Re: Flacco wants 20 Million per year
posted at 1/29/2013 1:03 PM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
In response to bobbysu's comment:
Our Offense ALWAYS plays to the Ravens strengths, on D.
Defense was figured out, playing for deep ball, and no blitzing. Pitta, Rice, Pierce, underneath. Then a good possesion reciever in Boldin. They beat us at our own game.
True, but the turnovers and lack of execution by the offense in the first half in particular, were also the difference.
People want to blame the D to distract from our best players not playing well on offense. But, if Brady and Welker, for example, played better at times, that game turns out differently.
We cannot have our best offensive players in an offensive era being outplayed by the other team's best players. That's why they win these games. It's RARE that our D bails out our own offense. It's rare that ANY team's D bails out an offense that turns it over multiple times in the postseason, not just ours. It would have been another example of the D doing just that, but it's not something that commonly goes on.
Pitt's D couldn't do it this year. The Jets D couldn't do it. Hmm. Just how many Ds can? Houston's? Denver's? Nope and nope.
Look at the 2007 AFC title game. LT was a wuss, Rivers had a torn ACL and NE BARELY pulls away from SD late in the 4th after 3 Brady INTs, one of them in the end zone! Good thing our own D didn't have to face a fully healthy LT and Rivers. And that was a D that featured multiple SB winners and what many pink hats here saw as perfect players.
Fast forward to 2011 in the AFC title game. Some guy named Sterling Moore, a rookie, slaps the ball away and bails out another poor offensive showing by the Pats.
People see what they want to see, but until our own QB starts to take the competition seriously and reach down deep again, I am convinced this is how it's going to be. Brady has to live with the idea that an Eli Manning or now a Joe Flacco, is somehow on his level.
They're not, but until he squashes that idea by outplaying those QBs, there's nothing he can say.
He'll go off again for another offseason of vacations, moving into his new house and apparently leaving voicemails on Prolate's answering machine telling him there's always next year.
It should be very interesting to see what changes BB makes for this offense, because they're coming.
there has to be changes in the offense, because the regular season stats are cool and all, but its getting old watching them pu.ke on themselves in the playoffs...maybe if BB brings in randy moss and jerry rice circa 2001, brady might start playing well in the playoffs.