Re: Run defense: what's the solution?!
posted at 11/26/2013 2:08 AM EST
In response to wozzy's comment:
In response to DeadAhead's comment:
WHo said Jones and Vellano are better than Vince Wilfork or Tommy Kelly?
Show me the yards allowed on the ground in the games Sopaga played in the midde for us.
PS We aren't arguing, I am slowly leading you down a path to show how much of a short sighted knee jerk reaction your premise is. There is a difference. lol
Your inference as well as many other posters here is that the Patriots haven't missed a beat since Wilfork and Kelly went on the IR because Vellano and Jones are excellent replacements. Digger's reality is closer to the truth, the remainder of the defense is greater than the sum of it's parts in relation to the rest of the league.
There's nothing knee jerk about a reaction I've stuck to since Wilfrok got hurt and you and others told me not to sweat it because Vellano was doing very good. Total BS, the defense may be playing well, but against teams who's strengths are power running and ball control we are vulnerable, unless of course the offense can score more than the opponent.
The only path you're leading me down Rusty is the one where I eventually put you on "ignore" because this will devolve into name calling by you. Saying undrafted Joe Vellano is no drop off from the premier nose tackle in the NFL, probably of his generation is a joke, not accepting that we have plummeted from 2nd to 9th best defense in the league because of his loss is even more silly. When Carolina needed a 3rd and 5 they got it easily, whether it was Newton, Tolbert or Williams running. Sopaga played against Carolina, for all the good that did.
There's a huge difference between a 350 pound, 5x Pro Bowl, 1st round draft pick Vince Wilfork and an undrafted, barely 300 pound Joe Vellano, that we're even discussing this says more about your stubborn nature than it does about the truth. You stated Vellano was a good player the day after Vince got hurt and you'd rather be right than simply face the facts.
Good post Wozzy. But of course Rusty will turn it into a name calling session full of lies and deflection.