Re: Pats/Ravens Reflection
posted at 12/23/2013 5:34 AM EST
In response to IrishMob7's comment:
First of all, let me clarify how proud I am of this team. Upon **sober** reflection and review of the DVR (thank God for that invention) , let me say something….. What a game!!!! Beautiful weather and beautiful atmosphere for a motherfuc*kin azz-whoppin!!!! If you can’t tell from my opening statement: I’m so proud of this team. What a performance in a hostile environment. I was at the game and the fans were ruthless. The Pats came in and straight smacked them in the freaking mouth!
This is exactly what I was looking for from this squad. A playoff type atmosphere, the defense and offense coming out hungry, Belichick throwing out one of his brilliant gameplans, and Brady channeling his inner fuc*king clutchness; absolutely beautiful. It was just an absolute brilliant gameplan on both offense and defense. They kept the defense honest with the run and then hammered them with the pass and play action. The D stepped up the whole game even when the game was out of hand instead of the usual bend but don’t break bullsh*t. They kept the offense honest with the mixing of zone and man schemes. For once, they finally got some pressure on the QB. Siliga, Jones*2, and NINK kept pressure on Flacco all game while the secondary kept their coverage. Brilliant. This is what a lot of us have been looking for in the past 5 playoffs. They are down…what? like 5 starters on D? They played great. Turnovers is what makes this D special and they clarified their forte. Just great.
On offense: no words. I seriously have no other words to describe but greatness. Some runs were bad, but they stuck to it!!! What a revelation! They had some negative runs, the DLine penetrated and stopped Blount/Ridley(he sux btw) in the backfield but they stuck to it!!! Just great. Brady f*cking picked that D apart once they got the run going. A D that usually has his number in the past but he whipped out his schl*ong(i can't say that?) and said suck it motherfu*ckers. A beautiful mix of pass, run, play action, and half back screens. I love it. No other words.
The entire team kept their composure on the sideline but kept a well-balanced tenaciousness and professionalism throughout the entire game. Even after the turnovers created the opportunity to seal the game, the entire team, both offense and defense, kept their focus and got after it. This is the type of effort that everybody here has been hoping/praying for even after key players went down. I know they can go deep in the playoffs if they keep this tenacity on both D and O.
This was arguably the biggest game of the Ravens season and the Pats came out and smacked them in the mouth both on D and O. I am so freaking happy that they showed me this balance that I can’t help but scream and yell in euphoria. If they keep this balance, composure and tenaciousness on both sides of the ball, I don’t see a god damn team in the NFL that is going to stop them.
LONG LIVE BRADY AND BELICHICK BABY!!!!
Also, as critical as I am of Mankins, he played tremendously. I wanted to note that. He kept Suggs/Dumerville/Ngata at bay the entire game even though he was playing out of position. He really proved his worth today. BTW, where are all the Welker apologists? Edelman baby!!!!!!!!!
Lastly, can I say that Ravens fans are some of the most classless bunches of dogshitttt in the NFL? Me and a buddy of mine had to whoop this guy’s azz (who got kicked out after the scuffle btw) for throwing a beer cup at one of our lady friend’s back. What a di*ck. Other than that, great freaking night. Go Pats baby!!!!!!!!!
(Lastly lastly, I promise, how about clinching another divisional title?!!?!?!? The best thing to ever happen to the Patriots organization is the combination of Kraf/Brady/Belichick!!!)
CHEERS MY BROTHERS/SISTERS!
You captured it all, Irish. Nice post. I would offer one thing - try to come out of your shell just a skosh, 'k? You're taking this win much too much in stride. ;)