Re: NESN weighs in on the Mayo debate
posted at 12/2/2012 11:07 AM EST
In response to wozzy's comment:
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In response to themightypatriots' comment:
Some people are just not that into him.
It's due to their lack of understanding BBs schemes. There's a reason Mayo is calling the plays on D----there's a lot more to football than meets the eye. If you look at Vince Wilforks tackle count you would say he suks? But the beast eats up the middle taking on 2 offensive lineman on most downs. BB plays a D swcheme that makes the other teams offense march down the field, figuring at some point the oppossing offense will scew up----kind of obvious if you've been paying attention.
Do you really think in the grand sheme of things this is what Belichick is TRYING to do? Let an oppossing offense march down the field (eat up clock) and then hope they screw it up? For all the people that say that is what he wants and is trying to accomplish...I've never heard him allude to that.
I can't picture that being his goal - it's too risky - why let a team go up and down the field on us all game in hopes that they will eventually screw it up (get a false start, holding call, miss a open receiver, drop a pass, fumble, tipped ball, too many men, delay of game, etc)? I mean it does seem to work out this way, but I would think he would rather have a defense that could stop someone before they reach the fifty yard line and aren't in some sort of scoring position. I think his main goal is not to give up the big play, or let people get behind you - it's just that the players on defense are making it look like our goal is to let the oppossing team's offense march up and down the field.
Belichick doesn't let a team "march down the field (eat up clock) and then hope they screw it up," c'mon man you're smarter than that. Belichick defense's have always been bend don't break, they've historically tightened up in the red zone.
I think that's pretty much what I said...that Belichicks's defensive scheme doesn't allow offenses to march up and down the field by design, but do to personnel that has been happening. I'm definitely not saying this is what he wants to happen - have a team drive the length of the field, to finally shoot themselves in the foot. I would think he wants his defense to get off the field and let his offense get the ball back.