Re: Tom Brady is a Happy Man
posted at 4/26/2010 9:46 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Tom Brady is a Happy Man
In Response to Re: Tom Brady is a Happy Man :.... I sometimes question if people watch the sames games I do....
Posted by russgriswold
Guess not russ. I just deal in facts, not perception or what I think I saw.
Sometimes bad games happen. The Jets loss was early in the season and they just weren't very good. Should have lost to Buffalo too for that matter. In the other losses, the defense got carved up by two lousy QBs (Orton and Henne) and three really good ones (Brees, Manning and Schaub).
The offense scored 427 points and gained 397 ypg in 2009. That's good enough, better than the Colts in fact.
About "balance": The Patriots have never been a particularly good rushing team. In 2001, they averaged 3.8 (and were outgained by their opponents), in 2003, 3.4. In 2004, 4.1, in 2007, 4.1 and last year 4.1. In fact, in 2004 when they ran it the most (and Dillon had over 1,600 yds), they only rushed for 205 yards more than 2009. How about this, time of possession, in clock-killing 2004, 31;22, in 2009, 33:05.
You pass to set up the run, that's how the NFL works now. Used to be you win by running and stopping the run. Now it's passing and stopping the pass.
Bring facts, not mistaken impressions.