Re: pats = same old problem - defense
posted at 9/25/2011 9:18 PM EDT
In Response to Re: pats = same old problem - defense
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: pats = same old problem - defense : Serisouly. It's time to reclaim this topic. NE won the TOP battle, just like they won it last year in the playoffs as well, and won it every week. They are using ball control passing most of the time ... it chews up the same amount of clock as running. Yes, not passing might have prevented the two fluke picks off of bounces ... but it shouldn't matter. The defense folded today like a lawn chair ... the same way it did last week against the Chargers, and the same way it did against the Dolphins. Exactly like I said ... if this team doesn't have a huge lead ... it's over for the D. They need to "gel", improve, get new players, whatever .... what is out there now is not championship caliber. The offense, however, IS! Reclaim the conversation. This isn't about the running game. It's about the defense. Running the ball IS NOT going to make defense better Pro. You know that as well as anyone. This defense is not good enough to win in the playoffs in tight games. They fold. Right now, they look worse than last season. We can make excuses. But the truth is right there in Bodden getting roasted, McCourty getting roasted, Ninkovich getting swallowed by mediocre tackles, Barret and Brown costing NE a TD apiece.
Posted by zbellino[/QUOTE]
Here we are again! lol...I don't think anybody is trying to defend the defense. Giving up 30 ppg obviously is the reason we lose when we lose which lately has only really been in the playoffs. This is a fact and we knew that going in.
Now with that being known to Bill Belichick, Bill Obrien and coaching staff going into a season, why after being up by however many points we have been up each game do we continually run the same offense all game long?
Sooner or later when you throw 50 times a game you are more inclined to putting our defense in a bad situation then if you had started power running the football. To me this is a fact. Qb's average 10-14 int's a year. Runningbacks average 2-4 fumbles a year.
This is not about playing a pass control offense because even though Brady is the best at the short to intermediate game, we are still giving defense's the same looks over and over. The announcers noted how the bills kept 5-6 d-backs for a majority of the game. Why if they have 6 d-backs on the field do we not run a power set more? Eventually you have to start taking what a defense gives you and stop cramming the same spread offense down a teams throats.
This is less about running the ball more and more about passing out of the spread less. Keep Brady under center a little more then we do and utilize the skills of the best play action Qb on the face of the earth.
With a weak defense and the best QB in the game today with one of the best offense's in NFL history it is not enough to score 30 points. We need to score 30 points and dominate
T.O.P to keep this no pass rush defense off the field as much as possible.