Re: Week Six Assessment Time
posted at 10/15/2012 6:02 PM EDT
In response to Bunker Spreckels' comment:
In response to glenr's comment:
And the excuses for a 16% red zone efficiency just keep on coming
It's unreal. My favorite part of Prolate's post is when he says the offense has to be "great". How about just turn it over and move the sticks? Is that really a lot to ask? That's how Brady led us to the 3 SBs. What a novel concept. Actually it's the correct concept!
This is why I keep referencing his postseason stats since 2007. That's when we went into this obsession in the shotgun. Actually, it started in 2006, but they got the upgraded personnel to match that philosophy. Great. A new wrinkle, teams couldn't handle it in 2007, but they adjusted at the end of the year. That was 2007.
This is 2012.
I gave them a pass in 2009 and then saw MOss dealt in 2010 which symbolized and acknowledged the change being made, which was fantastic. The lone loss after Week 4 came in Cleveland, to guess again, another team looking to play SB in October, but NE's ran the table right into January where they did what? Threw 40 times, subbed Woodhead and BJGE in and out and rosty looked like me in Chemistry junior year in high school. Confused.
We shouldn't be talking about the root cause as to why our offense defense can't do anything over long periods of these games because they choose to rely ONLY on one offensive defensive style, almost exclusively because we should be WELL past this at this point.
No one is demanding our offense to be "great". We just lost a SB with a very medicore at best offensive output in another SB and the D went to the hilt playing pretty well to hold NY down to 13 points for the entire game. Again, the D is actually outplaying the offense during MORE of these games. It's absolutely true. The D played great from the 2nd qtr, until 5 minutes to go which was over more of the game than what ther offense did. Again, 5 tries at the 5 yard line to either score or kick a FG? Really guys? This is what you're defending. We have two of the priciest TEs in the league, a pricy QB and LG named Logie Mankins known as a roadgrader but he drops back to pass protect for 58 times? Really?
A quick strike or a couple of pretty throws from Brady doesn't make up an offense over 4 qtrs. lmao
I feel I like am talking to a bunch of 10 year old kids who are enamored with aerial plays and dramatic, athletic plays but don't get the other elements and how they tie together. Wake up.
I just don't get how you can lower your expectation level for a loaded offense defenselike this and then be uber-critical, almost to the point of lying, about how NE's D Ocompares to others in this league.
Here is an undeniable fact:
If our offense defense doesn't commit such headscratching gaffes in the SB or yesterday, we are defending SB champs and 5-1 or worst case, 4-2 right now.
[/QUOTE]The D is compared to the rest of the league as bottom 5 and rightfully so, they earned every point and yard they gacked up. You are as bad as them, fake and inneffecient.
Neither of you belong in the NFL, not even as fans. Go watch tennis, it suits you. Maybe you and BGJE can volley for love.