Re: Like I said 6 weeks ago...
posted at 1/21/2013 9:25 AM EST
I think this team's over all talent level is average at best. Kudos to BB for coaching up average talent and translating that into 14,13 and 12 wins the last 3 years. But I think BB has failed in filling the roster with quality. We have good depth but few really talented players.
LB's stink.. especially in coverage (Mayo is way overrrated)
D line is good but does not pressure
O line is good
WR's... well we really don't have any... just a bunch short of slot receivers really
Good D's just clog clog the field 20 yards downfield and Brady has nowhere to go
This has been a recurring theme the last 3-4 years...BB has falied to address it.
TE's... 2 of the best if (big IF) they can stay healthy
RB's... adequate but not consistant enough
QB... one the best ever but Brady can no longer win the big games by himself. When was the last time Brady came through in the clutch? Seems he only plays well when ahead these days.
I know this sounds negative and I am upset over the loss but the talent gap really became evident last night. The Ravens just punched the Pats in face all night and the Pats did not (could not) punch back. I agree with those that say the Pats are somewhat soft...they've become the Manning Colts.
No way this team wins 12 games without BB and TB. When one of the other retires we are in deep doo doo unless the talent level improves.
I'll get over the loss...but I could have accepted the loss much better if the Pat's at least showed up. You could see in the first couple of series that they were flat... and really they stayed that way the whole game. Kudos to the Ravens..but it was not all Ravens... Pat's just were not motivated.. and that is more disturbing than anything I've said !!
Let's hope they shore up the holes this off season... there are a lot of them... good coaching has taken this team as far as it can go given the talent level.
I'll be rooting fo the Ravens in ther SB... they are a classy organization and do things the rignt way... just wish we took them down last night.