Re: Tom Brady is on pace to.....
posted at 11/11/2011 3:47 PM EST
In Response to Re: Tom Brady is on pace to.....
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Tom Brady is on pace to..... : False. Russ, you can't call facts false. They are facts. Look it up. In the first half the pats run pass mix was 50/50 and the pats didn't score a point. They scored when they threw more.
Here is the flaw: O'Brien stopped using BJGE to run and started subbing in Woodhead. He got too cute subbing Woodhead for BJGE and then never running again in the second half. Not liking O'brien's methods doesn't make the facts false, it means you don't like his personnel use. They ran the ball 50% of the time in the first half and did not score.
NE scores in bunches with the establishment of a run and balance. They stutter on offense when the run game is ditched on drives or never established. Coming out of halftime, they ditched it, so even though they barely scored 13 points (before the last TD that was too late), that 13 points is no different than the Dallas game where they scored 13 points over 57 minutes, also not establishing a run. Except that they scored all of their points with much less running. And the last TD wasn't too late. It put the pats ahead.
If you go into the game thread from Sunday you'll see me saying that O'Brien failed by sending in Woodhead for BJGE as a lead back in the first half. Then, low and behold, they don't think Woodhead is the runner. Then I said "be patient. just keep running the second half", and what happens? INT out of half and then a fumble. This is a perfect example of how stats don't tell you actually what happened. Also, one TD drive came off a botched fumble by NY. Our offense still does not move the sticks consistently. That may be the case but neither does your defense. Your defense gave up 2 80 yard drives resulting in touchdowns to end the game. Maybe defensive conditioning is an issue.
You're falling into the misconception. One or two decent drives, executing better for a short period in the game, isn't enough. That's the problem. How many points do you think the offense should score in a game?
How many points do you think the defense should be allowed to give up in a game?
We waste the entire half subbing in Woodhead, Brady throws an INT, fumbles, throws another INT, but somehow the 10 points NE allows is the D's fault in those cases? We never genuinely wanted to establish a run. if we did, we would have done it in the second half. NE was down by what 7 points in the 3rd qtr? When we stopping running, our O LIne doesn't look good. Then, in the second half, without running it, in the base shotgun spread, Brady threw an inexplicable INT and fumbled, yet again in the shotgun/spread. Brady threw an int in the first half during a 50/50 pass/run mix and scored no points. He was maybe 75/25 pass/run in the second half with twice as many turnover and infinitely more points (20). In the first he earned 0 points for his 1 turnover. In the second he earned 10 points for each turnover. Which would you rather have. Especially if you expect the offense to score.
It should have been 21-0 at the half, worst case, 14 or 17-0. You gotta play somewhat clean for 60 minutes. Our offense plays 30 minutes.It was 0-0 with your greater run mix.
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