Re: whats wrong with the team?
posted at 10/12/2009 12:07 PM EDT
In Response to Re: whats wrong with the team?
[QUOTE]Mossman: First, I think as fans we react game to game with different emotions based on whether we win on lose. Last week, everyone was ecstatic after we beat the Ravens. This week, everyone is in panic mode because we lost to a VERY GOOD Denver team. In either case, as fans we overreact. We're not as good as we would like to be, and certainly not as bad as some fellow fans claim that we are on Monday morning! That all said, here's my two cents on the Pats: First and foremost, the defense has been pieced together with a lot of bandaids. I just dont understand how a Belichick team can lack a "game changing" OLB! Yes the defense can apply some pressure from time to time, but teams certainly aren't concerned with our pass rush. Our pass rush STINKS! Secondly, the offensive gameplans are lacking. I would like to see Brady under center more - using play action. This could help Moss when they have safeties rolled over the top on him. When they put Brady in shotgun it's 99% they are going to pass it to Welker or do a RB draw up the middle. I like our special teams play so far and our run stopping ability on defense. To me the two glaring problems is defensive pass rush, and offensive play calling. WEIS IN 2010!
Posted by deluxbury[/QUOTE]
what makes this loss sting is that this was a very winnable game. we have some serious flaws but strill should have won this game.
1. our pass rush is essentiually non-existant. Yes, we get a sack now and then when the other guy's O-lineman makes a mistake but we lack the guy other teams have to game-plan for. Letting a journeyman QB like orton pick us apart in the second half made me sick.
2. lack of quality receivers. denver had 8, 6, 4, 4 and 3 completions to five different receivers. we had 8 to welker, 1 to moss and 3 to edleman. period. why can't bb find ways to get moss open? the other guy's top receiver is open all day in every game. marshall had eight catches. last week mason had 6 in the first series alone.
3. our running game is pitiful. God bless faulk but he's a receiver not a RB. this leaves morris as our feature back. that's not going to get it done. we need a knowshon moreno type of feature back and I pray that the patriot's "powers that be" bite the bullet and draft the top rated RB in this years draft. yes, its not a sure thing but it is a sure thing that we're never going to another superbowl with the likes of sammy morris as our feature back.
4. get an offensive coordinator. our offense is as predictable as a democrat's election to the senate in massachusetts.