Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by drew4008, Dec 7, 2008.
Seneca Wallace carved us like a Thanksgiving turkey... wow.
Water is wet, so what's your point?
they make games tough to watch at times that's for sure
well, the D did settle down after the first two TD drives by seattle..
and except for that fluke catch and run by twig, they really didn't do much the second half
Given the fact Warren was out, Wilfork went out early, Bruschi left before the half, Sanders left before the half and Vrabel took some damage, I am not complaining. I was actually wondering if the trainers were suiting up to take the field with all the missing players.
A win is a win. The defense played better in the second half and the offense picked up the slack. That is one more win than the Jets can claim today.
Too many kids have been spoiled by last year and don't remember what 2001 was like. I'll take a gritty win over a tough loss every day.
It would be helpful to look at the defensive depth chart at the beginning of the year and the dept chart today.
But I will agree that the FO misjudged players to bring in at the CB position. Although the rookies should be so much better next year.
Factor in that Wilhite and Guyton and Mayo started - three rookies...
He fumbled at the end.
Who caused that space aliens or the Pats defense ?
The D is getting better, there is no doubt. Something caused a spark, because in the second half, they were quite good.
Did anyone watch the Giants D today, perchance?
Wow, you posted that at 7:33 pm?
After 4:33 pm, Seattle did nothing but a wackadoo freaky play.
And we accomplished this with Wilfork, Adalius, Bruschi, Warren, Harrison, Wheatley, Sanders, Woods out...
We played with:
1. Old guy who was surfing all season
2. Old guy who was working his UPS franchise all season
3. A 7th round draft pick filling in for a Pro Bowler
4. An undrafted FA from the U of Cincinnati filling in for another pro bowler
5. An undrafted FA at OLB who was playing out of position (and it showed)
6. Vrabel who played with whiplash all game
7. A rookie cornerback drafted in the 4th round
8. Lewis Sanders at safety.
Are you kidding me?
People should go back and look at the scores of Seattle's recent games.
The team is 8-5 and tied for first place in the division despite a horrendous season injury-wise. I think it's just awesome that we can put that behind us, even after a win, and piss and moan about a defense with at least one backup or rookie playing at every level.
I hate to say this, because it's borderline blasphemy in New England, but the defense got a LOT better when Bruschi went down
I almost give the defense a free pass on this one. They had so many players out with young players playing starting at their position for the first time (Guyton outside, Whilhite). The trend overall is distrubing, but there were reasons today.
I am optimistic about Colvin being a pass rusher. He showed up several times, although now sack, but put some pressure on. Our DBs still struggle, but with some pressure from a pass rush, they could be a little bit more competitive.
Also was please with Mike Wright's play. He put on some pressure up the middle numerous times.
Fans want the team to get into the playoffs and play well. Even a massive homer like yourself can't say this pass defense is any good. We all understand the injuries and that they are still having a decent year...but that doesn't mean being unable to stop any type of passing attack, especially against a career backup, isn't a concern.
Wilhite didn't play great, but I will take him over Toast O'Neil.
Hard to say they misjudged CBs, O'Neil was meant to be a stopgap until Wheatley matured, losing Wheatley led to a shift and today Wilhite stepped up and started - he played well, the pull up on Wallace's scramble is partly a rookie mistake and partly Goodall wimp wristed football - though shall not touch a QB near the sideline. Other than Meriweather getting toasted by Carlson a couple times (which is no surprise, I wanted to draft him last spring), the young guys (1st and 2nd year) out there should make us proud.
As stated many times over in this thread, we are playing a defense with over 1/2 the starters players who were supposed to be backups, role/ST players, or surfing in CA.
The D played terrible on the first two drives of the game. Take away that crazy play by the twig in the second half, and the D looked better. Believe me, I was frustrated as h ell during the game, but we got the win. Let Warren, Wilfork (fingers crossed), Bruschi, and co. get healthy, and maybe we'll tighten it up even more.
What do you say?
You say "YEEEEEEEE," you guys pulled it out when it was needed even though your line has been absolutely decimated by injuries!!!!
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