posted at 10/25/2013 8:18 AM EDT
In response to TripleOG's comment:
In response to wozzy's comment:
In response to ma6dragon9's comment:
It's NOT THE OLINE!
My god. When all the offense wants to do is pass, pass, pass, the DLineman pin there ears back and go, making the job harder. On top of that, making your OLineman CONSTANTLY playing on their heels is exhausting for them.
The complete lack of committment to any run game allows the DLine to set the tone by virtue of absentia! LET THESE PIGS GO HIT SOMEONE FOR A WHILE!
The Oline has NOT been a problem. Totally innefectice, uninventive, predictable playcalling is the problem.
Why would an opposing D commit to stopping the run? They wouldn't. If the Pats actually started RUNNING the ball, that would change.
ALso, Brady isn't even good this year, so why worry about committing 7 guys to coverage? BRING MORE!
The cure to BOTH of those is RUNNING THE BALL! It's SO FKING OBVIOUS!
4th quarter and OT last game: 22 PASSES and 4 RUNS! NYJ had the ball for 46....FORTY-SIX MINUTES!
3) New receivers
4) Something I'm surely forgetting
5) Still not the OLine
6) Poor stadium acoustics
7) Somewhere down here or lower, OLine.
Agreed, the O Line is the least of our worries...
Dude, are you serious?? Im gonna let you think that over...maybe edit it out later. Least of our worries!??!you watch the game drunk like rusty and assume Brady is S*cking..No, I know you are smarter than that. If you understand D-line play and its importance, how can you not understand the O-line allowing free rushers being a bad thing?
How can you not see horrendous, predictable playcalling with no commitment to the run makes the DLineman's job infinitely easier? THey have ONE responsibility against the Pats, KILL BRADY! Don't worry about the run, even if a D is giving up 5 per carry, the Pats will stop themselves around 20 carries total, so no need to even concern yourself with it.
ANd to rkarp...don't blame Brady at all? Wow. So it was Gronk's fault Brady threw behind him leading to that pick 6. It was Dobson's fault for not being 10 feet tall when streaking dow the sideline and Brady threw it over his head, well out of bounds. It was Amendola's fault when Brady underthrew him a week ago causing him to fall at the 1. Then those 3 straight passes from the 1 were certainly not Brady's fault, I'm sure the OLine and WRs failed him in every way, 3 straight times. I read that 1% line and kind of skipped over the rest of the post dismissing it out of hand. To not see Brady as a problem, and his 55% completion and sub-80 rating is....I don't know what that is. It centers around delusion.