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News: BTB: Rob Ryan's Cowboys Defense Can Stop The Patriots Offense

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  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Rob Ryan's Cowboys Defense Can Stop The Patriots Offense
    by Kegbearer



    http://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2011...defense-can-stop-new-england-patriots-offense




    Last season, Rob Ryan had the bye week to prepare for the New England Patriots. Cowboys fans hope he finds the same success this season as the new defensive coordinator in Dallas again prepares for the Patriots during a bye week. While with the Browns, Rob Ryan's defense managed to hold the juggernaut offense to only 14 points in a season that the Patriots averaged 32.4 points per game. This season the Patriots have increased their offensive production to an even 33 points per game. Even in their single loss the Patriots scored over 30 points. Even more impressively, Tom Brady currently has an incredible 30-game regular-season win streak at home.

    The Dallas Cowboys 2011 defense will face their toughest challenge to date, made even more difficult by traveling to New England, but there are reasons to believe the Cowboys can break the 30-points /30-wins streaks the Patriots and Brady have set. The greatest reason, of course, is the new Cowboys defensive mastermind Rob Ryan.

    Coach Ryan not only has the recent experience of beating the Patriots in 2010 while with the Cleveland Browns, he was also on the Patriots coaching staff (2000-2003) and has personal insight on Coach Bill Belichick. There is also a strong brotherly bond that will be of benefit. Certainly conversations with his twin brother, and head coach of the Patriots division rival, will provide copious amounts of information to help. And in another advantage, the Jets just played the Patriots and even in defeat Rob Ryan can still study how the defensive philosophies shared with his brother worked against the Patriots 2011 offense. Also, it appears Rob Ryan has already created a defense that is well suited for the job...
  2. CCBoy

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    Cutting to the chase here:

    ...In fact, because the Buffalo Bills had the ability to stop the run without forcing more people in the box, they were able to keep more defenders in coverage. This led to the biggest factor in the Patriots loss. Against the Bills, Tom Brady threw four interceptions though was never sacked. While the Bills defense did pressure Brady, they managed to do this while rarely blitzing. Because they were able to both stop the run and make Brady uncomfortable with only the defensive-front, the majority of the defense was able to stay back in coverage....
  3. CCBoy

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    Here is where the rubber meets the road, and Dallas HAS to win this Sunday:

    ... It will also mean the defense will have to be very sound in their zone coverages when Welker is crossing the field or slanting into the middle. I expect Abram Elam and Gerald Sensabaugh to be very active against the Patriots, and not only while trying to keep Wes Welker from amassing yards after the catch.

    The Patriots other most dangerous receivers are actually their tight-ends. Even though Hernandez missed a couple of weeks due to an injury, the Patriots tight-end duo accounts for 41 receptions, 548 yards, and seven touchdowns. While defenses shade a safety over-top Welker and another plays closer to the line to help support against the run, the tight-ends take advantage of mismatches and actually account for many of the Patriots deep passes. Gronkowski and Hernandez account for virtually one-third of the Patriots passing offense, and it will be the safeties that are again most challenged by the match-up. While Sean Lee will certainly have his hands full, it will be Elam, Sensabaugh, and Barry Church that will often be responsible for this dangerous duo...

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