The Good, Bad, and Ugly

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    Re: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    The Patriots' defense continually makes journeymen quarterbacks look like pro bowlers. When a studious guy from Harvard looks like the second-coming of Joe Montanna, there is serious problems with the D-line, line-backers, and especially the secondary.
     
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    The defense looked outstanding in the first game which is reason for hope, please don't cite the 2nd half where we dropped back into soft zones, had a 2 man defensive line and basically left them their dignity. 

    Ever since 2007 Bill has taken his foot off the gas after a sound beating, should he have listened to criticisms about "running up the score" is another question entirely...

    The Jets game the defense looked solid, if we didn't revert to a run and shoot team and leave the D out on the field the entire 2nd half then we should have won.  The offense clearly stunk in the 2nd half...

    The Buffalo game was a shoot out, sometimes it happens but hey... we knew the D was young and would be a work in progress.  It doesn't mean home town fans should start knocking players like Butler, Brace and Cunningham who show a lot of promise.  Remember they still put the game away with an INT...
     
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    In Response to Re: The Good, Bad, and Ugly:
    The defense looked outstanding in the first game which is reason for hope, please don't cite the 2nd half where we dropped back into soft zones, had a 2 man defensive line and basically left them their dignity.  Ever since 2007 Bill has taken his foot off the gas after a sound beating, should he have listened to criticisms about "running up the score" is another question entirely... The Jets game the defense looked solid, if we didn't revert to a run and shoot team and leave the D out on the field the entire 2nd half then we should have won.  The offense clearly stunk in the 2nd half... The Buffalo game was a shoot out, sometimes it happens but hey... we knew the D was young and would be a work in progress.  It doesn't mean home town fans should start knocking players like Butler, Brace and Cunningham who show a lot of promise.  Remember they still put the game away with an INT...
    Posted by wozzy



    In the first game, everything looked great because of our substantial lead. In the second half, they did play soft and gave up a lot of points.  I think it would have been a good opportunity for the defense to continue to play like the first half  just to develop confidence with the young D.

    In the Jets game, there was plenty of blame to go around. I was counting on the offense to keep our young D off the field. Didn't happen. Brady's game was off, Ghost was off, dropped TD by Moss early in the game, some catchable balls dropped late in the game. I don't know if we can really say the D played well vs. Jets.

    The Buffalo game was indeed a shootout. Granted our D has to learn - but was the Bills offense better than the Bengals?

    Offense, defense, and special teams have been inconsistent.

    The good news is that players like Hernandez, Gronk, and Woodhead  (and Crumpler) appear to be "impact" players.  Maybe their attitude will catch on Laughing
     
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     What's emerging is we burn through each draft with players that disappoint.....when it's really the player selections that's at fault. Coach BB isn't a genius at selecting and managing the draft for the Pats...that's for sure.

    This year was described as the year where we'd be able to evaluate Coach Bill's ability to assess talent and handle the draft process for the Patriots.

    Coach BB can't do it all...he's not the right guy to run the draft or the talent selection process. The Pats are learning that you can't keep trading down.
     
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     What's emerging is we burn through each draft with players that disappoint.....when it's really the player selections that's at fault. Coach BB isn't a genius at selecting and managing the draft for the Pats...that's for sure. This year was described as the year where we'd be able to evaluate Coach Bill's ability to assess talent and handle the draft process for the Patriots. Coach BB can't do it all...he's not the right guy to run the draft or the talent selection process. The Pats are learning that you can't keep trading down.
    Posted by friendlygolden


    No way you can claim the last two drafts have not been very good...no way.  Name one team that has as many promising picks as the Pats over the last two years.  Look, I know the 2006-2008 drafts left a lot of us traumatized, but the last two have been great.
     
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    The Defense is young, There's going to be some growing pains, but it's pretty obvious, the mistakes they are making are due to inexperience, and a lack of discipline that can be fixed. They are making some plays, and forcing turnovers. Those build confidence, and go a long way toward experience. Now we're beginning to see Brace and Cunningham progressing. This defense will be in good shape by December. The Pats could lose in Miami, and at 2-2 going into the bye, they still have a good shot at going 11-5, so long as they are able to at least split the series with Miami and NYJ. Also, note the extended break they get after the Detroit Game on Thanksgiving. They could have a 4 day long weekend of rest, before they have to get back to practice and don't play the Jets until the following Monday Night. 
     
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