Re: What do my fellow Pats fans think of this?
posted at 8/7/2012 9:13 AM EDT
In Response to Re: What do my fellow Pats fans think of this?
In response to "Re: What do my fellow Pats fans think of this?": One dimensional is not better and no one is claiming that. All we're saying is that the coaches aren't idiots who forgot football history and logic. I don't believe that you and true champ are better offensive coordinators than Bill O'Brien. Sorry, but if you were, you'd be making millions coaching an NFL or NCAA offense too. Nor do I believe for an instant that BB stares at the defense all game and ignores what's going on on offense--especially not if he mistrusts the offensive coordinator. Maybe rather than whining and complaining about BO'B you and true champ should assume that he knows more about football than you do and try to understand why he's doing something different than what you think he should do. Maybe then you'd learn something. Reading Wikipedia is not helping right now. There are clear reasons why the Pats didn't run more last year--primarily because their defense wasn't dependable enough to hold leads in close games and their running game was, at best, average. These weaknesses dictated a different kind of offensive play calling than what was effective in the early 2000s when the defense was better and the running game better or equal. This is obvious. What's absurd is assuming at Bill O 'Brien is stupid and Bill Belichick too concerned about the defense to do anything about it in the biggest freakin'' game of the year!
Posted by prolate0spheroid
I think you are saying that, in fact you guys are shouting it from the highest mountain. Belichick coach's the defense, this isn't anything revelatory, or haven't you noticed he hired an offensive coordinator but not a defensive one? Haven't you noticed him chatting up the defense while the offense has is floundering on the field? I actually give BB more credit than you, that he is actually a manager of people who allows his leaders to lead for good or bad. You think he micro manages everything which is impossible. He has had to replace offensive coordinator 4 times in his tenure, every time he hires one they're gone the next year, I've long stated that THIS has been the problem.
There are 12 year olds playing Madden that could call a better game than O'Brien. Not much more to add to this one, give me Tom Brady calling the signals and I would statistically be one of the top offensive coordinators in the league, doesn't mean I would know what it takes to win a ring or even understand the philosophical premise behind the offensive system. Not every young coach coming up through Bill's system is the next coming of Knute Rockne... sorry you think that.
And if you think the 2001 team was more talented than say, just about any team Belichick has coached here since (with the lone exception being 2002, riddled with injury) than your seeing what you want to see.
Or maybe you long for the days of Greg Robinson Randall at right tackle, Grey Ruegamer or Mike Compton at guard?
Your receivers in 2001: Troy Brown a slot receiver as your 1A guy, David Patten a one dimensional deep threat, Charles Johnson, Bert Emanuel and Torrance Small. You'll recognize the last three names from the Hall of Fame no doubt...
More talent than now, no that's not it at all.