Re: Let's define a troll.
posted at 5/20/2012 12:36 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Let's define a troll.
In Response to Re: Let's define a troll. : Not just against 90% of the teams, it works 90% of the time. BB has decided on the best way for us to win games. Like any other offensive style, it can be effectively defensed. We don't win the regular season games we have won with our current roster without this style week in and week out. All of these wins get us the division crown and set up an easier path through the playoffs. Imagine if we tried to be a ground and pound team against the Broncos. There is no team in the NFL that would not be happy with putting up 30 points a game, regardless of how that is accomplished. And yes, he's getting old. This does happen from time to time. But to claim he's lost something compared to one of the single most impressive QB seasons on record is pretty silly. His 2007 season was a perfect storm, 30 points higher than his prior year. His next best two seasons of his career were this year and last year.
Posted by Bustchise
Tom Brady's Successes vs The New England Patriots' Successes:
2001: 413 Attempts 2843 Yards (note: 15 Games)
2001: Patriots go 11-5, beat Raiders (16-13 OT), Steelers (24-17), and Rams (20-17) to win the Superbowl
2002: 601 Attempts 3764 Yards
2002: Patriots go 9-7, and miss the playoffs
2003: 527 Attempts 3620 Yards
2003: Patriots go 14-2, beat Titans (17-14), Colts (24-14), and Panthers (32-29) to win the Superbowl
2004: 474 Attempts 3692 Yards
2004: Patriots go 14-2, beat Colts (20-3), Steelers (41-27), and Eagles to win the Superbowl (24-21).
2005: 530 Attempts 4110 Yards
2005: Patriots go 10-6, Beat Jax in Wild Card (28-3), lose to Denver (27-13) in AFC Divisional Game
2006: 516 Attempts 3529 Yards
2006: Patriots go 12-4, Beat Jets in WC (37-16), Beat Chargers in Divisional (24-21), lose to Indy (38-34) in AFC Championship Game
2007: 578 Attempts 4806 Yards
2007: Patriots go 16-0, Beat Jax in Divisional Game (31-20), Beat Chargers in AFC Championship Game (21-12), lose to NY Giants in Superbowl (17-14)
2008*-Injury Year for Brady (1 game played)
2009: 565 Attempts 4398 Yards
2009: Patriots go 10-6, Lose to Baltimore in Wild Card Game (33-14)
2010: 492 Attempts 3900 Yards
2010: Patriots go 14-2, get 1st Rd bye, lose to NY Jets in AFC Divisional Playoff Game (28-21).
2011: 611 Attempts 5235 Yards
2011: Patriots go 13-3, Beat Denver in Divisional Playoffs (45-10), Beat Baltimore in AFC Championship Game (23-20), Lose to NY Giants in Superbowl (21-17).
....And yet, this'll actually do nothing. I know that- EVERY-one knows that... These plain-as-f#k#ng-day results will be excused and washed and diluted with excuse after excuse tailored to happenstances and incidentals of random Individual NE Seasons happenings. Would I actually have to open up single season regular season, playoff, and superbowl games, wins and losses- In order to further illustrate the inevitable final successes which occur by being a bit more multi-dimensional and complete in your Offensive Gameplan and execution? Yea...probably- Won't do it though. Ain't gonna actually convince these guys, 1 bit...ever. I know that, THEY know that, and Everyone knows that.
A more balanced attack might not result in more blowouts... But more often than not, It just leads to More Wins in the Regular Season...And FAR more often than not, It just leads to Deeper Playoff Runs, and actual Superbowl Trophies.
Will they ever be convinced of that? Nope....Never. Do I hate or even discount Tom Brady? Nope...I just see the merits & inevitable results of offering a harder to defend threat when you're less excessively dependant on 1 single aspect of your gameplan, at the even minor(!) exclusionary expense of any & all others.
That's it. Is it d#mb-as-a-rock, Obvious? Yee-up... Will that make 1 dent in their mindset? Nooo-pe.