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    AD's play in Pats-Colts game



    I was watching for AD the whole game, did you notice how little he played? He must not fit a lot of Belichek's schemes. He was not playing ST either, and wasn't hurt.

    I did see him playing, just not very much. I bet he was under 20 snaps today.




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    Re: AD's play in Pats-Colts game

    Maybe Ray's comment was true?......




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    Re: AD's play in Pats-Colts game

    I wasn't watching the game too closely but did look for him. I didn't see him one time. I was watching the Pats either last week or the week before and only saw him a couple plays. They put him in at inside linebacker so he obviously isn't being used as the Ravens used him but I wonder if that even playing inside he isn't showing much? Its interesting.








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    Re: AD's play in Pats-Colts game

    AD has played a lot and been a huge factor in their scheme. Him not seeing much playing time yesterday is not indicative of the rest of the games. Not having your name called in one game doesnt mean anything.
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    I saw him play special teams covering field goals, and that was it.

    He's not hurt, I know that much.




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    I saw him once during the game running after Addai when he scored the touchdown. But I did not hear his name mentioned once, like for a tackle or something. How much are they paying him to be an ocassional player? Maybe Ray Lewis is right.




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    Re: AD's play in Pats-Colts game

    He's not one of Belicheck's boys is the simple answer to why you didn't see him much.

    They took him out whenever they went to a nickel package and kept in Mike Vrabel. There is no conceivable manner in which Vrabel is a superior outside linebacker to Adalius Thomas. The reason Thomas plays inside is because Vrabel is little short of rubbish as an ILB, doesn't take on or work off blocks well.

    Doesn't make sense to me, but I'm sure Belicheck has his reasons.




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    Re: AD's play in Pats-Colts game

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    AD has played a lot and been a huge factor in their scheme. Him not seeing much playing time yesterday is not indicative of the rest of the games. Not having your name called in one game doesnt mean anything.
    Not sure if I agree with this in at least the 2 or 3 games.








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    I saw AD going after Manning before the short dump off to Addai for the TD

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    Re: AD's play in Pats-Colts game

    I saw AD jogging after a Pat going into the EZ for a TD.


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    Re: AD's play in Pats-Colts game

    I saw him on ST against the Dead$kin$. Though that may have been in anticipation of an on-sides kick.




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    Re: AD's play in Pats-Colts game

    I saw him scratching his nuts and pointing a camcorder towards the Colts sideline.








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    Re: AD's play in Pats-Colts game

    The man went from 11 sacks last year and will be lucky to get 2 this year currently he sits at 0.5




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    Re: AD's play in Pats-Colts game

    I was talking to a die hard Pats fan who told me the ILB does not get sacks or gaudy numbers in the Pats' system. The ILB is the 'heart' of the defense or some such nonsense but will not normally be pass rushing or making tackles for loss. Sounds like a complete waste of AD's skills to me, but that's what I was told.
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    Re: AD's play in Pats-Colts game

    Quote Originally Posted by festivus View Post
    I was talking to a die hard Pats fan who told me the ILB does not get sacks or gaudy numbers in the Pats' system. The ILB is the 'heart' of the defense or some such nonsense but will not normally be pass rushing or making tackles for loss. Sounds like a complete waste of AD's skills to me, but that's what I was told.
    That's exactly right and he's playing the inside role because Mike Vrabel is several shades of shoddy at the ILB spot, hence in year's past when guys like Ted Johnson have gone down, the Pats run D has suffered because Vrabel simply is not good taking on blocks head on, where as Adalius has been good at it.

    It's tremendous waste of Adalius' great, varied skill set in my opinion using him as a clogger inside. But if he is happy to play the foil and let guys like Rosey Colvin and Mike Vrabel pile up the stats on the way to what could be a championship then more power to him. But as a great fan of Adalius', I hope the Pats are able to find someone either through the draft or free agency that can play that clogging role inside and lets Adalius play at his best on the outside again, because it is great to watch such a tremendously talented defender at his best.




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