Re: This one's on Brady
posted at 10/14/2012 8:30 PM EDT
In response to seattlepat70's comment:
i have been critical of tb in the last two sbs and he through for 50+ today but i cannot put this one on tb.
this one is all on the coaches. it does not matter why or how, they threw 50+ f-ing times. don't give me the run was not working bs. that just says the offensive coaches had a plan mainly based on giving up the run even - fold one side of their offense because the other team's d is "good"
the part i hate too is the risk that it puts on tb. there are no pitch counts in fb. that said it does not mean a qb's arm cannot go suffer a shoulder/elbow injury or cannot be fatigued through the season.
also between the d and the o, it was the o that sucked more. ultimately offensive points per drive was way below their season average of 2.6. today they had 1.9, which was the second worst of their six games played. the o just played way below their normal.
the d gave up 2.0 points per drive - right in line with their average over the six games. the d did not play great, but they were better than they looked on the field. the unit played to what they've shown they are capable of.
that said, the d is declining on this metric.
Good post. Him throwing it 58 times IS on coaching. Nobody should EVER throw it that much. But that's kind of also my point, since when does Brady throw the ball 58 times and have only 23 points to show for it?
I especially agree with your points about the D...they are what we all knew they are: average, and prone to making hrrible plays in the secondary. They did that tonight. Brady, however, played well below what we're used to seeing, that's why I put it more on him. If he was, say...Joe Flacco, I'd put it more on the D. But he isn't Joe Flacco...he's Tom Fing Brady! Or maybe he's just Tom Brady now, I don't know.
The D gave up points nobody should be shocked by. The offense left point out there we should ALL be surprised by. That's how I see it, that's why I put it on Brady. As for Brady v Play-calling, the play-calling was not good, but Brady made mistakes, at key moments, that ended up being too much to overcome. If he throws 1 INT istead of 2. Or if he simply uses a TO at 30+ seconds, and everything els eplays out as it did...they win. Plain and simple.