5. The Denver Defense. - I have to say that was the best D I’ve seen thrown at the Pats in years. There were a number of times where Brady had plenty of time, but still couldn’t find anyone open.
You’d like to think that they were doing a lot of holding or some kind of nefarious thing to stop our receivers, but on most of the plays I saw mostly it was just good coverage and preparation. The Denver LB’s and DB’s were jumping on routes like they knew they were coming way to much.
During the first quarter, when the announcers, were ball washing Wade Philips, I was whining at the screen they should save their kudos for the refs, because they were the real reason the Pats weren’t converting 1st downs. It is tough to convert 2nd and 20. That was the refs, not Wade. However as the game went on, the expected adjustments never happened, or never worked. Brady rarely looked comfortable in the pocket even when he had time. Nothing ever looked like it was in rhythm The ball never came out on time as we have so often seen when things are going as expected
This should be Josh’s first priority this off season. Breaking down what Philips did and come up with an answer for next time. Believe me every DC of a team will will play next season will be spending a lot of time looking at this scheme and strategy.
On couple of times Denver rushed with onlz three and they were sucesfull, Wade didnt make the plan, that kind of defense pats played this year, but i dont remember the opponent. Was the second bills game or the jets, i forgot. Brady had serious trouble recognizing rush. ANd Broncos knew that our run game suck so they put players in coverage. ANd all the balls to Gronk edelman and few to White. Not exactly brilliant game plan, and if u pay monez to keshawn, that means that he should earn his money.
I am not angry about this game, i am more angry about Oline. I have bad felling about 2016 and this guys. Why tree jackson didnt play. Was he hurt. If not he is bust. And that is on BB. I really think that next year D will be great, but i am not sure about Oline.
ANd ofcourse special teams. Investing so much in them and that Philly game fiasco. They werent so good anymore.
This rooster might have helped:I admit I quit on this season sometimes during that philly game, when the next two guys went down. Somehow it was clear that sooner or later a game like this would cone, where would have needed a bit extra and there wasn't enough left on the rooster for that to come.
There will be no more run
This was it
Sad and gut wrenching
AFCE will be better
8. My questions :
d. I really hope the team mounts an all out attack on getting that draft pick back. Not that I think it is key to our success, or anything, but that we were subject to an injustice and we shouldn’t just let it go.
* Belichick acknowledged that a quicker offensive pace could’ve helped slow the Broncos pass rush, but hinted that health wouldn’t allow it.
“I’d say that some of the things that we wanted to do, sometimes you’re just not able to do them for one reason or another,” he said.