Re: Wilfork and general game comments
posted at 9/20/2009 8:12 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Wilfork and general game comments
[QUOTE]In Response to Wilfork and general game comments : You are correct, sir- the sky is not falling. However, this team has played horribly for the past two games (leaving out the 4 pre-season games). I believe people are expecting them to pick up from where they left off, before Brady got hurt. However, it's too late for that...in the past; closed chapter. Of course, this puts the onus on THIS YEAR'S team. Unfortunately, they don't look very good. Where is the New England pride? Where are those players who would prefer to play for the Pats? Are they going to show up for a few plays; a few games? What's the gaffe???
Posted by BTownExpress[/QUOTE]
I started this post primarily motivated by the fact that it looked like a carbon copy thrashing of the Super Bowl loss. For dinner, I had the chore to go pick up the pizza (part of the family is at U-2). Listening to Zolak, Gresh (sp) and Tanguay, I was perplexed, as they said the main reason for concern, and they all agreed, was the defense. They went on and on about the lack of any LB's and no fix in sight!!!!
I didn't see it that way today, oh sure not perfect, but not exactly 34-9 either. But those guys know football better than me (ya think?).
The beauty of football is that you don't win the title in September. In a war of attrition and adjustments. How many times did we see Indy teams that looked like the greatest of all time and fold like tents at a carnival closing.
I beleive this defense can only get better. But he were questioning the lack of creativity, (seen in 2001 with odd man fronts and blitz's), and the lack of personnel at LB. It will be interesting. Infortunately 2007 established a new bar if you will. Again the key is how well you are playing in the final 6 games of the year. I've studied that one for years and it truly is the best indicator as to who the best teams are headed into the playoffs.