Re: Albert Breer
posted at 9/10/2010 8:48 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Albert Breer
[QUOTE]Most fans don't know--- they are slanted by EMOTION- not reality. Patriots are weaker than before the SBs . Only Brady, Moss. hopefully Welker, and the O, MUST outscore opponents in 2010. the D wiil not hold enough- no pass rush, weak 2ndary. the D line- Wilfolk, LB- Mayo. This entire unit lacks leadership,plus, plus. Hope I'm all wrong. Perhaps BB will perform a miracle.
Posted by jaycee1m[/QUOTE]
I don't think you remember the 2001 team. Or 2003, or 2004 for that matter. Remember having to use Troy Brown as a defensive back? Remember Antowain Smith? Who played corner opposite Ty Law? How many times did we watch punt fall short? What did Jermaine Wiggins do OUTSIDE of the playoffs in 2001?
Point I'm trying to make here, those teams were not held in high esteem by the media. only exception was the 2004, they got SOME love, but in truth, the Media wheels didn't start really liking us till 2005, which is laughably ironic.
I don't know how this team will do, but I believe that many of my concerns watching last years games were addressed. Our offense seems set to have a varied attack that concentrates on converting on 3rd down and scoring in the red area. Our defense, slow and bad in coverage, is faster and seems to defend the pass better. The pass rush still makes me nervous, as I haven't seen them get there yet. But they are close, and scheme MAY fix that. But we were in most games last year, and small improvement on D and larger improvements on O should get us over the top. Dolphins are a bit better, but not much. Jets actually took a step BACK on offense, I think. Defense seems the same.