posted at 1/22/2013 4:08 PM EST
In response to RockScully's comment:
In response to jri37's comment:
Nobody is denying the offense wasn't good but that fumble did matter. at that point they were down 8 and still moving the ball effectively.
Bottom line the offense insability to cash in red zone oppotunities for TD's in the 1st half and the welker drop, Ridley fumble and the uneven and somnetimes poor play by Brady did them in for the 2nd half.
Defensively, the lack of secondary depth caught up to them and was the achilles heel in the 2nd half I hope to never see Cole, Arrington and Gregory in coverage again. Gregory can not cover any TE.
Agreed. I agree all of it matters. The D didn't rise up and bail out the inpetitude of the offense either, which was disappointing. I think losing Talib hurt and that's why they started throwing. I would have done the same thing. Cole was on an island and it hurt.
It wasn't good enough on D, but it would have been nice if the offense, for ONCE, in these recent playoffs HELPED the D a little bit.
The one TD to Boldin over McCourty was just a nice play on their part. Ball thrown at the right point, the right arc, nice catch, etc.
Even down 14-13, our offense just couldn't bear down and put drives together.
No, it would have been nice to see the DEFENSE help the offense for once as they surely needed it.
A batted down pass, a fumble recovery, a pick, a sac or a little pressure to cause a bad throw, tackling, no stupid penalties, no balls flying over there heads for 20 yards or allowing RB's to run free.......... Any thing but allowing 4 td's in 4 RZ attempts would have been just swell.