Re: Can Josh Boyce be our Percy Harvin?
posted at 2/14/2014 1:01 PM EST
In response to TripleOG's comment:
In response to ATJ's comment:
This is what I've learned from reading this thread:
*The Pats lack innovation
*The Pats coaching staff are essentially too dumb to effectively employ an offensive weapon at their disposal
*The Pats 2nd rd draft choice w/r made zero progress over the course of the season and neither did the UDFA (32 rec, 466 yd, 4 TDs, 1 a game winner)
Apparently I simply am much too much of a homer to see these systemic flaws. Thank you for pointing them out.
sarcasm aside, you were happy with the offensive gameplan vs Denver? You dont think maybe One reverse would have helped keep the D honest? and that Edleman is capable of running it. Thats my only gripe. I never said the rookies were trash. They all showed promise but Ultimately werent there to help when needed. So its not like they dont deserve some critisism. I mean I can name a bunch of rookie WRs who finished the year for their teams and made bigger impacts. Dobson made the biggest catch of the game vs Denver yet was not inserted until the 4th series when the game was all but over. You are happy with all that?
First, your comment was but one of several in this thread. If it's your view that the offensive game plan against Denver was the reason that they lost then that's fine. You're entitled to that view. I happen to think a little better execution might have helped. Brady (and I'm a huge fan of his) missed a wide open Edelman for a sure TD. I offer that as an example. I don't happen to agree that the Pats should have used Edelman on a reverse. The last time they did he took a shot that put him in a lunar orbit of Neptune. Was the game plan the problem in Denver? IMO, no.
Second, the Pats offense is complex and not easy to learn. To be honest, I don't think you could expect more from the rookie wideouts than what they delivered. Happy with it? I don't know if I'd say happy but I would say they performed about as well as we could reasonably expect.
Third, IMO the Pats, for whatever reason did not execute all that well on either side of the ball and that's why they got beat.
Fourth, the New England Patriots over-achieved in the 2013 season given all that they had to deal with. They got beat by a better Denver team.