Re: Why I love our chances in the playoffs...
posted at 12/21/2012 5:23 PM EST
"To win out we have to play well in all three phases, we can't just laud Brady when he plays well and lay it at his feet when we lose. Football is a TEAM sport, we can't just dimiss this when pushing our own personal agendas."
Wozzy thanks for that. Don't always agree with your posts but really appreciate how you handle yourself in here. You don't have to put down those who disagree with you with cheesy namecalling, you just make your points, and do it well.
Rusty, I'm going to break this down for you one more time, I'm sure it's hopeless, but:
Yes, you are right, in that a Trent Dilfer style QB is probably not winning a championship in today's NFL.
But then you make a leap in logic to say that a championship QB has to play perfect for a team to win a Super Bowl.
In fact a championship caliber team should be good enough to endure one sub-par performance from their QB. For two reasons: if the QB has to play perfect to win, they'll take too many chances. QBs need to be able to play it a bit looser to win in the postseason, not stress about perfect performance. Second, as Wozzy said, it's a team game. The fact remains in the last two Super Bowls we lost our defense had chances to make plays to win the game for us. And didn't. Pretty simple, Brady walks off the field and we're ahead, and when he gets back on there is not enough time on the clock to drive back one more time.
The year Peyton won a ring, he had a stinker. Eli played with huge confidence partially on the strength of his defense. Big Ben played a stinker in a Super Bowl and won! The list goes on. QB play is not about perfectionism.
It matters who you are throwing to. Most of us (rightly) think a healthy Gronk is the difference in that game.
And so on.
Brady did get outplayed in those two games by Eli, not by much but by enough. And yet he played well enough to win. Shocking. Because it's a team game.
For such a smart guy you do seem to have trouble understanding how difficult it is to play QB. You think Eli stinks, You think Kapernick stinks. I assume you think Big Ben stinks. You're grading the QB position on a ridiculous curve that has nothing to do with winning championships. Yeah and tell us all again how Brady took control of the offense from Bill Belichick and is addicted to the shotgun, we get to hear that one all the time without a shred of credible evidence that Bill would give up control of his team - to anyone.
Just stop it with the name calling of anyone who disagrees with your positions.