Re: Patriots/Giants SB Rematch
posted at 1/22/2012 11:55 PM EST
As I said on another thread, Tom needs to loosen up in playoff games like he does in regular season games.
He didn't have a great 2007 superbowl, (yes, he was playing injured) but since then, he's been tight, forced, and making bad decisions.
He needs to realize that this D that has shown up the last couple of weeks is good enough to win without him having to score 36 or more points. He needs to tune out all of the naysayers and his own demons about his post season play.
Today it appeared the only receiver he really trusted was Wes and felt he had to force the ball to his other receivers. It didn't seem to me the Raven's defensive line was giving him that much pressure that he couldn't have taken that extra split second for the recievers to break. Granted, the coverage was much tighter than most games we played, but I think he hurried himself wanting to shake out his demons.
If he relaxes, if everyone stays healthy, if Vince, Spike, Anderson, Chung, & Mayo play like they did today, we win.
Let's face it, we survived Tom's turnovers, no other playoff team this season has survived their turnovers.