Re: Thanks To BB (Again)
posted at 11/25/2013 7:52 PM EST
In response to Low-FB-IQ's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
I'm sorry but I think he deserves the most credit for this win...by far. The defense gave up almost 300 yards in rushing. If it weren't for the wind, how many passing yards would they of had? And as for our own runners...is that even debatable at this point? I mean are we going to stand here and call them a huge part of this win? I mean they turned the ball over twice...we had to go down to our third option at that position and even he was held to pedestrian numbers despite having a long run of 35 yards. Our 7 million dollar a year receiver was even worse than Welker. How many drops did Vereen have? How many times did Brady get pummeled behind our line?
Turn the TV on or open up a news paper, I can guarantee you the entire country is talking about Tom Brady today...and rightfully so. Go find another quarterback to throw for 3 touchdowns and 335 yards in that wind/cold last night. Do you live around here? Did you go outside last night? I don't know a quarterback in the country that could of done what he did last night.
Bill Belichick is the best coach in the league and deserves tons of credit, but out on that field there was one guy mostly responsible for that win. Who on defense would you say deserved to be put into that catergory? Who on offense? Edelman? Great game, yes, but come on now.
I am not sure I follow you.
Pats were held without a point in the first half right?
I believe (not positive) that Tom was ->
10/18 for 81yds and a 67.1 QB rating.
A 55% completion rate and a 4.5 yd avg throwing. Zero TD's, zero INT's.
3/7 for 35 yards and a 58.6 QB rating.
A 42.8% completion rate and a 5 yd avg throwing. Zero TD's, zero INT's.
As a coach I've never thought of any "one" player being an MVP of a game because they had "one" very good half. That's just me.
You most certainly could argue well he got sacked a few times, could not get in rhythm because the RB's rumbled twice or any other excuse. However, if you do that you have to say things likes well Boldin did not get as much opportunity to contribute in the 2nd half running the ball because they were throwing the ball most of the time to catch up and that's why his numbers seemed not so great.
Also while Tom was working his magic in the 2nd half catching up. Who was it that was responsible, at least in part, for allowing him to do so? Did Tom go out there and also prevent the Broncos from answering his offenses scoring drives each time? ...and if you want to try and play the wind card, I believe BOTH teams played in the same elements.
As far as NO QB in the country able to do what he did last night. You don't think that is being a bit dramatic?
I certainly don't begrudge you enjoying the excellent 2nd half he had though. I thought he had a very good overall game and it was an excellent TEAM win.
The first half?
How about this, he drops back to hand off...boom...fumble...TD. He drops back to pass and....boom two guys are on him before he gets a chance to set his feet...total blind side hit resulting in a fumble. He hands off to Bolden...boom...fumble, guy thinks he's on vacation in St. Martin before his body even hits the ground. Next possesion....he drops back...boom, another unblocked rush up the middle resulting in a sack. The next drive Amendola falls down. The following drive a wide open Vereen drops a 30 yard pass. This was the first half.
And as for no other quarterback being able to play like that in the wind/cold, well a guy who is widely considered to be the best quarterback in the league couldn't do it, despite having a run game, better receivers and a 24 point lead. Who else was going to do it?
I understand the secondary played well..good...great! But you are making my point, both teams had to deal with the same elements, except one quarterback pushed the limits of the other team's secondary (that was Tom and the Bronco's defense). As for Peyton, that ball was dying on anything over ten yards...you saw it...the whole country saw it too. You see some of those sideline passes? I mean at one point I was thinking we didn't need to have any corner covering out there - the wind was that bad, it really was - it didn't effect Brady. The numbers don't lie.