Re: Belichick is failing this team...
posted at 10/31/2011 7:11 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Belichick is failing this team...
In Response to Re: Belichick is failing this team... : It was schematic more so than talent or execution, though. They're WIDE OPEN, as you say, after 7 seconds of Ben scrambling or flat out great playcalls from Arians, with NE not playing more man to adjust. Not all the time, but I see that more as a fear to not want play man and just dealing with the repurcussions. As stated, I agree I didn't like the blitzing on those 3rds, thought it was too obvious and Pitt's blocking was great. Sometimes you guess wrong and get beat. They adjusted and then gave up only two FGs in the second half. What was your opinion of the D against NY and Dallas? I hold BB and Patricia for not having the quicker adjustment in the 2nd qtr. I am not saying it was even a good performance, but they did adjust to battle in the second half, leaving numerous chances for the offense to move the ball. I am not sure the offense can turn it around if this is some deep rooted problem that we saw rear its ugly head last January. I hate to say it, but it's almost like Brady is on national tv and he feels he needs to put on a show. Could it be? I wonder sometimes. I don't expect to see the same fatal flaws from Brady 1-2 years later, after we knew it existed. He gets a pass in 2009, the adjustment last year after Moss, but why did this really on crop up in Janaury, where from Week 5 through (generally speaking), NE's offense was balanced, well gameplanned, etc, AND the D took off as a unit. That's what I am saying. Is it ego, arrogance, bordeom that if he hands it off 12 times in the first half to BJGE, he doesn't get his stats? Just wondering. I'd rather he have 27 throws and throw 2 TDs and not have some many 3 outs, with more run designs than we see in these losses. I am serious. The guy is the best QB when he wants to be, but he's not having anywhere near the year he had last year.
Posted by RidingWithTheKing
Rusty - you are getting a little carried away with the Brady bashing this year - is your need to defend BB as GM and coach so strong that you are now going to throw a stone lock 1st ballot future hall of famer under the bus when the BB recruited and coached D couldn't get off the field in 13+ minutes in the 1st quarter yesterday?
Rusty - the Patriots D is a mess right now - any sane person who watched that game yesterday could see that - when your D allows multiple 3rd and 10+ conversions on multiple drives your defense is seriously flawed
As for the offense - Rusty - who calls the plays and determines the personnel on the field? It ain't Brady - if you want to say Bill O Brien sucks I'll agree with you
But - here's the thing - the Ryan brothers have given the league the blueprint on how to beat the Patriots - clog the short passing lanes - and heavily defend the middle - the Patriots have no legitimate deep play receiver ( again, not Brady's fault) to keep defenses honest - the Patriots aren't fooling anyone any more on offense
The future hall of famer Brady was patient enough not to force the ball yesterday into consistently tight coverage - as a result the Pats hung around long enough to make the score not embarrasing - but anyone who saw that game knows the Pats D was positively humbled yesterday
Rusty - you are the biggest BB fan on this board - do you really think he will allow the Pats offense to be run just for the benefit of Brady's stats? Or, if you think that it is all Brady's fault - that he is checking into passing plays to the detriment of the team - do you think that BB would put up with that for long?
Rusty - your bashing of Brady is paradoxical - you need to take a step back and listen to what you are saying