Re: Is Tom Brady Seriously Hurt?
posted at 12/30/2011 12:21 PM EST
In Response to Re: Is Tom Brady Seriously Hurt?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Is Tom Brady Seriously Hurt? : LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, some of us here who have presented The Premise (that's what I call it now), using failiures in the post season dating back to when the shotgun base was installed (2005), and you have the nerve to sit there and say you will admit when they do poorly? Did you do that in every playoff loss or eeked out win since 2005 against good Ds? You don't see a correlationi with passing 40+ times, most of it in a shotgun and losses for this team? You are either the most arrogant person here or that dumb. If the Miami D can bring it against the shotgun base, what do you think a HOuston, Balt or a Pitt can do limiting points on us? Are you this daft? You need to wait until the playoffs this year to come clean that it may, JUST MAY be a fundamentally flawed approach in offense? I've yet to see you admit the offense has been a problem, Einstein. THAT IS THE ISSUE with you. Christ almighty are you a piece of work. This new offense didn't just come into play recently. It's a proven failure or it hinges on failure if not executed perfectly against quality Ds. Have you looked at Brady's postseason numbers since 2005 yet? Too afraid to do it?
Posted by RidingWithTheKingII[/QUOTE]
I think the problem with you is this - the offense would have to go into "the shot gun spread" every single play (and score from it on every drive) for you to say, "ok maybe it's not the offense that's the reason we lost in the playoffs" and even then you still might not do it.
That's the problem with arguing with you; you only see things one way...your way. It doesn't matter that just about every offense is slowed/stalls at some point against a good defense in the playoffs, all that matters is you need to get behinf your agenda. That's it. Look at some of the better offenses throughout history...St Lois, Indy, Minnesota, New Orleans, Miami (of the 80's), some of those San Fran teams, Buffallo (80's). They all got beat by better defenses. Defense wins championships - this is not new!! There are exceptions and YES a balanced attack makes an offense much better, but historically it has been a defensive thing. A good defense can stop or slow down an offense, it happens and we don't have that.
Look we all wish this defense didn't get injures to Wright, Pryor, Spikes, Chung, Carter. And it would of been nice if Haynesworth worked out or if McCourty didn't crap the bed, but it didn't happen.
As for the offense, guess what? BB I'm sure would love to run it more often and be more balanced, it's just that they couldn't for most of the season. Do you even watch these games. You watch your buddy Benny try to get around a corner or cut back into an open lane? He can't do it. Out of the 50 top rated backs in the NFL 48 of them have a better ypc average and 27 of them have more rushing yards. Granted he may be hurt, but that just adds to the reason we don't run it more. Vareen was hurt all year and Faulk is a shell of himself (not that you'd just hand it off to him). Ridley was hurt as well and I'm sure they weren't going to just let him handle pass blocking assignments and get Tom killed half way through the season.
We all get it...run=good. This is nothing ground breaking or earth shattering. Hopefully Ridley is ready to carry a bigger load and pass protect; lord knows this offense will have to carry this defense through this post season.
I told you, if the defense comes out and keeps teams to three and outs for a stretch, or stops teams on third downs, I'll say I was wrong...no problem...be glad to. If the run defense can hold a team to 3.5 yards a carry or so and the pass defense can be tight in coverage...I'll be happy as hell. If we can make a QB feel uncomfortable in the pocket - so he doesn't just stand there picking us apart (like Sanchez last year or Flacco the year before)...I'll do handstands. And if Tom and the offense come out and throw some picks - get a bunch of three and outs - take sacks - settle for field goals...I'll admit that the offense was the problem all along...like you said. What are you going to admit?