Re: The Bottom Line
posted at 12/16/2013 12:13 PM EST
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to agcsbill's comment:
What, most likely, is frustrating Pats fans here, injuries aside, is how lopsided the way the team has been performing these last few years. The offense scores and scores and scores.. until this year. The defense, well, just doesn't seem to defend, defend, defend. When we get late into a game and the Pats are down, there is a high level of confidence the offense can score and pull it out. Conversely, if the offense is stymied, but, the team is still ahead, the confidence in the D to stop the other team and preserve a win is significantly lacking.
Coming into this season, there was a somewhat high level of confidence this year's version of the defense may be the best we have seen in years. Then it all went to h*ll in a hand basket. Other NFL teams have suffered more than their fair share of injuries and we do need to stop acting like the Pats are leading the pack here, they are not. Just seems like it.
It's painful to think that the D has been rebuilding for 6 years now and we are no closer today as we were in 08'. It almost feels as all the progress they made is about to be lost too. I don't think they will bring Talib back and I'm not sure Ryan is ready to fill in those shoes, Wilfork is a year older now with a injury that could affect him moving forward, the completely lack of depth at DT is something I thought I'd never say about the Pats, Spikes might or might not be back after his contract, we are tied to Arringtons contract because it would cost more to dump him than to keep him at this point, and we are still looking for a SS. It seems like no matter how many draft picks are spent (and there have been a ton on D) there are just as many holes as there were a couple years ago. That's frustrating
It's painful to think that the D has been rebuilding for 6 years now and we are no closer today as we were in 08'.
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