Re: 5 Questions from Kirwan and his camp visit on Sunday.
posted at 8/10/2012 9:12 PM EDT
In Response to Re: 5 Questions from Kirwan and his camp visit on Sunday.
[QUOTE]These guys have been neutered so many times on this topic, I'm with Truechamp on this, there is no point talking about it anymore. Even though the proof was there for everyone to see last night that there is an obvious attempt to balance this offense, they would deny it was raining even as they're getting soaked to the bone. They deflect, ignore and/or don't know how San Francisco can increase their number of rushing attempts so dramatically with a coach who took "smashmouth" to the Nth degree and improve across the board in so many areas... it's anything but the run game. They've lost the battle of "it's the points per possession" BS argument repeatedly on so many levels but still cling to it like a life raft. Anything that needs a complex mathematical equation to understand, that flies in the face of simple stat's like the score itself are simply junk science. They attack the messenger instead of arguing the merits of the message, try to catch us in a loophole or a turn of a phrase instead of take what has been stated by us, Brady, Belichick and other players about the need for balance that they are like political pundits caught in a lie. In the end the Patriots, the offensive system they employ and the very weight of 100+ years of football contradicts what they say, yet they still yell about it until they're blue in the face. If and when the Pat's increase their rushing carries to where they're top ten in the NFL, they will say it was because of personnel and not because O'Brien was not talented enough or cognizant enough to even understand the philosophical leanings of the system he employed. Even though he was utterly impotent in the playoff's. Enjoy the rest of the season guys, don't expect to be taken seriously if you can't back up your ideas with more than flimsy "because I said so" arguments. All we had on our side was three rings won with this "smashmouth" style, and you have the Colts.
Posted by wozzy[/QUOTE]
Ummm . . . we've never argued that the offense doesn't need more diversity or balance. In fact, we've been calling for that all along. The argument is whether the offense lacked diversity because the necessary talent was lacking (our side) or because the coaches were stupid (your side).
In fact, you summarized your argument nicely in another of your posts on another thread when you said:
There are 12 year olds playing Madden that could call a better game than O'Brien.
Not much more to add to this one, give me Tom Brady calling the signals and I would statistically be one of the top offensive coordinators in the league, doesn't mean I would know what it takes to win a ring or even understand the philosophical premise behind the offensive system.
You think the coaches are stupid and you're capable of being one of the best offensive coordinators in the league (even if you don't understand the offensive philosophy) You'll win this argument just as soon as you get paid by an NFL team for coordinating their offense . . . and win a few NFL games. Until, that time, my money is on Belichick and, yes, even Bill O'Brien. They've actually done it.