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If Brady was bad then the D was brutal. The plan was never to play like that at home to the Browns....please don't let anyone come out and say that. In 60 mins Brady won the game for us, some of his plays were ridiculous though. Checking to the pass before the INT for example, terrible!
Either way the G.O.A.T wears 12 and he plays for new england
6 points allowed in the first half, fighting off short fields on 2 turnovers and that offense we used today for 3 qtrs.
The refs took away a Hightower strip, too.
D was just fine for most of that game. No rushing attack and the lone time McCourty didn't help bracket Talib on Gordon (Gordon did nothing prior), the D was just fine.
I don't know why anyone would want Brady to turn it over for us 2 times in a game. Ridley fumbles and people jump all over him, for good reason. This pattern is troubling with Brady. If we do that in the postseason, we lose, just like we would deserve to lose any other game our offense turns it over or does nothing at all for an entire half.
This. Also, I as well as others are no lesser fans of the Patriots AND Tom Brady for pointing out that he is not playing well at all in a game. People will jump over any player on the team if they are not playing well, yet some will find any way to make excuses for poor play by Brady.
I am psyched that the team was able to comeback and win, as painful as most of that game was to watch. Great job by Brady and the team in the comeback...before that, not so much.
I am just speechless. All the honest fans are in the game thread up in arms over Brady's play and the overall offense for 3 straight qtrs. The Brady Ballwashers are quiet and then only show up when NE drove down the field for a FG. Then, they get all vocal when Vereen made that greatch catch.
Josh Gordon is clearly a gifted player. Was the TD not good? SUre, but give the Browns credit for calling that play with McCourty not over the top. Josh Gordon has been doing that most of the year when not in trouble for off field issues.
Then, when Cleveland gets a sniff, plays loose with nothing to lose, and make some plays on our D, the BBWs turn on the D. It's ;like hello? They've been staving off 3 and outs all game and making stops. I could see if they were allowing TDS, but they weren't.
It's disingenous. You can't hold to 2 FGs in a half and then claim the D played bad. If that Hightower strip is not bagged by the ref, who knows how that game goes? It doesn't make any sense, especially with the refs helping Cleveland so blatantly all game and two Brady turnovers.
One Cleveland TD was Gordon pushing Talib down with the ball in the air. That's Off PI.
Call it like it is with Brady, though. He didn't see the LB on the first one and the on the second one, he should have just eaten it. It's ok to ball up and take a sack. It was right after the Gronk injury, so you just know Cleveland is smelling blood. What was he even doing?
Yes, Brady didn't play well for 3 quarters.
And the d played well in the first half. They did what they were suppose to against Jason campbell. The d in turn melted down in the 2nd half just as the o was waking up.
Itmis strange how this team plays. If it can put together 4 decent quarters on both sides ofmthe ball, I will sleep better.
Calling it how it is Russ. Now, you can call it like,it is too. 2ndmhalf d meltdown, 4th quarter GOAt performance.