Re: The Bottom Line
posted at 12/16/2013 2:32 PM EST
In response to DeadAhead's comment:
In response to coolade2's comment:
Bottom Line is this team was on the doom and Gloom list all last week and they came out and Played a good first half and were leading 10-0. this was the good part since Miami wass a tough opponent and the Patriots responded with execution on both offense and defense.
they then gave up 17 unanswered points in a letdown effort where the offense played down to the letdown of the defense (complimentary downward spiral). The big play was the TD to Wallace where the DBs of the patriots were exposed. (weird that Cole and Gregory are both ex-Jets and were right there but failed to tackle or hit Wallace.)
4th quarter provided a mixed bag but bottom line is Patriots Failed in the complimentary football area. D needed to pick up the O and vice versa whel both needed to pick up the Special teams and could n't do it. Sh1t happens... including blown calls too, that just adds to the fun.
PLease tell me you have higher expectations with Brady and how our offense can be run to score more than 20 points in these games?
1/4 in the red zone is not good, nor is a missed FG from 48.
Reminded me of the Seattle game last year. D played just fine waiting and waiting for the offense to do anything in the 3rd or into the 4th.
It seemed like after the missed FG on the opening drive, the offense just was indifferent.
This offense misses Bolden, but the playcalling yesterday left a lot to be desired.
At worst on 3rd and 1 from the goal line, you have at least one run play and more clock run off.
We've got issues in game management in recent weeks.
The key to my post was the word complimentary... since the team failed on both sides of the ball to pick up the other. If you want to try and measure the degrees of failure vs. the corresponding opponents adjustments , that will get into a tiresome analysis that will have no real conclusion possible.
Patriots played a ball control style which I for one called for. Move the chains get points. The down side of this is you burn clock and limit your own possessions as well as the opponents"... limiting your point total. The upside is you are moving the ball and getting into a rythym as an offense.
Agreed the 1-4 red zone performance is bad. But that style of play is usually associoated with a defense that can hold down the opponent. It almost worked in the end but a couple missed plays by both units caused the L .... bottom line.
the 2 biggest (IMO) were ... D- blown tackle on Wallace TD. O- dropped TD by Amendola.