Re: Will McDaniels Be Pass Happy or Mix Things Up?
posted at 5/14/2012 12:22 PM 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? : It's not the amount. This what you don't get. It's how you deceive and how you use your offense to move the chains and get points. It's how you set things up so you can dictate more so on offense. Right now, we let our offense be dictated to with shotgun spreads and moronic INTs or injuries to our QB due to that. THe only reason I mention 40 passes, is nothing more than a reference data point, to explain my premise. It's not a definitive number, nor is my point about a lead back needing to hit 15 carries minimum. The concern in that area is more the subbing. The constant searching for matchup advantages, which is our main ideloogical obsession and flaw on offense to the tune of some poor showings in the postseason since 2005, is a problem. Brady is always taking about finding match up advtanges, but that can't be ALL what your offense is about. This isn't a video game. I don't really care if it's Ridley, Vereen or Bolden that NE turns to as using a lead back in this offense, but get back to using a lead back. BJGE was fine at blitz pick ups, pass receiving and very good at turnning hard in between the tackles, so at worst, he was Antowain Smith with better hands, but he just got less carries than Antowain Smith did in these kinds of close playoff/postseason games. IF Weis had subbed A. Smith in and out of SB 36 or SB 38 as much as BJGE was subbed in and out, we don't win either of those games. Yep. Maybe if BJGE got even just 15 carries instead of 9 in the SB, and was not subbed for much if at all in the second half, we're all praising how BB got a D together at the end with a 24-13 SB win and not constantly going back and forth like this? I'd like to see Woodhead scaled back and use LESS, promote Ridley, hope Bolden can challenge Ridley and then start using the more gifted Vereen in the Woodhead roles of 2010 and 2011.
Posted by BassFishingII[/QUOTE]
This is the point I think many are missing about how the NFL works.
What you're looking for in the playoffs against what are ostensibly the best teams left standing (and I think BB or any other NFL HC would attest to this) is: "to put yourself in a position to win".
In 5 SBs in the BB era we have had that opportunity.
SB XXXVI - D allows the Rams to tie the game with 1:30 left. Brady drives the Pats and Vinatieri hits a 48 yard FG to win it.
SB XXXVIII - D allows Panthers to score with 1:08 left. Brady drives team and AV kicks the winning FG.
SB XXXIX - Eagles score with 1:48 left to get within 3. They get the ball back with :46 left and Harrison intercepts.
SB XLII - Brady hits Moss to take the lead with 2:42 left. Giants need a TD and get it with :35 left.
SB XLVI - D allows Giants to take a 4 point lead with :57 left and leaving the Pats needing a TD.
In each case the team was in a position to win. In 2 victories the opportunity fell to the O and they got it done. In the other victory the opportunity was really too little too late for the Eagles. In the 2 losses the opportunity fell to the D and they didn't get it done.
This is what makes one team the champion and the other not. The details of the game that bring you to that "position to win" can be argued endlessly. But there is no argument when that final moment that determines victory is either grasped or flubbed.