Re: All the haters of our defense...
posted at 1/15/2012 11:42 AM EST
In Response to Re: All the haters of our defense...
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: All the haters of our defense... : Glad I could give you a chuckle, like so many you and others gave me over the season predicting gloom and doom for our terrible defense. All season I suggested BB was saving his D tackles for the post season, this isn't something I came up with after one playoff win, others here will attest to that I've been saying this all season. And like a few others here I don't subscribe to fantasy stats as the end all be all, you don't get points for gaining a lot of yards. If you feel a tad bit foolish because the defense held the Broncos to one TD, held the #1 rushing team in the league to 3 yards a carry, probably set a playoff record for stops in the backfield, sacked Tebow 5 times and intercepted him once looking otherwise dominant exclusively running a 3/4 base defense don't feel bad you are not alone. You were probably one of the lemmings parroting the national media and other posters all season about BB changing to a 4/3 defense, all the while I insisted he wouldn't. I know it smarts when you're wrong, but I wasn't thinking of you when I initiated this thread, try not taking it personally. As far as the rest of the post season goes, if the Pats run the ball and stay unpredictable on offense then we won't lose to anyone. If we lose it will be because we passed 50 times, got sacked 5 and intercepted 3 times... that's not a prediction just a trend. I have had San Francisco meeting them in the Super Bowl since before the playoffs began, though it won't surprise me if Green Bay gets there but then I don't claim to be an expert on anything, I just post my thoughts, try not to attack genuine Pats fans and admit when I'm wrong, something you should try and emulate. I sincerely hope that makes you laugh as well, I love spreading joy...
Posted by wozzy[/QUOTE]
Ah, yes! The posting gift that keeps on giving!
Ever think about how much easier it is in footbal, nay ANY sport, to play from "in front"? Go up 21-7 in the 2nd qtr and you TAKE AWAY the other team's ground game. In this case, the #1 ground attack in the NFL. (A Pop Warner Mommy can figure that you, Sad for you.....) And, again, just how successful was the vaunted BrokeBack passing attack when that happened? Now, I know stats lie, in your view, so I won't bore you with the low yards, no TD's, and microscopis QB rating. After all, those numbers are lies, right?? Which way do you want it? Either numbers count o they don't. DECLARE YOURSELF!!! What we witnessed lst night was the Patriots ability to make a one dimensional team one dimensional in teh dimension they are NOT successful in. They wer able to get after Tebow because they had no concerns about their passing game. DUH! (Now, just who's feeling foolish?????)
As I mentioned, Pop Warner Mommies know it's better to be up 21-7 in the 2nd qtr than be down by the same score (or, did you miss the Pat's season entirely?) No, don't tell me!! it's was BB's plan all along to be down by double digits early in games? So, his "conservative defensive brilliance" didn't quite work out so well vs Buffalo, the Giants, and the Steelers, right? Opponents were able to hang up early leads not playing on short fields because of Patriot turn overs. I suggest you go oook at game films to confirm this. They marched down teh field, ripping off huge chunks of yards. But, then again, those numbers are lies, right? And I'm sure that, while this was going on, you were snug and comfortable KNOWING that the Patriots would win anyway. Please explain the Bills, Giants, and Steelers losses. Sorry, but stuff like: They can't win 'em all (please see: 2007 NE Patriots, Regular Season Results), It just wasn't their day (coming from in front late in games vs playing from behind early in games; which numbers are the "lies" there?) injuries (FUGHEDABOUDIT!!), or any other excuse (COULD be pretty interesting).
Nice "out" by not speading defensive knowledge beyond last night's 20/20 offering! Yes, that vaunted Patriot running game will definitely keep any of the 5 remaining Super Bowl contenders "honest", as long as Brady doesn't throw the ball 50 times. I guess the 36 attempts he had last night were just right, correct? And that ground attack, getting "garbage time" yards in the 4th qtr when BB called off the dogs.... great effort, huh? Fact is they won the game because Brady WAS throwing the ball, NOT because of their ground game. Seems to me you want to go into a game using your best weapons. Playoffs are NOT the time to start experimenting. The Broke Backs could not stop Brady. Plain and simple. The Patriots stopped the Broke Back running game, plain and simple. The Patriots forced the broke Backs into throwing the ball, something they do NOT do well. even a poor defense (as in the #31 ranked D; or are those numbers lies too?) can do well vs a 1 dimensional attack. It's a while lot easier KNOWING the other guys HAVE to do certain things to try and get back into the game; things they are NOT very successful at (or, are those stats lies too?).
Go ask a Pop Warner Mommy.