nuccah Posted August 21, 2010 Share Posted August 21, 2010 First Drive1st & 20 - Good coverage on his man, comes over to make the tackle on Welker.2nd & 14 - Play action to Welker. Weatherspoon & Lofton in position to make the tackle in run coverage.1st & 10 - Welker wide-eyed after getting shot by Owens. Weatherspoon bites on the OL moving to the opposite side.2nd & 10 - Weatherspoon covers screen to the opposite side.3rd & 7 - Blitzes (commentators incorrectly point out Weatherspoon in coverage, it was Abraham)1st & 10 - Incomplete deep to Moss, good zone coverage over the middle2nd & 10 - Sucked in by OL. Taylor for 3 yards3rd & 7 - Faulk up the middle (3 man front, ugh) for the 1st. sheds block from RT1st & 10 - Taylor for 4, Peterson crushed. Taps the carrier at the end of the tackle.2nd & 6 - Opposite side of the play, patty-taps with Crumpler.3rd & 2 - Clashes with RG Neal. Morris for a 1st down.1st & 10 - Peterson gets owned. Pushed back and blocks Weatherspoon from attempting more then a one armed tackle. Touchdown Fred Taylor.Second Drive1st & 10 - 15 yards to Moss. Easily fights off Chevis to get open. Weatherspoon makes the tackle after recovering from attempting to break on the slant on his man.1st & 10 - 4 yard rush. Shuffles down the line to get in on the tackle and stop progression.2nd & 6 - 5 yard rush. Pushed back by Pats C. Fights off to stop progression at the 40 before help arrives.3rd & 1 - 1st down. Forces Taylor back inside.1st & 10 - Beat by Hernandez out of the backfield, Weatherspoon recovers, juked, recovers, makes the tackle. Good athleticism by Weatherspoon none-the-less.1st & 10 - Taylor stuffed for a loss. Weatherspoon fought off his blocker (Hernandez) if the play had progressed further.2nd & 13 - Man on the RB in case he went out in the flats? I'm not sure. Chevis beat by Moss.3rd & 4 - Good coverage by both Spoon and Chevis on B. Tate out of the slot. Would have been a pick if Brady had let it go. Bready aten by Biermann4th - Here is a question for you. Why are the refs in the defensive backfield during a FG?1st & 10 - Biermann stuffs RB for -3. Weatherspoon cut blocked.2nd & 13 - Weatherspoon beats his block. Great read on the play by Weatherspoon but gets blocked by Vance Walker getting pushed back by the Patriots LG. Would've had a great opportunity to make the play.3rd & 3 - Good coverage by Weatherspoon, but late to turn his head. Great play by Brady and Hernandez.There was one obvious thing I could see on many of these plays. Weatherspoon's head is swimming with all the things that he is learning. He is playing like most rookies in their first year that while he may have great athleticism, he is just a step too slow to react to the play.However, while I don't think he is quite ready, Peterson looked bad. Not the good kind of bad either. Just bad. I'll take a starting lineup of Nicholas, Lofton, and Weatherspoon please. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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