Re: Thank God for the Pats!
posted at 1/12/2014 11:23 AM EST
In response to SinceYaz's comment:
The game last night was great. I love watching Brady throw all over the place - ala Gronk, that guy now in Denver, and others - but the ease at which he was able to hand off to his RUNNING backs right now is terrific. The newly found running game makes them more of a threat than most people give them credit. It was one of the weaknesses for years. But the defense and the running game turned a tight game into what looked like a laugher. I know that it could have turned differently if Luck wasn't desparate and threw 4 picks. When teams start focusing on the run game, Brady's arm can come out of it's holster and ....
I am a strange Pats fan because they are 1-B as far as my favorite NFL team. The NY Giants are my 1-A favorite team, but that is because I am old enough to be an NFL guy, not an AFL guy. (And Dad's fave were the Blue Men.) But I have long enjoyed Brady and Bill Belichick working out masterful blow outs and amazing comebacks. I remember with fondness the days of Steve Grogan and others but I was always an NFL guy, so the Gi'nts have a marginal hold on first (something I've been told is not possible).
As a former Duck, I knew very well what the Pats were picking up with LaGarrette Blount. The Pats now have 3 very good running backs, & Blount add the huge element of speed, size, & strength. He could be a very dangerous guy for the Pats long term.
Love how they are looking right now!
I always loved Edelman, but he is now stepping up & filling the unfillable shoes of Welker.
Too bad we are missing 2 of the best tight ends in the game. The Pats would be unstopable!
It should be noted that our D looks much improved! Playing very well!
Yes! I know it's a baseball forum, but let's face it, it's a bit slow......