posted at 1/23/2013 12:57 PM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
Run blocking was fine. It's the lack of play action, no interest in targeting Lloyd deep and getting away from the run that hurt.
Brady's last THREE AFC Title game at home have been bad overall. BAD.
3 INTs vs SD
2 INTs vs Balt
2 INTs vs Balt
54 passing attempts in a game where you were down 14-13 after 3 qtrs? How was that game any different than the Jets debacle in 2010?? It's a mirror image in many ways.
Rusty you are f'ing delusional. IT HAS BEEN POINTED OUT ONE MILLION TIMES THAT WE WERE BALANCED UNTIL WE WENT DOWN 2 SCORES IN THE 4TH QUARTER. You think we should have kept running down 2 scores in the 4th with a defense that had just given up 3 straight TD drives? This is situational football 101. Learn the game.
The last INT came when the game was already over. The first INT our backs were already well against the wall. Were they good plays? No, but they did not have nearly as much effect on the result of the game as you argue. We had gotten owned up to that point. Learn the game.
What hurt is that we could not run effectively against nickel defense. Do you realize how bad it is to average under 4 yards a carry when the opposing defense is in nickel the entire game? Our TEs got abused as run blockers so no the run blocking was not fine. Learn the game.
Do you realize that without Gronk we have no receivers that Brady can just throw it up for? That means that if we cannot run against the nickel there are going to be a lot of plays where they everyone is covered and Brady is going to hold the ball or have to force it into insanely small windows. THIS IS WHAT WE SAW THE ENTIRE GAME. Learn the game.
Brady did not play as well as he could have, but to put the offense's lackluster performace all on him is nuts. Furthermore to go beyond that and argue that he constantly put us in the wrong plays is so f'ing stupid I can't believe you are still arguing this. Your agenda against Brady goes so deep it is sad. You are officially the biggest troll on this board when it comes to this issue. I mean out of all the games to try and spin this is the most ridiculous premise I have ever heard. Learn the game.