Re: Brady suddenly struggling in Pats’ biggest games
posted at 1/29/2012 2:38 PM EST
Rusty, the reason I'm not admitting I'm wrong is because I'm right. Yes, yes, yes, Brady is not always perfect. I'm not arguing that. But if you think because he makes a mistake once in a while (in-between a whole bunch of great plays) we need to "rein" him in, you're just not watching the games carefully enough.
And the idea that we're "loaded" on offense isn't right. Yes, Gronk, Hernandez, and Welker are all special players. Branch is quite good too. After that, though, we've got a bunch of guys who are just okay. You (and others) keep calling for more BJGE, more Ridley, more Edelman, more whoever . . . and yet, BB keeps doing what he has been doing. Apparently, I'm "wrong" if I don't trust you and your hysterical relatives and friends, and instead think . . .Hmmm . . . maybe there's a reason BB is doing what he's doing. Maybe I'm just terribly mislead, but somehow I tend to trust Belichick's judgment more than yours. And Belichick isn't following your adivce. Once he does, then I'll admit I'm wrong. As long as he continues not too, however, I'm perfectly confident saying I'm right.
And as far as the defense being stellar . . . only in your upside down world is that the case. Yes, the defense has played better recently. But it still has a tendency to give up long, clock-eating drives. Sometimes they keep the other team from scoring or get a turnover--and that's good. But the long drives do have negative consequences: they eat up clock and keep our own offense off the field (but I suppose you think that's good, given your distrust of our QB); they give the other team chances to score; and they tend to result in our offense starting its drives deeper in its own territory. If you think I'm wrong and you're right about the defense, that's your perogative . . . but I'm certainly not going to "admit" anything except that I'm right. Not only the statistics--but also any objective viewing of the games--proves that the Pats give up long drives regularly. Even last game, when the defense played comparatively well, there were some real stinkers--even some of the drives that ended well, ate up a lot of clock. This is just reality.
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|03:26||3||02:36||NWE 28||6||7||Field Goal|
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