Re: Pioli says;
posted at 4/2/2013 11:57 AM EDT
In response to RidingWithTheKingII's comment:
Yes, but why hasn't Mike Reiss, Felgie, Tony Mazz, etc, ANY person who follows the NFL and gets paid to analyze, not brought up this subpar Brady postseason problem and the fact it all happens in the shotgun spread base?
Why is that I know the problems, but they don't?
Dude, Brady is in on the gameplanning. His suggestions, wants, opinions, etc, are taken into account.
Same with Gomer Manning.
These QBs basically run their own offenses and don't have to have OCs! How do you not get this by now? The coaches don't walk into the room to gameplan and act like Hitler. It's a reciprocal relationship. BB, McDaniels and Brady all convene and put thoughts on a table, VERY LIKELY, all the thoughts meshing together in a similar fashion.
9/10 times it works, but it's that 1 time where it doesn't where the QB still has to be held accountable.
I hold BB, McDaniels and Brady accountable, but the execution is on Brady, not BB or McDaniels. BB is nothing more than overseer of the offense. I am not going to bash him exlusively because it's completely irrational to expect him to be nitpicking and micromanaging McDaniels and Brady all game long.
All it takes is one INT, bad decision to flip game in this era. It's not 1985, where you have 10 Haves and 20 Have Not franchises with no cap. So, that one INT that is so stupid and unnecessary is HUGE! Huge!
That's not on BB! That's on Brady.
If you seriously want to blame Tony Dungy for Gomer's meltdowns or now John Fox or BB every single time these QBs fail or play under the expected level, that's your perogative, but the intelligent fans know the score.
Dude, there are many reporters, analyists and retired players who have had negative columns, words about TFB's play in the playoffs. Are you living under a rock??
But you or even them can't put it all on TFB. THis article by Greg Bedard is pretty good..
Also, I think John Fox made a really bad error against the Ravens. With Manning playing QB, you go for the win and don't even take the game into OT. Manning did come out and say he agreed with the call but really, he isn't going to throw his head coach under the bus on that one.
I'm pretty sure BB has more input on the offense then just giving McD free rein over the offense or as you like to put it.. overseeing it. Matter of fact I have seen BB get involved in the offense during the game, more then just overseeing it.
It's BB responsibility to field a team that has the talent to win the big games. Last I checked TFB tried to get involved with it by redoing his contract so he could, but as you see they are still lacking at some pretty important positions.
This offense requires TFB to carry it on his shoulders, season after season. It requires him to have a perfect game during the post season to win. He needs more healthy, talented players. He good, very good, even great but he isn't perfect. No QB is or should be expected to be perfect to win time and time again.