posted at 12/16/2013 3:51 PM EST
In response to DeadAhead's comment:
In response to HelmetofLeather's comment:
I won't believe that statement until they Fire Mc Daniels..................
Funny how Brady never had Red Zone troubles pre Gronk/ Mc D ( remember Vrable catching TD's) They move flawlessly from 20 to 20 with or without Gronk but when the numbers crunch inside the opp 20......Mc D can't figure out how to score minus ONE player..................Pharking disgraceful!!!
It's just not McDaniels. I agree that there is a reason O'Brien come off looking like the same guy, and it's because Weis was not only superior, but he wouldn't take any crap, so to speak.
Brady didn't have this kind of autonomy under Weis, but he's had it under McDaniels. Something has to give in these situations.
The common denominator is we back ourselves into a cornner by passing too much because we never genuinely tried to get a run game going early in the game.
When we do it, we win games like this. When we don't, we lose them.
I can tell you right now if we don't have 1 lead RB (Bolden, Ridley or Blount in that order, IMO), in Baltimore next week doing this to set up playaction later on, we will lose.
Wagers on open. I've asked many people on here who challenge me on this to accept my more than fair offer.
35+ passes vs Balt and a win, I lose the bet.
35- and we lose, I lose the bet.
35- and we win, I win the bet.
It's just so simple. Either Brady, McDaniels and some fans realize we need a run game to stave off a good front 7 than rush 4 or we don't and we up the odds to lose.
Blount had some nice runs on the first drive and then they started to run playaction on the next drive. You can get to playaction on your second drive. The 2nd qtr would be the earliest to get to it.
That's what is disturbing. They're not using the run game to genuinely use it the way it needs to be used.
i totally agree withh you here rusty. why the F dont we continue to run the ball all game, ESPECIALLY in the red area. blows my mind. ridley looked great yesterday same with blount! blows my mind man. mcd is a real headcase