Re: Thoughts on the Miracle Yesterday and Going Forward
posted at 12/9/2013 5:21 PM EST
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Lucky lucky lucky. should have never been in that one. but i will go on the record saying the PI call might have been bad. but it was still iffy. all i know is if the call wasn't made i still think TB leads us downfiield for another GW TD.
Chandler Jones & Nink need to create better pass rush. Jones has seemed to of disappeared last few weeks and Nink hasnt made that clutch strip or sack as he was doing last year.. that leads us to,
the secondary. with no legitimate rush right now, the secondary is getting torched. we still struggle with tall and phsyical TEs. mostly their play can be contributed to bad pass rush but they still find ways to give up 3rd and forever's which really irks me.
the LBs. actually thought hightower played alot better compared to the last two weeks. the run D in general was a huge improvment. i really like what i saw but STILL these LBs (Spikes & Hightower) cannot cover. i want to see more Collins & Fletcher going forward.
O-line. sorry. they have been way too inconsistent this year. yday was no exception. brady had pressure in his face all 1st half and most second half too. there is a real need for improvement there and Cannon needs to return. Solder and Wendell are killing us.
the running game was very good yesterday and sadly we didnt run the ball enough to me. Blount ran his best all year yesterday and Ridley didnt look bad either. keep feeding the Rbs the ball going forward.
passing game. a lot of drops. TB made a couple shaky throws but besides that his play can be on the no protection and amount of drops there were. this will need to improve going forward.
this season has been wild. add gronk to the list. actually board:
Name me a team who loses 5 (six w/ Hernandez) Pro Bowlers and is 10-3? i cant do it
Tom Brady for what he has had to deal with is having a great year. The defense now needs to somehow find a pass rrush and get back to carrying us to victories. the offense will probably struggle mightily w/o Gronk.
Vereen is our best matchup threat moving forward and he will probably be the key and catalyst to our offense.
Danny Amendola NEEDS TO STEP UP. i fully expect teams to put alll attention on JE and Vereen so that leaves DA with the best matchup for success probably. he will need to be big. same goes for the O-line. they need to play some consistent ball for once.
With BB and TB we still have a shot at a ring this year guys.. can never count out these two. this team has a sense of destiny to me for some reason... cant explain it they just do. hope im right
saw a great line today to keep in mind for a driving force "if Tom Brady wins a Super Bowl with the hand he is dealt now, he will easily go down as the greatest QB in NFL history"
AGREE ON EVERYTHING. HIghtower made 2 plays that told me he was atleast engagesd and into the game. Hope he keeps it up. Lets give Danny a pass tho'. He DID catch the game winning pass and we DID said we just wanted him to be clutch. The lack of chemistry could be because Brady wants him to be wes and maybe wes was a superior defense reader and route runner compared to Danny or maybe Danny aint that bright but we need him and he aint cost us a game yet so he fine...
Danny made more than one big catch yesterday. Even if he is not catching 6-10 passes his plays can be hugely important.
Actually I watched the come back again, and Danny was open quite a few times where Brady had already hit someone else, including the back end zone td to Julian. Danny broke left and was 2 steps ahead of his defender. Coincidentally it was the same route but opposite side he used for his game winning td catch. Danny might step up and help carry this offense the rest of the year!