Re: With Harvin and Rice Sidelined...
posted at 9/21/2010 11:25 PM EDT
In Response to Re: With Harvin and Rice Sidelined...
[QUOTE]In Response to With Harvin and Rice Sidelined... : LOL. Listen up children because many of you haven't been, so I've got to be the master of the obvious once again. Did you see the catch Moss made for a TD? No one else would have made that play.....well maybe Andre Johnson. Larry Johnson, Brandon Jacobs, Maroney, Taylor.....the RB's aren't the bulk of the run problems. It's blocking. Period. Most of you watch a game and focus on whoever has the ball because that is what the casual fan sees. They don't know a darned thing about blocking assignments. They don't know the difference between a cross block, drive block, or scramble block. Did you know that an OL tends to be one of the smartest people on a team? That because with the different defenses teams are coming up with, it takes smart people to know what their assignments are. All the casual fan sees is that Freddy T got stuffed at the line. They didn't know that the play was actually a trap but the guard didn't pull so Freddy had to bounce it. WE HAVE A BLOCKING PROBLEM PEOPLE. Check it out next game. The Pats gave up 28 points.....THATS NOT AN OFFENSIVE PROBLEM! It is a defensive one. Brady can throw the frickin ball to BB's son on the sidelines.....it doesn't matter. As long as the defense has the inability to get out of 3rd and shorts and stop drives, they are going to give up too many points. Some of youl are spoiled children who don't understand a god darned thing about football. What you saw in 2007 was a ONCE IN A LIFETIME performance. It just so happens that it was our beloved Patriots to do it. You aren't going to witness that again ladies and girls. So stop expecting Tom Brady to set records every year. Most winning teams don't win by large margins. They win because they pull out the close games. They know how to close and finish games. Jump off of Moss' and Brady's back, learn more about football so you know what you are actually seeing, leave your emotions on the sidelines when diagnosing a performance, and support your team!
Posted by 4Adam13[/QUOTE]
Well, since you brought up all things that had nothing to do with what I posted . . .
I never even mentioned Brady let alone suggested that the offense shuold setting any records. And I did not even mention Moss' good points or bad points.
But you mentioned that defense was the problem. I say the defense has problems BECAUSE of the offensive problems.
Last year, the Pats averaged 9 points a game in the second half, half as many as they averaged in the first half. The offensive numbers were worse on the road where they went 1-6 in true road games.
Counting the Jets game, in their last 8 road games, New England has been outscored in the second half 116-41. That's basically being outscored 15-5. You're not going to win many games scoring only 5 points in the second half.
What do you think happens when your team doesn't score, gets very few first downs, and has a bunch of three and outs? The defense stays on the field. And because of that, they have problems getting off the field when they have to play three times as much as the offense does late in games.
The SB winning Pats teams were the ones that would crank out 9 or 10 minute drives in the 4th quarter to put games out of reach. The Pats circa 2009-2010 don't appear to be able to do that on the road.
So no, this is not a naysayer post about losing one game to the Jets. It's pointing out a problem that has existed for a while and still appears to be an issue.