Originally Posted by FinNasty23
The ONLY thing that was a positive out of the game was Vontae's play on Moss. I was at the game, and was mainly focused on Vontae b/c you don't get to watch the secondary on TV.
We don't ever swap the sides of the field with our CBs, except when we play you b/c of the respect we have for Moss. And Vontae honestly shadowed him all game.
Moss had multiple defenders paying attention to him all night. If a defense is going to dedicate that kind of attention to a single player, you have got to look elsewhere. Credit to Brady for not taking the bait and forcing it to Moss.
In retrospect, the gameplan by the Fins was pretty misguided. After the first clunker possession, the Pats drives were:
Punt, but only after a holding penalty brought back a huge Hernandez gain
FG after getting down to the Fins 5 on a 16 play, 9 min gut punch
FG, but only because time ran out on them
TD, though not much of a drive after the blocked punt
TD, with Brady barely breaking a sweat slicing down the field
2 drives where the Pats weren't trying to score
That's it. The Pats barely had 50 plays of real offense. Moss knows the Fins were taking him out of the game. Moss also knows that comes at a price. Total number of passes defensed by the Fins tonite? Nada.