Re: SB 46
posted at 2/5/2013 9:15 AM EST
In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to redsoxfan94's comment:
defense did a remarkable job keeping the pats in the game....i remember thinking to myself during that game, "how many times do the defense have to hold the giants to field goals before the offense finally wakes up and helps out the cause". well it never happened and they lost because of it.
Did you watch the game at Rusty's mom's house? Because I remember watching and thinking/screaming...holy crap!! Do something! Anything! Don't let them march right up the field over and over again. I remeber thinking...are we ever going to pressure Eli in this game? Is Eli ever going to feel the slightest bit of uncomfort and perhaps make a rushed throw or mistake? Are we going to make them punt from their side of the field, so we don't end up with the worst starting position in Super Bowl history? Are we going to stop them in this last drive - well honestly at that point I didn't give that thought, any thought - I knew we were cooked at that point. And I was right.
He watched it with his jets hat on. Like a good little troll should.
Seriously, I know. What are these people watching? You want to complain about Brady's performance in that last game against the Ravens? Fine, but do go back a year in a Super Bowl in which our defense did nothing. Do blame that game on Brady - he had some of the longest scoring drives in Super Bowl history in that game - he was basically playing with one reciever and one tight end. Yet he still almost pulled it off - and if it weren't for that drop...he would of.
I can't believe this stuff. I can't believe this thread. And I can't believe the author of it isn't banned for life (although it's kind of nice having him around to school him on football).
Sorry you missed SB LVI.... I recall the vaunted, lights out, Brady led, "has 'em shakin' and quiverin' in their boots", All Universe and INtergalactic offense scoring, let's see, ZERO (that's none, zippo, nada, goose egg, no measurable quotent) points after the 11:20 mark of teh 3rd Qtr. Seems to me that the offense decided to let the defense, they of the 31st overall ranking, win the game. Or, your arguement strongly suggests that. It's not, or remotely was a big secret (nay, HUGE secret) just how pourous the Pats D was coming into the game. In fact, to a fan, our reservations and apprehensions for the game were solidly placed on thje defense. Recall this board with majority postings claiming that teh defens ewasn't going to matter, as it was the Giants who HAD to keep up with Brady & Bunch, and good luck to them with that task.
Let's wander back down Memory Lane just a few blocks, and recount teh commenst regarding Eli. You know, stuff like:" He's no Payton, He's done nothing, the prior SB win was a fluke, and the comments went on and on. But, I'm sure you got teh gist of them. Well, lookie lookie! SURPRISE! Game day happened, and it was the Pats who couldn't keep up scoring with the Giants late in the game! Imagine that! Hubris apparently set in. Think Brady, et al, finally worried about what they were reading about themselves wasn't true? The defense averaged over 25 PPG, yet gave up 19 (sorry, the safety isn't of their doing), including only 2 TD's. Brady & Co averaged well over 30 PPG, yet finished over 13 point short of their average. Yet, you blame the defense. Was it reasonable to expect the defense to dig in and NOT allow a late TD? Yes, but it sure wasn't a sure lock. It was more like a question of "When?", taher than "If".
But, ah, the offense. Any takers on who felt that, legit, they would score at LEAST 4 TD's and 2 FG's? I want to talk to that person (sorry, Giants fans not included), as I'm sure that there is only 1 possible person out there. After all, this highy prized, vaunted, All Universe and Intergalactic offense was only facing the #28 defense. Wasn't going to be a fair fight!
Then, reality hit.