Re: pats = same old problem - defense
posted at 9/20/2011 1:52 PM EDT
In Response to Re: pats = same old problem - defense
[QUOTE] The comments claiming our defense is pretty good because our stats are almost as good or as bad as the Packers defensive stats is ridiculous. A lot of Green Bay Packers fans (and coaches I'm sure) are seriously worried about their defense. I'm pretty confident that the Packers will not be winning another super bowl this year if their defense keeps playing the way it has so far. These comments that the game has changed and defenses are not as important as they once were is a crock. The Pats lost the superbowl in 2007 because of great defense. They lost in the playoffs the last two years because the other teams defenses outplayed ours dramatically. There is no shame in allowing a great quarterback like Manning, Rivers or Brees put up big numbers against you but watching Sanchez and Henne do it too you is pretty sad. If you want to argue that the Pats defense is complicated and the short training camp is causing a learning curve and it will improve is fine but to say it is obviously good right now and the rest of us who disagree are stupid is myopic at best.
Posted by ccnsd[/QUOTE]
I disagree a little and I didn''t say Defense isn't important
Defenses are very important but the deck has now been stacked against them
The game has changed: 5 yd the bump and run rules, QB roughing the passer,
a plethors of Gates like TE's, the less importnace of RB's, not to mention the size and speed of the players, Great offensive plays just cannot be stopped.
The SD game exhibited all of this. (SD 1st td = Floyd 2 great indefensible
catches), the roughing the pass call, our 2 TE's - effective running but
not the center of the game plan.
We are in
"The Gunslinger Era"
There are at least 15 qb's that can have great games-
If a qb is mobile, gets the ball off quickly, is accurate the D has a hard time
making stops in the middle of the field - only in the Red Zone, where the space is compressed, do they have a chance against a top rated Offense.
Henne and Rogers both put up #'s but then made mistakes
with the D making big plays- (Henne had a great game for him)
BTW - why SD ran instead of passed on 4th down is beyond me;
this is one area we have greatly improved - our run D
I would not run on the Pats 4th and 1 yd line
I have to admit the team that is starting to scare me the most is Detroit -
they have a Dline like the Giants did and a real Gunslinger QB-
WE however have the fastest and deadliest Gunslinger with a D that
can make plays.
We will win the SB if: the Oline gives TB time to throw.
We will not know that until the playoffs.
It will probably be very tense.