Progress of the Defense.

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    Progress of the Defense.

    started the year awful. had a decent game agains the jets. followed it up by a better game vs the high powered cowboys. then sunday came and the 3rd down defense was dissapointing.

    The question is, what happened?

    Bodden released - He wasnt even playing much so why should that matter?
    Dowling IR - Hasn't played since chargers game.

    So you know what that leaves us with.

    A. bad gameplan
    B. bad exexcution
    C. both

    To anyone with a brain, it was C. the coaches blitzed too much and left the middle wide open. At the same time, the players weren't doing their jobs.

    They will bounce back.
     
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    [QUOTE]Sorry but what was wrong with the defense on Sunday?  They let the Steelers in the endzone twice all game and held the Steelers to 6 points in the second half.  Getting off the field is nice and all but the most important thing for the defense is to not give up points and the Pats succeeded in that area on Sunday.  If the offense can't score points that is not the defense's problem.
    Posted by themightypatriotz[/QUOTE]


    What was wrong? WHAT WAS WRONG? How about letting BR march down the field at will and eat up gobs of clock keeping our O off the field? It's not always about the points alone, not that 23 points is anything to beat your chest about.

    Nobody's wanting to pin any medals on the O, but acting as if THAT was good D is ridiculous.
     
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    [QUOTE]Sorry but what was wrong with the defense on Sunday?  They let the Steelers in the endzone twice all game and held the Steelers to 6 points in the second half.  Getting off the field is nice and all but the most important thing for the defense is to not give up points and the Pats succeeded in that area on Sunday.  If the offense can't score points that is not the defense's problem.
    Posted by themightypatriotz[/QUOTE]

    Steelers punted once and they caused 1 pick. I guess that's good in your estimation. You may be shocked to find out that it is easier to score when you cause the oppostion to punt which often creates better field position making it easier to score points. It is harder to score starting from around the 20 every drive due to a FG or TD.
     
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    Sorry but what was wrong with the defense on Sunday?  They let the Steelers in the endzone twice all game and held the Steelers to 6 points in the second half.  Getting off the field is nice and all but the most important thing for the defense is to not give up points and the Pats succeeded in that area on Sunday.  If the offense can't score points that is not the defense's problem.
     
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    To me this game was about Time of Possession. Steelers kept Brady (on a clinker day due in large part to lebeau's D)off the field and the O did not get enough opportunities and failed to execute when they did. Lost a very tough road game to a tough team.
     
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    23 points against the Steelers is good D.  O just had to score 24. 
     
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    [QUOTE]23 points against the Steelers is good D.  O just had to score 24. 
    Posted by themightypatriotz[/QUOTE]

    Did the Colts (the 62 point defense Colts) play good D against Pitt then?  I think the offense deserves some of the blame for this loss, but to argue that the Patriots defense played well is something I cannot agree with.  Offense, Defense and ST did not play their best on Sunday.
     
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    [QUOTE]Rusty, dead last in total defense. I can't make this stuff up. The fact you and some others think the D was mediocre to ok completely baffles me. You keep referring to points allowed which is totally misleading. The got abused in every way. Call me a whiner all you want but the truth is the stats don't lie.
    Posted by HOTBLITZ[/QUOTE]

    It really is pointless to argue with the guy, because unless Belichick comes right out and says, "our defense stinks, it's a laughing stock, rusty it's ok - come off the ledge - this "rebuilding" of the defense is a farce bad bill of goods that you got sold on...sorry even I can't listen to your idiocy any longer", then he won't believe it. Why? Because he's too busy guzzling kool-aid and has to follow through with the premise that the defense is getting better. It all stems back to a pre season game against St.Lois a couple of years ago - he stood up for the defense - he was told the defense would be the downfall of this team...he's blamed every loss on the offense since. It's embarrassing really. 
     
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    Statistics  

     



    Game Stats
    Rk Team G Pts/G TotPts Scrm Plys Yds/G Yds/P 1st/G 3rd Md 3rd Att 3rd Pct 4th Md 4th Att 4th Pct Pen Pen Yds ToP/G FUM Lost
    1 Baltimore Ravens 7 15.7 110 440 263.3 4.2 16.1 28 98 29 4 10 40 52 506 30:05 18 9
    2 Pittsburgh Steelers 8 17.4 139 462 270.8 4.7 16.8 39 104 38 4 7 57 53 429 26:36 4 1
    3 Houston Texans 8 18.1 145 466 286.8 4.9 17.4 31 96 32 3 6 50 47 380 26:29 9 4
    4 Cincinnati Bengals 7 17.6 123 438 297.4 4.8 16.3 35 99 35 2 5 40 49 329 29:28 13 8
    5 Cleveland Browns 7 20 140 432 299.1 4.8 16.7 35 99 35 3 7 43 40 324 28:46 11 4
    6 San Diego Chargers 7 22.7 159 396 303.6 5.4 17.7 36 80 45 1 2 50 47 430 26:57 4 3
    7 Jacksonville Jaguars 8 20.4 163 497 307.0 4.9 16.6 47 116 40 3 4 75 57 482 30:24 7 3
    8 New York Jets 7 21.7 152 446 323.6 5.1 18.6 29 91 32 0 3 0 46 346 30:47 12 5
    9 Dallas Cowboys 7 23.1 162 434 328.3 5.3 20.0 41 93 44 1 3 33 34 219 29:08 10 5
    10 San Francisco 49ers 7 15.3 107 446 329.1 5.2 18.3 32 97 33 5 7 71 50 439 29:03 17 7
    11 Philadelphia Eagles 7 21.7 152 404 330.6 5.7 18.1 28 83 34 4 7 57 41 313 26:26 6 2
    12 Detroit Lions 8 18.4 147 530 331.2 5.0 18.5 32 110 29 2 10 20 76 580 31:13 14 7
    13 Seattle Seahawks 7 23.1 162 476 340.0 5.0 19.9 40 107 37 1 2 50 40 370 35:21 8 2
    14 Washington Redskins 7 19.9 139 432 343.6 5.6 17.3 31 92 34 2 5 40 60 480 30:33 16 4
    15 New Orleans Saints 8 23.6 189 493 346.0 5.6 18.9 40 106 38 2 8 25 51 408 27:26 9 4
    16 New York Giants 7 23.4 164 458 355.3 5.4 19.9 34 98 35 7 11 64 49 416 30:24 14 6
    17 Carolina Panthers 8 25.9 207 473 358.8 6.1 19.2 47 102 46 2 6 33 46 431 29:11 12 5
    18 Tennessee Titans 7 20.7 145 486 363.9 5.2 22.3 48 105 46 3 11 27 39 323 32:40 6 2
    19 Atlanta Falcons 7 23.3 163 432 364.0 5.9 20.0 40 91 44 3 5 60 50 406 29:32 11 4
    20 Denver Broncos 7 28.6 200 462 367.4 5.6 20.3 38 95 40 1 4 25 42 372 32:45 9 5
    21 Minnesota Vikings 8 24.9 199 520 368.0 5.7 21.2 46 106 43 3 6 50 44 384 30:56 10 5
    22 Kansas City Chiefs 7 24.3 170 456 373.6 5.7 20.0 39 96 41 4 8 50 49 415 32:26 10 2
    23 Chicago Bears 7 21.4 150 449 380.6 5.9 18.7 34 95 36 2 6 33 56 396 30:08 8 4
    23 Miami Dolphins 7 23.7 166 456 380.6 5.8 19.7 41 100 41 2 3 67 45 416 30:43 7 2
    25 Oakland Raiders 7 25.4 178 485 382.9 5.5 24.3 43 98 44 2 6 33 46 405 30:12 7 4
    26 Buffalo Bills 7 21 147 439 385.9 6.2 21.7 30 80 38 4 6 67 35 375 28:09 6 4
    27 Arizona Cardinals 7 26.1 183 485 390.7 5.6 24.3 34 90 38 1 2 50 53 386 31:42 6 4
    28 Green Bay Packers 7 20.1 141 444 391.0 6.2 20.7 39 90 43 2 8 25 43 339 27:48 8 3
    29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 24.1 169 441 391.1 6.2 21.6 27 80 34 2 4 50 46 370 29:41 11 6
    30 St. Louis Rams 7 27.4 192 474 392.1 5.8 21.9 43 99 43 4 6 67 42 352 31:48 8 3
    31 Indianapolis Colts 8 31.5 252 550 402.9 5.9 23.0 55 112 49 3 3 100 45 423 35:06 8 4
    32 New England Patriots 7 22.9 160 463 424.1 6.4 23.7 41 89 46 4 8 50 58 482 31:50 6 3
     
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    I'm sure Belichick is sitting in his office right now thinking about how good his defense is. He's probably already been contacted by the nfl network to do some voice overs for their "A Football Life...the Patriot 2011-12 defense". I can see it now...after "rebuilding" their defense, the Patriot's stocked up with the likes of the immortal Rob Nincovich, Alex Molden, Gary Guyton, Shaun Ellis, James Ihedigbo, Jermaine Cunningham, Ras-I Dowling,  Kyle Love...this infusion of talent helped overcome a lack of production from their dreaded offense and quarterback (who clearly was at fault for all their loses prior). LMAO!!

    If our offense was the reason for our loses this year and lasts...then they are also the reason for any and all victories, because this defense has done next to nothing for us.

    We should try this, just dress the offense for the game, when the opposing offense is on the field just have our defense yell obscenities from the sideline. At the very least our offense will get the ball back quicker and have a better chance of scoring points to keep up. 
     
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    Rusty, dead last in total defense. I can't make this stuff up.

    The fact you and some others think the D was mediocre to ok completely baffles me.

    You keep referring to points allowed which is totally misleading. The got abused in every way.

    Call me a whiner all you want but the truth is the stats don't lie.
     
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    [QUOTE]Statistics         By Player Category By Player Position By Team Category Game Stats Rk Team G Pts/G TotPts Scrm Plys Yds/G Yds/P 1st/G 3rd Md 3rd Att 3rd Pct 4th Md 4th Att 4th Pct Pen Pen Yds ToP/G FUM Lost 1 Baltimore Ravens 7 15.7 110 440 263.3 4.2 16.1 28 98 29 4 10 40 52 506 30:05 18 9 2 Pittsburgh Steelers 8 17.4 139 462 270.8 4.7 16.8 39 104 38 4 7 57 53 429 26:36 4 1 3 Houston Texans 8 18.1 145 466 286.8 4.9 17.4 31 96 32 3 6 50 47 380 26:29 9 4 4 Cincinnati Bengals 7 17.6 123 438 297.4 4.8 16.3 35 99 35 2 5 40 49 329 29:28 13 8 5 Cleveland Browns 7 20 140 432 299.1 4.8 16.7 35 99 35 3 7 43 40 324 28:46 11 4 6 San Diego Chargers 7 22.7 159 396 303.6 5.4 17.7 36 80 45 1 2 50 47 430 26:57 4 3 7 Jacksonville Jaguars 8 20.4 163 497 307.0 4.9 16.6 47 116 40 3 4 75 57 482 30:24 7 3 8 New York Jets 7 21.7 152 446 323.6 5.1 18.6 29 91 32 0 3 0 46 346 30:47 12 5 9 Dallas Cowboys 7 23.1 162 434 328.3 5.3 20.0 41 93 44 1 3 33 34 219 29:08 10 5 10 San Francisco 49ers 7 15.3 107 446 329.1 5.2 18.3 32 97 33 5 7 71 50 439 29:03 17 7 11 Philadelphia Eagles 7 21.7 152 404 330.6 5.7 18.1 28 83 34 4 7 57 41 313 26:26 6 2 12 Detroit Lions 8 18.4 147 530 331.2 5.0 18.5 32 110 29 2 10 20 76 580 31:13 14 7 13 Seattle Seahawks 7 23.1 162 476 340.0 5.0 19.9 40 107 37 1 2 50 40 370 35:21 8 2 14 Washington Redskins 7 19.9 139 432 343.6 5.6 17.3 31 92 34 2 5 40 60 480 30:33 16 4 15 New Orleans Saints 8 23.6 189 493 346.0 5.6 18.9 40 106 38 2 8 25 51 408 27:26 9 4 16 New York Giants 7 23.4 164 458 355.3 5.4 19.9 34 98 35 7 11 64 49 416 30:24 14 6 17 Carolina Panthers 8 25.9 207 473 358.8 6.1 19.2 47 102 46 2 6 33 46 431 29:11 12 5 18 Tennessee Titans 7 20.7 145 486 363.9 5.2 22.3 48 105 46 3 11 27 39 323 32:40 6 2 19 Atlanta Falcons 7 23.3 163 432 364.0 5.9 20.0 40 91 44 3 5 60 50 406 29:32 11 4 20 Denver Broncos 7 28.6 200 462 367.4 5.6 20.3 38 95 40 1 4 25 42 372 32:45 9 5 21 Minnesota Vikings 8 24.9 199 520 368.0 5.7 21.2 46 106 43 3 6 50 44 384 30:56 10 5 22 Kansas City Chiefs 7 24.3 170 456 373.6 5.7 20.0 39 96 41 4 8 50 49 415 32:26 10 2 23 Chicago Bears 7 21.4 150 449 380.6 5.9 18.7 34 95 36 2 6 33 56 396 30:08 8 4 23 Miami Dolphins 7 23.7 166 456 380.6 5.8 19.7 41 100 41 2 3 67 45 416 30:43 7 2 25 Oakland Raiders 7 25.4 178 485 382.9 5.5 24.3 43 98 44 2 6 33 46 405 30:12 7 4 26 Buffalo Bills 7 21 147 439 385.9 6.2 21.7 30 80 38 4 6 67 35 375 28:09 6 4 27 Arizona Cardinals 7 26.1 183 485 390.7 5.6 24.3 34 90 38 1 2 50 53 386 31:42 6 4 28 Green Bay Packers 7 20.1 141 444 391.0 6.2 20.7 39 90 43 2 8 25 43 339 27:48 8 3 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 24.1 169 441 391.1 6.2 21.6 27 80 34 2 4 50 46 370 29:41 11 6 30 St. Louis Rams 7 27.4 192 474 392.1 5.8 21.9 43 99 43 4 6 67 42 352 31:48 8 3 31 Indianapolis Colts 8 31.5 252 550 402.9 5.9 23.0 55 112 49 3 3 100 45 423 35:06 8 4 32 New England Patriots 7 22.9 160 463 424.1 6.4 23.7 41 89 46 4 8 50 58 482 31:50 6 3
    Posted by HOTBLITZ[/QUOTE]

    Is it me or can you not get any lower than dead last? Yet this is confusing to some. Perhaps they can add a 33rd or 34th ranked defense so a very small microcosm of koolaiders will have an argument that (although ridiculous) will be just plain old embarrassing.
     
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    [QUOTE]Rusty, dead last in total defense. I can't make this stuff up. The fact you and some others think the D was mediocre to ok completely baffles me. You keep referring to points allowed which is totally misleading. The got abused in every way. Call me a whiner all you want but the truth is the stats don't lie.
    Posted by HOTBLITZ[/QUOTE]

    You're looking at it all wrong.  That is 32nd best.
     
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    [QUOTE]Sorry but what was wrong with the defense on Sunday?  They let the Steelers in the endzone twice all game and held the Steelers to 6 points in the second half.  Getting off the field is nice and all but the most important thing for the defense is to not give up points and the Pats succeeded in that area on Sunday.  If the offense can't score points that is not the defense's problem.
    Posted by themightypatriotz[/QUOTE]

    The truth. But you can't convince hotblitz
     
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    [QUOTE]Statistics         By Player Category By Player Position By Team Category Game Stats Rk Team G Pts/G TotPts Scrm Plys Yds/G Yds/P 1st/G 3rd Md 3rd Att 3rd Pct 4th Md 4th Att 4th Pct Pen Pen Yds ToP/G FUM Lost 1 Baltimore Ravens 7 15.7 110 440 263.3 4.2 16.1 28 98 29 4 10 40 52 506 30:05 18 9 2 Pittsburgh Steelers 8 17.4 139 462 270.8 4.7 16.8 39 104 38 4 7 57 53 429 26:36 4 1 3 Houston Texans 8 18.1 145 466 286.8 4.9 17.4 31 96 32 3 6 50 47 380 26:29 9 4 4 Cincinnati Bengals 7 17.6 123 438 297.4 4.8 16.3 35 99 35 2 5 40 49 329 29:28 13 8 5 Cleveland Browns 7 20 140 432 299.1 4.8 16.7 35 99 35 3 7 43 40 324 28:46 11 4 6 San Diego Chargers 7 22.7 159 396 303.6 5.4 17.7 36 80 45 1 2 50 47 430 26:57 4 3 7 Jacksonville Jaguars 8 20.4 163 497 307.0 4.9 16.6 47 116 40 3 4 75 57 482 30:24 7 3 8 New York Jets 7 21.7 152 446 323.6 5.1 18.6 29 91 32 0 3 0 46 346 30:47 12 5 9 Dallas Cowboys 7 23.1 162 434 328.3 5.3 20.0 41 93 44 1 3 33 34 219 29:08 10 5 10 San Francisco 49ers 7 15.3 107 446 329.1 5.2 18.3 32 97 33 5 7 71 50 439 29:03 17 7 11 Philadelphia Eagles 7 21.7 152 404 330.6 5.7 18.1 28 83 34 4 7 57 41 313 26:26 6 2 12 Detroit Lions 8 18.4 147 530 331.2 5.0 18.5 32 110 29 2 10 20 76 580 31:13 14 7 13 Seattle Seahawks 7 23.1 162 476 340.0 5.0 19.9 40 107 37 1 2 50 40 370 35:21 8 2 14 Washington Redskins 7 19.9 139 432 343.6 5.6 17.3 31 92 34 2 5 40 60 480 30:33 16 4 15 New Orleans Saints 8 23.6 189 493 346.0 5.6 18.9 40 106 38 2 8 25 51 408 27:26 9 4 16 New York Giants 7 23.4 164 458 355.3 5.4 19.9 34 98 35 7 11 64 49 416 30:24 14 6 17 Carolina Panthers 8 25.9 207 473 358.8 6.1 19.2 47 102 46 2 6 33 46 431 29:11 12 5 18 Tennessee Titans 7 20.7 145 486 363.9 5.2 22.3 48 105 46 3 11 27 39 323 32:40 6 2 19 Atlanta Falcons 7 23.3 163 432 364.0 5.9 20.0 40 91 44 3 5 60 50 406 29:32 11 4 20 Denver Broncos 7 28.6 200 462 367.4 5.6 20.3 38 95 40 1 4 25 42 372 32:45 9 5 21 Minnesota Vikings 8 24.9 199 520 368.0 5.7 21.2 46 106 43 3 6 50 44 384 30:56 10 5 22 Kansas City Chiefs 7 24.3 170 456 373.6 5.7 20.0 39 96 41 4 8 50 49 415 32:26 10 2 23 Chicago Bears 7 21.4 150 449 380.6 5.9 18.7 34 95 36 2 6 33 56 396 30:08 8 4 23 Miami Dolphins 7 23.7 166 456 380.6 5.8 19.7 41 100 41 2 3 67 45 416 30:43 7 2 25 Oakland Raiders 7 25.4 178 485 382.9 5.5 24.3 43 98 44 2 6 33 46 405 30:12 7 4 26 Buffalo Bills 7 21 147 439 385.9 6.2 21.7 30 80 38 4 6 67 35 375 28:09 6 4 27 Arizona Cardinals 7 26.1 183 485 390.7 5.6 24.3 34 90 38 1 2 50 53 386 31:42 6 4 28 Green Bay Packers 7 20.1 141 444 391.0 6.2 20.7 39 90 43 2 8 25 43 339 27:48 8 3 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 24.1 169 441 391.1 6.2 21.6 27 80 34 2 4 50 46 370 29:41 11 6 30 St. Louis Rams 7 27.4 192 474 392.1 5.8 21.9 43 99 43 4 6 67 42 352 31:48 8 3 31 Indianapolis Colts 8 31.5 252 550 402.9 5.9 23.0 55 112 49 3 3 100 45 423 35:06 8 4 32 New England Patriots 7 22.9 160 463 424.1 6.4 23.7 41 89 46 4 8 50 58 482 31:50 6 3
    Posted by HOTBLITZ[/QUOTE]

    LOL, what's this prove? The Packers are 6-0
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Progress of the Defense. : The truth. But you can't convince hotblitz
    Posted by kansaspatriot[/QUOTE]

    Kansas, I live and die Patriots. More then anything else in the world watching my pats is my out. No matter how rough work may be throughout the week or whatever I go through on a daily basis I know I can always look forward to sundays.

    Forgive me for saying what I see and what the stats show. I would give anything for the pats to turn it around on D and I'm rooting for them big time. When I get rips from all my buddies about how the pats are going nowhere fast cause the d can't stop a nose bleed I defend them to no end, saying they will evolve and do there part. Up until this point I don't see it.

    I would love for you or anyone to point out where and how this unit will get better, cause as of right now they are DEAD LAST in total defense yet I get heck for being dissapointed in them. People like yourself telling me I'm out of line and a whiner for calling them out. Dude stats don't lie.

    I hate to break it to you but you and are part of a 1% minority that thinks the defense is doing ok. Read  up, rewatch the game, look at the stats, better yet go look at the 03 defense if you wanna see what a real one really looks like.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Progress of the Defense. : LOL, what's this prove? The Packers are 6-0
    Posted by kansaspatriot[/QUOTE]

    Umm, I guess you havent looked at who the pack have played..

    It's a joke. They almost have the easiest schedule in the league. That's why they have zero losses.

    Shall I name there opponent's?
     
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    After being on the fielf almost the entire game, the defense kept the Pats in the game.  They essentially lost by a touchdown.

    Yes, they get picked apart, but this loss was on the offense.

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Progress of the Defense. : Umm, I guess you havent looked at who the pack have played.. It's a joke. They almost have the easiest schedule in the league. That's why they have zero losses. Shall I name there opponent's?
    Posted by HOTBLITZ[/QUOTE]

    At the same time, the Bills have actually played a tougher schedule and the 49ers have played just as tough and have a better record.
     
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    The fact of the matter is at some point you're going to have to win a game with defense. The offense isn't going to score 25+ every game. This defense has flashes of brilliance like the Dallas game and then the next game throw a stinker. Its so frustrating to watch but its in there somewhere. Just need to find some consistency. The strength of this team is by far the offense so they need to be held to a higher standard so I agree with Rusty and the rest of the posters that said the offense lost this game. It is painful watching them line up in the same spread formation over and over. Hopefully they come out against New York like they did Oakland. Bottom line is all 3 units were so out of synch. Very unPatriot-like coming off a bye, time to tee up on the Gmen
     
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    Pretty hard to out score  the other team when you have the ball for 20 minutes vs the other team at 40! Gimme a break the offense is a top 5 offense while our D is dead last-6.41 yards per play will not cut it my friend!In Response to Re: Progress of the Defense.:
    [QUOTE]The reality is, the D were mediocre off a Bye and the offense was awful only scoring 17 points, ignoring the run game yet again. Maybe the thread should be about the regression of the offense?  Dallas 13 points at home, off a Bye, barely 17 points against Pitt? Not really good. At all. They continue to not maximize their time and lose out on drives, with usually no points whatsoever on the majority of them. Even their lone TD in the first half was literally due to the D setting them up for it. I expect my offense to dictate off a Bye with wrinkles, new plays, sustaining drives, etc. We didn't see that yet again in that base shotgun and it's very concerning. When you start your first two drives in each as 3 and outs, we got a preparation and execution problem. Unless they are hiding injuries, why Faulk started at ag 35 after a year out of football, I have literally no idea.  We all love Faulk, but it's clear when we don't hammer and establish that run, our offense and defense struggles.  Heck, our STs struggles. Overall, I felt this was BB's worst coached regular season game this year and off a Bye in his entire career. First he released Bodden, then he played too much zone on D in the first half (wait till half to play some man), and the onside kick then is still a headscratcher. Not a good week for BB, the 3rd down D, Bill O'Brien or Tom Brady.  But, for the D, it was playing 4-3 and not 3-4 bottling up Big Rapelisturd like they did last year. Late to adjust, weaker gameplan.   Prior to the Bye the D was ascenidng nicely. The offense still really concerns me week in and week out. I dont' see us doing well in the playoffs with a finesse, shotgun base offense. My answer to your question is: C I give the D a B-, the offense a C as grades.
    Posted by RidingWithTheKing[/QUOTE]
     

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