Re: Cause for Optimism
posted at 10/24/2012 1:51 PM EDT
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to jri37's comment:
In response to Mighty2013's comment:
#1 in the division, Tom Brady at QB, BB as head coach ... what more do you need?
I hate to be negative in a positive thread but it would be nice if the D could protect a 2 score lead in the 4th Qtr.
It would also be nice if the O can stay productive over 60mins instead of having the inability to move the ball after the 3rd with a lead too
So, how much more would you like them to lead the league in scoring by? Because last time I checked, points scored in the other quarters count exactly the same as points scored in the 4th quarter.
How about just running out the clock or scoring? Here is what happened in the last 3 games in the 4th
5 plays result is a punt 2:11 off the clock
5 plays result is a punt 1:25 off the clock
6 plays result FG and end of game 1:37
Excluding that last drive FG (limited time) they basically did nothing in the 4th to either kill clock or put any type of points on the board
3 plays result is a Int 1:31 off the clock
8 plays result is a FG 3:10 off the clock
8 plays result is a punt 4:25 off the clock (best clock killing in the 3 games which is sad)
4 plays result is a punt :24 off the clock (:24s really?)
4 plays result turn over on downs :27 off the clock
That last series they were trying to win the game so I discount that but 5 series in a quarter? If you are trying to kill clock there should be zero way you have 5 series in a quarter and of those 5 you only manage a FG? Not the greatest O there Babe
6 plays result is a punt 2:00 off the clock
7 plays result is a fum 2:42 off the clock
3 plays result is a fum 1:34 off the clock
7 plays result end of game 3:42
Now that last drive is exactly what they need to do the entire 4th. But how do you run 16 plays and only take 5:34 off the clock with 2 turn overs? That's almost unheard of when you are trying to run the clock out.
BTW in the loses thise year they've scored 3, 3, and 9 in the 4th. Only in Ari did they actually put up any points in the 4th and that is the only game they were down going into the 4th. This O can't play 60mins right now and it's just as much there job to maintain a lead through clock killing and continuing to score as it is the D's job the keep a team from scoring and make them use up tons of clock if they do score. Nether side is doing their job in the 4th