Re: Time for Patriots to hit panic button at WR?
posted at 3/27/2013 1:49 PM EDT
In response to RidingWithTheKingII's comment:
In response to TrueChamp's comment:
Tom Brady's 1st 6 seasons averaged 3,600 yards and 24 tds per season. We won 3 SB's
Tom Brady's last 5 seasons averaged 4,600 yards and 37 tds per season. We lost 2 SB's
We need something, but it's not receivers. We need better coaching in clutch situations, better preperation in all 3 phases which will result in better execution. Throw Brady 2 Jags, with Gronk ,Hern and Amendola to compliment 2 very talented RB's in Ridley and Vareen and 1 of the best O-lines in the LG and they should do fine, as long as they stay mentally tough. Which is something we have not been for many years.
"Coaching"? We need better EXECUTION in clutch situations. These guys are big boys. They get paid millions to make plays. It's as simple as that.
You phrasing it as "coaching" is a cop out for people like Brady or Welker who failed in those clutch situations.
The D, as flawed as it was in 2011, was VERY MUCH mentally tough when at its healthiest. One thing you can't take away from them is they battle. Big time.
BB has a bunch of strong willed players on his team on D and on ON as well. It's the one play that they're not getting and sadly, it's been really tied mostly to Brady and Welker in an imbalanced shotgun spread with 40+ passes.
Every single time Pats fans have been disappointed in a postseason loss whether it be 2007's SB, 2010's playoff loss to the Jets, 2011s SB or 2012s AFC title game, what is the common denominator?
It's not the D because they aren't not showing up in those games. They're holding and holding and holding. It's our offense not doing jack squat for large chunks of the game.
Tweak the offense to more base sets, more motion and more Brady under center, with playcalls centered around setting up play action and Brady targeting all wepaons early in games and to both sides of the field.
Open the windows.
For you to excuse coaching and blame Brady and Welker means it is not worth discussing with you. Bob Kraft just said it best and I am sure Bill Beilichick would say the same. They do not answer to Tom Brady. You're a smart kid, don't let yourself get backed into a corner where you look stupid if you change your opinion. Brady doesn't coach the offense. Brady doesn't make the game plans. Brady doesn't call the plays.
Get over it.