sometimes it might be better to go back and see the Forrest before looking at the trees
How many rookies are playing now? 3-5. Ufdas?
Where are they in allowing Points? Pretty good
Where are we on wins? Pretty good
Have we beat good teams? Yes
Where are we on yds allowed? No so good
But which are the-important metrics?
Except for Denver , where Bb played 8-9 in coverage the run D overall has been ok ,Cam had one unbelieavable run to break our backs, and I think the browns there was one big reverse- and Bb has worked in two rookies, 1 trade an an udfa? Damn Bb is working with less and getting more. if we just had Kelly we would be ok, but we don't
I keep hearing , if there were 10-15 more seconds we lose. but it didn't happen. Bb called his D to eat time. so that is "if" and if doesn't matter. It's what happens that you judge
on pass D it is bend don't break, a little to reminiscent of past years, but with what we have left what can you expect, Probably less than what we are going to get
I think coolade had a great post on Rustys Gronk thread, please read it, i cannot say it as well
I think OG , and I have to believe rusty agrees, on using the run more effectively to set up the pass, And Og also pointed out getting Dobby back as he is our tallest recvr , absolutely.
sometimes I don't understand the arguments
In the end the reality is that almost no big time analyst gives the Pats a chance to win anything except the AFC east. And with Gronk gone, with good reason. So really no one here should be blaming the O or the D, a player or coach or the GM if we don't win.
but ya know, it isn't over yet. Bb still has time to coach up, we have speed for a change on O, we can pass, we can run, we have great STs, we have a D that still has some talent,, And the whole team is gritty. I just cannot @itch, I have never been so excited since 42"