Re: Sums Up The Offense
posted at 6/18/2014 9:46 PM EDT
In response to DougIrwin's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to cyncalpatfan's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
The team has been a lot more flawed than people want to believe, but we have two things others don't have...Belichick and Brady. Those two change things, they make other players better than they are. I'm not saying the team was terrible, it's just that they weren't Super Bowl quality despite contending for it. I think they might be better this year, but they will need a lot of these injured defensive players to come out and play well (Wilfork, Easley, Kelly, Smith).
How does that make sense? If they were contending for it then they must possess the necessary quality. The fact is, they came as close to losing their three Super Bowl victories as they did to winning their two Super Bowl losses. In this age of parity, it's often a matter of one poor throw, one missed tackle, one missed interception, one missed catch, etc. that separates the winners from the losers. Health most certainly plays a huge role in how a season turns out. Last season was a perfect example of that. The fact that they got as far as they did was a testament to the team...not just BB and TB. I have the opposite opinion to yours...I don't believe that this team is more flawed than most people think...I believe that it is more talented than most people think.
How does it make sense? They faced Tim Tebow (at home in the cold) to get to the AFC championship game, where Baltimore's kicker blew that game, along with a receiver that dropped a touchdown pass that landed right in his bread basket. Then we went to the Super Bowl...and how did that go? Who stood out in that game? Who? Brady. Tell me another guy on that team that was better - or played better - than the guys on that Giant's team. Who else did? Because if the team was as talented as you say and what I said "didn't make sense", you could easily name 10 players.
Here's what I came up with...their offensive line vs our defensive line...they won that battle. Their defensive line vs our offensive line...they won that battle hands down...no contest. Their tight ends and runners vs our linebackers...they won. Their receivers vs our secondary...they beat us. Our receivers vs their secondary...close, but I'll give it to them (a healthy Gronk would of changed things). Our running backs and tight ends vs their linebackers...they won. If we had all the talent you said we did, we would of won because we weren't out coached and our quarterback easily was deserving of the MVP that day...he played better than Manning and anyone on our team. That's my point.
Sterling Moore had a better postseason than Brady in 2011. That's not even remotely up for debate. Not remotely up for debate.
Sad, but oh so true. Moore was fantastic in the title game and in the SB with huge pass breakups and an INT that happened to be called back on a penalty in the SB just when the Giants needed it.
Sterling Moore. Is he even still in the league.
Think about that: Sterling Moore who had a pick 6 in December that year, needed to have one in SB 46 to bail Brady out or to be accepted as playing well by a fan like you.
Pee your pants comical.
And where is Sterling now? Doesn't look like your daddy agrees.
Doesn't look like he agrees with anything you say.
Neither does anyone else.