Re: 10 years of playoff losses - have Pats become Colts??
posted at 12/13/2013 2:31 AM EST
In response to TrueChamp's comment:
In response to TFB12's comment:
In response to DeadAhead's comment:
Brady has turned into Gomer lately in AFC title games, which the stats show
No freaking QB in the history of the game could/can do what TFB has done/is doing over the years with the teams BB has put on the field.... and that is a big freaking fact, Jack! BB has failed by not providing enough talent on both sides of the ball at the same time and that's the biggest failure and knock on BB. Fact!
Look at the greatest teams over the years and they had talent on both sides of the ball.
This is the grossest misconception ever spewed on this board. We scored 35 points a game in the regular season both years we lost the superbowl but scored 14 points and 17 points in those super bowls. We had players like Randy Moss, Wes Welker, dante stalworth, Gronkowski, Hernandez, but weren't talented enough to score more when it counted most? Somebody failed, but it wasn't the guy building those 17-0 and 12-4 rosters. Pfffffffft
To your second point I would say the Ravens had talent on both sides of the ball(but not much on offense as we see this year) but the Giants, Packers, Saints, Steelers, and Colts all had a deficiency on 1 side of the ball imo.
Oh and I guess all the teams that lost superbowls had GM's who failed them because they didn't have enough talent to actually win the game.,., just enough to get there, but not win?? sounds like a load.
2007 Super Bowl
On the final drive, the Pats allowed the Giants to convert on two, critical third downs. And they got beat on two plays when it mattered most. TWO PLAYS! The 3rd-and-5 play (in which Manning slipped through their hands) resulted in a 32-yard completion, and the touchdown to Burress in single coverage against Hobbs.
The 3rd-and-5 and a 3rd-and-11 from inside the 30 were the two killers. Coaches make calls to put players in positions to succeed, which happened, and it resulted in the Giants being at a disadvantage on third downs along the drive. Yet the Pats played soft in the secondary on those third downs, allowing the Giants to convert.
Watching it all unfold was truly perplexing.
The 3rd-and-5 was a broken play, therefore it was understandable. But the 3rd-and-11? How does a defense so disciplined in their assignments, and with such a nose for the ball, give that up? Not to mention the 4th-and-1 early in the drive. It’s like a bad nightmare that got worse.
Oh, and Asante Samuel could have ended it by doing what he is paid to do: hold on to the ball. You go all the way to 18-0 on the back of these guys, and when the team needs them most, some of them ain’t playmakers. The rookie Meriweather was exposed HARD on that final drive.