Re: Thanks for a great year, Patriots!
posted at 1/18/2011 12:25 PM EST
In Response to Re: Thanks for a great year, Patriots!
[QUOTE]Thank you Pats - Great year. I expected 9-7, maybe 10-6. 14-2? Wow.... Youngest team in football, and more people (15) on IR than any other team in football. I think Pat fans do need to admit two things though - 1) Bellehick is brilliant, but he needs more coaching help. The Pats offense, since CHarlie Weiss has left, has shown many times to not be able to adapt to the other teams strategy 2) Brady is one of the best of all time, but he has demonstrated that he is weak with improvising. No QB is more book smart, or prepares hader. But honestly, when things are not planned for, Brady just looks clueless. Great intensity, but not great instincts. I cant tell how many times Ben Rothlesberger has made something out of less than nothing. He fights, and improvises. Big Ben isnt the student of the game that Brady is, nor do I think he is as intelligent, but his career numbers are really starting to shine. Thank God the Pats have Brady, but the fans (and the Pats) need to admit that he has his weaknesses. I hope the loss to the Jets can bring the Pats down to Earth. I really, really enjoyed this season. No reason to cry and complain because the Pats dropped a load in the playoffs. It happens. 11 out of 12 playoff teams do not win the superbowl. 6 out of 12 lose their first game. Its a tough business. I am a New England Patriots fan. Love this part of the world, and love this team. Real fans can admit the weakness in their time, and support them despite not winning it all. After the mess with the Jets, we are going to start to see who the real Pat fans are, and who just wants to root for a team that wins so they feel better about themselves.
Posted by mkulacz[/QUOTE]
Did you just compare Ben Roethlisberger to Tom Brady? Good post, but I thought that part stood out.
Tom Brady just finished the season with a 9:1 TD/INT ratio.
I'd use the Giselle curse concept before pretending Ben Roethlisberger is somwhere near Brady.
Doesn't he have the lowest QB rating in any SB? 43, right?
I couldn't disagree more with "weak while improvising". Are you watching the same QB side step in the pocket, waiting for people to get open? Sort of hard to do that with missed blocking assignments, poor playcalling, no flow or rhythm and unchecked blitzes in a shotgun/pass situation.
Why do people go from praising Pats players one week to the Debbie Downer mode the next?
These people are human, not robots. Sheesh. Plenty of blame to go around like BB said.