Re: The Pats are failing, and few want to look at the main reason!!
posted at 10/31/2011 10:56 AM EDT
Wow! A lot of good stuff, Schuller, if you remember, our SB era Pats would win by 3 points and we would beat the crap out of teams on both sides of the ball, and that is much more satisfying because you get to see a great game, and we would pull most of the close ones out, and look great doing it with lots of physical play.
I hear that Brady didn't dictate the terms of the game back then, but now he does?
When we were playing and the Steelers, this was a pretty low scoring game considering how much offensive pressure the Steelers were putting on us. We had many games like that in the SB era, and Brady always dictated the attitude of his entire team, and the D fed off of him. You always knew you were going to have a great chance to win if the game got close as Sundays game was, but TB didn't have that fire he has lately only when up by 21 late. He used to come out of the huddle and you knew something great would happen win or lose in the old days. Was he 100%? No! Of course not, no one is, no he or Montana, but you would take them in their prime over any one else in the game with 1:30 left needing some points to win SBs.
Since 07, Brady always seems to lose something when he can't get something started when he is behind or the game is close. After the 1st or 2nd sets of downs last year against the Jets when he threw that high short pass that was picked off, many of us knew that something huge was going to be lost because of that play and it was Brady who looked most frustrated, and if you don't think that didn't effect the team, well it did. He didn't seem to let it go and just go out and play the game, and it was a close game, the Jets didn't show some great offensive play, Sanchez just kept making the plays and Brady didn't follow suit,
He couldn't dictate the terms of the game where in his younger days, even thou he didn't call all his plays and throw 55 td passes and 4500 yards, he always played to the score, and that means he would somehow score when needed to keep the game close, and we had some years where we gave up some points, but Brady always did his job.
The Brady of late is a great passer, but the young Brady was a great QB where it mattered most. He brought a great amount of spirit to and out of his teammates, because he always found a way to keep them in the game. He had average WRs at best and you just know you would take Givens, Patten, Brown, and Branch back then over Moss, Welker and the rest of the last 5 years if you had a big game in the playoffs on the line every time.
Brady was clutch and the players not only believed in him which is just an opinion of how good he could be, but they "knew" he would get them there far more than not.
Brady had magic which Montana had because they did it best in the most important of games like SBs.
I am not discrediting any of the opinions about the D or the lack of using the running game or any of the other things gone wrong.
I still know if Brady would be more of a great QB in the true meaning of the position which is managing the game 1st and foremost, and bring that magic back into the team that got everyone to play "almost" way over their heads.
We need you Magic!!