Re: How Many #1's Do Pats Need to Have a Good D???
posted at 5/11/2013 8:40 PM EDT
In response to BassFishingII's comment:
In response to SilverSun's comment:
Just sayin' - we have been heavily concentrating on D in draft and FA for some few years consecutively now. We have Talib, McCourty, Mayo, Hightower, Big Vince, Kelly from Oakland, Jones from Syracuse last year, and I count Collins (high 2nd) as a #1 for us this year.
We still can't get key stops against top teams,and 49ers and Ravens had there way with us last year, the later twice! What's up with that?
If it's not the players is it BB's schemes - bend don't break - gap control - infrequent use of blitzes - reluctance to sent extra rushers from different angles with frequency even when it seems to work.
What's your take on this, compadres?
Umm, what do 4 turnovers by our own offense in our own zone have to do with our own defense? That's why SF got out to a big lead on us. Repeat turnovers, 4 times in a row in our zone.
We get stops all the time during games, have led the AFC three years in a row in creating turnovers, have a very good Run D, etc.
If Talib and Jones are healthy in January, I think we win that game. You must watch different games than I do.
Why is this so difficult? BB had a huge draft last year with Jones, Hightower and Dennard and then added Talib. I fully expect those players added into that solid base will do wonders after a full year of camp together.
Apparently, some people are going to be absolutely stunned when this D rolls out in 2013.
Oh, crusty troll when will you learn?
The great D's turn overs are nothing but a result of the offensive dominance.
For instance, last year the Pats D has exactly 2 picks in the 5 losses. That's less than 1/2 (.4) a pick per game and the same ratio applies to the post season ( less than .5 picks in the losses and less than .5 in the play-offs. Coincidence?
The remaining 18 picks came during BLOWOUTS! 1.5 per game.
And on the contrary, most people will be ECSTATIC if and when BB puts a good D on the field.
ECSTATIC! It's been a long time coming and there's nothing we would love more!
BTW, it's a PASSING league, which makes a good pass D more important than a run D.
How many teams commit to running against the Pats? Any one???
Why would they when most QB's have the best game of their careers in passing?