Re: The worst part about the loss...
posted at 10/15/2012 5:28 PM EDT
In response to glenr's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to chiefret's comment:
The Pats have lost 3 gms by a total of 4 pts! Concern yes, but hardly Armageddon. Rex Ryan is already stirring-the-pot claiming victory before the battle even begins. A 45-3 whipping of the Jests and all is forgotten. What we're witnesssing is the winding down of the BB/TB era. It was a great run and I think both have another SB win in them. The moribund secondary needs to be replaced in it's entirety. Chung, Arrington, McCourtey and the rest of the secondary stiffs are dreadful. Bring up some practice squard types and signed FA's, plenty out there, hungry and looking for work.
It's not how much they lost by or even who they lost too so much as it is the way they lost. They lost because they stubornly made themselves 1 dimension and backed their O into a corner. They lost because they became passive on D and gave up the one thing a passive D is suppose to prevent, the big plays. They lost because the coaching staff didn't make adjustments to the last two times they lost in the same exact manor.
1) A balance O with a committed running game is our key to success
2) The prevent D gives up more big plays and quicker then being aggressive
3) The coaching staff over thinks itself and sometimes in non-ideal situations you just need to get back to the basics and grind out a win
Thanks for #3. I cannot figure out why the run was all but abandonded in the red zone for pass happiness when the run was producing positive yardage and run/run/pass got us our only red zone TD ( the pass being a good call because it was totally unexpected ). Add to the the fact that the Seattle DBs are taller than our receivers and it was raining hard which never helps the pass.
You can't figure it out because you're not that bright. They didn't run because their lead back was getting 2.1 yac. Meanwhile Brady was getting 6.8 an attempt.
See, it's easy when the game is explained to you Rusty.