Bruschi's Breakdown on Pats-Cards
September, 13, 2012
AP Photo/Paul ConnorsEvery week that the Patriots play a game, Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss team up for "Bruschi's Breakdown" to dissect the matchup.
This week's piece is now posted on ESPNBoston.com and Bruschi focuses on the Cardinals' unsettled quarterback position.
"When you have a quarterback battle going on in training camp between two guys who aren't high-profile quarterbacks, and you wait so long to decide, basically it's the coaching staff saying 'neither of them are that good,'" Bruschi writes. "[Kevin] Kolb did some good things last week against the Seahawks, leading an 80-yard scoring drive in a no-huddle, hurry-up type of situation. But it's another week where the Patriots play against a quarterback that isn't very experienced."
Meanwhile, Bruschi is impressed with a "nice mixture" on defense for the Cardinals. Bruschi sees a prideful group that could be called "Steelers West" based on the Pittsburgh-like style they adopt.
"Their base sets will be in the 3-4 alignment and then in sub situations, they'll try to confuse you with where the pressure is coming from," Bruschi writes. "Against the Seahawks, they overloaded one side of the offensive line on the right, and then came from the left, with others dropping out. So deciphering the combinations and pressure packages will be important."
To read the piece, CLICK HERE.