Re: Brady addicted to Welker
posted at 12/6/2012 4:57 PM EST
In response to TrueChamp's comment:
Well, it's been pointed out to you many, many times that no Offense scores 30 points in every game, especially when they are restricted to 7 complete possessions and the 8th being limited to 35 and 57 seconds. The NFL average points per game is 22 and I would jump out on a limb here and say it would be much lower if all teams were restricted to 7 possessions and a few seconds. Most games are 12 possessions and a 7-8 is an extreme rarity.
In response to pezz4pats' comment:
In response to TrueChamp's comment:
In what way is this #1 O and either the 1st or second greatest O in NFL history, not killing teams? There only problem now is injuries and having to adjust to them.
I agree with Hannah and DJ's posts. brady hitting WW on quick routes is the reason he is the QB with the best rating in football when defense's send 5 or more pass rushers. WW is a blitz killer because he always gets open faster then any player in the league.
But at the same time I too miss an offense that wasn't as talented but killed you in many different ways. I think coach and McD are trying to get back to this, but the Fins game scared me a little....till that last game winning 7 minute dagger of a drive.
Don't think the Fins game would have been so scary with a healthy O-line and Gronk and even Edelman out. The numerous dropped balls and Ghost didn't help but they still prevailed, which is all you can ask for, considering.
It is a fairly simple premise Pezz. Our offense does kill teams now, until they get to the post season where they struggle to move the ball and too often turn the ball over. Back when Brady was forced to go to the open guy and rely on a heavy dose of the run we were more difficult to defend against. In 2003 and 2004 you didn't hear BB saying things like, keep a safety over Patton and bracket Branch and we are sunk.
You can take offense to this if you like but it has been my thought and others for quite some time that our offense is great in the regular season but doesn't play particularly well in the post season since the down field passing attack became our bread and butter in 2007. It is predictable.
It looks like BB recognized that and our offensive philosophy has shifted back to a multi dimensional threat. I just hope we stick with it in the post season when adversity hits, because Bill Obrien certainly didn't stay committed very long.
It has also been pointed out numerous times that it was an 8 possession game because the D could not get off the field. For every failed 3rd down conversion (and there were plenty , At least 3 per drive) that is time taken away from the O.
When the O's time is limited, they are not going to spend extra time running the ball, they are going to quick strike. Poor field position on every possession also contributed to this, as they needed to move the ball in chunks. The O did not want to limit possessions further, they wanted more of them as more possessions favor the higher scoring O.
You can not fault an offense for having a couple of 3 & outs in a game or even a turn over as they happen to most teams, every week.
You can, however, fault a Defense that fails to get even one 3 & out or turn-over because that almost NEVER happens, especially in a SB. Can you name one other SB defense that failed to get a 3 & out?
As Z pointed out, the O's effeciency was light years beyond the D's effeciency, in spite of being one demensional due to the circumstances of the game.,
Yes, being able to run more this year has helped but that wouldn't be happening with Benny as the lead. Sorry, but it's true. If any thing, it's keeping the D off the field longer this year, which is a great thing for a D that still can't stop a 3rd down conversion. 43% is as bad as last year.