Re: Cause for Optimism
posted at 10/25/2012 12:40 PM EDT
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to digger0862's comment:
In response to redsoxfan94's comment:
why does every thread have to be ruined by babe and his army of trolls....obviously the secondary has stunk, but so has the offense in the clutch, the offense has been as bad as the defense in the 4th quarters of games, if not worse....anyone can see that.
Babe loves to talk about the endgame...except when it pertains to the offense.
I love to talk about that. 10 point leads going into the 4th quarter with the O chipping in 3 more; and the D can't cope. Let's talk about it. That was the situation in both the Seahawks and jets games.
So to lose the lead in that scenario you have to allow 13 points in the 4th quarter. That's a 52 ppg rate. It doesn't get any more pathetic than that in the NFL buster.
What possible problem with the offense could you even dare to mention in light of that abysmal testament of this defense?
I appreciate your turn towards discussion and less inflamatory rhetoric. But on this point you are being short sighted. While the O is clearly elite and the D as a whole is not (pass rush is weak overall and pass coverage is very weak) the evaluation of one does not change the validity of evaluating - or even the legitimacy of evaluating - the other.
In the case of the O it had been truly bad in the 4th quarter (crunch time if you will) over the span of the last two playoff games and the three loses this year to date. Perhaps that is already being turned around with the last 90 second drive in regulation and the drive to start OT in the game v the Jets. So perhaps going forward this will be moot. But up to those drives it was absolutely legitimate to be ctritical of the O when the game was on the line.
Lets hope that this is already becoming an issue of the past and that with the emergence of a running game this O will be able to operate v any oponent, in any sort of weather and at any time of a game including when the game is on the line.
Continue to keep it interesting - not demogogic.