Re: Will McDaniels Be Pass Happy or Mix Things Up?
posted at 5/13/2012 9:45 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Will McDaniels Be Pass Happy or Mix Things Up?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Will McDaniels Be Pass Happy or Mix Things Up? : The Giants won because they made a couple of more plays than the Patriots. They got to Brady and the receivers just enought to keep the patriots from scoring 30+ points. What did the Patriots do to help themselves in that game? The defense really couldn't get off the field, and the D certainly didn't make a stop or two when they needed it, and the offense simply didn't move the chains when they needed to because they couldn't figure out how to move the ball.
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Just my opinion, but the Pats lost because
1. The defense could not make a single game changing play, or recover any of the fumbles they forced....Inferior athletic talent as a result of too many scrap heap players. I respect Sterling Moore, Matthew Slater, Dig, Tracy White, etc, but they're just not superbowl champion caliber defensive starters.
2. The O-Line once again chose to have its worst game of the season when it mattered most, Mankins was obviously badly hurt but he was horrible.
3. Pats WRs were invisible, the last snap of the game, when they literally needed a big play, they trotted out Branch and Edelman. That is not good enough, period, end of story. NO legitimate NFL defense is concerned about either of those players, and they shouldn't be.
IMO the Pats running game had very little to do with the loss. Could it have helped had they run a bit more? Maybe, but it's a scary proposition to be running it in such a tight game. People talk about playing keep-away, but that's what you do with a big lead. When the score is tight you play to get touchdowns, and that's best done on the right arm of Tom Brady.