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October 15, 2012

Hector Longo's Two-Minute Drill

(Continued)

I can’t explain it. It just happened.

But I’ll tell you now. There is no way that the Seahawks make the playoffs with Carroll in 2012. Not going to happen.

A BULLY UNMASKED

What did we learn on Sunday, people?

The Patriots offensively are just a bunch of bullies. They got handed small defenses with little defensive backs everywhere, and shoved them around like little brothers.

Back to back 200-yard rushing weeks for the first time!

How about the hurry-up running game!

Is it too late to run Stevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden on the independent ticket for the presidency? They can’t be stopped.

The truth is, against a real defense, the Pats are the same old Pats running the football.

Ridley isn’t Arian Foster, he’s a third-round pick with issues.

When this team needs to run, it can’t. So don’t feed me all the stories about how much of a threat this offense is as a running team.

They go as far as Tom Brady takes them, and not a step further.

FIVE THOUGHTS AS WE LOOK AHEAD AT 3-3

1. The bad news is that they’ve faced Jake Locker, Kevin Kolb, Joe Flacco, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson and the Pats have still managed to be a bottom three defense against the pass.

2. The good news is that Mark Sanchez twice, Sam Bradford, Andrew Luck and Fitzpatrick again are the five QBs they will face in the next five.

3. I’d be scouring the wires for defensive backs, expending every second I could to find some relief from these pretenders.

4. Tom Brady’s problems with feeling the heat in the pocket have grown to extremely concerning.

5. I know it’s sacrilege to speak like this around these parts, but the Pats’ defensive issues are more than just a bad secondary.

Follow Eagle-Tribune Sports Reporter Hector Longo on Twitter under the screen name @MVcreature.

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