Re: Great second half...
posted at 10/28/2013 8:42 AM EDT
I get confused between them so I don't know if I am commenting on Blount or Bolden, or maybe both. From what I saw, when he/they had the ball he/they were indicisive as to where to run and what is more, he (I don't know which one) seemed to be as slow as molasses. What a change once Ridley was in there. Funny thing was I said to my wife and friends "Where is Ridley?" and then on the very next play his name was mentioned.
This second half comeback was great but it was NOT Brady doing a comeback. This was a total team effort in the comeback. Brady was, at best, a good QB in the comeback. Once again, in yet another game, he has simply not been "Brady". I saw a number of misfires, including throwing behind the receivers and into triple coverages. That INT should have been a back-shoulder throw so that only Gronk would have been able to receive it. He did do a very uncharacteristic scramble for a first down, and it was a very nice TD pass to Dobson. On the whole, though, he has only been a little better than average [NFL] QB this season (except for one drive against NO). Certainly not the HOF QB we have come to love and expect.
We were also lucky, for once, with the ref's call. It sure looked to me like he was trying to grab the ball and not swat it away. Oh, well, maybe that makes up a little for that horrible call last week that cost us the game. Without that one, and had we gone on to win, we would have been 7-1 with the Jets at 3-5 and the division would have been basically locked up. I'll take 6-2, though with two game lead.
Unfortunately, even with all the gritty play, with all the injuries I don't hold out great hopes for a super bowl. Then again, after that horrendous first half I didn't hold out much hope for winning yesterday's game. Hopefully I will be wrong again.