Re: I blame Brady....
posted at 9/23/2010 2:14 PM EDT
In Response to Re: I blame Brady....
[QUOTE]Caraway pointing the finger at the coaches is a cop out IMO. The plays the OC called would have worked had Brady done his job. The throw to Gronk was a great play and a great mismatch and Brady under threw him, thats not coaching that execution. The picks are not coaching and that INT on the deep throw to Moss was an over throw so again not a coaching issue. I watched and re watched the game and the play calling was fine it was that when they did dial up a big play brady screwed it up. Brady is not a player who does this a lot but he lost us that game not the D and and not the coaching.
Posted by MVPkilla4life[/QUOTE]
Personally I think blaming Brady is a cop out. We have two consistent factors in our success the past decade, Tom Brady and Belichicks strong coaching staff. I think it is crazy to ignore the one intangible that has suffered greatly the past 5 years, loss of veteran coaches. One man cannot coach by himself and we currently have not one coordinator on our staff. Belichick much like last year and in the SUperbowl 2007 is in a huddle with the entire defense while Brady is running the offense.
We need a guy to coach Brady and help make in game adjustments. I do not see this happening. Sean Peyton is right in Drew Brees's ear during games.
We see it in the replays of the Superbowl. Peyton Manning still has Tom Moore one of the best co. in the league. Brady has a guy named Bill Obrien.
Statistics do not tell the tale of success but when I see Brady throw for over 4000 yards and 28 tds in an almost stagnant offense last year coming off the worst knee injury a QB can have then it tells me he is still one of the best QBs in the game.
I disagree with the entire premise that these receivers were open in the 2nd half. I have watched the game twice since Sunday and looked at several plays in the 2nd. The Jets absolutely confused the heck out of Brady and the offensive line. I counted 6 times(we didn't have the ball that often in 2nd half) that Matt Light and co. were standing holding their johnsons not blocking anybody because the Jets sold blitz and then dropped everybody back last second.49 patriots told me Gronk was wide open in the flat on the Moss INT. Absolutely wrong. Gronk and Light stood there for 3 seconds with nobody to block until Light finally went and helped Connoly pancake a guy, then as Brady threw to a single covered Moss(with no safety help) Gronk floated out in the flat and still had a safety 6 yards away from him. If Gronk got the ball he gains 3 yards on 3 and 10. As important the commentator makes a great point on replay about Welker screwing up his route and stopping in the middle of the field with a DB pasted to him
. He took too long to run his route.
I challenge each of you to watch the 2nd half and rewind plays. Look at who the offensive line blocks( or better yet doesn't block because nobody is there). Our receivers were swallowed up by 6-7 DB's/LB's. I am not saying Brady does not deserve his share of responsibility but the Jets defensive adjustments are the reason we were confused on offense. We were out coached
in the 2nd half of that game.
I also HATE the fact we cannot run the ball
. Every great passing game is hurt when it counts by inability to run the ball in key moments. History tells the tale.