Re: Patriots sign Donte Stallworth
posted at 3/19/2012 6:42 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Patriots sign Donte Stallworth
[QUOTE]It is not arrogance on Brady's part it is our offensive philosophy to throw the ball early and often. As good as Brady is he is just another player on this team. In 2006 we realized that Brady didn't have very good weapons so we went and got him some and he lit a fire under the leagues pants. Now we have placed too much emphasis on the passing game and rely too much on Brady's ability alone. I blame this on the constant raping of our coaching staff. Without a mind like Charlie Weiss or his protege Josh McDaniel's we have suffered to be creative in the play calling. We have been a one dimensional offense and it stems from the coaching(or lack thereof). Brady is about as good a QB as you will ever see. Rusty for some reason won't see the light on this subject and has been possessed by the idea that Brady has turned into some kind of power hungry general who throws fits when he doesn't get his way. I don't where he gets this stuff but I still like the guy!
Posted by TrueChamp[/QUOTE]
After 2007, SB 42, Brady's trending down in postseasons losing SB 46, the Jets playoff loss, almost throwing the game away to Balt, you don't know where I get it from?
You've got to be kidding me.
I've said MANY times, I don't believe Brady is intentionally doing it. I think since 2007, the Moss/Welker infusion here, has festered in his head that he HAS to throw and be the guy to win the big games because of how many times THAT has been the way they've won many games. That's a pretty normal thing being as great as he is.
It's very similar to Pedro Martinez standing on the mound in Yankee Stadium in Game 7 in the 2003 ALCS and telling Goober Grady he was fine. Everyone one and their grandmother could see he was gassed and Williamson or Timlin and Embree needed to get up immediately, and that he wasn't fine.
I want Pedro to say that, but at the same time, it's up the people involved to make good on-field decisions.
It's up to BB to rectify this, but the on the field stuff, the audibiling, the fact Brady clearly loves to throw, etc, only he is responsible for that. I don't care who our QB is. I don't care if this was Joe Montana and it's 1991. I am saying the same thing as a 49ers fan then as I am now as a Pats fan, assuming Montana was looking average or at times bad in the postseason.
I'll say the same thing for the poor sap (Mallett) who follows in Brady's footsteps.
Frankly, I am stunned that it's come to this and we're still talking about it. After 2009, I realized the Moss/Welker formula was done. It was finally fixed in early 2010, only to revert back to it in January of 2011. The question is, WHY?
And here we are on the heels of the most frustrating Pats season of our lives, talking about the same thing, 6 weeks after losing in a SB because of the problem.
I want to win. I don't care about Brady's stats or legacy. He has himself to blame for playing poorly in the AFC title game and not staying focused in the 4th qtr of the SB.
Why is it so outlandish for me to want my team to win and me knowing we have to have better QB play in order to do it?
I am telling you right now, off these boards, this is a very big topic of discusson. My friends and family are not saying "Gee, Brady looks great!" over and over and pretending he hasn't struggled when it's counted. Some took a while to see it, but the homer delights on here wearing their Brady panties are quite sight to behold. It became very apparent during the season, and I don't feel adding more WRs is the solution.
I think it's fine to improve the position by adding quality competition like in this case here for cheap, but passing 50 times a game to use all these weapons, is by no means how they're going to fix this.
Can you imagine the problems MIke Wallace would have cause if BB was listening to some fans here? It would be Moss Part II and D's would have us diagnosed before kick off very week again and again and again.