posted on Jan, 15 2007 @ 05:58 PM
Originally posted by intrepid
Sorry yeahright, just don't see it.
Hey, don't apologize to me
. If I wasn't an Indy guy, I'd feel the same way. But as a public service, I'll tell you how they shut down the
Ravens (and KC) and how they'll beat NE.
The "D" has been the weak link all year. Injuries mostly, and personnel to a degree. They've been um...vulnerable...to the run. To put it
Two big differences now. (1) Rob Morris, the MLB, who was a first rounder and started for years, is now starting again in place of Gary Brackett.
Rob's much stronger against the run. (2) Bob Sanders, who played in only 3 games in the regular season, is back. Now, you have to have had the
opportunity to watch Sanders the last couple of years to understand, but the guy is THE difference maker on defense. He's a safety, but he can cover
and he plays the run, and hits, like a likebacker. Think Jack Tatum. I'm serious. They're a totally different defensive team and play with a
completely different mind set when he's in there. I think he could've played in more games in the regular season, but Dungy wanted to be sure he
was at 100% for the playoffs.
Watch for #21 Sanders this Sunday night. He's a deltoid muscle with legs.
And yes, New England scares me. There's no QB in the NFL (sorry Peyton) I'd rather have start a big game. Belichick has proven he can coach in
these situations as well as anyone ever has. This is an opportunistic team that knows how to play in a big game, and somehow NE always finds a way.
Until this year.
Of course, I'm hardly objective.