Re: What I thought from watching the game live.
posted at 10/15/2012 5:32 PM EDT
In response to Bunker Spreckels' comment:
Yes, a bad game is going to happen. But, if you notice, he looks great at times and then he and the offense just don't have another gear in these losses.
And this always occurs un the shotgun spread Woodhead based offense. Always. Multiple INTs from Brady, panicky decisions, head bobbing phantoms in the pocket, etc. Ugh.
In all 3 losses, Woodhead was the guy with Brady throwing 40+ times with a lead! It doesn't just infurirate you that he makes some nice plays, but he can't finish a game?
And it's not just him. I want whoever needs to make sure he doesn't throw 40+ times against good Ds or on the road against teams who are so gacked to challenged the Pats, he needs to be scaled back from throwing so much.
I don't think people realize how much Brady and this team is hated due to a jealousy or just the fact that they can't stand the media still talks highly of the organization. My point is, the offense needs to be more diversified against the better Ds or in the tougher spots on the road. Team just gear up to tee off on our O Line and Brady.
They had it working v.s. Baltimore but they couldn't continue with it because they started again with this penchant for subbing backs. Go back and look at how they subbed Woodhead and Ridley in and out early in that game and you'll see why we can't ice games in the 4th.
The choice to sub tips off what kind of play we'll run. They try to be tricky by running Woodhead through the tackles, but it just doesn't work.
They need to do a better job of gameplanning in terms of not over-thinking it and at the same time realize subbing the RBs on the drives is too easy of a signal for the D to gamble on what the odds are of they're playing, not to mention Brady not under Center is just ridiculous at this point.
He's WAY better under Center than he is in the shotgun. This discussion only ties to when NE plays good Ds. There will be plenty of games this year where they pay a bad D or a mediocre D and they can shogtun spread themselves silly and put up 40 points like GB just did last night on Houston (not saying his a bad or mediocre D).
GB doesn;t sub their RBs, by the way or at least not at the rate we do. It's such a problem. Just look at the games this team has won. Ten, Buffalo and Denver. All games where Brady was more under center than not and the D played well, the game being in total control from start to finish, essentially.
It's so simple. The lead back talent on this team is Ridley and Bolden. Similar skill sets and RBs that can be used in play action because D's have to respect their running through the line. Woodhead can't run through the line like they can.
Well you need to write McD and BB and tell them they are screwing up. It really comes down to how the coachs are running the team and using Brady. If you don't see that I don't know what anyone can tell you. The coach put in the packages and personnel, McD and Brady have gone on record saying that McD calls the plays. I know you like to use the one quote where Brady says he likes throwing out of the shot gun, but the reality is that every QB does. All subing and on field packages are directly placed by the coachs if they didn't want him in the shotgun spread they would not put that personnel grouping on the field.
Once you accept that the coachs have to manage these games better then you will realize that most people here agree with your concepts but not where you put the blame.