Fill In The Blank: Championship weekend
Fri, 18 Jan 2013|
Paul Perillo and Kirk Minihane fill in the blanks as we lead up to Championship weekend in the NFL
Paul Perillo Patriots football weekly Kuerten and had but WEEI wanna play gentlemen. Don't go the right now okay Philip looked like this I think take effect don't play. The X-Factor. Each team will be I just gave -- a couple -- -- you. You hit it about -- -- is special teams aspects I'm going to give you one for the Ravens have enough for the Patriots is Brandon Lloyd because I think that that Baltimore understands how to play the Patriots offense. Just try to keep things underneath they're gonna funnel everything to the middle I think they tackle very well. Welker is a guy that they've been able to handle in the past I mean you don't not completely shut down. Brandon Lloyd is going to be an outside -- I think on the other side it's going to be -- -- and those are my two X factors in the game because how well I think they're gonna make what Williams covering him one on one. Can you make a big play. Is he gonna have a six point four yes just like he did against Houston if he does. Tickets can be in trouble very well be that might be a matchup when Tom Brady looks across the lines to see two guys on Welker is because he shading on Hernandez. And he's gonna have -- one -- one is gonna wanna go to a lot to go anywhere better wins is gonna be a guy I think it's gonna cover one on one that's why like that match. Their kickers are good too I mean look at that Moscow certainly could be one of those guys and your old buddy Josh Miller was a huge factor a couple of games he's one guy and look at. The guys Deion Branch already give up at him yet you keep. He tries to get five for 55 touchdowns and it wouldn't surprise me what's the same thing right they're not gonna double to have Brent -- did you imagine having chances and opportunities to do it. The Colts and actually his agent called while I wonder can he. The Patriots up 35 points and call put together kind of game plan. It keeps up with those guys up I did OK job last week he really conservative at times spot in overtime I got bailed out a few times. QPI calls against them is callable in the call the kind of game. Puts up somewhere in the third to -- Patriots didn't have to do that to be in this game. -- -- the like number two you will push the panic button as a Patriots fan if you see what it was all turnover I -- Tom Brady throwing an interception early in the game that's that's happened a little bit against Baltimore did happen in the regular season. This year but attack happened in the playoffs last year. -- deflected passes throwing into coverage. Yeah especially if it's a bit a guy like Brandon Lloyd did it ever noticed whenever the -- -- gets on the Lloyd looks a little different than it does when it's on everybody else. A ball off the shoulder or something like that that -- a turnover early wood would really have me concerned. Yet Brady's pedigree here is that those few times in in the past few. We start second this pressure is not pressure there particular that jets' playoff game the loss whatsoever what was Bart Scott talked about locker. After that can you start seeing that little bit to get him enough -- -- document no one's around. That's an -- concern I think a Patriots fan. Early turnovers have actually been -- I don't know if they get all you just look at that Jets game -- an early interception that led to no points by the Jets but we sort of got that feeling Ravens game in Ravens game in on nine the Super Bowl last year that early safety they're just sort of a bad taste in your -- I I think one that's obvious is that the pats kicking field goals early. Lining up field goals vs touchdowns in the of that than you on the road to this. Nine point that happens that a seventeen and then you talk about a game winds and to me that would be an obvious when the scored the next one fill in the blank up blank will be my last team. Question of Ray Lewis -- -- -- we'll start with you. I would say to an extent great player but there's a -- fraud for ray Lewis and it's just so much going on -- He has an answer these families are dying for information some raises a lot of talk about that. He'll go NFL network the films cameras around he's there CBS he's there where's all the information you know everything's got dog dollar for who -- that's fine. But we got when things are good and they went. You know when the refs are bad but the -- about the rats but I mean is -- thought. It didn't bother going for the reps so why is it that he was he consistency and it's right there I think you know great player but again -- is a fraud policies. I'll tell you -- the -- -- meet with -- with Brady less offense and I. -- flip -- so many times it was I hated this man so much about you know our earlier in his career with the whole the whole legal thing and and all that stuff -- such a bad taste in my mouth and the guy to get away with something like that. And then over the years you sort of won me over emotion would probably be my one word to fill in the blank for him. Just watching him with his teammates. And the respect he has for the game -- -- and I don't -- -- -- -- fraud there's no question -- they go right but. Emotion of wanting Ray Lewis finally felt like the Super Bowl match up -- least want to see. Think this is a consensus like this it's -- Don't want who want to Atlanta Baltimore. I'm contractually obligated to say Baltimore and somebody it's. So I'll say Atlanta I don't want any part I think this is the fraud team of all front teams Atlanta I know they're the number one seed another one attending games. They play at home in a squeak by these team when you know last week they won five or six games the way they won the game last week I just don't see. Just a program and all I don't expect Mike Smith. I don't really have a whole lot of respect for Matt -- -- and he's a good quarterback but not great you know I I don't wanna see demonstrable Sunday courses around here wants -- women it's Baltimore San Francisco at least you get the brother thing -- you know I think that the team tough hard. -- teams and enhancing game right -- you make a case for good Super Bowl as long as like you said even the Patriots or the 49ers are -- that it's a good matchup I think no matter what I think everybody that he gets a hundred people. Have a dog in the fight and -- it would say that Baltimore Atlanta is you know tonight's regular season game it's a 4 o'clock game on CBS from the regular season. That's it and it -- Super Bowl two weeks of that but them two weeks and Matt Ryan and Joseph Flacco talk in the media -- -- a good.