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inexcusable not to call timeout with 19 seconds left on the six yard line. Two shots at the endzone and then a FG if both passes fall incomplete. Belichik needs to come out and own up to completely screwing that up. Worst clock management in a game ever by this coach. I want answers!
This is what happens when you try to bleed the clock down to the last second instead of running your offense. This is a BB problem. Who you think is on the sidelines calling out situations in practice and telliin them how to execute?? I mean does anyone thk the Ravens would have scored with 20 to 30 seconds left?? They were at 2 minutes inside the 40 I believe and then at the 4 yard line with 6 seconds!??!?! Use the dam Timeouts and play your game. Too much over thinking and thats starts UP TOP! Same way this team loooked in 2010 playoffs. Tentative, not sure, confused. come from Coach, believe me!
Exactly. The failure to the call the time out was part of a series of bad time management on that drive. They had the ball with 2:32 left on the clock at the 34 yard line. They manged to move the ball 11 yards in the next 1:58. Now they are on the 27 yard-line with :34 left and two time outs, the pressure is starting to build and the choke. Hernandez decides that two yards are worth more than a timeout and cuts back inside. Brady never should have been in a position to slide, unless Brady is 100% sure that he will get out of bounds or into the end zone he absolutely has to throw that ball out the back of the end zone. Most coaches work of the theory that a run or complete pass in bounds will take a minimum of :18 off the clock so losing :22 is not bad.
BB compounds the problem by not calling the time out himself. Second down and goal from the 7 yard-line with :19 left on the clock is more than enough time for to passes into the end zone and an FG attempt. Worst case you end up a few seconds left and have to kick-off back to the Ravens just before half-time. In the post-game press conference BB said, "The expected the ball to be spotted quicker" which is total BS because the ball was spotted several seconds before the Patriots were lined up.
Basically, the Pats were so concerned with be cute and scoring as time ran out that they played themselves out of a chance at four points. Overall, the game was poorly coached by BB, Patricia and Josh McDaniels. When your best coaching move of the day is running your backup QB out on the field on fourth down to get the other team to call a time out two-and-a-half minutes into the game, you did not have a good day as a coaching staff.
This is the cruz of it. BB comes up with gameplans. How much pressure does he have while doing this.??? he is in his cozy little office with computers, film,etc and he comes out with this Hot garbage gameplan?? now Brady has to try to execute this BS and has PLENTY of PRESSURE during the game to execute this horrible game plan and everyone points to HIM??? I looked at the game again last night and all you frauds here owe Brady an apology. The Gameplan sucked. Why do you score 36 a game all year via the pass and then try to change up in postseason. Stick with your strenghts!! We scored 13 pts because we couldnt sustain long drives. Is Brady as Fearless as he was in 2001.??? NO...Why should he be?? He has a family,. kids and 3 rings. he used to leave the pocket and run and get his head torn off(detriot 2002) and you guys want "the FRANCHISE" doing that??Thats not his game and he shouldnt have to . Josh with BB's blessing turned this offense into the Spread Shotgun it is today. So yes , 6 years of bieng mostly in shotguns has made Brady less prone to scramble because he just doesnt do it anymore. Last time he did , he damn near broke his knee brace. He DID not have room to Run away from Ngata and get a 1st,. He would have been killed, Game Over!
Soooo, let me run the list of things I saw in the game. Plays like a 2 and 1 in the 3rd quarter. 2 tight end set. Ridley run up the middle , gets stuffed in the backfield, now its 3rd and 2 and he barely got the 1st. Brady completion, followed by LLoyd Drop. Wes drops 1st down catch while pollard arrived. Punt. Where is the fault on Brady for that drive???
Next drive Ridley fumbles. Tipped pass INT, game over. There were many dropped passes and Vareen wasnt used until the 3rd when we was lighting it up but he also had an easy drop. Just off top I can name 6 REAL DROPS, ALL CRUCIAL and most on 3rd down. Brady gotta catch em too??
The gameplan SHOULD have been to spread them out, Empty set, Vareen split out wide and see who covers him and find the mismatch. They tried to play smashmouth and thats not their game and they paid for it. They were NEVER able to get the Ravens to come out of Nickel so now they have the horses to stop the pass and NO run game to exploit the extra DB and as Bedard said, thats like Brady playing with one hand tied behind his back,
BB sucks at Gameplanning on offense in Big Games and Josh Sucks at calling plays in the Big Game. Nothing is wrong with Brady besides being fed up and frustrated. He was never Mike Vick and he was never Dan marino. He is an accurate, smart, game manager with a deadliest, 15-10 yard lasers in the game. You have to play to that... learn the game people because once brady is gone, I am gonna enjoy watching what excuses you will use then.
"The cruz" of it?
Are you seriously criticizing a defensive minded head coach who is the best coach ever, as a way to yet again DEFLECT from our best offensive players' shortcomings in big games?
If Brady and Welker play better (yet again), we win that game.
It's called making better decisions with throwing and leading the team, audibiling, etc, or Welker catching it on 3rd and 7, wide open.
Brady makes 20 million in 2012, Welker, 9 million with him rejecting 18 million guaranteed over 2 years.
Are you really trying to deflect away from the short commings of an entire team, including the coaches, just to blame one player?
Do you really expect BB to play QB and WR? Say goodbye to Welker. There's a reason why we can't quite commit to a run game and why he gets more targets than he should.
Lloyd and hernandez were both targeted 14 times and welker, 12.
The run game? Here's your run game.
Second drive resulting in a FG. 4 rushing attempts, totaling 6 yrds.. 1.5 yrd pc.
(P.Kruger; M.Kemoeatu). 2-8-BAL18 (7:24) (No Huddle) A.Hernandez left end to BLT 12 for 6 yards (C.Graham). reverse 3-2-BAL12
Certainly wasn't TOM BRADY.