Re: Did Rodney Harrison throw Brady under the Bus?
posted at 9/21/2009 11:01 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Did Rodney Harrison throw Brady under the Bus?
[QUOTE]Game - your post makes me think a few things. 1. Harrison has a new job and it is not with the patriots. 2. You've now defined yourself as incapable of any objectivity at all where the pats are concerned. You expect all media outlets to say nothing but glowing things about all things pats and when they don't, they are haters. Facts are facts here my friend. 3. Manning did have knee issues, and while Manning's issue was not nearly as severe, Brady had all year to rehab. Remember everyone's off season posts back to Feb or Mar. "oh brady will be fine. hes throwing fine. nothing will stop the pats this year." I begged all of you to temper your enthusiasm, but I was just a hater. Ultimately, I was right. 4. Manning's issues were not nearly as severe, but he still had concerns like Brady. Don't forget Manning had surgery in training camp. While stability wasn't really the question, pain and mobility were. 5. Finally, Manning not only had knee issues last year, he had performance issues just like Brady. Now some of this can be attributed to our very injured o-line, but it also goes on Manning. Wake up.
Posted by underdogg[/QUOTE]
I think I was the only person who said the same thing on that thread. People become guilty of thinking athletes as good as Tom are invinceble or unhuman in their ability to do certain things.
As good as he is, he is human. You don't sit out a year, after smashing your knee up, and come back 100% ready to go. You just don't do it. It takes time to get back up to game speed, and it takes time to find rhythm.
I don't see any mobility issues. Which is a plus.
Likewise, like I said, Tom Brady is the least of the long term concerns here. He will come around. What is a concern is that Galloway, an unproven here in NE, basically ended the last two drives with drops. That cannot happen. He is the guy who has to be able to make the easy and medium catches when they double and triple cover Moss. And Welker's on-again-off-again injury bears watching.
The rhythm will come back.
On the plus side as well, the defense is actually playing very good, with a 33% 3rd down rate, and less than 300 yrds offense for both opponents. Lettng up just 16 points a game, when this offense finds its feet they will win a bunch of games.
Like I said, look for week 6-8 before this team starts looking good again. Before that, expect at least one more loss, and an ugly win or two.
And Rodney was just being honest. Tom wasn't the worst thing on that offense yesterday, but he certainly left a few plays on the field, including overthrowing Morris in front of the endzone, in what would have been a daylight TD from the 17.
The problem right now . . . Tom left a few plays, Edelman left a few plays, Moss left one REALLY big play by choking up on that fly route, and Galloway left a game's worth of plays on that field. Add it up, and they aren't going to score points, because they can't finish a drive without one bad drop, overthrow, or missed route.