In response to wozzy's comment:
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
Wozzy hasn't stepped up and answered my quiz above, but here's another one, this time for True Champ. All offseason Champ ragged on O'Brien for passing on first and ten in the Super Bowl from the six yard line (the infamous play-action safety play).
Well this Sunday, on the Pats last drive of the second quarter, they got the ball on their own two yard line. McDaniels came out in a five-wide formation clearly telegraphing pass. The pass play was successful, picking up five yards. So he came out in five wide a second time (second and five from the seven yard line) and passed again for a first down.
So Champ, if O'Brien's play call in the Super Bowl was the stupidest thing ever, why was McDaniels' call Sunday not stupid? Was it a good call or a bad one? Please explain your reasons for your answers? And if you tihnk O'Brien's call was bad (as you've said) and McDaniel's was good, please explain the difference.
Wozzy actually went to bed, arguing that a running game would help the Patriot's for the last 4 years made him tired.
Pezz made the ridiculous comment how the Denver game was a good example of the pass setting up the run, when that wasn't the case at all. The first drive stalled; when they came out the 2nd time and mixed it up they scored.
It's funny how the most prolific offensive season IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL was 2007 under McDaniel's (who was what, 19 at the time?) followed up by a 10-6 season with a QB who never started a college game, fast forward to this years offense which is on pace to be the 2nd best offense of all time... but somehow the resident fantasy football contingent question how good he is or whether he "can drive the Ferrari."
Laughable, clownish come to mind. I've always stood by my beliefs and when I've been wrong I've admitted to it.
These people have been stating for four years that the run game had nothing to do with our predictability on offense, inefficiency in crunchtime and over use of our defense. Over time they have backtracked numerous times as they've been proven wrong again and again, changing their stance from "running is unimportant, it's a passing league" to "the offensive line isn't made for running" to "the runningbacks aren't talented enough."
Now all of a sudden O'Brien was a running guru, Law Firm was plenty succesfull in 2010 and because McDaniels two years as offensive coordinator he has only been to one Super Bowl and didn't win he isn't as good as O'Brien was.
Be a f-ing man, admit that we sorely needed a running game to be successful much like we had in our 3 championship years and move on. What your seeing on the field this year is the result of balance (much like 2007) what some of us have been yelling about for four years while the rest of you stated "it's ok, we're the #1 rated fantasy football offense so we must be good."
I hope you won your fantasy league championship, because back here in the real world we were getting bounced in the first round by the Ravens and Jets.
Did you answer the question or typically revert to your misguided perception of what others have said?
The pass is setting up the run as evidenced by defensive play calling by the opposition. Are they concentrating on defending the pass or the run? ANSWER THAT. It has nothing to do with the comparision of one failed drive and one successful one, both being opposite and cherry picked. Please note the failed running drives in your comparison if you want to be accurate.. (like the goal line failure) All plays come down to execution, not their secquence or number of run/pass plays called. Drives fail all the time!
Which bring us back to last year when the execution was not there for whatever reason. In other words the new, inexperience, injured backs weren't the best option. If you can't see that, then you might want to question yourself, not the coaches.
No body is back tracking, it's always been my contention that the backs weren't good enough and the D was more of an issue than a 60/40 pass, run balance. It still is.