Re: Brandon Lloyd a NE Patriot.
posted at 3/18/2012 3:31 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Brandon Lloyd a NE Patriot.
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Brandon Lloyd a NE Patriot. : I mean really! Maybe Ocho doesn't fit with the Pats. But that is no reason to call the guy names. I really hope Chad gets a chance this year, with a full offseason and training camp, to show what he really has. It's like these name callers have no idea how little time Chad had to get in sync with Brady compared to Moss, Gronk, Hernandez or anybody else that had a whole offseason. My son and I tried to figure it out one day and came to the conclusion that game 12 for Chad equaled about the same amount of time all those other players had with Brady before their first game.
Posted by rtuinila[/QUOTE]
Yep. It's a lot of immaturity by either teenagers or immature adults. Either way, it's beyond annoying at this point. Ocho did/was willing to do what Moss wouldn't do, which is all I cared about with a team this loaded on offense. By all accounts, he had great practices, was great in the film rooms, locker room, etc.
After Ocho's 2nd Jets game and in the Giants game, I thought they'd start to get him more and more reps. To some degree, he's going to be limited anyway, due to how great Welker, Gronk and Hernandez are. That's number 1. 2, Branch still has an uncanny chemistry with Brady, so Ocho is left behind there, essentially as a 5th target for Brady. I don't want Brady throwing more, but throwing with more efficiency during games.
Finally, people know who he is, know his production from years past, so they apparently think that will translate instantaneously over to some greatness here. I expected more, but not with such little reps in games. I still have no idea why you wouldn't implement him more, especially in SB 46 with Gronk down.
I fault more BB, O'Brien and Brady for not using him in gameplans just to the effect he is a decoy or the guy you hit int he second half, after playactions is established.
Think about the SB. Our first play is playaction and we take a Safety. 1st play! Who uses playaction on the first play of a game??? Unreal. Then, Ochco is on the field, gets a 21 yard catch and then is yanked off never to be seen again. Between his usage and BJGE's, each were not implemented well in 2011, IMO.