a lot going for him
The break at media day is almost over, and we're waiting for the Seattle Seahawks players and coaches to take their podiums.
I will be here for another 10 min, so keep bringing the questions...also feel free to Tweet me @WilliamsonNFL and I will do my best to answer