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How to deal with Antonio Gates

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ivo610, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. ivo610

    ivo610 Cheesehead

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    how do you guys think the Packers should deal with Gates this Sunday? He is a huge match up problem for any defense, this being no exception. I dont know if stopping him is possible but more of a containment plan seems likely.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. gbpack12_2_89

    gbpack12_2_89 Bleeding Green and Gold

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    Continue have Rivers trying to throw him the ball and get picked 3 times.........
     
  3. slaughter25

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    I think it is going to be #38 on Vincent Jackson and Woodson trying to contain gates, maybe... IDK if i like the chances of any combination of hawk/walden/peprah/burnett keeping him under 100 yds recieving
     
  4. 13 Times Champs

    13 Times Champs Cheesehead

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    Isn't Gates a bit nicked?
     
  5. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    Let gates get tackled twice and he will be out for the next 5-6 weeks.
     
  6. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    He has same injury I have... A ruptured plantar fascia..

    He has had it for a year..

    I can hardly walk on it much less run since June 20th when it happened..Thats almost 5 months now..

    I feel for him and the pain he has..
     
  7. thepackers1fan4

    thepackers1fan4 Pack attack 4 ever!

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    play a cover 2 maybe put a safety on him instead of a line backer?
     
  8. Southpaw

    Southpaw Endorphin Junkie

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    He is but Antonio Gates is not even close to being 100%. His injury is seriously hampering him this season. One of the great things about Antonio Gates is that he has a very explosive first step and he's lost that with this foot injury of his and he's an incredible athlete but the guy is slow this season and can't move around very well.

    He could give a us problems but not the kind that DC's have to worry a lot about.

    In the Red Zone is where he'll give us the most problems.
     
  9. ivo610

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    So how do we stop him?
     
  10. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Chip him off the line....He just needs to get his 1st step or two derailed and he wont have any speed left..

    To give you an idea what it feels like----Mine feels like I am walking on a golf ball..And if I turn to fast when foot is planted, it feels like a hot knife is slicing the middle of my foot..

    Now his is a year old, but I expect it still has some of same issues as me..
     
  11. CarolinaPackerFan

    CarolinaPackerFan Packers fan in Panthers country

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    Gates isn't as athletic as Finley, but he presents the same redzone threat. The only way to shut him down will be to put press coverage on him and stop his ability to get down field. I'm sure Dom is watching to see what KC did to keep him out of the endzone last week.
     
  12. Mr. StyleZ

    Mr. StyleZ Banned Banned

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    It's ridiculous how much better our defense is when they play bump and run. If I see us getting burned by zone again, I'm gonna rip my hair out.
     
  13. Southpaw

    Southpaw Endorphin Junkie

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    Jam him at the LOS to disrupt the timing and throw him off his routes.
     
  14. PackMan13x

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    Bait him and take it to the house!
     

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