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In response to ATJ's comment:
I've already posted a couple of times on this thread and, to be clear, my enthusiasm for Tom Brady as the Pats QB is as strong as it's ever been. Having said that, what I found most disappointing was the failure of the Pats offense not only in the red zone but on the Ravens end of the field throughout the game. In my opinion, the pick in the end zone was almost predictable given the situation. The Ravens D knew what TB was going to have to do and they played it well. I, too, was a little puzzled by Brady's demeanor late. Not something we're accustomed to seeing.
I have to disagree with this. IMO the game was over at 14-13 when Ridley fumbled. Sure we believe we are always in it but nothing was going right and up to that point Brady had been steady and had to deal with many drop passes. Both drives you mention stalled due Wes and LLoyd dropping passes. Give him blame for putting 3 instead of 7 at halftime but really? He saw nothing was going right and another playoff loss and he is supposed to rally the troops! I mean we want him to be fired up but what does he say?? " go yell at Wes to start making catches and risk a mutiny? That last desperation throw meant nothing and I had already condeded a loss. Im a fan and I new by halftime it was a loss. How long u think it takes Brady to realize this. It wasnt our day. Everything around Brady Crumbled including the coach. He got to the redzone really only 3 times. The halftime debacle which BB took credit for. The tipped pass INT and the desperation INT. I will credit him with the last but the game was over. You all need to re-watch the game. Getting to the other teams 40 means nothing if you are punting.
OK, not to be argumentative but where in my post did I hang it on Brady? I spoke to the failure of the Pats offense which includes everyone on the O side of the ball. Brady will be the first to accept responsibility for a good deal of the execution issues and I respect him for that. A good deal of the responsibility also sits with the receivers for dropping well thrown passes and with the O line who, although not allowing a sack, didn't give Brady as much of a chance as, IMO, they should have. Again, the Pats O, QB, RB, receiving corps and O-line.
ATJ, im sorry that I came off that way. I really was referring to the Brady demeanor comment and was pointing to all those things that happen and how they could make someone feel down. I just really believe he was bummed out. Sure the game wasnt technically over but it was. The season starts in May, mini camps, training camp, preseason, 16 grueling games and postseason ends in a crash landing like BB said. He was taking it all in and realizing he failed again to lead his team to a title and he takes that stufff pretty hard even though others contributed to it. He knows how much this team relies on him and his offense stunk it up. I would be in the dumps too. This is going back to 07' remember. year after year of putting up stats with nothing to show for it. What you saw was the infamous Gomer Stare into space glaze...