In response to agcsbill's comment:
Is it "honesty" is simply being pigheaded? IMHO, most everyone here has acknowledged issues with the team over the years. When someone posts a "defense" for that opinion, why does one have to counter it with "your not being honest."? Look at what BB said and it pokes holes in many folks opinions about the need to "balance" the offense. As BB notes, it is about game situations and what the other team is giving you.
Rusty, for example, claims he is speaking a truth no one wants to acknowledge. Problem is, he is being VERY PIGHEADED about his opinions about Brady, the defense and all manners of posts contradicting his rhetoric do not change his mind. So, is it honesty or just trying to scream louder than everyone else: "I AM RIGHT, YOU ARE ALL WRONG!"?
I'd say the biggest detriment to my argument, as it were, is that Rusty agrees with it, even though he has a warped opinion of it. For example a few posts back he states something to the effect "if Brady throws it 35-40 times and we lose don't blame me."
I don't care how many times Brady throws it, I only care that we continue to run it, if he heaves up 40 passes but we rush it 32-36 times and we win I couldn't care less.
If Rusty wasn't such a shtstorm here, more people would be willing to climb onboard this very logical assumption but because he has built so many detractors and has adopted this theory we are fighting an uphill battle.
The reality is if the Patriots go out this year, Blount, Ridley and Vereen lead the post season in rushing and we win the Super Bowl the doubters here still won't admit what is patently obvious. Running makes our offense and our QB better.
We didn't "take what the defense gave us" in the Weis years, we took what we wanted and dictated to the opponent what we were going to do.
Taking what the defense gives us is a very simple way of saying attack an enemy's weakness, but it is as open to interpretation as "balance is a good thing." You'll take from it what you want to. History has shown that a power run game is the difference between championships and playoff losses for our team and every other team that employs our offensive system.