Stop being so rational, Wozzy. I really do think some here love all the fireworks during the regular season and enjoy living on the edge in January, hoping Brady can come out the other side with gaudy stats, regardless. It's been a really strange thing to watch for me as a fan.
I just cannot figure out why some would want to watch that happen again.
The whole beauty of the Weis style offense is that it was very methodical and anything in that playbook was on the table. It was two fold. Lure the opposing D into a false sense of security, set them up, and then pull out that one play that would surprise the heck out of them, and pounce. It's why our dynasty era teams used to pull away in second halves, in total control the whole time, even if the game was not a blowout. It's because we woudln't turn it over and that helped our D.
We used to run our offense like that and our D. They were chameleons from week to week.
From 2007-2012, we tried to get all the new and young players up to speed on D, with varying results, but we ignored the approach with that chameleonesque style on offense. People say we change our style on offense from week to week, still, but that really isn't true. We intentionally ignored it, and I just can't figure out why. You know I have my theories, but it's just beyond ridiculous. Every excuse on the planet has been posted here, from "BJGE is not a star RB and not Jim Brown, so we shouldn't used a lead back" right on down to blaming our D for not guaranteeing a minimum of 2 turnovers created in low scoring games.
Regardless of the past, our D will look MUCH better with whatever this offense morphs into this year, even if the offense starts off a little slow.
The last paragraph had better be true....no more excuses, no more "we are rebuilding on the fly", no more wait till next year, no more be patient, no more "you can't expect them all to be pro bowlers"....it's now. Enough is enough.
Brady has been poor or mediocre in postseasons for a long time now, dating back to 2007. So, it didn't really matter if our D ranked 7th then or 31st (based on yards in the air) in 2011.
You don't seem to get it. And, we were rebuilding on the fly. We didn't set aside a committed 5 years to do it right like a SF, Seattle, Atlanta, or any of these current well run franchises did. We didn't have that amount of time afforded to us. If Brady had retired after 2009 or we traded him, you would have seen a 5 year committed rebuild program like what GB did starting in 2006 with Rodgers as the long term solution, no big contracts, load up on picks and strategic FA moves.
BB didn't have that luxury because Brady was in his prime still. So, we did rebuild on the fly. You'd have to be on the short bus to not admit that's what this was. Absolutely. It was brilliant. In the middle of it we were in the SB, off a lockout. Brilliant. If Brady and/or Welker played better in that 4th, and others on offense, or if our D could have bailed out the mistakes of the offense on those last 4 drives, we're talking about a possible formation of a new dynasty. Not saying it would happen at all, but we'd be looking at making another SB run, just 2 years removed from SB 46.
He traded into 2010, 2011 and 2012s drafts to secure the youth movement so there would be limited risk with larger contracts across the roster.
You seem to think you can snap a finger with teambuilding and that because #12 trots out there, he's owed superstar personnel at every position all around him. That's pretty arrogant considering it's a cap era, FA exists and it's about 53 players. This isn't the NBA. And, the fact is, it's been proven, you need all 53, well budgeted, because Tom Brady isn't great enough to do it all himself.
I told you back in 2009 to be prepared for some bumps, because there was no way BB would go out and risk buying exerienced, quality FAs on defense going into a lockout. You ignored it and spent years here completely ignoring what he was doing and the economic landscape when, our BEST players, our most expensive players on OFFENSE underperformed.
Enough is enough is right. Your own comments above come off very entitled, too. My fear is that your attitude has been Brady's. My fear.
Like I've said here before, I would not be surprised if BB had a little awkward chat with Brady at the end of another poor AFC title game for him and the offense. Brady restructured for his little buddy, but it's pretty clear BB wasn't on board anymore.
When Belichick said they have made mistakes bringing in people...lots of them, last week, did you think he was kidding? If you think it takes five years to rebuild a defense (when you have the best defensive mind in football) you are insane...certifiable. You are the same guy who praised Patrick Chung for Christ's sake! Bawahahaha!! Who does that? Here was a guy who couldn't cover a bed with a blanket...who quit on his team and you absolutely praised him. Meanwhile the other safety on his very same team, in the very same draft, gets drafted later and turns into one the best safeties in the game. You just can't make this stuff up.