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Rusty, watch the film. You'll see exactly what I and rkarp are talking about. It's all there on tape for those who want to look. Like I said, the O line (and TEs) had some bad stretches. They weren't good pass blocking on play action passes. And they struggled with stunts. It's all there to see if you want to open your eyes (and shell out whatever it costs in the states for the coaches film on Game Rewind).
You just don't get it. I am sure there are some bad plays with what you're referencing. What you don't get it is what you haven't gotten this whole time. There's a reason that it APPEARS how it APPEARS.
It's utterly ridiculous to not admit at this point, that whether it's against the Giants in SB 42 or Jax on Sunday, that the recipe as to why we barely win or lose games we should win is all tied to one thing:
Tom Brady and his preference to run the shotgun base spread.
Throw in 2 INTs, courtesy, of old Tommy Boy, and the defense that is facing our offense, is one step closer to accomplishing their gameplan, which is to sell out on a pass rush.
It's sort of like playing checkers. Once you get someone baited and trapped, you've won. That's what smart/good defenses do to us. Play man, be aggressive, ignore the run unless we sub backs in and out, and just run a mix of stunts and blitzes, but only rush now more than 5.
We should be RUNNING THE BALL AT THAT OVER AND OVER to thwart it, but we don't.
That is what we need our offense to not fall prey to, and that and that alone is LONE concern in the postseason just like it was last year. You and RKarp watching back two games that featured offenses we shouldn't be running is hilarious to me because it shows how ignorant you are on this concept.
And to be fair, we shouldn't be using the SF game as a study anyway. That game is an outlier example. You know it, I know it. In fact, that game in a nutshell shows why we lost SB 42 and 46 or a myriad of other games we threw away since 2005.
If our own D isn't bailing it out with turnovers to spark a comeback or whatever, the offense gets going too late and runs out of time.
I can list the games. Don't make me do it. Nothing has changed unless our offense makes it change.
What makes your antics disturbing here, as many of us have spelled this out to you here for over 18 months, is that you're a smart person. Ignorance is WORSE, however, than stupidity.
Yes, crusty, every one is wrong or stupid but you. Quite the opposite, actually.
The line sucked and has for the past 4 games as noted. Wendell wiffed, Connoly wiffed, Solder wiffed, all against Jax's 32nd ranked line. One might excuse them against Mia, Tex and Atl but really, Jax? Problem is, they won't be playing the bottom of the league in the play-offs, nor have they in the past 5 years where they did not perform well.
Gronk being out hasn't helped as the line obviously doesn't perform to standards without him.
Any ways here's Reis's grades (You know, the guy you hold in high esteem) Is he wrong too?
Tom Brady was fired up on the Patriots bench, and with good reason. Given the opponent, this unit underperformed mightily. Brady, like his hiccup game three weeks ago in Miami, is partly to blame, not taking care of the ball well enough with two interceptions. But tight end Aaron Hernandez had a quiet game, hauling in his just one of his five targets. Wes Welker carried the offense, as he often does when nothing else is going right. Another problem: pass protection, which allowed Brady to be sacked three times and hit in numerous other cases, especially late in the game.
Every O Lineman in this league might "whiff" over the course of a game. It happens LESS when you arent passing 40+ times as you been told many times here.
What Reis doesn't tell us is that the RBs were subbed in and out, we didn't have much of an established run game, so when the backs are subbed in and out late, it tells Jax that we're passing, making it easier to pass rush and harder on the O Line.
I like to know the WHY. You don't. I am educated and ask questions. You're not and like to pee in the wind not caring.
THAT is WHY. You just ignore it and hope Brady throws 40+ times this week and beyond, looking to blame the O Line or someone on the defense like a broken record.
Brady held onto the ball way too long in the Jax game and that's why he took hits. And, we didn't commit to a run game as stated above.
My favorite part of this is you and your buddies in denial AFTER A PRIMARY SOURCED, objective ACCOUNT from a fellow Pats fan who was AT THE GAME and had the advantage WE DON'T on TV.
So, basically, you're calling Sheldong a liar. Super. What's next? Is this the part where you claim I am Sheldong and it's one of my many fake accounts so you can wiggle out of your desperation deflection attempts to protect Brady on the interwebs? lol
If you seriously want to make love to Brady, forget it. He's married and not interested in you. Take your male bedroom fantasies elsewhere, please.
No one is calling sheldong a liar but what YOU refuse to aknowledge is that QB play is dependent and totally influenced by the play of the rest of the O.
It's also dependent on defensive and special team play.
Qb's get hurried, scaked and hit. Recievers drop balls and run bad routes, playing from behind changes everything.
The best QB's in the league only hit on 65% of their passes, which means they don't on 35%.
Expecting any QB to do that consistantly, despite all the formentioned problems is beyond ridiculous.
Mike Reis was at the game too and he said the recievers were poor and the O-line was sub-par. The stats support that. He is also a trained analysist.
So are the PFW crew who are saying the same things at this very moment.
But every one is wrong except you......who are nothing more than a salesman who wears "I hate TB glasses, even to bed".