And we’re off to Oakland!

by Kisha on September 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

A new weekend and a new start for the Patriots.

The game last week really sucked and it was one of the most bizarre and surprising meltdown I’ve seen in awhile (well, except for the Red Sox…too soon?)

This is the first thing that came up when I Google’d “Red Sox Meltdown“. I gotta say, the picture says it all.

Thanks Terry Francona for your time with the Red Sox.

So let’ get back to the Patriots.

They”ve got the top performing quarterback but also have a defense that’s allowed 377 passing yards per game.  There just seems to be no balance with this team and I think that is the biggest concern as we enter a match up against a team that has a killer running game. (Trust me, I’d know. Darren McFadden is pwning everyone in my fantasy leagues.)

There’s also another major problem: INJURIES.

Here’s how ESPNBoston’s Mike Reiss listed it out:

TE Aaron Hernandez (knee)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)
DL Mike Wright (concussion)

CB Kyle Arrington (chest)
CB Leigh Bodden (groin)
Patrick Chung (hand)
CB Ras-I Dowling (hip)
DL Shaun Ellis (knee)
LB Gary Guyton (hamstring)
DT Albert Haynesworth (back)
WR Taylor Price (hamstring)
OL Ryan Wendell (calf)

Josh Barrett (thumb)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)

Yeaaaaaaaah, that’s a lot of people right?

That’s a lot of defensive backs to NOT have on your definitely starting list.

I don’t have any answers for this defense, I don’t think the man-to-man defense the Patriots have chosen to stick with is not as effective as we all would like for it to be. I’ll admit that I liked the change…but I know that it’ll take some growing in to.

But how much longer will these growing pains last?

We got the manpower right? We picked up Albert Haynesworth…but he’s not doing us any good with a back injury.

I don’t want to keep asking about this but, where the heck is the pass rush?!


GAH! Ok, I’ve vented and now I leave you with a video from one of the funniest women I know, Grace Helbig.

Enjoy some Daily Grace.

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