Re: My thoughts on Pats Defense check it out
posted at 5/11/2010 4:07 PM EDT
In Response to Re: My thoughts on Pats Defense check it out
In Response to Re: My thoughts on Pats Defense check it out : Right, it's not like the Rams, Panthers and Eagles scored a bunch of points late in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl when Crennel was here.
Posted by themightypatriotz
Fine, but consider the situations in those games.
In the Rams game, St. Louis was the best offense in the league, so they were going to explode eventually--and they needed help from a McGinest holding penalty to get that explosion going.
Against Carolina, both starting safeties were out with injuries in the 4th quarter, so that had something to do with it.
Against Philly, the Eagles one 4th quarter score came with 1:47 left and they were basically down to an onside kick after that.
The Giants had the weakest offense of any of the teams the Pats faced in those 4 Super Bowls last decade; allowing two very long scoring drives to Eli Manning and Co. is not what I'd call excusable.
But it doesn't matter now. I believe that with Pees gone and BB in charge of the defense, it will improve.
I thought Pees, on balance, did a pretty good job given the talent he had to work with, but it was time for him to leave, no question.