NO HUDDLE- The Rams like to play fast and eat teams up with their NFL best, no huddle offense. Of course that was also their M.O. when we took care of them in the Super Bowl 2 years ago. While a month ago I would have been a bit more nervous, defensive play by the Patriots has really picked up. A big thing for today's game is to be cautious with timeouts so they can be used if we get caught with the wrong personnel on the field. It's also good to know that the Rams still love to pass out of play action, so don't get sucked in. Definitely a bend but don't break kind of day.
ORDINARY SPECIAL TEAMS- Field position and error free special teams. While I'd love to see some more spectacular play from special teams, I'll be satisfied with the usual solid field position combined with no bad plays.
THURSDAY NIGHT- Playing a Thursday night game against a west coast team usually doesn't fare too well for Eastern Time Zone teams. By staying in California, I think the night factor won't come into play. Other people thought it was stupid for the Bucs to practice at night before a late game, I don't agree with that. While it might not matter a whole lot when your at home or didn't travel a few time zones, adjusting your body for the later game time can't hurt.