Re: Tom Brady comes up small again...
posted at 2/6/2012 9:28 AM EST
In Response to Re: Tom Brady comes up small again...
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Tom Brady comes up small again... : Did Eli outplay him, or did the Giants' D outplay our D?
Posted by BabeParilli[/QUOTE]
I don't think Eli "outplayed" Brady, but one thing he didn't do is cost his team with mistakes. Brady's errant pass to given the Gints 2 points on the safety + a very poor decision on the interception targeting Gronk could have cost the Pats the game. I hate to play what if, but IF Brady throws the ball away in the direction of a WR and doesn't give up the safety, perhaps the O gets in position at the end of the game to hit a game winning FG. Of course assuming everything happened exactly as it did after the safety..which we know it wouldn't.
Babe, as much as you and I blasted this defense this year, I think the Defense overall played well. The TOP didn't help our cause, but I don't know who's feet you lay that at..the O for not staying on teh field, or the D for not being able to get off in key situations.
Brady didn't have a great night. He was less than accurate on a few balls + made some poor decisions. His WRs didn't help him, nor did the running game. The D couldn't get pressure on Eli in teh 2nd half, and couldn't get the ball off 2 fumbles. Plenty of blame to spread on this one.
The 1 big issue I have is the gameplan, which reflects on BB and staff. With 2 weeks to prepare, knowing Gronk wasn't going to be relied on, they couldn't come up with a better gameplan to attack the Gints D? Also, after the Gints D adjusted to what the Pats had on O, I didn't see the Pats O adjust in any way either. The coaching staff in my mind layed a big egg on in game adjustments when it came to the Offense.