Re: Tale of two halves… part2
posted at 9/23/2010 10:05 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Tale of two halves… part2
[QUOTE]While I agree the play calling could be better, the biggest issue is with the defense. We won with Big Charlie calling the plays because our defense could get off the field. Our defense didn't give up big plays and held opponents to field goals instead of TD's in the red zone. Right now, the defense gives up long drives and TD's. This puts pressure on the offense and causes the offense to change its game plan. Notice how the offense (play calling) in the first half was different than the 2nd half? What else in the game caused that? It was because the Jets pounded the ball down the field on our D and the D gave up TD's. Next thing you knew, the Jets were winning and the Pats offense went into panic mode. It is much more of a defensive issue than an offensive one. Big Charlie never ochestrated the 2007 offensive power house that we witnessed. The offense was seldom put in a position of panic because the defense could keep teams out of the red zone.
Posted by 4Adam13[/QUOTE]
Brilliant assessment statmaster, it's the defense's fault for putting too much pressure on the offense...
Here's an interesting stat; we scored 0 points in the 3rd quarter and 0 points in the 4th quarter...
Tom Brady was intercepted twice and Mesko punted twice, are you even watching the right game? The Jets won the time of possession battle even though we were winning it at the half, which means their offense was on the field most of the entire second half and ours couldn't do anything except hand the ball back to the Jets... get a clue.
Moreover our offense is supposed to be our strength and it's supposed to protect our young, rebuilding defense; instead it hangs them out to dry with 3 and outs and interceptions.
The best defense in the world will not last if it has to play the whole second half, the least O'Brien could have done was to go for some first downs so the D could catch their breath, but no, he thought it was more prudent to go downfield just so the Jets could get the ball back faster..."Notice how the offense (play calling) in the first half was different than the 2nd half? What else in the game caused that? It was because the Jets pounded the ball down the field on our D and the D gave up TD's. Next thing you knew, the Jets were winning and the Pats offense went into panic mode."
Another brillaint deduction statmeister but we actually kicked off to start the second half, our defense stopped them and forced them to punt! With a lead in hand the offense went in to "panic mode" so you sound pretty silly when you blame the defense for stinking up the joint..."Big Charlie never ochestrated the 2007 offensive power house that we witnessed. The offense was seldom put in a position of panic because the defense could keep teams out of the red zone."
Maybe you forgot but we won two Super Bowls and numerous playoff games on last second field goals, the offense never "panicked" because Weis called all the right plays to put them into position to win, but it was a highly stressful position to be in and the offense and Vinatieri won the day not the defense.
In 2007 we didn't win anything, you don't get the Lombardi trophy because you had great stats.
You want some stats stataroney; when Charlie Weis was coordinator Tom Brady had the highest 3rd down completion percentage and red zone percentage nearly every season; last sunday we converted 5 out of 11 third down attempts and 1 out of 3 red zone attempts. Stop playing fantasy football, your values are getting distorted.
Here's another stat; Charlie Weis 5 championship rings, Bill Parcells and Belichick without Weis... zero rings.
PS Maroney is gone now so move on and maybe you can explain why we didn't run the ball in the 2nd half since we're so much better off without him?