Re: Anatomy of a Choke.
posted at 1/23/2011 5:48 PM EST
In Response to Re: Anatomy of a Choke.
In Response to Re: Anatomy of a Choke. : You're welcome Rockdog . . . we may be disagreeing but I can tell you're a serious, passionate fan and not one of these bandwagon whiners who seem to have shown up in droves on this board since last weekend. I do agree with you that the Pats--if not a perfect team--weren't any worse than a lot of the other playoff teams. (Though I think the Packers are the real deal this year and only struggled midseason because of all their injuries.) I just think the Pats offense is still vulnerable to being shut down by a good defense because it's not versatile enough and there aren't great weapons outside of the short passing game. I think we need a better running game and better wideouts. Add those, and I don't think BB and Brady will be laying eggs in the playoffs anymore. I'd also add, I think BB needs help at Offensive Coordinator. I think they could use a more creative guy there. A lot of times during this season (especially early on and then again in the playoffs), that offense seemed to go flat. I think the shotgun was overused. I think we need to do more with Brady under center. Hopefully, that's something we see more of next year. I will try to find you down in 104 next year. I'm up in 313 but I'm hoping to upgrade this year. We'll see where I end up . . .
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After all that arguing over a word "choke" it seems that you at least agree the the Pat's, in your own words, have been laying eggs in the playoffs. And I'd guess that you're referring to stinky eggs, not the pretty eggs of Easter. LoL"I think we need a better running game and better wideouts. Add those, and I don't think BB and Brady will be laying eggs in the playoffs anymore."
I'd also add, I think BB needs help at Offensive Coordinator."
They say the first step to recovery is to admit that you need help.
And I guess an egg by another name is still an egg and so is a choke, to paraphrase a famous expression about a rose is a rose, or "a rose by any other name smells just as sweet", and so a choke by another name is still a horrible loss in a big game by an over-confidant, under-prepared, unable to adjust team. Call it what you will, I call it a choke, as it fits that definition as it's been applied in football, forever. It's still just another L, another L in the playoffs.
Well, they brought us tantalizingly, damn close, but this loss won't be moved on from so easily by the Pats, as Teddy B. has implied, so I hope that the needed changes, that seem so obvious to everyone on this forum, are addressed by the Patriot's brain trust. If so, next season can be awesome too.