Re: Is Bill Belichick in need of HELP? This is Crazy!
posted at 9/5/2010 7:06 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Is Bill Belichick in need of HELP? This is Crazy!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Is Bill Belichick in need of HELP? This is Crazy! : Encinits, I respect you have your opinion but my concern isnt over actually winning the games as foolish as that sounds. My point is , Bill B is seemingly taking the team building into his own accord and you cant do that. No matter how good you are you cannot have your eyes, ears and mind everywhere at once. You have to trust others to help you. Do you really think he built the Giants D when he was there or Parcels had somthing to do with it. All Im trying to say is he should get help, the reason the Patriots are in it almost every year as many say is due to Tom Brady. Take away Tommy boy and will they do well? I dont know. The other point is Im tired of the Wal Mart quality runningbacks. I dont expect any football team to win it every year or even come close, but for Gods sakes, get a running back and some other quality people please! ITs really that simple.
Posted by BloodnGutz[/QUOTE]
You do realize that when Cassell took over in 08, by the time the playoffs started, his Pats were far more playoff ready than Brady's 07 or 09 teams. We were blowing people out down the stretch with a far better running game, and our O line was winning the physical battles in the trenches. This was more because of the balance of the offense. Brady changed his whole game, and yes his stats were far superior his past 2 years, but our O line was very passive, and believed they were invincible. when Michael Strachan asked his defensive front after the first few sets of downs or so in the SB if we were actually trying to block them, Pats fans felt offended, but it was true. Not once in SB week interviews did I hear Brady or any other Pats player even mention they were playing the Giants on Sunday. All I heard was if we win we make history. BB gave them permission to speak of such things, because there were no other games after that. Well we weren't trying to block the Giants front line, and we were pathetic. On the other hand, our Defense played their hearts out all game. When we lost and every Pats fan blamed our D. Our D played spectacular, and if our offense was so great, we should have smoked the Giants. Like last year, our offense kept placing our D in bad predicaments all the time. It couldn't get a drive going if it wanted to.
At the end of the 08 season, that Cassell offense was playing smash mouth football, much better playoff ready than Brady's last two years. Even our 06 Reche Caldwell offense was better. At least we scored some points and moved the ball against the Colts in that AFC title game, scoring more than twice the points in that loss, 34 than this greatest offense scored in their 2 playoff losses, 14 points in 2 games is 28 points, a disgrace. it was more of offensive philosophy than talent. Brady stopped being Brady, and now we will see if he starts spreading the wealth, and running it no matter what. I have said this again and again since early 07 that I take Patten, Branch, and Givens over Moss, Welker, and Stallworth any day of the week. They all always stepped up, all could score in the clutch of the biggest games, the playoffs and SBs, where this team now could be stopped. I got killed on this spread for saying this, and now a few are seeing how pass happy teams usually get burned in the playoffs. You still need to show at least a little something in the trenches, not just finesse pass blocking.
Do I take Brady over Cassell? Yes, but Brady forgot what got him here. The first thing a QB does is manages his offense, his team, and not just be a chucker. Brady has become too much of a chucker, and this has to change.