Re: Has anybody seen Rusty?
posted at 12/3/2011 2:48 AM EST
In Response to Re: Has anybody seen Rusty?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Has anybody seen Rusty? : Fair and honest points. But also lets be honest about those 21 points. 14 of them came before the last 2 minutes, the other TD came basically when the game was just about decided..I think with 2 minutes or less to go. Our Offense as prolific as it was, should have not been held to 3 points in a half, and basically shut out until very late in the game. I will agree that the Defense was bad as well. Giving up 28 points to the Jets crappy offense is nothign to write home about..however, 14 of those 28 points were off Pats miscues. 1, the Brady INT that was returned to the Pats 7 yard line, and the 2nd which was the muffed fake punt. Erase both of those errors and we possibly have a different outcome. Sure the D let them score in each situation, but the offense and ST didn't do them any favors by giving the Jests great field position. I think in the end it was a total team meltdown, led by one of the worst coaching exhibitions of BB's tenure. Bad decisions all the way around. And, if that outcome prompted BB to switch his defense, I'm good with that. The problem is we are still faced, even after firing 5 starters, with a mediocre defense at best.
Posted by PatsLifer[/QUOTE]
PatsLifer .... recheck your facts.
7 points came off of turnovers, by the punting team.
The INT resulted in a nothing.
The TD was a standalone TD on a 54 yard drive, featuring a 37 yrd pass to Braylon Edwards and then a seven yard run.
It's the reason why BB has done crazy things like going for it on 4th down late in games instead of kicking FGs ... he hasn't trusted that "D" to hold small leads, and he shouldn't because they have been a bad pass defense the last few seasons.
The second TD came from the blown fake punt .... which like the 4th and a gillion in the Superbowl ... was a terrible idea. The blown 4th down play against Indy I could live with ... that "D" wasn't stopping Manning, and it was better to put it in the O's hand with one yard to go for a win. Though, I would have preferred a QB sneak.
Lastly, there was no garbage time in that game. The Jets contested that drive to the end. The game wasn't out of reach when NE got the ball. A two score lead isn't garbage time .... people throw that word around too much.
Again ... blame what you want, but the writing is on the wall. The defense that played that season and that game basically no longer exists ... BB gave it its walking papers -- pink-slipping half the starters, and changing the entire scheme.
The offense is the exact same.