Re: Can't Blame Billy O'Brien for That One . . .
posted at 9/17/2012 10:36 AM EDT
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
Nor was run-pass balance the issue in the first half. In fact, they came out and established the run, with 16 running plays versus 13 passing plays through the first 30 minutes. Run was even pretty effective, with Ridley making some nice plays. And a screen or two was mixed in as well. Still, all they had to show for it was 6 points. Say what you want about O'Brien's "predictability"--the Pats offense scored far more points in the first two games last year than they did in the first two games this year.
Wow Pro, this is a really poor post. Please note how each drive ended. In order, this is what happened in 1st half....
Drive 1-Brady interception.
Drive 2 and 3 -Brady 4 incompletions to Brandon Lloyd(2 of them deep) in a row.
Drive 4-Then Ridley goes 30 yards on 4 carries in a row.
Drive 5 -Then we run Woody on 3rd and 2 for no gain.
Drive 6 -Then we go back to the Bill obrien offense with shotgun which results in back to back sacks.
Drive 7 -Then we continue to go with Bill obrien shotgun offense even though the game was tied and we get incompletion, Woodhead scamper for 6, and another sack.
If anything we might as well have ran Ridley 15-20 times on the 1st half as he was the only one moving the chains.
1st and 10 at NE 21
T.Brady pass short right intended for A.Hernandez INTERCEPTED by P.Peterson (D.Dockett) at NE 36. P.Peterson to NE 36 for no gain (J.Edelman).
DRIVE TOTALS: ARI 3, NE 0, 1 play, 0 yards, 0:00 elapsed 3rd and 7 at ARI 33 (Shotgun) T.Brady pass incomplete deep middle to B.Lloyd. PENALTY on ARZ-Q.Groves, Encroachment, 5 yards, enforced at ARZ 33 - No Play. 3rd and 2 at ARI 28
(Shotgun) T.Brady pass incomplete deep left to B.Lloyd.
4th and 2 at ARI 28
S.Gostkowski 46 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-D.Aiken, Holder-Z.Mesko.
2nd and 9 at NE 49 T.Brady pass incomplete deep middle to B.Lloyd. 3rd and 9 at NE 49
(Shotgun) T.Brady pass incomplete short right to B.Lloyd.
4th and 9 at NE 49 Z.Mesko punts 38 yards to ARZ 13, Center-D.Aiken. P.Peterson ran ob at ARZ 16 for 3 yards. 1st and 10 at ARI 46 (Shotgun) S.Ridley left guard to ARZ 41 for 5 yards (D.Washington). 2nd and 5 at ARI 41 S.Ridley left end to ARZ 29 for 12 yards (A.Wilson). 1st and 10 at ARI 29 S.Ridley up the middle to ARZ 19 for 10 yards (W.Gay). 1st and 10 at ARI 19 S.Ridley left end to ARZ 16 for 3 yards (C.Campbell). 2nd and 7 at ARI 16 T.Brady pass short left to B.Lloyd pushed ob at ARZ 11 for 5 yards (J.Fleming). 3rd and 2 at ARI 11
D.Woodhead left guard to ARZ 11 for no gain
(N.Eason). (Field Goal formation) PENALTY on NE-D.Aiken, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at ARZ 10 - No Play. 4th and 7 at ARI 16
S.Gostkowski 34 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-D.Aiken, Holder-Z.Mesko.
1st and 10 at NE 48
at NE 38 for -10 yards (S.Acho).
PENALTY on NE-D.Thomas, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at NE 38 - No Play. 2nd and 25 at NE 33
at NE 26 for -7 yards (Q.Groves). 3rd and 32 at NE 26
D.Woodhead up the middle to NE 31 for
(C.Campbell). 4th and 27 at NE 31
Z.Mesko punts 40 yards to ARZ 29, Center-D.Aiken, downed byNE-M.Cole.
1st and 10 at NE 47
(No Huddle, Shotgun) T.Brady pass incomplete deep left to R.Gronkowski.
2nd and 10 at NE 47
(Shotgun) D.Woodhead right guard to ARZ 47 for 6 yards (C.Campbell; W.Gay).
3rd and 4 at ARI 47
(No Huddle, Shotgun) T.Brady sacked at ARZ 47 for 0 yards (C.Campbell)