Re: GAME BALLS!!!
posted at 11/25/2013 12:08 PM EST
In response to TripleOG's comment:
Welp! You wont see Welker on this list. :)
I cant remember a more satisfying, gratifying win that started that BAD....Wow., These games are exciting but I would rather have less drama, you know what im saying (chip kelly voice)
On top of it being a enjoyable Game and Great Win that was very important , It was also a crossroads for a couple players. "See ya at the crossroads, so you wont be lonely"
I want to start by saying we caught a huge break with Julius Thomas not playing and I dont know how the H3ll Dennard suited up for this one but he gets a game ball just for that. He held up ok until giving way to Logan Ryan who I had full confidence in shutting down Decker which I mentioned in my keys to the game last week(Decker is overated and Logan is UP and COMING). Gonna have a real solid cast with Talib, Dennard, Arrington, Ryan. I thought the back end of the secondary played great cuz Manning didnt go deep much all game. Ridley Once again tried to lose a game for us and started a rolling snowball effect for our offense that we almost didnt recover from.
I think all the advertisy we have faced so far this year prepared us to come back from 24 down. We never panicked and took it one score at a time. I cant say im not worried about our Run D but I know it was by design and you gotta concede something. So Here are my Game balls!
Tom Brady - 36-50 for 344 and 3 TDs and NO Picks. yea you wont see rusty today. Awesome Game by the Gunslinger who was throwing darts in 20 mph winds!! G.O.A.T. Nuff said
Julian Edleman - In a game where everyone was looking to see how Amendola would compare to Welker, This guy who is playing on a 1 million dollar deal stole the show with over 100 yards and 2 scores. He provided some big plays this offense needed and was solid in punt returns not muffing any punts.
Shane Vareen - What can I say about this guy. Playing with a soft cast that restricts him, he is still making big, clutch catches for this team. I will give him a pass for missing the 2 over the shoulder ones the last 2 games because he is playing with a cast. One catch he had to tip it with his bad hand to his good one and secured it. This guy is Electric when Healthy and makes this offense dynamic and Bradys job easy.
Gronk - Well as Texaspat would say, Gronk was Gronkulating. Was huge and could not be covered.
Kenbrell Thompkins - Released from witness protection just in time and provided a nice posession option for Brady. It seems the focus was on him more than Dobson this game and his ability to run routes and work the intermediate part of the field and came up big and had no drops.
Devin McCourty - Bounced back from a supbar game and steadied the back end as I dont recall seeing him ALL GAME. That means he was doing his job back there and Peyton hardly ever looked to go deep.
Dane Fletcher - Came in during the game and steadied the run D and playcalling with the green dot. Showed an ability to get inside the blockers and make plays in the backfield. Was huge and also caused a big fumble that was necesarry for coming back.
Logan Ryan - Held Decker in check like I knew he could. Had a great INT and is turning into a playmaker out there when some thought he was just another guy. Good Pick so far.
Duds- Ridley, HIghtower, Vellano, Jone,(sorry but they were gashed) and where was Soap?! I gave Blount a pass cuz he got knocked out. Solder almost made the list but rebounded in the 2nd half with some steady play.
I said it after the 1st few weeks. DONT TALK TO ME! Adversity is a good thing and we got plenty of gut check wins to make some noise in playoffs. So WHO?? Who is gonna Stop US?!
agree with all but would also defintely give a game ball to Duron Harmon. Excellent safety play, hit like a brick sh1thouse, and led the team in tackles with 11.