Re: The problem was....
posted at 10/22/2012 10:34 AM EDT
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
Well, other than this mickey mouse defense....
We knew going in we weren't going to overwhelm then through the air. Their pass D has been good. But we should have been able to slam them with the run since they were near the bottom of the league in yards per carry given up. But that didn't happen. Again, the run was anemic forcing us to throw into a stiff pass D. Add in the usual factor of our D making crap QBs look like they are elite, and you get the nail biter we got.
Be grateful the O stepped up at the end to get us to overtime, get points in that and have the D play strong to end it. We got lucky despite not being able to do what we should have. Run.
I am astonished that we actually won after the MORON McCourty coughed up the ball on the late return. What an absolute idiot. I'm starting to think I would like it better if this guy was not on this team. (I don't care about his TD return. That was great, but his stupidity in fumbling the late return negates that and then some.)
Shame you didn't watch the game with BOTH eyes, as I did wearing my Grogan throwback jersey. If McCourty was such a MORON, (your quote), let's remove his IDIOTIC kickoff return for a TD. Hmmm... let's see.... using the fuzzy math skills I acquired as a victim of a public education in The People's Republic, that would remove 7 points from the scoreboard (after all, it IS non-offensive production, directly contributed by a defensive player), that makes the score 23-19; no late FG ties the score, no OT, NO WIN (against a vastly inferior team, as we all bragged about here last week). Once again, the Pats have taken a downtrodden, ineffective QB, a JESTS! QB, no less, and turned him into a HOF candidate. I'd of hated to see what else he could have done if that laughing stock of a Patriot D didn't get 4 sacks and a game ending fumble on him.
Once again, Brady & Co could do NOTHING in the 4th Qtr, at least until the final 1:30 of the game, gakking up ANOTHER 10 point lead (to all you Babe-ites out there, that means "double digit"). I've been all over this poor defensive showing all season; especially the 4th Qtrs. Did the JESTS! defense get so good late in the game, or did the Pat's offense get caught, AGAIN, reading and believing how great they are press clippings? I had several folks at the house yesterday watching the game. When the 4th Qtr started, I told them all to watch out, and hold onto their furry little behinds. Two guys told me I was nuts... the Pats had a 10 point lead, for God's sake. After the FG which resulted from McCourty's KO fumble, they looked at me and said, collectively, "WOW!" My wife told them that I called the 3 prior losses the same way. Now, I'm 1-3, but still "young and learning". Uh, Babe, there's a message in all this...... the defense is borderline horrible, as in they know their faults but have apparently done nothing to fix them (or, to counter their accolades, are showing they've learned squat from them), but the issue that you refuse to see, or even admitt to, is the Brady Bunch have done absolutely NOTHING to help the cause in 4th Qtrs.
Then, again, there are many concerned Pats fans out here, like me, trying hard to call this a great win after coughing up another double digit 4th Qtr lead. The game tying and winning drives? "Great"? Really??? against a team everyone bashed here last week? REALLY????
(Which way do you want it, Babe? More fantasy, or maybe letting in just a little hint of reality? How many more 4th Qtr offensive inefficiencies will it take for you to understand that there is a problem.... a BIG problem.)
Now, tilt your head back, open up your mouth, and get ready to swallow a huge dose of reality. I can't wait to see how the Pats defense annoints Bradford and his band of "Who Dey?" receivers in London next week. Can you?