Re: Maroney is a stud!
posted at 11/12/2009 6:50 PM EST
In Response to Re: Maroney is a stud!
[QUOTE]So basically, every week Maroney picks up a lot of yards, his lovers will come on here and call out those who bash him, and every week he gets stuffed, his bashers will come on here and call out his lovers. Well that ain't my style. Until Maroney completely gives up the dancing and hiding behind Neal's a ss, I'm gonna bash him.
Posted by themightypatriotz[/QUOTE]
I find it funny that when he gets "stuffed" as you say, Maroney has usually only gotten 4 or 5 carries in that game but when he picks up a lot of yards it is when he has been the featured back and gotten the bulk of the carries.
It's also remarkable that when an opposing team has shut down the run entirely, that Tom Brady has gone on to have a big throwing game... one hand washes the other. Teams have to choose their poison, stop the run or stop the pass, some teams are good at one and not the other; every week is different. Bill gave Laurence the majority of carries in London and the following week gave Law Firm his first substantial carries of the season.
I and others have contended that Bill Belichick shelved Maroney in favor of Taylor and Morris to get through the early part of the schedule, using them up so Laurence is at full strength for the stretch run. More importantly I don't think Bill cares about Maroney's stat line, in fact I'd say it's in his best interest to make him look like an underperformer until he finishes his rookie contract so we can sign him to a favorable deal in what would be his max deal.
It's also funny that you've never heard Bill say anything negative about Maroney's performance but somehow the unforgiving fans of boston.com have more inside knowledge than he? I say thank god the opinion of the lowest common denominator here have no bearing on the executive decisions of the PAT's brass...
Again, when Maroney leads the PAT's in rushing into and through the playoffs I'm sure the naysayers here will be saying how Maroney is now "running with purpose" or that he has changed the way he plays, but nothing will have changed except the style of play, game planning and smash mouth, playoff type attitude of the entire team.
I'll be here, if you're a Maroney basher make sure you are as well... I'm sure most of you will be doing some dancing of your own.