09-19-2012, 07:31 AM
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trends both good and bad... reaction to Pats loss to Cardinals
start with the bad.....
- 2 out of the last 3 games the pats have played, the first offensive play from scrimmage has been disastrous, and both were on brady's decision-making.
now with the good......
- only 3 cardinal drives resulted in more than one first down, and one of them was 2 first downs....9 drives with zero or one first down. unfortunately, the cardinals got 10 points without needing to get a first down.
- only one pass play of > 10 yards to a WR.........the secondary seems to be better than it has been in a long time.
other stuff....points off of turnovers:
what is not characteristic of a belichik coached team is the lack of patience in the offensive game plan. it was tied at halftime, and the cardinals came out with better adjustments in the 2nd half.
“ I think good coaches will coach with the personnel they have, and if you only have one (good) linebacker, you’re not going to play a 3–4. ”
—Hank Bullough, who installed one of the first 3–4 defenses with the New England Patriots.