In response to DeadAhead2's comment:
In response to Spetznaz24's comment:
Below Average GM
It seems like the Patriots are undermanned and lack enough skill position players.
Last time BB drafted an elite pro-bowl WR was never!
Last time BB drafted an elite CB was Asante Samuel in 2003.
Last time BB drafted an elite Safety was never.
We haven't had a pass rush since 2007.
The OLINE and DLINE gets dominated in every postseason since 2005.
It is hard to understand how a team can be so bad drafting at key positions. It is very hard to draft almost a dozen WR and have them all be busts. Same thing with CBs and Safeties. We might as well bring someone in on draft day who has no clue about football and just get them to pick random WR's , S and CB's in the draft. I bet we would have a higher chance of finally hitting on one.
Please do not use injury as excuse. Packers in 2010 had more injuries and still won the SB. Giants in 2011 were missing their top 5 CB's and still won the SB. Ravens last year were missing their best CB and didnt collapse like a house of cards.
Broncos this year lost their best pass rusher and best CB. Seahawks are depleted on offense without Harvin and still manage to score.
The Packers did not lose their entire starting middle D nor did they lose their best CB that year in the NFC Title game. Nope, no they didn't.
None of those examples come close to the sheer volume and quality of injuries to this team.
Even the injuries that aren't even being talked about (Dennard knee procedure a month ago and shoulder), are ignored to the volume of the other key injuries.
Dennard, Ryan look like good CBs to me. Harmon looked good as a rookie when he played.
Thompkins and Dobson both outprouded Branch's and Givens;s rookies years in 2002.
So, enough with this BB can't draft. NE has had the best drafts in the NFL since 2010, overall. Best yields by a mile, kid.
Ya see that avatar of yours? His name is Tom Brady, and that guy has SUCKED or been MEDIOCRE in the playoffs since 2005. He has not strung together two good playoff games back to since 2004.
His last 4 AFC Title games have either been abysmal or mediocre at best. That doesn't propel a team into a SB.
The Ravens didn't collapse like a house of cards because Denver's Safety fell down on a Hail Mary and Joe Flacco is now better than Tom Brady. Flacco had 12 TDs and 0 INTs in last year's postseason.
QB and offensive league. Offense wins champpionships and medicore QBs aren't good enough.
Note how you say "since 2005"...Gee, when did Brady and McDaniels employ this shotgun spread crap they can't wait to use every week? Hmmmm?
Coincidence? NOPE! FACT
"I prefer the shotgun spread." 2010, WEEI
Hard times for Brady. Yes, oh yes they are.
WRONG troll girl.
Defenses or lack of them win/lose championships.
Defenses that give up game losing drives lose championships
Defenses that can't get off the field limiting Offenses possessions, therefore plays therefore scores, lose championships.
Defenses that allow score after score, lose games. 2nd half of 2011, 75%, 2nd half of 2013, 100%. 100% red zone completions in 2012. How pathetic is that?
You may as well just allow those teams to go out and score immediately on their drives, at least it would save time and get the back to the O. What a pathetic waste!
Been this way since 2006.
Your pathetic agenda is easily smashed time and time again.
Your shotgun premise is the most ridiculous thing EVER argued.
Offensive lines PREFER to run block. Do you think BB gives a flying flip?
Some offensive notes from the postseason: The Patriots ran 73 plays against the Colts and 56 against the Broncos — the latter was the lowest total of the year for the New England offense. (The previous low was the 60 in an Oct. 6 loss to the Bengals.). … The Patriots ran 129 offensive plays in the 2013 postseason, and setting aside one kneeldown for Brady, eight of them were for negative yardage: four sacks of Brady, two negative runs for Blount (both against Indy), and one negative run each from Vereen (against Indy) and Rldley (against Denver). … In the postseason, 49 of their 129 snaps came in the shotgun (19 of the 73 against Indy, and 30 of the 56 against Denver). That’s a rate of 38 percent, slightly below their rate of 42 percent over the course of the regular season. (However, it’s worth mentioning that most of the shotgun sets for the Patriots against the Broncos came in the second half after New England fell behind by multiple scores and needed to step up the pace to try and get back into the game.) … In the two playoff games, the Patriots went no huddle on a total of four of their 129 offensive snaps (once against Denver and three times against Indy), a rate of 3 percent. That’s down from 11 percent over the course of the regular season.
The limited snaps on offense were directly related to the D's inability to stop 3rd downs,
resulting in lower possessions, lower plays, and lower score.
Suck on that, if you even understand it.
Failing Defense since 2006, means failing GM/coach for the same period.
He made this cow pie. His recipe, his ingredients, he's the cook.
Live with it, team failure, starting at the TOP and starting at the pathetic Defensive ToP.