Re: All the haters of our defense...
posted at 1/23/2012 7:55 PM EST
In Response to Re: All the haters of our defense...
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: All the haters of our defense... : Only the Giants defense has played better, in points, sacks and turnovers. Our offense has to perform for us to win this one...
Posted by wozzy[/QUOTE]
Completely agree here Wozzy. I just read that the last 22 playoff teams with 3 or more turnovers have all lost said games. Would it be fair to say we dodged the proverbial bullet here?
I think Brady played as good a game that can be with our game plan. Ravens defense played to the pass all game, we adjusted for one drive and 1 drive only. It resulted in our only td scored.
I don't know why fans on this forum accuse fans like us of being "whiners" for discussing why we have not won a SB in the last 7 years, for being upset that the raping of our coaching staff has left us short of a few SB's in my humble opinion, for the fact that Tom Brady the best QB I have had the privilege of watching has not had the help he has needed in getting over the hump.
By help I mean a reliable play caller, and a committed running attack which would utilize the skills of the best play action QB this league has ever seen. How can anybody argue that Brady and 2 of the best TE's in the league does not scream for a healthy dose of the run? Limit turnovers and keep the defense off the field is what will win us a SB imo.
Anyway as we have discussed often( along with a few others) the pass heavy approach would not win in the playoffs, and it was proved yesterday as the Ravens stifled the best QB in the game. Our run game and defense literally kept us alive.
To your point I hope we learned from this, BB, OB , Brady, McD need to realize that without a semblance of a run attack the Giants will cheat to the pass and make it difficult to move the ball on Sunday.
22 playoff teams in a row have lost with 3 or more turnovers. Sterling Moore or perhaps a divine act(Myra,hand of God,a gust of wind?) ensured the Patriots did not become team #23. Lets not test things again on February 5th. Lets have a diverse game plan which gives us the best chance to win.
Go Patriots! Lets win the Super Bowl!