Re: A realist perspective
posted at 10/5/2010 2:40 PM EDT
In Response to Re: A realist perspective
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: A realist perspective : Drippy, Did the Dolphins outplay the Pats in the first half? Did the Dolphins move the ball at will against the Pats defense? Were the Pats blocked punts Dolphin breakdowns? (Chung was untouched on both plays). Did Ninkovich's 2nd int hit him in the middle of his chest? Has the Bengals 2nd half, the Jets game, the Bills game and the Dolphins first half given you any confidence in this defense??
Posted by rkarp[/QUOTE]
IN the first half? What about the second half? Aren't people complaining about BB's halftime adjustements these days?
The zone D was average/poor in the first half again and it was addressed very nicely.
Bess, who is very good, was getting balls, but Marshall was shut down.
In the second half, NE contained Bess with Wilhite doing a nice job, shut down Fasano and they basically totally shut down Ronnie Brown the whole game.
Did you complain about BB's bend but don't break D in the dynasty yearsa, too?
And, that PI call on McCoiurty was a load of junk. Hartline jumped/dived and out of bounds and totally tried to sell contact on a ball that wasn 't even catchable.
Pats D created turnovers left and right, had 2 sacks and many pressures, rushing Henne into throws into zone.
McCourty should have had that ball, too. That was another INT opportunity.
This is the 2001 Pats D. That's what this is so far with less experience.
NE leads the NFL in INT return yards so far.
They entered the game 18th in the lead in sacks, and probably are still somewhere in that area.
Pass Rush = Improved
To answer your last question:
Let me ask you this:
Do you know what a zone defense is?