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November 7, 2011

Hector Longo's Two-minute Drill

(Continued)

Thinking inside the box

The Pats played much of the game in three-tight-end sets with Nate Solder in the game, helping out on the pass protection.

My question this morning is did Bill Belichick employ this strategy out of necessity because he felt his O-line needed help with New York's front four? Or did he do it because he realized that Chad Ochocinco, Julian Edelman and Matt Slater, plus inactive Taylor Price, simply add nothing to his passing game?

Switching gears, but staying in the box for a minute, if I owned BenJarvus Green-Ellis or Stevan Ridley in fantasy football, I'm selling fast.

The Giants, like Pittsburgh last week, stacked the box with nine or 10 bodies and one-deep safety look, essentially eliminating the run game from the equation.

Expect to see more of the same unless Belichick locates a deep, outside threat on the street between now and December.

Who are you?

An hour after the game, a horrifying Pats corner Kyle Arrington, still singed by the on-field roastings, actually has the guts to Tweet? Arrington Tweeted: "Don't hop on the bandwagon later. #Fakefans."

My only response to that is, who are you?

Listen to me on this one

This is a bad, bad, pathetic, horrifying loss. Why? Because the Giants aren't a good football team, and they were truly banged up.

This New York team is 6-2, and mark my words here, will not make the playoffs. Look at their schedule ahead. The Giants will be 9-7 at best.

Why Belichick is better?

He's not. In fact, I believe Tom Coughlin is one of two, maybe three coaches in the game right now who are on the same level as Bill Belichick.

Look, the Pats made some changes. Defensively. Until Belichick realizes that it's more than just a couple changes, New England is going to struggle.

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