NE Tailgate: Patriots X-Factors against Texans
Thu, 10 Jan 2013|
Glenn, Fred, and Steve each talk about who they believe will be difference makers for the Patriots in their Divisional round match up with Houston.
Taylor Wrigley has had himself a terrific sophomore season but. He's given up the ball -- a little bit lately. And we all remember what happened last year he did in the last game of the regular season and they go on the Clippers playoff game and because of the ball as a team can't. Cough up the moment but that was the difference in the game first I think played. Patriots were protected the ball in Houston -- or should we meet be worried concerned fret about Steven Ridley that Knuble. Well I'll let you see that they don't go for the ball you have a whole lot of Walter is a different game there's a little bit more speed -- what hit in the playoff. He absolutely has to cover the ball because look at it you don't want to look at it you -- losses were to compare them. Look at the turnover ratio and see what the -- and -- -- -- -- has fruity or even though you don't realize that you pick it up in the playoffs the intensity. They're hitting. Everything intensifies and you're going to be. In a situation where. You know guys are becoming effort and we also know the Houston realizes they got to make something happen walks for them to be going for the strip every chance they get on whoever is carrying the ball. -- I think that's important fact the -- possessions you because Brady. If Brady gets free range is -- lived out there and he's throwing it underneath to Wes Welker -- -- waiting for the big play at record series really has a little bit of a reputation so why not go after more appealing yet confident Houston is not a big play team so they rely on long and drugs and more possessions that's -- the try to do IVX. Factors. For this game. What is the X-Factor for this game. To me it's ward and actors were the pictures come out there that offense and have all the firepower with Welker and -- and rocket Hernandez. Goes. Next victim out of the woods and areas for the quick press he's got a lot of big plays chipped one had to me is the X-Factor. You could have easily be a big part of this game public they've got plenty of offense to go around a goal would Jerod Mayo. We know that Houston has lost a little bit afraid the -- job. They're good try to rely on Foster males can be a big part of shutting him down the running game shut him down and takes with play action everything kind of works off of there. All -- faces but the real X-Factor in all of this is the health of these. If he is healthy they are eight different team we go back to life here. In the Super Bowl against the Giants if he plays. -- -- Is it not a different outcome he could be changes up everything to what they do. Makes Hernandez better makes one better makes walker better makes the running game better to me this right here. Is the biggest X-Factor from all about -- certainly a decisive edge -- experienced Bill Belichick vs Gary Kubiak. Decisive edge ago notice what you first thought it was I -- article appeared to react bill Melton to a pile of bush and the game's over the it is a decisive extra mile and possession. And has -- effort -- -- all night and I'll tell you why it's an edge is because -- -- not have the flexibility of the Bill Belichick. And his coaching staff as we've seen him in numbers situations Kubiak stick to his guns even though wasn't working that day. Bill Belichick. Josh McDaniels and all the other -- the ball. They don't care they will do as they have so much in the repertoire that they will do everything it takes to win Kubiak is a whole lot has all television on the pictures that can be doubtful for him.