Re: OCHO tweets
posted at 1/25/2012 5:16 PM EST
In Response to Re: OCHO tweets
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: OCHO tweets : Nice contribution. He's wrong. This is the equivalent of bashing James Jones in GB for not being better than Finley, Jennings, Nelson and Driver in GB. Or the new guy Arrington in NOs. Who would expect those players to surpass the better players already there? The only real argument based on what we've seen is Ocho hasn't been given a chance and BB overpaid. That's it. The ROI is poor. That's it. Meanwhile, Brady throws picks or underthrows Ochocinco earlier in this year and it's all his fault. Same deal with Underwood in Washington where Brady has too much air under the ball to Underwood, AFTER AUDIBILING to the point O'Brien blows up on Brady, which was ABOUT TIME SOMEONE DID. Brady underthrew Underwood in Philly he also was late with Slater on Sunday, deep. Doesn';t matter who it is deep in that role or whatever, BRady is never wrong, it always the guy who doesn't have #12 on his jersey. Take the Brady pink underoos off your head for 30 seconds. That's what's comical. "At times". Brady Ballwashers who can't be honest. What True Champ says above about Brady ignoring wide open WRs is the point! It's why we lost SB 42, why we lost last January, why we lost 2/3 games this year and why we almost lost on Sunday. Brady was a better QB in 2006 when he had far weaker talent. Brady has been SPOILED by the talent at the WR and TE position, especially here in 2011, Ochcocinco riding the pine or not. Gronk and Welker/hernandez may not eventually shake man coverage and Brady forcing a ball has led to numerous picks. Numerous. He threw 3 dropped INTs in the first half in NY, a game were Ocho played in and was good in, only to be ignored completely after making plays. This goes a lot deeper than some moronic premise that only Ocho is some bust. If Ocho didn't have the name on the jersey and wasn't a vibrant personality, we wouldn't see 10 Ocho threads every week here from Week 1-Week 17 through now. Of course Branch, Welker, Hernandez and Gronk are better players here. They've been here! Just because not every player at every position is some legendary superstar, doesn't mean they're some kind of a bust. People are MORONS beyond belief if you expected All Pro production from him out of a lockout as Brady is coddled with HOF talent around him here.
Posted by RidingWithTheKingII[/QUOTE]
Why the attacks?
I didnt expect All Pro production.
What I did expect was better knowledge of the playbook. I also expected Branch to miss 3-5 games, and Ocho to reliably fill in. While Branch did not miss that amount of time, his performance dictated that he play less than he did, but the Pats had no one better. While this is an indictment on Ocho, and Tate and Price and Brady and the coaching staff, the point is that no one was able to step up and push a slowing player down the depth chart.
Ochos past performance, his physical appearence (he was in phenominal shape preseason) and the trust BB seemingly had in him (via his contract) led most to believe Ocho would produce more.
Rusty, you know very well, because you and I argued it at length in the preseason, that I said Ocho was in big danger of getting cut due to his inability to pick up the playbook. You, and most everyone preached patience, that Ocho would come around. I said he never would and you of course ridiculed me and called me a moron. And of course you double jumped on me saying that I was always wrong, and you were never wrong.
For whatever the reason, Ocho simply never fit. It was clear in preseason. NJow go ahead and call me a moron or troll, and tell everyone that I am buddies with Bruschi and that I pull plugs for ESPN. But when you are done with that, just say you were wrong...again