Re: IN B.B. I NO LONGER TRUST
posted at 12/2/2009 12:53 PM EST
As a coach, I can appreciate the pressure involved with playcalling. However, not to the degree of the NFL. But, I will say that in my opinion coach Bellicheck has made some decisions that have cost the team.
I will begin with the *'07 Superbowl; I am not suprised about the Giants Pass Rush or Eli Manning's ability. However, on the last play of the game, I was astonished that Coach Bellicheck did not put Moss out there with Harrison to help defend a jumpball to Burress on the game's final play. This has worked in the past and would have been a better defensive strategy, rather than having Hobbs defend Burress. In a Moss vs Burress "jumpball" either Moss would have caught it or it would have been incomplete and Patriots undefeated Superbowl champs.
4th and 2 vs Indy. No matter how Bellicheck was feeling...about the defense. He still should have played the field position game. No matter who the quarterback is...a longer field is always the best choice (possible exception if there is time on the game clock)
vs The New Orleans Saints. Clearly the Patriots defense was not ready to play. This has never been the case. Especially the last 10 or more years. How can the Saints "old timer" defensive backs outplay the Patriots youngsters. It was truly embarrassing. I guess now that Crennel, Wise and McDaniel are gone, Bellicheck has to now show his coaching ability.
No offense coach Bellichech, but the Patriots currently look like the team you had in Cleveland a few years ago. The Pats were a great football team because of the personnel mentioned above, and players like Brady, Milloy, Law, Bledsoe, Harrison, McGinest, Bruschi, Branch, Glenn, Vrabel, Clay, Dillon, Faulk, Moss, Light and Samuel to name a few. I would bring Wise and Crennel back with no hesitation. The current team is offensively adequate. However, defensive is an issue that will not be solved this year. Pats will finish as the AFC east champs...but, will need a bit of lady luck to go much further.
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In Response to Re: IN B.B. I NO LONGER TRUST : Just a little food for thought for the numerous doubters: 2006: 12-4 * AFC Championship defensive PLAYERS implosion 2007: 18-1 * Asante drops a sure INT and "the play" 2008: 11-5 * with Matt Cassel!! FIRST 11-5 to no make the playoffs 2009: 7-4 * with a completely revamped Defense W-L: 41-14...Yeah the game has passed BB by...WOW!!
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