Our New England Tailgate crew previews this Sunday's game,and give their opinion on whether or not the Ravens are the 'team of destiny'
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I let's gets a little bit of the dancing Ray Lewis destiny. People are talking about how they're going to win it for Ray Lewis how much -- you guys -- Bulls played the game. How to how long does that emotional ride -- you have to if -- team like that -- you've got a bunch of older players. All that defense great players and Ed Reed. And so injury and Ray Lewis you almost have to rely a little bit off emotion. You're not the same physical specimen who were five or six years ago. He still impressive as a middle linebacker but he's not the Ray Lewis that we saw the would have chipped -- -- ten years ago to. These guys have to rely the most in the problem is they can go one way or the other you can step that emotion and no drop off real quick. Or if you let it roll and go about Freddie and delivered a veteran -- right now I was not the same player Suggs is not the same player. Paul Kruger and real feel for the season so they've got a couple of the younger guys that have played well. But the older guys are just running right -- on fumes on that. The runner up Norfolk go back to question about how much does that help them with Ray Lewis a lot of the -- place himself the same position. Right rolled up. We're gonna retire out. I just maybe -- -- shot and out there playing at a high level but I agree it did not what they were the -- is still like gotten above Ottawa the hip but this felt like got. Right and they had to push in the ground like that put -- plays out like the passer is not like that they'll covers well. But they still could have some -- that shoes but a couple of us things like Tom Brady for and what -- point. Me we'll kind of is that dividing that -- out of the grit trash talkers in the history of the NFL I saw on whose sole concern with the trash talking over the other Jude. It's amazing he's had a couple residents couldn't even with that it -- -- how bluntly in. Five. Years now has been to the AFC championship three times this guy's proved to be a pretty good. I think is pretty good bridesmaid don't do. If you get a ticket to the big one but he has a good coach and his brother is a good coach giant egos like a couple of trash but yet. But he fits with the -- with a team is -- -- he's got -- He's a he's of about a guy but you can't take it away from -- coach got a good job he has a little bit of that -- Belichick mentality. Because he really doesn't care he will try all sorts of things he's very aggressive. He's a very demanding of his players and if you look at what what makes Bill Belichick good. That's part of what what it is and he's a very demanding coach. He wants guys to study hard work hard he's got a lot of Belichick tournament and that's probably what makes up some success -- guarantee of both. Teams are working on special teams this because they both got burned last week Ayanbadejo by the way you got burned on one of those returns. Patriots moved pretty good with -- guys all -- law that -- full B Jones back there all pro world player of a great return man. It doesn't take much for these great return guys that that basically go -- field one cut and they're gone. If you have even the -- three or maybe it's worth three yard breakdown. If your coverage lane that's all these guys lead that really when you look how quickly controlled the game around. It's -- such an important play. If you watch this film was -- right here you'll see that the Patriots. Cut loose or at different levels and that creates opening proves it for the running back and cut through. The great thing about the specialties is playing as one unit in a breakdown lanes. Dark trying to make the big play trying to make plays a team to not give different angles and avenues for the running back to cut through to great point you make pretty because usually you're special teams or coverage teams are your younger players a lot of defensive players. And you get excited you wanna make a play sometimes -- just got to relax and do which is supposed to do but it's a great point about league distribution. Especially with the younger guys who was just -- yes -- enough for both of these two teams. So what are the X factors. In this game Friday. Wellemeyer X-Factor of the defensive lineman playing linebacker. That's spikes fight -- come up and he'll put the hammer on this guy can blitz well it doesn't cover a great but against the run. Sort of against guys tried contraction hit not -- so brilliant he's gonna put some lead -- what was golf classic. On the Ravens they bring the world but why don't write that factors to say that spikes won't lose anything to Gary got to do a few years ago and then let Ray Rice from like crazy. But this other guy make of its how many times we come out of body after a game and said. -- which makes another place another big play a strip a sack. A fumble and interception. If he can get one of those plays in this game that's going to be a great thing for the page's defense because this offense takes advantage of turtles like the with a offensively. Maybe -- is an X-Factor because. He finds a way to make big plays and oftentimes in big games -- My X-Factor is the back end of this defense these guys already told you about the vertical passing game deep passing game -- -- great arm looked like the last lot different than earlier in the season where -- forty and Eric did where you -- quarters. He had Sean in the back end I have got what forty back there. -- -- Greg we -- is playing well I think this team is for more suited for dealing with the long ball put that is the X-Factor. They must play well let anybody get behind.