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Week 11 Matchups to watch: Veldheer vs. Allen

Posted on: November 17, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Raiders left tackle Jared Veldheer vs. Vikings defensive end Jared Allen -- This might be my favorite battle of the year. Veldheer is an unsung player who is playing at a high level. Allen leads the NFL n sacks with 13 1/2 The Raiders go into Minnesota knowing full well they have to keep Allen blocked to have success throwing the football. 

Panthers receiver Steve Smith vs. Lions corners -- The Lions corners are beatable down the field. They rely on pressure up front to cover up their liabilities. Smith will eat them alive if the Panthers can protect Cam Newton. That's a huge if.

Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth vs. Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs -- Whitworth has given up 1 1/2 sacks this season. He is a top-level tackle, but Suggs is one of those players who never lets up. Whitworth will have to keep Suggs off Andy Dalton if the Bengals are to have a chance. I do expect the Bengals to help him some.

Bears cornerback Charles Tillman vs. Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson -- Tillman did a great job in man coverage against Calvin Johnson last week. I expect the Bears to put him on Jackson here. Jackson hasn't had the type of season many expected, but he is still a dangerous down-the-field threat.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers vs. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler -- I know they don't play against each other, but this rivalry is fierce. They don't like each other. Both love beating the other. That makes this game fun.

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas vs. Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey -- This might seem like a mismatch in terms of name recognition, but don't be fooled. Mincey had 2 1/2 sacks last week against the Colts and brings it hard every play. Thomas is one of the game's best tackles, but if he has any letup here, Mincey will make him pay.

Bucs right tackle Jeremy Trueblood vs. Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews -- Matthews isn't putting up the sack numbers he did a year ago, but he's still playing at a high level. He seemed to come as a pass rusher last week against Minnesota. Trueblood has struggled as a pass rusher at times, so I expect the Bucs to help him a lot. If not, it could be a long day for Josh Freeman.

Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald vs. 49ers corners -- Fitzgerald had a huge day at Philadelphia last week against a good group of corners. The 49ers corners have played at a high level, but Fitzgerald is among the three best in the league. I expect some safety help over the top on Fitzgerald.

Titans left tackle Michael Roos vs. Falcons defensive end John Abraham -- Roos did a nice job last week on Charles Johnson of the Panthers. Abraham needs to get his pass rush going. Abraham is a veteran who still has a burst, but he has to do more in terms of getting to the quarterback.

Patriots tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez against Chiefs safeties -- Without Eric Berry, the Chiefs have struggled some on the back end. Kendrick Lewis is a solid player, but the other spot is a concern with Jon McGraw. Gronkowski is coming off a huge game last week and Hernandez is also a top threat. Tom Brady has to use his tight ends more than usual because of a lack of outside speed.

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Since: Jun 18, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2011 8:25 am
 

Week 11 Matchups to watch: Veldheer vs. Allen

If things get rough for Veldheer the RAIDERS will slide a TE on that side on certain downs ...



Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: November 20, 2011 8:14 am
 

Week 11 Matchups to watch: Veldheer vs. Allen

When it comes to Jared Allen vs. Jared Veldheer, I pick J. Allen. He is having one hell of a year. Even if they double team him, he doesnt care, that just leaves someone else with a shot at the QB. He said that himself. A great team player. Allen is my favorite player on my favorite team and the only reason I can actually sit for 3 1/2 hrs. watching the Vikings is J. Allen's play (watching #28 is fun to, but when he only gets 14 touch's in a game,I get very angry). Hope he gets the sack title! The QB battle between the Bears and Chargers might be good for a couple quarters, then Rivers implodes and the Bears find a way to win, there playing well lately.



Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2011 11:56 pm
 

Week 11 Matchups to watch: Veldheer vs. Allen

Doesn't matter if he doesn't put up 300+ yards passing every week.  Last I checked, the main goal is WINNING. And his record as a starter this year is 4-1. If fact, if the Vikings beat the Raiders tomorrow, The Broncos will take sole possession of 1st place in the AFC West. He even said straight up that he's a football player before a quarterback.  Dude wins games that's all that matters.




Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:03 pm
 

Week 11 Matchups to watch: Veldheer vs. Allen

CaneGuro you forgot that Tebow is Jesus. Is is any surprise that the defense has improved?




Since: Sep 21, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2011 7:38 pm
 

Week 11 Matchups to watch: Veldheer vs. Allen

At what point did I diss Tebow? If anything I was praising his Leadership ability and running skills. I don't dislike Tebow, I just can't stand poor play being praised. Reread the statement. I said the team, Denver Broncos are winning and everyone thinks it's because of Tebow's play.


I don't see Blaine Gabbert getting the praise Tebow is.  Yes I am a Canes fan and rooted for Tebow when he won his 2 Championships. I even joined in on the Tebowisms during his college days. 


My point was is that he is being talked about like he has won his 3rd straight SuperBowl.  
;   



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2011 2:42 pm
 

Week 11 Matchups to watch: Veldheer vs. Allen

LOL. CaneGuru is a little defensive, isn't he?. Hmmm...wonder if he is a Miami Hurricane supporter? LOL. If so, wonder why he disses Tim Tebow? Hahaha...a Cane backer dissing Tebow...that would be a surprise, wouldn't it? You are at the othet extreme, you dolt. Some think Tebow can do no wrong. Others think he can do nothing right. Both groups are extremist idiots. Tebow is doing fine...as well as Elway did for his first 8-10 games. But he has a long way to go...as any youing QB does. Seen Gabbert throw lately?  



Since: Nov 6, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:51 am
 

Week 11 Matchups to watch: Veldheer vs. Allen 50

Chuck Norris and WonderWomen had a baby and his name is Tim Tebow





     Do&nb
sp;you want a loss with a QB throwing for 250 yards and 1 touchdown (Orton) or a UGLY win with Tebows stats.




Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:07 am
 

Week 11 Matchups to watch: Veldheer vs. Allen

Yes it will be a great match up....But what happens when Bush is already 5 yards past Allen?



Since: Sep 21, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2011 1:03 am
 

Week 11 Matchups to watch: Veldheer vs. Allen

Agreed. The Fact that the Broncos are winning is the story. Tebow has nothing to do with it. He can complete a 5 yard out, run for 60 yards and he's Tom Brady. People say that, when saying Tebow can't complete a pass while watching the game being played, we are haters. They say Tebow motivates the Defense. Who was the last person to ever make someone grow a skill. Last I checked, people who play in the NFL already possess a skill. If a man goes to bed and says I'm going to eat breakfast and help Tebow win a game, than that's ludacris. The person going to bed still has to have that go in is own heart, and wake up motivated on his own. Tebow can't make him wake up wan't to practice. 
 
The whole Tebow makes them play better is crap. If the players are playing better because they are happier within themselves then so be it, but to say Tebow makes them want to wake up, eat breakfast, and say "You know what, this guy moves me, is complete crap. Tebow can get better in the future, but is mediocre at best right now. The Denver Broncos are getting lucky with fumbles and good defensive plays, and broken coverage. Stop the Tebowism and let us watch real football. 21/29 395 2 TDs / 15 rushing yards. Thats a real Quarterback. 

Tebow appears to be a great leader and is helping with the Team winning, but last I checked he doesn't play Defense and he doesn't lineup at RB.    




Since: Sep 10, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Week 11 Matchups to watch: Veldheer vs. Allen

Timmah!


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