Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Off The Grid, Oct 16, 2011.
7 of 9 says: This Defense WILL Be Assimilated!!
What does the Jets final regular season record know about the Pats defense though? Oh you said 7 of 9, not 7 and 9.
The D is coming together. If this is a sign of things to come, then the D will be downright beastly down the stretch.
Man is she hot !!!!
For as much as we bash the defense and i have too,you have to give them their props the past 2 games..
In 2 weeks they may give up 400 yards and lose and the bashing will resume but lets be fairthe defense kept them in the game today..
Good call, Brother Grid, both on the defense and on the pic
The biggest issue with the defense, the inconsistency, has been declining, with some more time and hopefully some better groceries, they'll be playoff ready.
This was such a tough battle. These are the games that champions find ways to win and that exactly what they did. Give these guys some serious credit.
I really think it will be.
I went on record, before the season began, as predicting that this D, by the end of the season, will be playing at a level to eclipse that of our recent Champiohship Glory...and I've seen very little to persuade me that it won't be.
Im still not overjoyed with the defense ....yet. As the coach says, its still a long way too go and always room for improvement. Lets start with tackling first.....I'll give em a C+ today.
They were much more stout than I figured they'd be... Work in progress.
We need more games like the Dallas game. It builds toughness and character (sorry to sound cliche). Come playoff time when every game resembles the Dallas game, our young D will know how to handle it better than they have in recent years.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Mad Bill uses Septembers like extended Training Camps, with an almost cavalier disregard for wins and losses...But the sacrifices entailed have been known to reap rich rewards...come December and January.
The defense has certainly improved but it is not and will not be a Ravens type defense,at least this year.
The best realistic hope to me would be a mid pack defense (14th-18th) by January.
The Safety position is most impressive and Ihegdibo has played great lately.
I have seen the improvement coupled with more creative Defensive play calling. This, along with the goal line and red area improvement, should prove interesting down the stretch.
BTW, how does she get into that outfit?
No offense, but do you say anything positive? This defense on how it progressing could be a top third defense. It won't be an elite defense, but it doesn't need to be. Besides, there is only one team playing dominant defense most weeks and it is Baltimore.
And I might add: It displays Toughness and Character.
Haynesworth and Spikes have been the guys who have impressed me the most, as of late. But overall, I agree. The defense played well today, and hopefully they can keep building and improving as the season progresses.
The BEASTLINESS of HaynesWorth taking on half the O line at ONCE...CANNOT be overstated!! :rocker:
Touche, good sir.
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Does it matter as long as she's out of it?
As for the Defense, it seems (with an effective Haynesworth), we were able to get that push in the middle and dial up the effectiveness of all of the other defensive players. Haynesworth may not have had one of those stat sheet games, but he made other defenders better and we brought out the pressure package/blitzes from the preseason.
This is a sample of the how the patriots can dictate on defense and make the secondary look better. Also, this is a game where Romo didn't give the game away, we went ahead and took it from them (both sides offense and defense).
4 turnovers and a win means we had to play good ball to pull out a win (both sides Offense and Defense).
Brother Relo raises a very important FootBall point, here. :snob:
Well said, sir.
HaynesWorth's Impact can NOT be overstated!! :rocker:
The Ravens have given up 57 points this season. The Niners have given up 97. That is a big difference.
my opinion was not as exaggerated negative as you say
The defense certainly has improved from week 1 to now and hopefully will keep it going BUT my point is the OP refers the possibility that the defense will resemble the Pats defense of the mid decade when our defense was among the top,thats a far reach.
I would settle for a realistic mid pack defense similar to last season with more pass rush in the playoffs....The Colts and Saints won SBs with this type.
Hope this improvement in the D is a trend and not a temp thing.
We play the Steelers in 2 weeks. Let's hope Guyton improves, Ras heals up and Mayo is back.
Not to mention the returners from PUP
I'll be happy if Deadrick is back more than Brace. This team has too many 1tech DT's. Need a 3tech and 5tech LDE backups.
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