Re: Choose your Faction.
posted at 2/9/2014 12:25 PM EST
I have got to be disqulified..there is truth in all these arguments.
1. Homer Faction (HF): All our players and coaches are the best. Every draft pick and FA signing is brilliant. A bad defense is good. Mickey mouse receivers are excellent.
8 AFC champiships, 5 SB's in 12 years
No one here should really 2nd guess the team but we do
2. The GM is mediocre Faction (MGMF): Poor decisions over and over and over have left us with a great coach, great QB and a mediocre team otherwise.
I agree that nobody does more with less as a coach. But drafting system type guys and ignoring talent has cost them HUGE in the past. However, the last draft was excellent, and trading for Blount was smart. Getting Armstead and Kelly were bad breaks that should have worked out. More of these moves and another draft like the last and there will be less to complain about.
3. Brady is the problem Faction (BPF): Brady' poor play and obsession with the shotgun/spread is the cause of our falling short. (Otherwise known as the, "I'm an imbecile like Rusty Faction").
If this team has err'd on playcalling and offense building it was the imabalanced but productive offense 2006-2012 that everyone could figure out but could not stop except in the big games. Brady played to his own human limitations in the big games..just had too much pressure due to the other team knowing to defend pass first. Balance is less of an issue now as I was happy about last seasons offensive scheme.
4. Running the ball wins Faction (RWF): Run and balance wins despite whether it is effective or not. BB is too dumb to realize this.
I like this premise and BB is not too dumb to realize it. Balance is effective and running when established can eliminate the other teams abililty to come back in a game. But going 3 and out for the first 1.5 qtrs essentially shuts the door an the wearing out of the defense factor...so at some point got to do what it takes to move the ball.
OK..to play by the rules I am closest to #2. If you left off the BB is dumb part and chaged the wording a bit to "balance so you can go with what is effective at the time " I'd be a #4