Re: Patriots @ Dolphins REPORT CARD
posted at 12/8/2009 9:26 AM EST
In Response to Re: Patriots @ Dolphins REPORT CARD
In Response to Re: Patriots @ Dolphins REPORT CARD : This team is consistently choking in the clutch against all comers on the road. As I have stated above in several posts, and in my report card, the coordinators, and BB himself, deserve some blame. But, please explain to me how its' the coaches' fault when all-pro QB Tom Brady throws that bonehead pick in the endzone? Please explain to me how two former pro-bowlers, Matt Light and Logan Mankins, can't, on two consecutive plays, get a push on the left side for a lousy yard? Yes...the coaching could be better. But this team is consistently blowing leads in the 4th quarter, and blowing games. They're a soft, gutless bunch.
Posted by TexasPat3
TB thorws a boneheaded pick is a killer... i'll concede... but what's up with the clock running out.... him or OBrian?
OL is a bunch of wimps... i'll concede. Major issue
O'Brien is at fault for O miscues (not the picks) by putting his O in a position to fail. Calling the same boneheaded run over again to get a yard is lame and predictible. Granted the O should get a push, but it was clear Miami knew
what was coming as WW and Moss where on the sidelines... (see article on Extra Points)
Defense... still don't see how they are gutless if the are not put in a position to succeed.... I'm sure you read AD's quote "Whatever they call that's what we play."
How is it that the D is competitive throughout the game until we get a good lead, then they fall apart? Is that guts or scheming? Why go into prevent mode? What happened to creative blitze packages? Why is it that with the same personnel (for the most part), Capers and Gregg Williams can turn a bad D into a good one?
We had a great bunch of defenders (same crew from 2004 for the most part) that won championships until Crennel left. As soon as Pees took over, this same group couldn't stop anyone.... are they gutless too?