Re: Cold Hard FB Facts
posted at 1/5/2011 1:48 PM EST
In Response to Re: Cold Hard FB Facts
[QUOTE]It appears that things will get tougher for the pats. Again - I accept and expect that the playoffs will be harder for all teams, including the colts. In fact, I don't even have significant confidence that the colts will win vs. the jets. So, while you (like russ) may want to turn the conversation away from my simple statement so that you feel better about yourself, you are not telling me anything about the colts that I don't already know. Doesn't change my point. UD, You see, your original post didn't say anything about the "rest of the teams", it says for the Pats. When I read that post I hear this; The Pats won the last six games because they didn't face a good quarterback. Now....the play offs are here and the Pats will have a much tougher time because they'll be facing better rated quarterbacks, and you go on to call out the specific ratings per QB. As far me turning the conversation I did no such thing and if you read it again you'll see that all I did was answer your post with the same comparisons. I brought up those comparisons so you could see that your negative tone towards the Pats would be amplified if you redirected those same comparisons against the Colts. Don't whip out stats and then cry when someone jams them down your throat because you can't defend them like you usually do. In fact, isn't this about the time you start bringing up career stats because you have nothing left to stand on? I take it back about you being alright-lol
Posted by Sam-Adams[/QUOTE]
Geez, my original post did not say anything about other playoff teams because my original post wasn't about other playoff teams (with one very small exception). It was about the pats pass defense.
You like Russ want to spin this away from a very simple missed point of context within an article written (the reason for this thread being started in the first place) about the patriots significantly improved defensive passer rating over the final six games of the regular season.
That point (again and again and again) is that in the final 6 games, the pats played generally substandard QB's from a QB rating perspective. Only Cutler was in the top half of the league and he is at 16 (last in the top half). Because of this, it is understandable, even expected, that the pats defensive passer rating would have improved. I am suggesting that while the article may be accurate, it missed the fact that the pats faced substandard QB's
I simply finished by pointing out that with the exception of Sanchez - all of the other QB's that the pats might face are in the top 10 in passer rating in the league. The D might expect to have a little more difficulty.
Sam, I expect Rusty to be cluelessly obtuse, but not you. Hopefully you are just trying to yank my chain.