Re: Great win for our Patriots tonight....
posted at 9/13/2013 12:36 AM EDT
In response to ccnsd's comment:
In response to TrueChamp's comment:
We threw the young guys into the fire on offense and got them some valuable PT. The defense, while still playing a very vanilla defensive game plan won the game for us. I saw offensive skill position players with good athletic ability. The E/P offensive system is complicated, these guys will need reps, and they will need confidence.
Great grind it out effort by Julin Edelman, and great effort by Ridley running into a wall his last 10 carries and not fumbling/ killing some clock.
2-0 with a brand new receiving core, (literally) no Gronk,Danny, or Vareen, and for some reason what appears to be a step above a preseason defensive game plan.
Great is a little hyperbolic i would say (is that even a word) but I would say Jets and Bills fans must be ripping their hair out right about now. This is probably the weakest Pats team since 2000 and they still managed to get 2 wins. If they can stay afloat until the offensive reinforcements arrive (Gronk, Vareen and Danny A) they should be allright going down the stretch. I just have no faith that Edleman can make it much longer at this rate. He's as injury prone as anyone in the NFL. These new guys need to improve fast and Brady needs to control his temper. It will probably just cause the new receivers to be even more nervous
. I understand his frustration but clearly they are not a top 10 offense anymore. They will need to scratch and claw for awhile and hopefully the young guys will improve. It looks like they can get open on deep routes at least.
[/QUOTE]I truly consider it a great win as I don't think we can play this poorly again. I agree about Brady, but as you say it HAS to bother him. Moss, WW, Stalworth, Gronk, Hern, Loyd, to Edelman as the only guy on the same page.....but time changes that.