Re: Mayo Update?
posted at 1/2/2013 2:46 PM EST
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to TripleOG's comment:
In response to ricky12684's comment:
only a troll would make a thread like this after a week in which NE wins 28-0 and mayo gets named as a pro bowl starter.
Can we stop with troll talk??!! I mean there are many threads that are more irrelevant than this and if it is such a non story then why post??? I dont get calling a fan a troll for being concerned. We have to sit here all year and watch Rusty bash Brady but a guy like Mayo is above debate?? I think T-Cals concerned are valid and yes we shut out Miami but does anyone really feel good about that?? Tannehil and one average WR? It should be a shut out but lets not act like Miami is gonna be in the playoffs. I dont want to beat a dead horse and I dont complain much after wins, but I am concerned by the fact that Mayo has yet to make any impact WHEN IT COUNTS, IN postseason play, and the fact we got NO 3 and outs last year in the biggest Game tells me all I need to know and those that think this defense will all of a sudden dominate the best teams in the league after a miami shutout are being too optimisitc IMO. I hope they continue their agressive play but Mayo DOES need to step up his Postseason play in now his 5th year.
One question, what other team shut out the Phins this year? Yes they stink but it's very hard to shut out any team. Heck even the Cheifs, who might be the worst team since the 0-16 Det, was only shut out once.
Mayo and Wilfork have been the only consistent performers every game including the playoffs over the last 3 years. Mayo does what he's asked to do which is guard the second level, prevent the quick dump off pass, occassionally rush the gap, and prevent the RB from cutting inside on sweeps. As such he's been more solid then any other LB in the league this year. He's not a player that will get you eye pooping numbers but he will give you 125+ tackles, 3-5 turnovers, and a handful of sacks every year. I will take that every year over his career.
I have given mayo his props and he gets singled out cuz he is a captain, and the highest paid player outside of Fork. I do recognize his good plays but lets be real, his impact plays just began this year for whatever reason(scheme, not asking him) but he has never had the sack and FF #'s until this year and my complaint hasnt been his play during the year. MY complaint is that he dissapears in the playoffs and this CANT be debated. Atleast Fork has the excuse of taking on 3 blockers most plays but when he does, mayo should free up to make plays. Let me debate on my own. I dont know about T-Cal. I am happy with Mayo up until the big games where he makes No impact. Dont lump me in with people who dont know football. I just chalk it up to him doing his job so no need for praise. He did bat down a pass vs Miami but doesnt do that consistently like Bruschi did. He could be more instintive and not think so much. He makes tackles but a lot of them are after the damage is done and he is fast enough but he hesitates a lot. Very Good Player, not Great and not a Max Money player IMO but is still improving so thats good.
Patriots have always shut out atleast one team in december. Miami doesnt want to play when they come up here in december,. Same thing with Tenessee a few years back, We beat them 59-0 but what did we do that postseason? Miami...lol