Re: Tom Brady on EEI
posted at 12/16/2013 11:25 PM EST
In response to DeadAhead's comment:
In response to joepatsfan111111's comment:
To me, that's a mini shot at the defense for not being able to muster up a stop when needed. It happened v. Carolina too. Brady leads us downfield to a lead and the D can't get a stop. Tom has certainly had his struggles this year but the defense can no longer help him out it seems. Tom makes the clutch drives and d can't get clutch stops. Can't win that way.
No. He said this last week when the D allowed 6 points by halftime and our offense SUCKED with Gronk for 3.5 qtrs, Joe. The D can't keep pitching shutouts or barely allowing points in a half and then the offense be excused like this.
The offense clearly failed in the red zone too many times.
What it means is, Gronk has been the offense's ace in the hole and one player that has made it super easy on Brady to the point he forgot how to manage a gam and run an offense like other QBs, who aren't as spoiled.
That's what it really means. We getit. Gronk will be missed, but Brady won SBs with Dan Graham as the lead TE and he couldn;t catch.
A D doesn't blow by allowing 6 or 7 points in a half while the offense fiddles with itself over most of a game and Brady dials up a shotgun from 3rd and 1 from the 1 like in Washington in 2011 or Pitt in 2011, where everyone is yelling at the tv, incensed and asking why? Why?!
Stack the TEs, use the FB and run it.
The fact is, Tom Brady and Josh McDaniels have to stop pretending they don't need a run game established in the first half, like they are above it, and want it about them.
"You can't kick FGs in the red zone, cant miss em, can't kick kick offs out of bounds." - Scott Zolak
We're not winning a SB without a continous run game, ahead, tied or barely behind. ANy SB team will need to establish some variation of the run game.
Look at Cincy last night. They kept running because there was plenty of time, even down 24-0. They crawled back.
Finally, the D HAD MANY stops earlier in the game. D's don't get a lot of stops in this league late in games, which is why many games come down to a final drive, walk off wins, OTs, etc.
Maybe if the D wasn't on the field so much in the 1st and 3rd, they'd have more gas at the end?
How is this any different than Seattle in 2012? The only difference wasn't Brady didn't toss two picks yesterday and he didn't have Gronk.
Miami was ony 4/11 on offense. MANY STOPS for the D.
DH, The D was on the field TWICE in the first and the third and both times TB had a 7+ minute drive. DOPE! Is the O supposed to keep them off for entire quarters so they don't get too sleepy, pansy?.
They stopped nothing since the 4th possession and they are on the field too much because they BLOW!