Re: Belichick on running the ball (from today's conference call)
posted at 1/8/2014 3:23 PM EST
In response to TrueChamp's comment:
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In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
In response to TrueChamp's comment:
This discussion has morphed into a few guys beating their chests in triumph as they proclaim themselves winners of an opinion based debate. Its funny, kind of.
my entire point of view has never been about magical ratios that this team must hit in order to win. This was concocted by either prolate or zbellino somehwere in our 3 year long talk. I felt that until the past 2 seasons we were too predictable on offense.
I defend BB the GM more then most but i am on record as disliking how little value he places on the RB position. We went 2 full seasons with undrafted free agents as our 2 starters. Anyway, it is not only the run game that took a back seat imo, it was screen passes, check downs, utilization of FB's, throwing the ball to 7 or 8 receivers as opposed to 3or 4.( you guys remember...Bradys favorite receiver was "the open one")
These are my opinions. I feel that the very poor showing by our offense in our last 5 playoff exits illustrates my point. 14, 13, 21, 17, and 13 points scored in 5 playoff losses in a row. I think effective use of balance leads to a more efficient offense. sorry if I am an idiot in thinking that .
A few of my detractors will exaggerate my statements into blown out of proportion crap that ive never said like, you think you know more then BB, or you think running x amount of times = a win every time...blah blah. As a fan who has literally not missed 1 single game since 1996 and watched many before that, i stand by my opinion that our offense has been missing something in big games Since 2007.
If you dont like it then dont read my posts. If you disagree, good, but dont fall back on the empty opinion that if our offense was broke BB would fix it, because as we see by our 15.3 points per game scoring average in our last 5 playoff losses, our beloved coach, and general manager, best in Nfl history has not fixed it. So unless you think he was happy with the results, or nothing could have been done differently to change these outcomes then you are 100% dead wrong.
Now put some ice on your chests shizzle, zbellino and prolate. You dont want to bruise up.
If your point is that the team is unbalanced because the talent has been lacking, then why have you been arguing with me since 2011, when I said they didn't run more because they weren't built to run more? You've always presented this as a play calling issue, not a talent issue. In fact, you've mocked me when I've said the play calling simply reflected the talent we had. Now suddenly it's not a matter of calling the run more, it's a matter of how the team was built. Well, since I've been saying that very same thing for like three years, I guess you've finally come around to agreeing. All I can say now is cool. You get it. Talent matters.
DONE! Thank You. Blount > Benny! That and the fact we have like NO WRs or TEs is the only reason its gonna change THIS year IF it does.
What? How about ridley last year? Or benny in 2010, or jordan, morris and faulk getting is to 6th in rushing in 2008? Amd you would think te's would advocate a case for running as they are integral to a run game. Did you grab an ice bag yet? Your chest is bruising.
Im sorry if you dont get it pal. I thought you were one of the guys who knew football. I fear you are going off the rail to prove a point. Benny is averging 3.6 ypc in Cincy. Blount is avering 5.0 or something. You dont seem to be able to correlate how RBs can be MORE productive here behind Brady and our passing offense than playing in Cincy. Benny got a 1,000 Yards? Ok, Ricky Williams doubled that while smoking joints before games. !000 yards aint chit pal. sorry to break it to ya. 60 yards per game? Does that give you a woody?
Ok, lets move to point B. Playing in the shotgun, Benny hill had the advantage of Teams NOT paying attention to him and got good yardage on draw plays where D was expecting run. When he lined up with Brady under center, he didnt fair as well. Noone is gonna pay attention to the 149th rated rusher with the best QB of all time in front of him. You still with me.
Now fast forward to Ridley. OH he is def. more explosive than Benny, but you see his 1st year BB didnt think enough to even play him in postseason. Then last year he got his shot and was promplty Knocked the FLub out as he fumbled away our postseason. This year he continued to fumble away our chances until Blount took over and looked like A.Smith in 03 and NOW we are talking about a power run game. Wozzy said back in july we would be smashmouth and I said , "not without a D we wont" and after the D collapsed, we saw what happened. Running wild on the BIlls hasnt totally convinced me of us running more but Im encouraged. It was Talent and always has been.
Vareen cant run full time in between tackles. Bolden stinks and had a bad knee and Ridley fumbles too much. Blount saves our goose this year as Im sure noone feels comfy with Ridler as our lead back in postseason. Neither would Bill, thats why he went and traded for Blount. Its no diff than him carrying 4 Qbs in the hopes of Brady taking Bledsoes job. BB was already looking for Ridleys replacement last january but it took 4 fumbles for him to LOSE the job.