posted at 1/9/2014 12:21 AM EST
In response to Spetznaz24's comment:
In response to pcmIV's comment:
In response to kevin13130's comment:
If you went on Madden, and increased Tom Brady's sprint speed by 30 points, you'd have Aaron Rodgers.
No. Rodgers holds the ball much more than Brady (maybe because of his mobility). Brady took more sacks this year than basically any year in his career and he was still sacked on a smaller percentage of dropbacks than any of Rodgers' seasons. Rodgers is a good player, but I don't think it is as simple as Rodgers is a more fleet of foot Brady.
Rodgers can scramble, throw on the run and throw from his back foot. Packers use Rodgers in effective bootlegs.
Brady cannot really do those things.
Look at the game winning play against the Bears...... Rodgers had pressure from the middle, scrambled to his left and made that insane throw from an awkward position. Brady does not have that ability. This offense does not produce big time plays, whether it's Brady or the receivers.
It is mind boggling how few big plays this offense gets in the passing game. The dink and dunk, throwing to midget receivers will eventually catch up to the Pats. It was evident in 2010, 2011, 2012. The offense has to constantly go on 10-12 play scoring drives.
There is no chance this offense can perform well against the 49ers or Seahawks D. Brady cannot play as well as Rodgers did against the 49ers. For all the record breaking offenses the Pats have had since 2007, they sure have come up short in the playoffs. The 2011 Giants D wasnt that great and shut down the Pats in second half. The Ravens in 2012 completely dominated the Pats offense. And that was with Lloyd, Hernandez, Welker, Woodhead.
I cannot believe anyone expects anything from this offense against a good defense, especially when you consider that Brady's primary target is a 7th round 5'9'' former college quarterback..
If the Pats somehow make it to the SB against 49ers or Seahawks , it will be an absolute bloodbath.
I don't think the Pats can beat the 49ers in the super bowl and while beating the Seahawks would be easier it would be hard to not pick the Seahawks but the Pats did beat some strong defenses and barely lost to some others. They were 5-2 against the top 10 defenses in yardage allowed with 2 close losses (the Panther one was very controversial). They were 2-2 (panthers loss again included) against top 10 scoring defenses. They also blew out 2 teams just out of the top 10 (Pitt and Balt) who's final rankings were heavily affected by those games. The Pats have beaten several good defenses in the playoffs in recent years: Denver, Houston and Baltimore to name a few. Denver's 2011 defense was weird. When Tebow played they held their opponents under 15 points six times, an impressive feat with all of Tebow's struggles for the first 3 quarters in a lot of his games.