Re: PATRIOTS DEFENSE
posted at 10/27/2009 11:35 AM EDT
In Response to Re: PATRIOTS DEFENSE
[QUOTE]I am not as optimistic about the Pats defense. Over the past few years they always seem to be a step slow getting to the QB. Their pass rush is almost non-existent. Also, they played a terrible team last week and the wek before and they still could not get to the QB. Tampa had a number of plays where the receivers were wide open, Fortunately for the Pats, the receivers either dropped the ball, the QB did not see the wide open receiver or the QB threw a miserable pass. These things will come back to haunt the Pats against good teams and especially the Colts and NO. I think the Pats are afraid to blitz because of the secondary or they just do not have the talent to get to the QB. Either way, the defense is not championship caliber talent.
Posted by goodsport[/QUOTE]
Im going to have to agree with that a little bit. In the Tennesse game the recievers couldnt hold on to the ball to save thier life and I dont think the pats recorded any sacks against Collins.
In the tampa game, they just have bad qb's in there. Their was a couple of dropped balls but overall the qb was pretty bad.
When they did play against a good QB (Flacco&Orton) they have allowed over 300 passing yards.
I think that playing Ten&Tampa helped thier confidence and got them more comfortable in the system.
We continue to speculate and give our opinion about this defense, but we all know that these next few weeks will give us a real indication on how much they have improved.
Also, as good as Meriweather has been playing he still need to improve his tackling.
Before I forget, the TD against Butler in the Tampa game was a little indication that they still need to improve. A good qb makes those throws most of the time. Its up to the DB to defend it and Butler didnt even know where the ball was at.