Re: The writing is on the wall, bringing early 2000s O back.
posted at 5/16/2014 4:59 PM EDT
In response to csylvia79's comment:
Over the last few years every time the team has one good running game, all the same people start touting smash mouth run first football, then the are amazed when the rest of the season goes through Brady. BB does not care about smash mouth or 50/50 ratios. They had a weakness on the O-Line protecting Brady and he is trying to make it better.
The only this BB will do over and over again is to try to exploit a perceived weakness in the other team all else be damned. I see this as nothing different than status quo, if BB wanted a run first team it would not have taken 7 years to get here...
As the saying goes Offense scores point defense wins championship. There seems to be more truth there than any bs that this teams is going back to the 2000's offense or Bb is finally smacking down his HOF QB.
I've always heard the 2nd part thrown down, but placed together the saying seems strange. Lol, I wish I was in that class the 1st time some football guru said it, so I could've said, "And The Sun emits light." Or maybe..."And it helps the victory parade when your final offensive point tally, is > 0 ."
...Tough statement, because 19 games to the podium usually aren't ALL finaled as 49-0 Wins by your squad. I'm not sure ANY phrase other than complimentary football wins championships. Problem with the above is obvious (sic). I even take issue with: "Offense gets you there, but Defense wins Championships." THAT isn't the betterment of Complimentary Football... Unless you cede to the fact that The O can get'cha to the playoffs based on posting huge point tally's and besting lesser O's (your D just holding up)...but when that O goes against a true Top 3 playoff caliber, balanced, highly skilled & aggressive D...they get manhandled, your D coming up short because your-highflying O is still of the field in under 2-3 minutes, problem is & unlike anytime else in the season-they haven't scored.
...Uggh, And I hated to watch the high-powered Offense during that span...After 2007, I knew eventually ^ would & HAD TO inevitably occur...sooner or later in the postseason. They may have been fun to watch for some...until they eventually squared off against actual tough-#ssed "football players" on Defense. ...Then they looked like p#nsies. =Not fun to watch. Unlike '06-'07 and some years afterwards (until '10-'11 up to now) BB has spent time, draft picks and money, not just on The O's side...but on the D now. The only issue that remains, is a gameplan and coaching that doesn't fall prey to banking everything in a game (to the expense of exceptionally obvious under-balance) upon Brady's arm and Brady's arm alone. ...And he's got a GREAT arm...but'cha do that for 4 quarters against a good playoff caliber Defense? =And you usually lose...because your play-call & play-direction & play favoring, Starts to become a tad bit predictable to the opposing side... I mean, it probably could work. ALL you'd need is: 5 pro-bowl O-Lineman. Adrian Peterson...even if ya only used 'em 10X, b/c all ya did was pass...And ALL NE might have to do is trade for the WRs of: Calvin Johnson, Demarius Thomas, Aj Green or Larry Fitz and Jimmy Graham & Gronk @ TE.
Say IF in 2007, NE had 2-3 more pro-bowl O-Linemen + Peterson + Graham/Gronk + either of Fitz/Green/Johnson + then Moss and Welker...NE's high-powered O would've won.
^ See the point? =Never happens save for on a Fantasy Team. Balance & the least number of exploitable "weak points" positionally & complimentary football wins it. ...And it usually keeps doing so, time and time again now.