Re: "Dominating Wins" For Rest of Season = False Sense of Security?
posted at 11/29/2011 1:20 PM EST
In Response to "Dominating Wins" For Rest of Season = False Sense of Security?
[QUOTE]The rest of our schedule looks "easy". Sun, Dec 4 Indianapolis 1:00 PM Sun, Dec 11 at Washington 1:00 PM Sun, Dec 18 at Denver 4:15 PM Sat, Dec 24 Miami 1:00 PM Sun, Jan 1 Buffalo 1:00 PM A combined record of 18-37 (obviously skewed by Indy). The Patriots should win the remainder of the games - possibly quite convincingly. If the Patriots can get out of the slow-starting rut and get early leads, the Patriots should see "improvements" in pts. scored, improved running yards/game, fewer points scored against us, increased takeways vs. giveaways, increased sacks/QB pressures on opposing teams. Like several people have said, if the secondary can continue to gel, if we can find a 3rd WR who can contribute, and if we can muster some confidence in our running game..... it's kind of weird, but I'm hoping that the offense doesn't start hitting on all cylinders until playoffs begin.
Posted by BubbaInHawaii[/QUOTE]
The only probelm is this...the PAts can put up 30 points on anybody as long as they don't get impatient and one dimensional but in the past have given up a diverse offense and gone all pass when behind.(not talking about 4th Q comebacks either)
The Philly game showed me that they have enough confidence and resolve (now) when behind to use screens and the run to open it up.
I am not advocating run,run,run..it only takes one balanced drive to open up the pass. Every team in the NFL will rather die by the pass than the run or by the diverse offense. Why.? The diverse offense or run offense controls the ball for long periods of time and is more safe bet against turnovers (especially with BJGE). After the first TD drive which was a very balanced drive Philly backed off a bit and played a slightly more honest run / pass D thus opening up the pass big time.
There are really good defenses left on the Schedule...the offense will get tested. The defense will get tested for sure. The one thing that might not be tested is if the PAts offense stays the course even in a tight game or playing from behind. But I am not too concerned, the Philly game helped answer that question.