Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by SVN, Sep 10, 2007.
I am REALLY going to miss Breer and his observations and insight. Contrast his perspective with that moron Gresh or the 'traditional' football writers we've had to endure in this town.
One of the more coherent post-game analyses I've read to date. Breer breaks down the essential activities of the team and demonstrates the impact to the game. He does not take short cuts or stoop to rumor, speculation, or personalities in the process of providing inside information. If one of the two local newspapers was on the ball, they'd give him a full-time position as the Pats beat writer. Between Reiss and Breer, we'd have at least two sources who are trustworthy and focused on the essentials that influence the game and the team's performance.
"I don't know if that's what we were truing to do..".....Brady's answer when Breer I believe asked that question...yesterdays PC...
Wow! What a simple but amazing mind game to keep the defense guessing! Thanks for posting this. (Wish the Bolts don't read this! )
And an excellent job by Breer to point out these crucial titbits that many of us, including the other writers/announcers, wouldn't even notice.
I'm not sure if you could see it on TV, but their first play of the game Washington was in the huddle and right when the game clock kicked off Moss switched with him.
Actually, I hope the Bolts do read it. Whether they know we are doing it or not, they still have to react and cover. If they try and plan in advance, it could lead to some interesting personnel mismatches that our man Tom will quickly exploit.
I noticed that at the game too. McDaniels was subbing alot, and playing alot of games with the substitutions. I thought it was actually a really good strategy, and it seemed to confuse the defense quite a bit. This team is so deep that you can have 4 or 5 packages for any situation that are completely interchangeable. It's one of those little things you miss on TV because the feed doesn't show the huddle.
Sometimes there can be too much scheming.
So, in some cases, Moss is in the huddle, then runs off and another receiver runs in. What are the chances that the last-second receiver has a role in the play? Yeah, he could take the quick dart on the line of scrimmage, but if the corner plays up close with his eye in the backfield, he can immediately support the run defense. What are the chances that the Pats have too many men on the field, or take too much time? And if Moss is coming in late, he has no communication with Brady. Does he understand the route? The defense? It would be interesting to see how many times he was the primary target on those plays.
I'm not a big fan of the quick-snap sneak play, or stuff like that. Not really compelling football. I understand that some of those plays convert third downs or prevent challenges, but this sneaking receivers in and out seems to have more downside than upside.
They had the chance and missed it, in two weeks he will start a full time job as a Cowboys beat writer in Dallas.
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