Re: if the pats defense again becomes dominant
posted at 10/16/2010 12:32 PM EDT
Wow! I was thinking this might be about the offense our defense becomes great again. I have read so many times the many fans who believe we are playing the conservative offense to use the clock to keep our D off the field because the D has been so bad.
As I have said many times the past few days, if you look at all the multiple SB winners, GB, Miami, Steelers 49ers, Giants, Cowboys, Pats, and new Steelers, along with most all SB winners, they play more of a conservative game. They still may score a lot of points, but a great offense that uses the clock and scores points making the best use of that drive, keeps the greates Ds off the field as it should be. Everyone loves the offense that runs the clock, and then they score and the D comes in and 3-6 plays later the offense is back out on the field. The thing we love about great Ds is that they can bend and not break, but also the less time on the field can also mean they are playing great.
This team is on the way up, and let's not forget, BB has brought in seasoned Vets, who were great players and they couldn't grasp the complexity of our D. So it may take a little time, but they are close, and these next 4-5 games coming up will not just be a test for them with all the great throwers ( not necessarily great QBs) we will be playing, and it will help them to grow, and that is the most important thing. BB seems to be pleased with the way they are growing, and sometimes we don't see it. They may screw something up, but they may do it in a way where they almost had it down and got a bit confused. Like Butler, the talent is there and he is almost always around the ball, and he just needs to learn how to adjust.
Mccourty? Most here said what? when we drafted him first and the dude is a stud.