Re: tale of 2 units The offesive juggernaut vs the defensive astronauts !!!
posted at 10/24/2012 10:47 AM EDT
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
Funny Pats are #1 Offense despite the lack of good 4th Q's
The D is ranked #23 which is higher by 8 places over last year. They are also in the middle of the pack on most D stsats. Their D is similar to the NYG whom I believe many think is good. Rushing D is 8th Passing is 29th.
Yes they need to get better but is it the DBs or Pass Rush that needs to get better? IMHO it is the pass rush. When Sanchez had 4 sec to throw it was bad but when it was less the DBs looked better.
But it seems we all forget that there is another team on the field who is also trying to out guess the Pats.
Maybe some of the angst against the OC should be on the DC. Seems that if the D is giving up so many long balls that the defensive play calling just might be as bad as some see the offensive play calling.
However my take on that is that on field captain has the ability to make changes as he sees fit.
So maybe the guys calling the plays on offense and defense are getting out guessed on D and mainly in the 4th Q on offense????
I just see too many who only look at the Pats side of the ball and pay little to no attention to the opponent's side of the ball. Many also think (IMHO) that the Pats are that far superior to the opponents which is really wrong. From week to week the teams are much closer in personal in most positions then we care to believe.
One stat. Defensive Passer Rating for us is 99. That means every QB who has played us is top 5 elite.
That stat is on both the DBs and Pass rush. No rush gives time for the QB to throw.
Also the D maybe playing to stop other parts of the other teams O and letting the QB who maybe a lesser QB beat them?????
People only look at what they see as not working on their team and seldomly see or look at or include what the other team is doing that is working.