Re: Hey BB the GM
posted at 10/21/2013 4:02 PM EDT
BB at fault, Brady at fault, Oline at fault, dumb WRs at fault, injuries at fault, biased league and referees at fault. Despite all these faults, we're still in good shape at 5-2. There are probably 2 to 3 more losses the rest of the way which will have the team finish at 12-4 or 11-5, still good enough to win AFC East. With a little luck, it may mean a bye for the wild-card round. Beyond that, success will depend upon several things:
1. As Wozzy put it quite eloquently on another post, the team needs a capable DT to improve the run defense. A major part of yesterday's debacle was the inability to stop the run which allowed the Jets to chew up the play clock which kept the NE offense on the sidelines for more than 2/3rd of the game!
2. Brady simply has to get better. He has played very inconsistently, almost as if his focus wavers on some Sundays; perhaps, Giselle has planned some family events that he's missing! His decision-making and execution were poor yesterday as well as in the Bengals game. He zeroes in on a binky and does not let go - we see this too often. He overthrows and underthrows a lot, especially on the sideline routes. It looks like he has lost the deep ball ability despite having some speedsters on the roster. Yeah, yeah, his rookie WRs drop the ball at times but that's no excuse. Besides, they have been playing better, Brady has not.
3. Having said that, we still need Brady to win out. With Kelly, Talib, Amendola and Vereen returning within a few weeks and Gronk on board, Brady will have more defensive and offensive help. Anyone having a Mallett fantasy should continue to dream because this team will only go as far as Brady can take it.
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