Re: Safety play
posted at 9/24/2013 11:08 AM EDT
In response to wozzy's comment:
In response to pezz4pats' comment:
We are talking about a D that has played against;
A rookie QB in his first NFL start
A rookie QB in his second NFL start
A QB that is so disconnected that he couldn't even bother to show up for his team picture.
A little perspective, please.
Rookie or no EJ Manuel is playing like a seasoned vet, he has an 87 QB rating, is completing about 60% of his passes, has 4 TD's to 1 INT. Geno Smith is also playing better than expected with his team sitting at 2-1.
There are no easy games in the NFL, especially early in the year when every team for the most part have their full rosters.
Our safeties have played well, Duron Harmon looks like a solid pro in the making... so much for the moaning and groaning about that pick.
Well, one would expect those rookies to improve as they get acclimated to the NFL as one would expect the Pats receivers to improve with experience. They didn't look too good in their first 2 starts with their 29% completion percentage. Neither did those QB's.
Do you think the Pats D would be worthy if the schedule wasn't so kind?
What if they started with the next 3 games, and hit Buff, Jets, and Tampa, 4-6?
Do you think they would be second then?
Just for fun, throw in the fact that the O is averaging 19 points a game and the D will probably not have the luxury of a lead.