Re: The Pats DB making History breaking all the records!!!
posted at 10/16/2012 3:25 PM EDT
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to pezz4pats' comment:
Ya, obviously a lame attempt to bash our top rated D, due to media jealousy and Godell's rules.
Everyone knows it's Brady's job to be ahead by 3 scores late in the 4th qtr and he's failing miserably. How's that on-line GED class working out for you?
It is Brady's job to not leave points on the field though and he did that on a couple of occassions. Brady failed by leaving points on the field and the D failed by not holding a lead, and the coaching staff failed for putting the team into losing formations (seriously when Sea played almost exclusive nickel and you're still throwing it or when prevent has failed to prevent anything in the last 5 games you do it again?), and the ST's failed by letting a returner get to the 40 when they needed a TD to win. Everyone failed on Sunday
Understand what you are saying 100% but here's my problem.
It's never good to leave points out on the field but is that the norm with this team?
It's also not the norm to see things like bad time management before the half.
Some of the play calling was horrendous and totally illogical but more often that not, that is not the case.
It's totally understandable for a whole team to have a bad day but what is not understandable is a Defense that is consistantly bad and hasn't improved in 3+ year, in fact they are getting worse by the year.. This has become the norm for this D and they are quickly becomming the laughing stock of the league. 6 of 6 over 20 yrd passes completed by a rookie QB is not a joke, it's a travesty. Constantly caughing up 2 score leads for losses is as bad as it gets. They are personnally responsable for ALL of the Pats major losses. It is their J O B to protect a lead and aid in keeping the score low to keep the O in the game. They are doing OK in keeping the games close enough but it's all for naught when the O does get a 2 score lead and they give up 2 TD's in the final minutes to blow it.
You can't rely on the O to win every game, it's to much pressure on them and then people wonder why they make mistakes, and put their misguided blame on them.
Like Reiss said today in his chat: "The D is the achilless heel of their play-off hopes". Unfortunately, it's been that way for years, not one bad game, but years.