In response to DeadAhead's comment:
In response to IrishMob7's comment:
Translation: Protect Brady and he'll pick apart the defense. OL has to step up if we want to have any chance of success in the playoffs. He was put under pressure way too many times on Sunday.
Also, as others have noted, Siliga played pretty well. It was refreshing to see a DL not get thrown around or thrown backward 3 yards after every snap. Hopefully he doesn't wear down by the time playoffs come around because we will need some consistency in run stopping.
Brady needs to stop pretending it's 2007 and move those feet. Manning moves more than Brady does. You can't expect every play in your head, to unfold the perfect way you expect it to.
It's ok to move up, run to the right, run to the left, etc.
I actually liked the playcall for the game winning TD, but I wonder why we don't do that more often. Brady rolled out to his right and unloaded it.
When was the last time we even saw that?
That's on McDaniels, not on the OL. In fact, and I said this in another thread, Logie Mankins on the post game CNNSE show said this (paraphrasing):
"We had 4 sacks, but we just need to clean up 2 of them because they weren't on playaction."
IMO, this is a subtle jab at McDaniels using playaction before the run game was established.
I agree with Mankins there. The OL has been playing fine. I think last week, we drew Houston and that's a bad matchup for Houston, so the OL looks good.
This week, it was a danger front 4, man cover, drop 7 team. They have edge rushers in Kruger and Mingo and good push down the middle with Taylor.
MIami and Baltimore also pose this problem to some degree. The key? Run the bal and get that run established by halftime. You may not light up the scoreboard in the first half, but 10 or 13 points is a lot better than ZERO points.
The second half is where you can cash in and control the clock.
If we put a windmill in front of your mouth we could power the entire Boston metro area.