Re: RB Michael Bush set to visit NE
posted at 4/1/2014 4:52 PM EDT
In response to TripleOG's comment:
In response to TexasPat's comment:
In response to TripleOG's comment:
Indianapolis wasn't an "awaiting defense" for Blount?? Against Denver, you had an awaiting 335 pound, unblocked NT awaiting him. Who is going to run through that??
"We saw what he did vs. awaiting defenses", huh? Other than the AFC title game in Denver, when OC Wendell and both of the Patriots OGs, Mankins and Connelly, couldn't handle Terrence Knighton...what "awaiting defense" stopped him?
The only one that matters Tex. Im not impressed with regular season stats vs a crappy division and I dont want you to misundestand. I like Blount and what he brought. I was the one excited and posted about him being the next A.Smith and Vareen being Faulk and them helping us win a SB like in 2003, BUT it Never happened and time is running out and BB opted to go in another direction. Would I have liked Blount to say? Sure but I dont think the loss is detrimental.
RESPONSE: So...you're blaming the Pats complete inability to run the ball in the AFC Title game on Blount?? How was losing him beneficial to the team, when he is the best RB that they have? By letting Blount walk for pittance, relaively speaking...all the Pats did was create another area of need for themelves, that must be addressed in the draft.
Until BB gets a Prime time back that he feels should take touches away from Brady, its always gonna be the same.
RESPONSE: Did you watch the Pats last four games, and the playoff game against Indy? Blount did "take touches away from Brady", bigtime.
The run will get stuffed early and we go away. Why cant people make the correlation?
RESPONSE: The run only got stuffed in one game...against Denver. Why?Because the interior of the Pats OL got manhandled by a fat butted, lard bellied NT, that no one could block.
BB doesnt care for RBs, esp. since he got Brady. He doesnt like wasting plays so expecting BB to "stick with the run" in the playoffs while posessions are wasted?? Its never gonna happen under BB.
RESPONSE: When was the last time that the Pats won a SB? Answer...when they played better defense, and could run the ball, using Corey Dillon, Kevin Faulk, and Alonzo Highsmith.
Ive seen enough to know how BB operates. I just feel paying ANY old RB is a waste. If BB can get A.P. things will change. Blount as great as he looked at times was just NOT a hot commodity and that should tell you all you need to know. BB did good just by getting him to lower his pad level and stop hurdling defenders. if not for BB, Blount would be out the league this year.
RESPONSE: So...you think that Ridley is a better RB than Blount? You think that any RB could have done what Blount did at the end of the regular season, and against Indy? I don't anybody else here, perhaps save Rusty, would agree with you.
Dude your beef is with BB. YOU are the one sounding like Rusty. Taking up beefs online with folks with things that should be brought up to the coach/gm.
I already said I like Blount. How do we correlate who is better between Blount and Ridley?? Numbers wise, it aint even close. Do we measure him based on the coaching up he got from BB or his whole career when he was fumbling more than Ridley in Tampa?
of course im not blaming Blount for not running all over Denver. Im blaming Brady for being a Hall of Fame QB. Please name all the hall of Fame Qbs who handed off to cast off, undrafted guys that get traded for trackstars...I'll wait for you to look it up. You must have an issue reading my posts. I am not telling you it was a great Idea, Im simply telling you WHY it happened. Same as I been telling Rusty for YEARS WHY BB doesnt commit to the run and He never gets it and attacks ME. BB is what he is. We should ALL know his style by now. To raise hell over expected moves is pointless. Its not MY philosphy to Overuse the QB, but I understand it with the way our D has played over the past 6 years.
Cry over Blount all you want but facts are, until BB got him and coached him up he was on his way out the league. Ridley is a star in the making, minus the fumbling. Make a Poll and see what fans think.
Still awaiting your response to what other "awaiting" defenses were able to stop Blount. As for blaming Brady for the Pats not being able to run the ball in the AFC title game at Denver, you are reversing field, my friend. At first you stated that Blount couldn't run against "awaiting defenses". Now you're saying that Brady the HOF QB took his carries away. The only reason Brady began throwing as often as he did was because Terrence Knighton and the Denver DL dominated the line of scrimmage, and gave Blount no daylight to run through.
Ridley a "star in the making"?? So...you do think that Ridley is a better RB than Blount. As for Ridley minus the fumbles equals a star, sorry...that's not how it works. A RB who cannot be counted on to protect the ball is a liability.
Dude Can I just call you Rusty 2.0? Im not gonna spend all afternoon trying to explain myself. Its obvious you dont understand. I dont mean Brady took away his carries. BB/Josh handle playcalling. Im saying that if we have a back who isnt getting production wether due fault of his own OR the offensive line, either way, BB is gonna defer to Brady and the passing game, right or wrong. I DID answer your question by stating the only defense that matters is the one that sent you home. Indy?? Im supposed to be impressed that he ran on Indy? Sorry buddy but this has been the case for the past 5 years. Running all over weak afc teams but cant run when it counts.
If you are telling me I cant take away Ridleys fumbles than you really to pipe down because Blount is ALSo a fumbler. Look at his career before N.E. and get back to me. One thousand yard season as a rookie and then lost carries each year until he was traded here. BB coached him up, he served his purpose but its over dude. He was NOT the difference maker in the playoffs, Plain and Simple. As much as you want to make him Corey Dillon, he is not. The team had to completely change their style of blocking JUST for him to have success. Why did it take half a year for him to do anything? Because they finally changed to power run sets but does it make sense to change it all for a backup? Did you see how Blount looked when asked to run a stretch play and pick a hole? He is a one trick pony and we aint a running team YET so NO, I wont miss him. What I miss is Lombardis and Those my friend wont return until we DEFEND SOOOOO, Im GLAD BB chose Defense over some overated power back in a passing league, Yes. we done now?
Not arguing against your points except that you should note that while the league is a passing league the 2 most dominant teams last year were teams that could run on almost any D. And in the red zone or ball control late in a close game you want to e able to DICTATE and that means able to run with authority... which makes Brady that much more dangerous.
I think if we build the O line up (I am starting to think maybe we are not about to do that .. and I had hopes we would) we could be a top 4 running team in this league. ANd if you have TB passing you can really go to town.