Re: offensive coordinator
posted at 9/23/2009 1:48 PM EDT
In Response to Re: offensive coordinator
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: offensive coordinator : Uhh..if you check the stats on the games at the end of that year 2007, you are proven completely wrong. Despite your little description of what it's like to play cold weather football, you are off base.
Posted by rocher[/QUOTE]
There is a profound and palpable difference between a power running game and a high powered passing game.
One passes to sneak in a run now and again, the other crams it down your throat with run, run, run, play action TD. A passing attack spreads the field out opening up draw plays for your back, what we did in 07 and last week when we lost. A power running game smacks you in the mouth, wears you down and controls the time of possession.
One can score very quickly and put up big numbers in a passing attack, while a running game holds the ball from an opponents high powered offense keeping them watching from the sidelines as their defense gets worn out, like our old, veteran defense did at the end of 2007 with our offense looking on.
A passing attack has the lineman and blockers on the backs of their heels all day, a running game has them attacking the defenders downhill. Ask an offensive lineman which he prefers?
I have no doubt that in the regular season a team can
win with this passing first offense. I agree that the offense was awesome in 2007, but you also cant deny they scored less and less as the season wore on, that Brady was taking more direct shots from defenders and our defense was spending more and more time having to go right back into the game after another 3 and out and wearing down.
The almost perfect season could have happened, all Josh Mac had to do was go back to power running the ball and converting on the short downs, creating inventive short/screen passes in concert with a heavy dose of running. Allow Dante Scarnecchia to dust off some of those old running plays and blocking schemes allowing his lineman to punch those other guys in the mouth instead of taking shot after shot as Tom drops back in yet another 7 step drop. In 2007 the passing game fizzled at the end... yes the very end, but the end nevertheless.
The goal is to win the superbowl, not win the fantasy football pool. All I can remember is a huge underdog Patriot team whupping the high powered passing offense of the Rams to usher in a new age of football for PAT's fans in their first super bowl victory. It didnt matter how many points we won by that season, just that we won.