Re: Serious question about last Patriots Jets game
posted at 1/24/2011 1:38 PM EST
In Response to Re: Serious question about last Patriots Jets game
Spoiled fans, AP. And they have absolutely no concept of balancing a budget, trying to win now and setting up an infrastructure in the cap era. They don't get economics/finances, the degree of difficulty in the league or the fact that 1 or 2 plays decide games. The line is so thin, those 1 or 2 plays can make the game for one team over another. Look at the Crumpler TD drop. He makes that catch and Brady throws that screen away to BJGE, and we very well may not be talking about this. But, we are, because failed execution in a round robin tourney is magnified. Is it a wonder why these playoffs get such high ratings, the college b-ball tourney does so well and why college football's finish is so anti-climatic? If this was 1987, BB and Brady leading these teams, etc, NE would rarely lose a game. Kraft would have the open checkbook and he'd play the Steinbrenner role of being a lot more liberal with the spending. This isn't Madden video games where there are no repercussions with personnel. Also, keep in mind, the economy has been so bad right up through 2010, many companies are sitting around waiting for the market to settle a little bit, waiting to pounce when they feel it's a good spot to maximize a targeted asset. We are seeing acquisitions from the big boys before they start to spend the money. Same concept here from Kraft and it makes sense. The "acquisitions" or chips are the last two drafts and complementary FA moves. Now it's time to spend and make the splashes, but thay can only happen when the CBA gets done. We'll see who is complaining when the curtain drops on that. We are seeeing some movement in the economy right now, so even though Kraft didn't spend as much as other teams in the uncapped year, make no mistake, that is smart and good business. Dan Shaugnessy is an idiot, as is anyone who buys into the wild spending theory to use a gimmick or gimmicks to sell.
Posted by BBReigns
Very astute post.
When you think about how close the Pats were to recovering either onside, the 1-or-2 play statemnet holds up.
However, I still think O'B brainfarts too often. The game planning and play calling were dumbfounding, just as they have been in the past. I suspect he is a fine practice coach, not a fine game coach. I would favor Brady taking the hurry up much more often, too. In fact, I think any coach who doesn't switch to a hurry-up and clock-stopping offense at any time in the game that they fall behind 10 or more points, he is just playing to lose.