Re: Where are all the people who attacked my assessment of our cbs over the past 2 years, esp mcc and arring
posted at 9/27/2012 5:56 PM EDT
A few minor differences and distinctions, need to be made right here...
#1. Darrelle Revis can get away with j#cking guys up and simply holding wideouts at the LOS, simply because he's allowed to...I could say the exact same thing for Patrick Peterson as well. Ty Law and Mike Haynes could get away with the same thing for instance, because that was the lay of the land, and was 100% commonly accepted and non-penalized type of insanely physical and RARELY (1 in a million) penalty-inducing called press coverage play allowed even just 10 years ago, and on and on back in time. Devin McCourty on the otherhand, faked an arm jab at the LOS against Balti's #1 WR in the 4th quarter, which resulted in this "ghost-jab" (watch the game, PatsFan76 knows by exactly what he's saying thus far)- Being enough to alter and fluster the WR enough to brace for it at the point, And he gets called for a Holding Penalty at the line, resulting in a 1st down. Did you even SEE that play?!? Hear the announcers...!?! Hilarious when even paid NFL apologists say during the replay: #1 Announcer: "You tell me if it's a penalty?" #2 Announcer: "LOL...Ahhh, Let's just keep those renogiations wide open, 'kay guys...?" <i.e. Officials>
#2. Yea...good cal- Kyle Wilson picked 1 or 2 spots within DMC is OBVIOUSLY better... Wherein DMC has manned the #1 starting CB (and/or strongside/lead position matchup) for 3 straight years now...On THE 1st game of rookie year #1 (someone on here recently commented otherwise...and they're flat-out wrong)- Kyle Wilson, on the otherhand, Now gets the opportunity to play more nickel and even some CB duty's vs the oppositions #2-#2 WR in NY's #2 CB spot.... Yahhhh, Kyle Wilson!!! Thus, Kyle Wilson=Already, 1000X the CB that Devin McCourty, was, has been, and will ever be. More great analysises and assessments...Oh, and DEFINATELY clearly rationalized and unbiased.
#3. DMC DID have all of 2-100% fault-worthy bad plays last game... That very last PD during the final drive after being targeted somewhere in the vicinity of every pass play thus far in that contest (pretty close lmao) and playing exceptionally well <you guys are aware that ALL NFL QBs in this day and age, complete somewhere in the range of 2 outta every 3 pass, or 3 outta 5 on a bad outting, or 3 outta every 4 on a decent outting- throwing for on average of 270+ yards, 2 TDs, at an 8 yard clip avg or so, right? =AVERAGE NFL QB'ing day> Meanwhile DMC thus far this year has a few KR's for something like a 24 yard average, then what? 16 or 17 TTs, a few more TFLs, and somewhere in the range of 6 or more PDs after just 3 games... Yes, I'm sorry he doesn't have any INTs for pick 6's yet. DMC's 2nd "bad" play came on that Gregory missed tackle, of which Gregory missed the tackle so bad even upon having the sidelines to puch the guy out of bounds on, that I was just as bewildered & dumbfounded watching that broken Tackle as McCourty apparently was on the field directly behind Gregory during that blown miss (yup, STILL unexcusable for DMC however).
#4. Pass-Rush vs Secondary play... I'll keep this simple: WhoInTH again has just stated that allowing an oppossing QB to play an entire contest with not only 0 Sacks on him...But ZERO even HITS against him, PLUS (on top of this passing affordability offered by your non-existant Front 7), ALSO allowed the opposing side's lead RB to trounce around the field for a 5 yard a clip average every time he touched the ball- WHO again, wishes to go on record to state that this actually Does Little to Nothing, to detrimentally affect the coverage capabilities of the member's of your Secondary during and when this occurs up front?!?
Again...Without the Gregory INT returned to Balti's own 6, we wouldn't be having this discussion, because NE loses 31-23 instead. Without HS ref's calling every Mayo touch a PI, every receiver bump, a holding, and every play with the pass in the air some form of defensive penalty somewhere, somehow, and for some reason- We wouldn't be having this discussion either. And in the same way, IF NE's Offense could actually run the final 4 minutes and 2 seconds off the clock when they took possession at the end of the game (vs not even making it to the 2 minute warning, upon even being blessed with not 1, but f##!ng 2! 1st downs based on Raven's penalties within that short span, we wouldn't be having this discussion either. I believe we had 8 plays on that drive + 2 Ravens Penalties...4 minutes with the lead...And NE passed the ball on 2nd and 8 (Incompletion to Lloyd), 3rd and 8 (Penalty on Ed Reed's hit), 1st and 10, 2nd and 9, and 3rd and 17 (after a Sack on 2nd and 9) <with the 1 more penalty being called by the m#r#n ref's on our behalf as an unsportsmanlike conduct on Harbaraugh when he was attempting to call a TO). Do you guys ALSO believe that 3 shotgun plays, and 5 pass plays total...during your 8 play drive in total...AS you have the lead with 4 minutes and 2 seconds left in the game, Happens to be the very BET way to run out the clock and keep the lead secure using your Offense, atthe end of the day...?
The terribly limited scope that far too many of the current crop of posters, sees the game played under and bracketed around, is SO lacking, that it makes this board utterly untolerable to be on for even any nominally versed Fan with the most basic of basics knowledge about the game of football. It makes ME more intolerable discussing these things to REALLY, really, small-minded in their scope & vision, NFL Fans.
There is UN-questionably=ZERO other NFL position like NFL CB, that is so taxing, so exacting, least rewarding, and has so many precise variables that WILL go against you, like #1 NFL starting CB...NONE. Little to zero rewards, scr#w up 1 time in a game, after cliving up to par for the remaining 59 minutes, and you svck. 1-1's all day long, in an open field where you are all alone in the spotlight. In today's flag-happy, can-NOT-graze-the-receiver-with-your-pinky NFL. And then ya add in fun additionals that Will AND DO, affect your play, like a shotgun based zero clock-managing, pass-happy Offense on your side's O, A front 7 giving up a 5 yard run game average up front, and offering up 0 Sacks, and 0 QB hits...And a suddenly foot-off-the-gass, changing Secondary Scheme in-game from press-man to off-man randoms in not just "off-man" to man coverage, but oftenimes zone too, from drive to drive (noteably whenever NE takes the lead, and/or has the lead come the 1st drive opponent's starting of the 2nd half)...And GOOD God!?!? It becomes an absolutely HOPELESS...Utterly and completely HOPELESS endeavor to place anyone in, after these additionals become accounted for. TOTALLY Hopeless...
(Mmm, further evidenced by the simple fact that even after our forever blame-worthy CB plays a good game, He s#cks. Do you guys cast the same degree of blame on random plays up front, such as when a DT could have had an open lane to the QB on a pass-rush, but failed to get there...Orrr, when a RB breaks by a DT held up and bested by an O-Lineman, allowing for the runner to break into the 2nd level into the LBs and the Secondary? DO you scrutinize each and every SINGLE one of these guys' individual efforts and plays, in the same manner? By the answer's on here, the conclusion is that there are less and less NFL Fans who actually ever TOOK the field, and suited up in a team sport. This is what I apparently understand from reading this forum: Every single person and player on Offense is NEVER culpable of performing bad (unless you're an O-Linmen during a Brady Sack, at which case you are ALWAYS at fault), No Special Teams are ever held blame-worthy. NO-one...and I mean NOoo-one up on the D-Line is ever blame-worthy for underperforming. LBs are only blame-worthy for bad plays in so much as they take the screen-shot and whiff, or are penalized...Other than that, outta sight, and outta blame. Safeties...Nope- Haha, not even for a SECOND. They do their own thing- They make a good play and kudos...other than that, IF and whenever they're nowhere near the ball or play-direction, that's O.k..
Pass resulting in a pass-catch=Cornerback fails yet again. Other team wins, and the opposing side scored more, sealed the win, scored in the 2nd half, had more than 16 yards in the air all game=Cornerback's failure- 100%.