Re: What's going on with Moss?
posted at 12/14/2009 12:56 PM EST
In Response to Re: What's going on with Moss?
[QUOTE] Teams now have a blue-print for stopping the Patriots' offense. Take away the big play, and make the Pats go the length of the field. The way that they're accomplishing this is to double-team Moss, and get physical with him, early and often. They can do this because the Patriots lack a quality option across from Moss as their third WR...a weakness that I and others have harped upon all season. This is one of the reasons why the diminutive Wes Welker has been so effective. Teams are sacrificing the dinks and dunks to him, in return for taking away the bombs to Randy. As a result, Moss is clearly getting frustrated. It is why the Patriots tried to rush back the slowly recovering Brandon Tate earlier in the season, from knee surgery. BB is paying for his offseason mistakes of letting Jabar Gaffney go, the signing of the very over the hill Joey Galloway, and wasting a 5th round draft choice for the worthless Greg Lewis. It is now up to BB and his staff to develop another option at 3rd WR or at TE, to free Moss of the shackles that opposing defenses are applying to him, week after week. Judging by what Moss has done in his time in a Patriots' uniform, the guy has earned the benefit of any doubts. Lets' support the guy, and see whether he and his coaches can find a way to turn things around.
Posted by TexasPat3[/QUOTE]
LOL, the gameplan works because when you double team Moss and get physical with him he quits. Now we know who Brady was talking about when he said when it gets tough you have to fight thru it, not quit.
You think Moss is the only reciever to see double teams all the time or every team has 3 or 4 options? Perfect example was yesterday and Steve Smith. Who the hell does he have throwing to him and what other options does Carolina have? and he still makes big plays, game in and game out.
You think Hines Ward takes plays off if he is double teamed? Hell they put 3 guys on Larry Fitzgerald and he still catches the ball.
No one is questioning Moss's talent, its his HEART, that people are questioning.
Oh and on the interception yesterday and the one in the Miami end zone, Moss had single coverage NOT double, and did nothing to try and break up the passes.