Re: We are balanced.
posted at 2/22/2012 8:12 PM EST
In Response to Re: We are balanced.
In Response to Re: We are balanced. : You say it yourself, BJGE is not a guy that will make yards on his own - you watch football right? I hate to break it to you, but running backs need to make yards on their own, otherwise the play would have to be perfectly blocked for it to succeed...doesn't happen very often. This is probably why a first ballot Hall of Fame coach has decided it may be in the best interest of the team to put the ball in the air...via Brady's arm/hand...than to have Benny carry it. Aren't you the same guy that was telling the world that Brandon Merriweather was the third best safety in the AFC based off meaningless statistics from some web site? Is Benny going to be your new binky now? Perhaps after he goes elsewhere and dons a different uniform and churns out 600 yard per year seasons you'll understand why Belichick has decided you can't just hand it off to Benny to win football games.
Posted by mthurl
Watch? Yeah a bit but I think my long and successful coaching career would speak better about me than my viewership.
I think you simply mistake what I meant by that.
What I meant when i say "he won't make a lot of something out of nothing all on his own" is the rare play an "Elite" RB will make when they run right or left and it's nothing(the play is presumable dead, the other team blitzed into the running lanes etc) and can stop on a dime, completely turn around and out run the entire field of players all the way to the other side and turn it into a positive play. I am NOT talking about yards gained AFTER the back hits the hole on his own.
There are VERY few RB's now as well as in the history of the league who can do that consistently. No one is gaining yards without blocking up front all on their own all day long.
You clearly have me mistaken for someone else for certain, regarding Meri, unless it was during a particular time Meri was the best option on the current active roster or something. I'd have to see what you are referring to to answer such accusations but since you don't seem too sure yourself I am not sure how to respond. Especially since I was not a fan when NE drafted Meri and have long since said he was dumb and always went for the blow up knock out hit instead of simply making a sure tackle. I also ripped Meri when he made the public comments about knowingly deciding to ignore his responsibilities and "try" some things out freelancing. As a coach I know first hand you can not have a player in your system that you can't TRUST. Also what I have said many times is that Meri was the best talent(athlete) that they had at safety at times but that anyone who has coached a significant amount of time KNOWS you would rather play with inferior talent that you trust to do what you want him to than an elite athlete you don't trust.
I believe the guy I used to defend all the time for why BB used him was Sanders. For the reasons I mentioned above.
Not sure what the Meri comment has to do with BJGE gaining 4.,4 yard avg in the SB, more than most of the RBs in recent years for other SB winners. That was the ONLY argument being discussed. Not bennies eliteness.
So apparently you were upset by something i must of said to you one time and hoping to maybe feel better about that by jumping into our discussion? I don't know. I 1) think you just misunderstood the context of my something out of nothing comment, and 2) have me confused with someone else regarding Meri.
But hopefully you feel better now. :)