Re: Depth on this team really stood out today
posted at 12/22/2013 8:28 PM EST
In response to the-redsox-rule's comment:
In response to TrueChamp's comment:
Siliga, Jones, Hightower playing in Mayos spot, Harmon stepping in, Logan with his 5th pick, sacking and pressuring Flacco. Great coaching today too, as the ravens never would have expected us to commit to running the football against their dominate front 7.
Seeing this game makes you realize there is so much more to winning football games then how many big name players you have. Lose Gronk, Hern, Welker, wilfork, kelly, mayo.... you get guys behind them. Draft guys like Collins, Ryan and Harmon who stepped in and played great today!
Big win, anything could happen!
it really does. there is no team that could sustain the injuries that the patriots have and still compete for the playoffs. look at teams like the texans the giants or even the colts last year... not only do they not compete for the playoffs but they also just pack it in. the patriots just keep going.. next man up. if i remember correctly back when they won their second superbowl they had a ton of injuries. troy was playing corner and they were signing guys off of the streets to fill the roster at times. it happened the next year too.
a lot of this is also because of the tremendous coaching job bb has done. even in their losses the patriots were very close to winning. they compete every game. i have to admit that i didnt think they would win today. should have known better. big win today on the road against the superbowl champs who are in must win mode.
Agree on all, and imo this was the best coached game of the year as well.