Re: Seymour's Opinion
posted at 12/10/2009 2:03 PM EST
In Response to Re: Seymour's Opinion
[QUOTE]In Response to Seymour's Opinion : He just helped BB out. The talent he is talking about were all in the same situation back in 2001 -- nobody respected them. This is bulleting board material. Of course, the risk is that the current players actually believe they are not talented enough.
Posted by seattlepat70[/QUOTE]
In 2001 the Defense under Romeo was ranked 24th in the league with all those guys and the ability to rough up the receivers. So far this year the defense under Dean is ranked 11th and that's with large turnover in personel to get younger and faster AND the new rules not allowing you to even breath heavy on the receiver.
Brady and his vaunted offense simply need to play better in the second half of road games and the team will be fine.
"In New England's five true road games -- not counting the game they played in London against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
-- Brady has completed 52.9 percent of his attempts for 530 yards and two touchdowns with four interceptions for a 60.0 passer rating."
50%!!!! 60 Passer rating!!!
We lost 2 early games when Tom was still getting back in the swing of things.
Jets (no Wes welker)
Broncos (Tom was bad but he was going against a guy who knows the system as well as anyone out there)
Then we lost to 2 undefeated teams (Umm no one else has beaten them either)
Colts (we beat the heck out of and lost by 1 point with :13 left, see above point about offense not getting it done in 2nd half on the road)
Saints (good old fashion beat down. It happens. big deal, sometimes one just gets out of hand and away from you)
Then a tough one to Miami...
Again here it is a division opponent who are always tough no matter how good or bad the two teams are in a given year. Also add to that the historically bad nature in wich the Patriots AND Tom Brady play in Miami. What are they 2 - 6 in Miami since BB has been here?
Finally and most importanlty the defense gave the ball back to the offense not one but twice with 5 minutes or less to go in the game i believe. Tom and that supposed great offense did not generate even a single 1st down. TWO times 3 and OUT!
Got to keep going back to those 2nd half stats of Tom Brady. The entire offense needs to step up and at least play a team even on the road in the 2nd half. Forget outplay cause they usually have the lead. JUST play even and they maybe have a couple losses this year as a team.