Re: Pats should consider a return to a ball control offense...
posted at 8/1/2013 12:01 AM EDT
In response to russgriswold's comment:
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was it the Giant's ball control offense or due to the Giant's defense shutting down the Patriots offense. Seems to me like it was the latter. Coughlin and the Giants executed their game plan...and took the Patriot's offense out of their comfort zone.
It was the Giant's ball control offense, the style we won three championships with and should have run ourselves. They ran more, they didn't take dumb chances, they didn't turn it over twice.
Again in 2007 the Patriots led the NFL in average time per drive 3:07 minutes, we were second in time of possession. Like it or not we were a ball control offense in 07' and it didn't mean we scored less points, it meant we were balanced.
ball control offenses only work when the defense can control the opposition's offense.
Umm, SB 46 is proof positive of that:
1st half: Giants 7 points
2nd half: Giants 6 points
We ended up throwing a dumb INT early in the 4th on 1st down and then we targeted WRs and TEs too much in the 4th, one being a clock stopping Welker 2nd down drop with under 5 minutes left.
You tell me how that is ball control by our offense AFTER our D was quite good in the second half.
We shut down their run and took the game from them, allowing our offense 4 drives in the 4th to not turn it over via ball control or just kick a FG after eating clock to get into FG range.
Just on ONE of those drives! Just one!
1. Avoid any turnovers in that last qtr. FAIL
2. Eat clock and just get a FG. FAIL
We didn't play ball control, so we lost. We tried to score quickly and lacked execution in doing so.
End of story. What is the dfference between SB 42 and SB 46? Not much! Our offense sucked in each. Each was nowhere near a run first, ball control style with a lead.
They tried to throw more and more instead. That's not ball control. It's very tough to do that, unless you're executing perfectly OR you are plaing a crappy D. No one plays a crappy D in the postseason.
I fully realize your agenda, like our board trolls is to bash meanie BB and give the nice guy Brady a pass in this as a way for you to subtly deflect away from your own Gomer Manning's AWFUL postsesons himself from 2002-2005, but that won't work.
God, are you insane?
12 points in the second half. 12 not 6, you manipulative troll.
12 points on 4 possessions is a 75% scoring rate. Good grief.
4 possessions in the 4th? Try 2, liar.
Everything you just said is false. How on earth?
For someone with a photographic memory, you should at least try and remember to take the lens off.
Get this through your thick skull. You can't play ball control on offense if your D can't get off the field. PERIOD, AND THERE IS NO DEBATING THIS.. NONE!
STOP, JUST STOP!
Seriously, your personality is that of a rabid Chihuahua intent on destroying its own tail. Your powers of observation are akin to those of a bird that keeps slamming into a picture window trying to get that other bird it keeps seeing.
You are walking, talking proof that you don't have to be sentient to survive. You are, at varying times, tedious, boring, and even occasionally earth shatteringly hilarious in your idiocy, routinely childish, moronic, pathetic, wretched, disgusting, pitiful, bigoted, socially re-tarded and a LIAR!
I feel debased just for knowing you exist, and will never get over the embarrassment of belonging to the same species as you.
The IQ of the entire state of Ma, increased when you left.
Now please just Shut up and go away before you achieve the retribution your behavior merits.
Thank you for your kind attention to and expected cooperation in this matter.
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