Re: Fire Bill O'Brien!
posted at 12/13/2011 11:50 AM EST
In Response to Re: Fire Bill O'Brien!
[QUOTE]I think O'Brien has improved in his tenure, only to appear to step backwards. But I read here recently that it is BB that pushy for a heavy rotation of pass plays. That seems to put OB in a tough spot. It's like asking somebody to paint a sunrise and telling them they can only use three colors of paint. As for the shouting match, I back OB for putting Brady back in his box. I have not liked watching Brady beat-up on receivers and RBs that couldn't catch his errant passes. I used to hate when Marino did it and I hate when Brady does it. There was not much Underwood could have done. He was held. The DB grabbed his shirt to pull in front. No flag. The pass was soft, late and behind. You can say he should have done more to knock away the ball, and I agree. I 'spose he was expecting a flag on what was a very obvious P/I, but didn't get. Hopefully, he has learned from that mistake. But he hardly warranted a verbal beating. Brady was more responsible than Underwood and Brady chews out Underwood? Wrong call , Brady. You have to start to wonder if Brady chewing-out WRs is undermining the young WRs confidence - if Brady is a big part of why so many WRs have washed-out at the Pats to an extreme degree. It was about time somebody reminded Brady that he is not perfect and that when he makes a mistake nobody is chewing him out in-game, so he should not do it to others. I don't see how it can help a team be better in the game. Save it for film day and practice. I am a big Brady fan, make no mistake. But I don;t think OB has been the sole or even main reason why this O has faltered at times this season. 2009? Yeah. 2011? No.
Posted by chrisakawoody[/QUOTE]
What a load of crap.
O'Brien is so over the top other coaches physically intervene on his depraved ranting at Brady, then BB comes over and admonishes him and he STILL has something more to say. But this is a good thing in your view.
When your boss comes over and tells you knock it off and you don't stop, YOU have the problem.
Brady wasn't verbally beating Underwood. His approach looked much more plaintive, as in, "c;mon man, you got to put up a fight for that ball", than it did a chewing out. Yet O'Brien had to be physically restrained from accosting Brady further by coaching staff.
And now you're wondering if Brady is the problem for young WRs? Go get your head examined.