Re: Fire Bill O'Brien!
posted at 12/13/2011 12:40 PM EST
In Response to Re: Fire Bill O'Brien!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Fire Bill O'Brien! : Flat out disagree: Brady didn't show in Dallas, NYGs and Pitt games this year, all teams with playoff caliber offenses. He barely showed to help us score in our 2 minute offense against Dallas, which in itself reflects our problem on offense. It was just like SB 42. Oh! But Brady threw a TD at the end so he's absolved for the other 57 minutes! These games prove our D holds or battles well enough to win, if only Brady showed up for 4 qtrs. You just can't get around reality, Lifer. You just can't do it. Since when does a medicore or bad QB win a SB, minus the bagjob in SB 40 between Pitt and Seattle? This is a QB based league with offense intended to be favored. ALl the rules favor the QB and offense. Are you disputing this? You want me to stick to facts, but you ignore them?
Posted by RidingWithTheKingII[/QUOTE]
First Russ, I said "in January". Yes, he had his issues against Dallas, NYG and Pitt, and the D played well against Dallas, and to a degree NYG before giving up 14 points in 5 minutes, but your D was all but sleeping against Pitt. Do you recall how easily Big Ben moved the ball in the 1st half? How about the 40min to 20min TOP? Do you expect the O to score 27 points in 20 mins against a very good D like Pitt?
In terms of SB42, you can't put not scoring big points soley on Brady. McD has his faults, we had no running game which I know you like, our Oline didn't show up, and the Giants defense played inspired. What Brady did however perhaps with better playcalling down the stretch was put our team in a position to win at the end, and the D couldn't hold on. It goes back to my original question to you which you casually ignore because you don't want to answer...
"With 2 minutes left, which unit do you have more confidence in winning the game for us?..the O or D?" I'd rather put the ball in Brady's hands any day of the week, and guess what...so would BB. That should tell you a thing or two about what BB thinks about your awesome defense.
Back to thh SB....
It's not that I am disregarding the other 57 minutes because I would have like the offense to score more and the prevent, soft D could have played bend don't break, but the fact is, just like the Dallas game, that Brady brought the team back and handed it to the defense to close. What would you say about a closing pitcher if he's handed the game in the 9th inning, up by a 2 runs, and then gives up 3 runs for the other team to win? Is it on him, or do you point to the offense for not scoring more in the 1st-8th innings?
There have been some mediocre QBs that have won SBs due to very good defenses. How about Dilfer with the Ravens in 2000? or Johnson with Tampa a few years later?....Both of these teams had very good defenses. But I will concur that most teams that win the SB have very good QBs. Just like our boy Brady.
yes, offenses are favored in the new NFL, but so what? What's your point? it puts more pressure on the D, less pressure on the O? It is what it is.
Please answer my original question above and it should provide you a nice dose of reality..