Re: "BB has no confidence in his defense"??? = 4 picks, 1 fumble recovery!
posted at 11/23/2009 7:47 AM EST
In Response to Re: "BB has no confidence in his defense"??? = 4 picks, 1 fumble recovery!
[QUOTE]It was idotic to go for it on 4th down deep in their own territory. BB saw his D get tore up in the 2nd half (after a brilliant 1st half) and he didn't want Peyton to even touch the ball again. We used to own Indy, but those days are long gone. Polian got the rules changed and it has worked well for them. I am a Pats fan, but not a homer. I don't wear rose colored glasses. Our D is pretty good against crappy teams but not against the elite. I thought that the D had enough time to gel and would possibly do well against Indy, and they did for a half, but Manning figured them out and that was the beginning of the end. I still think we'd have had a damn good chance if we had kicked the ball on that 4th down. BB didn't see it that way and he didn't call me at home before the infamous 4th down play to ask my opinion Yesterday the D capitolized on many Jets mistakes. Good teams will not make those mistakes. The Jets almost made a game of it late, even after 3 picks and a lost fumble they were climbing back into it. The last pick killed them. What is up with our team self destructing in 2nd halves??? The year Indy won the SB was our worst self destruction ever. The Pats OWNED them in the first half, much like last Sunday, then got killed in the 2nd. Brady USED to come on in the 4th quarter, now he goes 3 & out late in games more often then not Yeah, the Pats are good, but not great. We could've handed Indy their 1st loss but failed epicly. San Fran held em to 18, Houston held em to 20, Baltimore held em to 17, yet we gave up 35!! The only team to allow more points were the lowly Rams, who allowed 42. Will they do the same against the Saints??? On a positive note, The Jets, part 1, was only lost because of injuries and possibly a rusty Brady. The loss in Denver was because they lost the coin toss in OT, and the loss to Indy was because of a bad 4th down play, no timeout for a challenge, a bad running game, or simply not punting with such a short time on the clock. We couldn't have really won the Jets game, but the other two could easily have gone our way and we'd be 9-1 with a chance for the 1st seed, especially with a possible win over NO. If they play as well as they are capable of, they could win it all this year. If they keep self destructing, we'll play the wild card game and probably be bounced in round 2. I'm a fan, but I am a realist
Posted by hang3xc[/QUOTE]
Wow! We see things through two different eyes.
First of, Belichick probably went for it on fourth down because he has the greatest offense ever assembled, and one would think they would be able to get two yards on a play.
The Patriots were soo thin at most positions that it made perfect sense to just rap it up and go home instead of giving the ball back to Peyton Manning after you've lost you're best Pass rusher, his replacement, you came into the game without two of your better run stopping DL men, and the way the refs were calling the game for Peyton.
If you think this defense is crappy against good teams, I would have to say you are very wrong. The Colts game was the first game that they had ever allowed an opposing offense to score 20 points or more in a regulation 4 quarter game.
The only thing Peyton Manning figured out was that in Indy, you are going to get favorable calls if you wear white, blue, and a horse shoe on your helmet.
I would like to know how the Jets make a game out of it if they were down by 10 points or more for the entire second quarter? Again, what game are you watching?
Other teams had a close game against the Colts, we were up by 14 points. The defense started playing prevent, which means give them short yards and keep away from the big play, and Peyton Manning took advantage of that. They played him in press coverage when they held him to 14 points.
All I can tell you is that sometimes you lose games you should win. You're the biggest pessimist I've ever read. You're the kind of guy that dates Adrianna Lima and gets mad because she isn't Gisselle Bundchen. We outplayed the Colts with major injuries on Offense and Defense, and we lost by one point. The Colts couldn't stop Faulk and Maroney all game, how do you think they would do in against Taylor and Morris? If Sammy had been active in that game, I could almost guarantee the Pats go for it with a run play on 3rd and 2. Morris is their best short yardage runner. Let the Colts celebrate in November, we'll celebrate in February.