Re: Vollmer is back...
posted at 2/1/2012 4:35 PM EST
In Response to Re: Vollmer is back...
[QUOTE]Ok, so you have nothing to lose, then. In fact, I asked Hurlie to take this bet earlier in the year, but I gave him the 35 pass level as a gift since the 40 level was my premise, and he still was fearful of taking it. Then, the Pats won, but I lost the bet. But, the fact is, he was fearful I was right. SO, if you're so confident, just take the bet! What's the problem? If you win, I'll come on here and admit what you just said about absolutes and me being wrong, is absolutely correct. And if I win, you have to come on here and point out that I have been right the whole time. And the others who I have agreed with/they with me. I've done the research, this is why you're fearful. The chances of NE losing go up when Brady throws more than 35 times and with BJGE seeing well under 20 carries, NE's chances of losing also increase. My premise is, if Brady is held under 35 passes, it's very likely he won't; turn it over adn BJGE will end up with around 20+ carries. YOU are disputing this premise. So, now is your time to back it up. You can't run around being so vocal and then back down when challenged like this.
Posted by RustyGriswold[/QUOTE]
I remember that almost bet. I think you set it up where Brady would have to throw it more than 35 times or so and we had to beat the Jets. Which to me was a bad bet....what ended up happening? Brady whipped the ball all over the field and we destroyed the Jets. Conversely I bet you that we had to hold Sanchez to 14 points of less...which I don't think we did. You wouldn't take that bet either.
I think most people realize that you need to have a running game. I also think Belichick will do whatever is best to win, and for much of this year that has been to throw the ball almost exclusively. Why? Because for much of this year BJGE was not very effective. Out of the 32 starting running backs he was ranked 28th for rushing yards and out of 50 running backs 47 of them had a better average per carry. Now was this because of injury? Who knows. But the facts are that BB thought Brady's arm gave us a better chance to win than the guy that 47 other running backs beat out for yardage per run.
He ran well against a Baltimore team that was probably concentrating on the pass, maybe that can happen on Sunday? If it does, I hope they pound him 35 times, I honestly do.