Re: Bigger Metltdown This Week
posted at 3/15/2013 5:39 AM EDT
Not a classy thread Rusty.
Those who think they know with certainty whether losing Welker or not is a good or bad thing are both speculating. We'lll know in a year or two but right now it's fair to have just about any view on it.
From my vantage point it looks like a mistake but I'm keeping an open mind partially because we didn't win a ring with Welker so we'll find out.
Eng and TFB have been a bit high strung and overly definitive on this issue but you've been pretty similar on the other side, so not sure you can argue you have handled this with any more maturity than they did.
I think it's incredible you insist on blaming Tom Brady for the last two Super Bowl losses.
I know you only like to look at numbers that support your position, but when you look at the scores of the last 12 or so Super Bowls,
In the vast majority of games 20 points was enough to win. Sooner or later a defense is going to shut you down a bit.
There is a big difference between walking off the field having thrown the interception that was your team's last chance (something both Favre and Manning have done in the playoffs), versus walking off having led your team to a scoring drive and with your team in the lead (Brady in both Super Bowls).
If you can't acknowledge that distinction you have a serious reality problem.
This notion that you can hang these Super Bowl losses on one person is absurd.
It's baffling why you can't accept it was a team loss and stop grinding axes. Defense didn't force the turnovers we needed and didn't make the last second stops. Offense didn't put enough points on the board. Dominated at the line, and outplayed and outcoached. Not that hard to understand though it doesn't give an easy scapegoat which simpletons probably need.
If TFB and Eng are belly aching about Welker a few months from now it will be tiring but I can understand why they are upset even if I think they are going too far arguing that the team will definitely be worse. We just don't know....