Re: Groiwing tired of Patriot Defense!
posted at 9/17/2009 1:23 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Groiwing tired of Patriot Defense!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Groiwing tired of Patriot Defense! : I am not sure that you are looking at the Pats......I watched the first game and the D played pretty solid....much like the D of past...... You might want to get your eyes checked.....If we continue to play this same way and only give up 17 PPG......that usually leads the league....
Posted by m1020us[/QUOTE]
I'm watching the same games you're watching and over the last few years, I see the Pats make average QB's look like the next coming of Joe Montana.
Remember what we used to do to Peyton Manning back in the day? We were in his face constantly without selling out the defense on a big play. We were able to create confusion and made even the best QB's in the league look bad.
Nowadays, average QB's look great! You can go back the last several years and it's been the same thing. I don't care about what stats you feed me. 2007 we were one of the highest rated defenses in the league but we were always up by 50 points so the defensive stats are misleading.
Bottom line is, if our defense is unable to stop teams on 3rd down AGAIN this year, we're toast. 3rd down is a when you need to create havoc with a QB and we haven't been able to do that on a consistant basis in quite some time. I'll give you three of the biggest plays over the last few years:
1. Eli's throw to Tyree. We were unable to close the deal with the sacking of Eli. If we do, game is pretty much over and unbreakable history is made!
2. 2006 AFC Championship. We couldn't stop the Colts on 3rd down, Colts make huge comeback and go off to win the superbowl - DESPITE our huge halftime lead!
3. Last year, Favre's third down conversion to Keller. We stop that play and we would have been in the playoffs.
If we had a real pass rusher who could get to the F'n QB, we would have at least 2 more SB rings!
YES I'M SPOILED!!