In response to DelGriffith's comment:
In response to Rerun85's comment:
Our Defense has also lost that ability. I would like to see the Defense that played against the Titans show up this weekend. It's tough watching them lose like this because we were all used to seeing them pull games out in the same manor years ago. However, The season is young and we haven't come close to playing our best football yet.
Are you comparing the Tagliabue era with the Goodell or no? We see more defenses around the NFL in general like that, not just the Pats.
The league has changed. It's much easier to put up points, yards, etc, now with how Goodell wants the games called. It's that simple. Ol Rogie wants to sell this game in London and maybe elsewhere. He's gone beserk, in a nutshell. He's using this kind of thinking to tailor the game for high scores because in his mind, that's what sells.
I started watching the NFL in the early 1980s and the way it's called now is nowhere near to how games used to be called or played. Much, much easier to play consistent, high end D in 1987 than it is now. Not even close.
Just look at how little the offenses are called for holding. You have faster, stronger players on D, yet somehow, magically, there is less holding going on? Please.
I'm actually comparing the Defense that played last night to the Defense that played the first Game of the season. A Defense the stops the run and applies some pressure on the QB. I'm comparing good with Bad.