Re: Why is is ALWAYS Brady's fault because other players DO NOT make BIG PLAYS?
posted at 2/6/2012 11:53 AM EST
In Response to Why is is ALWAYS Brady's fault because other players DO NOT make BIG PLAYS?
[QUOTE]This seems to be a common theme today about yesterday's game. The loss is being placed on Brady with some mention of other elements of the team. But, overall, most discussions begin with blaming Brady. I ask WHY? In this game, we saw some players on the Giants, other than Manning, make some great plays! Name a Pats player that made you go.. "what a great play!" yesterday? I dare say, NONE! Did we see a great defensive play at a critical juncture for a major stop and we went bonkers! I recall a Moore pass defensed, I believe which was an almost PI call. How about a great run or catch from an offensive player other than Brady? If Welker made that catch, it would have been on par with Manningham's catch, which may not have occurred if the Pats scored after a potential GREAT Welker catch. How about Gronk doing better on that INT? At least knock the ball down! On D.. we did not see a critical sack or pressure made late in the game like we saw the Giants D get. Why? We blame Brady for that too??!! This TEAM lost, not Brady. Unfortunately, the Patriots lacked a big play from someone other than Brady, blame THEM!!!
Posted by agcsbill[/QUOTE]
Because as a coach the thing that drives you absolutely batty is "MENTAL" mistakes and not physical ones.
TB made two HUGE mental mistakes that led to 2 turnovers, 9 points, and a time of possession difference.
...and one of them, the 2nd, was a REPEAT of a eerily similar mistake he made only 2 weeks ago in the AFC title game that he apparently did NOT learn from.
You are winning, have momentum, in control, it's ONLY 1st down. DUMB, mental, decision compounded by a, bad physical, sky bomb under throw to a gimpy target.
I do NOT blame TB for the loss. A loss is never the result of ANY one player or play but those two mental mistakes were very instrumental as a part of it.
TB gave ELI 2 additional chances to do something that he would other wise not have had most likely(assuming "some" form of sustained drive in lieu).