Re: PLAYOFF RECORDS
posted at 1/27/2011 9:07 AM EST
Did you hear the interview with Jaworski (who watched the coaches film) that said Brady consistently missed open receivers and played 'fast'? Is he just wrong? I don't think anyone can argue Brady actually played a good game based on his performance in the regular season this year.
Not everybody acknowledges how badly the D played. I think the consensus is that they held their own considering the O put them in bad positions with field position all game. The 50+ yarder to Cotchery was a killer though.
It was a team loss. The D didn't come up big when they needed to, the receivers didn't help Brady out, O'Brien didn't adjust well enough, and Brady played a bad game. I'm not laying the blame on Brady alone, but he didn't do enough or play well enough to lead the team. I think people have issues with assigning blame to Brady, and that shouldn't be the case. He's the leader of the team. And this year the team was particularly reliant upon him to play well, and he didn't have a good game against the jets.
I think the patriots are too reliant on Brady winning games for them. Like you mentioned, Rogers and Big Ben both won while playing stinkers. the patriots need to build a team and find a way to win when Brady is not going on all cylinders next year.
In Response to Re: PLAYOFF RECORDS
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: PLAYOFF RECORDS : No I am not... many here are placing a lot of the blame on Brady for the Pats losing while at the same time the media is praising Ben and Rodgers for their teams winning. That interception was in the FIRST series, not late in the game. He had three passes on the money for TDs that were dropped and another for a late first down that was dropped. His fault? Everyone acknowledges how badly the D played in the Jets game and Brady actually had a better game than Ben and Rodgers when you compare their stats. The BIG plays he executed failed at the receiver end, not his. Besides, did you see the blanket the Jets D had on Pats receivers? Put Sanchez in that position and we would have seen him force the ball and a few picks would have resulted. After that first Brady pick, we didn't see another pass come close to being picked off. As I noted, defense rescued the Steelers and Packers, while defense doomed the Pats. Given how the Pats D played the second half of the season, would you have expected it to give up 28 points to Sanchez and the Jets? Anyway.. I have never been a proponent that a single player is the reason a team wins or loses. Brady made more throws to win that game than Ben and Rodgers made in their games. The failure is the TEAM around him which failed to perform and execute.
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