Flynn: 'Secondary playing the ball a lot better'
Tue, 20 Nov 2012|
Mike Flynn joins Sports Tonight to talk all things Patriots and previews the upcoming match up with the Jets
When you when you look at this week right short week Rob Gronkowski. It's a holiday week no normally would you at least there's an eight games -- doing this all year long. The fact that the holidays Thanksgiving probably would have enjoyed a nice holiday off well here yeah I don't know in the short weekend but. I mean I never won -- Thanksgiving you're not I don't like -- in general and the kind of start at the end of my career which for me was more physical thing I mean. I'm still you know ice in my knees and in crutches on Fridays you don't try to play games. But you know that's the -- the league is and -- -- your biggest thing is what's easier to notes that with the home team. But -- shall we pick -- the holiday week and your culture what hole where these guys probably have. You know Finley and for a couple days here they fly out you know -- inning comeback in a lot of stuff bothered by a bit. You know both teams are in the same boat I think it hurts the -- is the fact that you -- Jones. We have Logan make those guys to extra days to heal. But you flip around to it to get suggest they know the Jets the team planes be pretty simple most of it's in place I think it's as physically get ready to mostly get ready for the. Yeah well I was just hearsay you know one of the league takes that into consideration that they're not good news much prep time because they know each other very well I mean it there's no he doesn't look the bottom of -- ASU. I it is -- divisional games guarantee me it made a lot easier really doesn't mean -- playing these guys couple times you know the personnel which is huge. That's always a big does that mean you're gonna run a lot of your plays and defense is that the defense has become some personnel. Okay this defense I don't play in this and -- see how does he play when the -- out of the box well team looks at that we that it -- the Jets. They know that team they don't have -- to study a lot of tape on an -- those already there. But physically I mean this team is beat up I mean it's going to be tougher to. This guy -- if -- the better team I want everything normal. Right just give me a normal global environment live -- there with a better team with a win the game the short week I think helps an underdog in this by the way -- team that. Few weeks ago and it took its overtime you kind of stared at possibly 45564. Yeah right if the Jets had pulled that game off I think duplicate what they did take that in overtime eventually lose -- -- they duplicate what an effort. He just did some good things defensively and if you look at that they took the middle field away from the end -- the Patriots notes a lot of people try to do it's hard to do but they did that and forced Floyd to make some plays and I think that was a game -- -- night targets had one catch those drops. He had a chance really stand out and win that game four did it. They're gonna try to do that you know defense run the football. Try to get the play action game -- short throws. Easy throws from Mark -- if there's anything easy throws from this guy but. Yeah it'll probably duplicate that people I think what he'll do is now you'll see some wrinkles. If these two young guys -- played inside again. Try to puts a little different there inside blitzes -- looks a lot how to confuse them a little bit. But you know hey Robert house keys of playing. That's huge it's huge if you're -- -- -- quarter coveted and you take him off the board. Well let's talk about the Patriot defense because you mentioned blitzes. And the Patriots haven't done a lot of that and they were doing it when the play the Jets last time. Don't game against the Colts after the first two series build it up what would have said okay let's get after it. They have to leave that now -- more aggressive defense that's a different challenge for the Jets I would think. Yeah I mean you soft spikes and he was coming every couple plays which I think it's good that the physical guy. He's not great -- can't cover anyway yeah I find that that bring him if he doesn't have a lot and they play a lot of zone anyway because I have a lot of responsibility. You don't take until. Let's also -- gives up front which I like you know Cunningham got a sack and a couple guys what's another guy come around it's a typical for fraud to block so. You with Sanchez they'll have a lot of weapons he doesn't deliver a lot of -- over there that don't get it right yet the offensive line is questionable. Why not short week to meet with them and they're the same way I mean I don't know what's come the next day they have a game plan that I used to see in the when -- blitz collapse of a little bit try to get them early maybe get some -- you turn over get a quick score and you know to get a -- that -- We saw them do that London I think a lot of pressure on Sam Bradford and I wondered maybe because we wanted to keep the keep the lead but. Is it a confidence thing with -- -- citizens not just to keep the lead but I did the combination of him. Andy given according now at safety I feel a lot better about the secondary affiliate what tell the corner and I got a lot more -- help over the top now. You know angle. Yeah you watch that game and you look at the numbers picked numbers out of it but if you just want to just with the guy's -- make -- more plays in the football that the play them according to seed the touchdown but to recover to seek to -- that's written in stone. Against it before until last game and it it seems simple but it's not you have to dealer you'll react and -- background you did that -- to leave. -- back idea I like to return in the touchdown early you looked pretty good -- late in the game a little tired his legacy we'll see how we egos -- -- but what I like is he's aggressive guy. He's physical little -- these receivers the other defensive backs -- do that. Maybe get in after an up front media kind of so to wade back to the secondary because this to seem to be the secondary guys -- play the ball a lot better.