Chalk Talk: Defending the 3-back set

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Chalk Talk: Defending the 3-back set

Jerod Mayo checks in for this week' Chalk Talk. On the docket - how to stop the three-man set in the backfield. The 49ers have a lot of dangerous weapons in their backfield, so how do you stop someone like Colin Kaepernick from breaking a long run like he did last week?

Mayo shares one of the Patriots mantras, brilliant in its simplicity - "do your job." If everyone follows their responsibilities, an entire side of the field should never be left open and Kaepernick won't be able to run for a 50 yard TD like last week.

The 49ers are going to throw a lot of different looks at the Patriots, and they'll utilize some big bodies and power football. If the Patriots are going to win a second big game in as many weeks, everyone is going to have to 'do their job.'

Farrell: Loss of Ortiz can be made up for with pitching

Farrell: Loss of Ortiz can be made up for with pitching

Lou Merloni, Trenni Kusnierek and John Farrell talk about life without David Ortiz.

Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

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Haggerty's NHL Power Rankings: So long, Wings' streak

The Washington Capitals remain on top, but it's time to recognize the Red Wings' 25-year playoff streak that will come to an end this spring.