Re: The big picture...
posted at 11/1/2011 2:10 PM EDT
In Response to Re: The big picture...
[QUOTE]True Champ agree on 99% of topics here, so I agree with True Champ's comments. We don't have elite coordinators, but that doesn't mean they aren't any good. I am hard on O'Brien, but I just wonder if they need to scale back Brady's power and control. We're basically watching Peyton Manning here. Great stats, no run game used, yet we have one, and our D is scapegoated. The difference is, we can play the way we know how. We've seen it. We've seen it. This is why I asked what you felt the source/root problem is of this team when we lose. Outside of a high turnover game, which is essentially a rare case for this team because of a Brady meltdown, just like I feel this past Sunday was with a bad gameplan, slow to adjust the gameplan, poor execution, the fixes for these flaws are able to be addressed. These SHOULD NOT be fundamental flaws. The team is better on both sides of the ball than what they were last year. So, even though Brady is like Manning right now, he can be the Brady of 2004 again if he wants. They can clean the "weaknesses" up by simply being smarter on offense with balance and not to be afraid to play more man on D, adjusting quicker, etc. Just because this team had issues in man coverage earlier in the year, doesn't mean we should abandon it. I think BB was fearful of man coverage similar to how he was in NOs in 2009. He played man, then wanted zone to be good, it blew up, and he never really was able to use it again. Here's a tell tale sign this D isn't remotely as bad as being claimed: The 2009 pass D was ranked 13th with no pass rush. We had Bodden, Sanders, Meriweather, etc, in the secondary, but the 3rd down D was clearly WORSE that year than it is this year (last week notwithstanding). There is no way on earth the 2009 D is better than this one. I felt BB over-thought the game on Sunday. I don't expect we'll see that again this year. Also, the loss speaks volumes of how much the human element comes into this game. Pitt was hellbent on coming out like a house of fire and they outplayed our players. Very much like what Cleveland was last year.
Posted by RidingWithTheKing[/QUOTE]
Seriously, you need help.
Your constant bashing of the greatest player in Patriots' history, the reigning MVP, for the sake of defending this second rate at best defense is laughable.
You're a troll and too many people here let you get away with it.