Re: Defense whiners giving Brady a free pass?
posted at 9/28/2011 12:55 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Defense whiners giving Brady a free pass?
[QUOTE]Mayo and Wilfork, two ALL pro players, each with a game changing play last week to bail out a stalled second half offense, are not "game changers"? How is that? Do you even watch the games? I admit the team sold off Seymour and Vrabel to rebuild in 2009. Last year the D grew leaps and bounds and added good veteran depth this year.[/QUOTE]
I have seen nothing of this alleged veteran depth. Who are the veteran linebackers they added. The DBs without Sanders and Merriweather are if anything younger. Haynesworth manged to appear in 20 games in two years in Washington and he at best is out there for half of your defensive snaps (who knows how many of those we will actually try hard on). Andre Carter is the only one to actually put up stats in the three games of the new defensive linemen.
[QUOTE]I disagree with the idea that NE didn't have a good D in 2005, 2006, 2007 or even 2008. I do agree they didn't in 2009 for the reasons I just listed above. You're buying into the anti-BB media, who is told and trained to sell that angle in order for you to want to click on the article, which in turn, gets them ratings. Point to me a time where a BB defense was top 5 or top rated by Week 3. You really think NE Had a chance in the 2009 playoff game after Welker went down and we learned of the extent of Brady's and Moss's injuries, with that one dimensioanl offense in a rebuilding year?[/QUOTE]
Wes Welker would not have been there to tackle Ray Rice on the first play from scrimmage. A play that the Patriots never recovered from. If the offense was one dimensional isn't that the coaches doing?
[QUOTE]Maybe you're just delusional and that's your issue, not ours. Apparently, Bill Walsh was "outcoached" in 1985, 1986 and 1987 as he rebuilt his old SF team, too.
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You are right, Bill Walsh was outcoached by Mike Ditka (with help from Buddy Ryan), Bill Parcells and Joe Gibbs those three years. Just like BB has been outcoached the last three playoffs games. Why is it so hard to accept that BB may not be infallible as a coach? I question why people still think of him as a defensive genius when the defensive performances have not borne that out.
There was a time when the Patriots owned the second. The always made the right adjustments. If it was close at the half then forget about it. It is not that way anymore.
I admit that Brady had a bad game and he is mostly to blame for the loss. I am talking big picture this team does not have a defense that can win games when they need to. There were amples oppurtunities for the D to pick the offense up on Sunday and they did not.