Re: Patriot State of the Union
posted at 10/9/2012 7:31 PM EDT
In response to pezz4pats' comment:
In response to wozzy's comment:
Pass setting up the run? You'd say anything not to be wrong...
The Pats came out against Denver (shotgun) passed 5 times, completed a first down with the first pass to Gronk then went three and out. Punt!
Came out the second time on their 16 yard line; ran 7 times, passed 5 times drove the entire length of the field and scored.
Yes, I would call 28 rushes by Ridely, 14 rushes by Bolden and 7 more by Woody "smash mouth."
Yeah O'Brien ran plenty in 2010 and then didn't run it at all in the first round bounce against the Jets... how was that a good thing again, was that a "balanced" attack?
He was blatantly obvious; his run play calling consisted of a sweep and nothing more, when Law Firm came on the field it was a run, when Woody came out it was a pass. In short, he blew...
No, you'd say anything to prove your run first at all cost agenda and you are wrong. The Pats are taking what the D's are giving them. The D's are playing PASS, which makes it easier and benificial to run, now that they have backs that can actually run a little.
They are more afraid of Brady's arm. Do you get it yet? Doubtful, but oh well.
I'm pretty sure they were afraid of Ridley Sunday because he was gashing them. You wouldn't know good offense from bad, finesse from smashmouth if you saw it because of your fascination with fantasy stats...
As to whether I'm wrong, the playoffs will prove that definitively, but from where I'm sitting this team is substantially better than the last few because of Josh McDaniel's and his play calling.
This year's Patriots would have rammed it down last year's Giant's throat; not throw an INT to start the 4th quarter then go three and out 3 more times when it mattered most. O'Brien was a choke artist, he was the beneficiary of Tom Brady and a veteran offense whereas Josh makes Tom Brady better.