In response to TripleOG's comment:
Yes I did and you proceeded to say it was the offense that created the playoff record and didnt mention the defense so I ask again "what are we paying the defense for?"
The title of the thread is irrelevant,. Its about what is being talked about. Weve already agreed that this was an attempt to put blame and instead of saying Team , you said Offense...which is still putting back on Brady cuz Last I checked noone is expecting a lineman or WR to win a game alone...
This isn't tennis, a QB doesn't play in a vacuum.
People can complain all they want about the defense but they gave up the least amount of points in last years Super Bowl from 4 out of 5 of the last ones we've been in. Funny the points allowed total from last year would have been fine in 2003 and 2004, it would have been enough to win... what was the difference; running game, efficiency, the ability of the offense to execute under duress.
We didn't even consider Brady not be able to drive the length of the field back then, now we cringe every time we're down a score going into the 4th and with good reason, we haven't been good at it in the post season, not since we went away from the run and our ability to run the clock out... instead we just praise the Giants for being what we used to be and blame the defense.
This offense was soft, finesse... no more.