10-13-2008, 09:52 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
3 issues with the Patriots
1) The defense is awful. For all the things about how the front 7 is great, they have yet to show it. The Dline has done well stopping the run with the exception to Miami, but the LBS have not gotten pressure on the QB in weeks. The corners are also the worst in the league. The difference between 01 and 08 is in 01 we had Ty Law, who shut down half the field. O'Neal and Hobbs are horrendous. The corners were an issue coming in, because our front 7 can't get pressure and our Defense likes to cherry pick and give 10 yards off a receiver.
2) Cassel is horrible. He is a DECENT backup at best. This guy hasn't taking snaps since highschool, so I don't see how people drink the kool-aid. We need a veteran backup QB who has played. Cassel cannot read a defense at all, half his screen passes he just chucks into the ground. When he tries to go deep he gets happy feet and gets sacked. He runs way too much. His deep ball sucks. Everytime he has Moss open deep he underthrows it. He also does not put it a place where only Moss can get it. He throws are ducks as well. I have seen enough of him. He can't score TD's. He throws 5 yard outs all the time, enough.
3) The O Line wtf? Mankins and Light have held their own, they haven't been great, but good enough. Koppen has lost it or something. He is getting killed this season. Yates and Kazcur are just awful. They are always getting beat, and the bad o-line is contributing to Cassel sucking.
"Randy Moss is a player whose skills are diminishing, and he's in denial of those eroding skills. Randy was a great receiver, but he lacked the work ethic and the desire to cultivate any skills that would compensate for what he was losing physically later in his career."
98 Rec, 1493 yards, 23 TD
69 Rec, 1008 yards, 11 TD
83 Rec, 1264 yards, 13 TD
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