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Tom Brady inability to close out games

Discussion in 'The Practice Squad' started by NG Pats Fan, Sep 24, 2012.

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  1. NG Pats Fan

    NG Pats Fan 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    It has become major problem in the last few years. For whatever reason, in big games with the lead, he is unable to get the game ending first down to seal the deal.

    * I won't even bother getting into the fact our defense may be the most unclutch in NFL history.
  2. CityOfChampions

    CityOfChampions Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    It's hard to close out games when your oc calls stupid plays and your offensive line sucks.
  3. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss The Butler did it Supporter

    it's hard to get into a rhythm when the game is being called by 4 yr olds
  4. BSR

    BSR In the Starting Line-Up

    Its hard to put that last drive on Brady. What the hell was that blocking scheme about?
  5. NSPF

    NSPF Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Give me a freaking break, what part of that last offensive drive was Brady's fault?


    This loss is on the Refs inability to make proper calls and Wilfork and the front 7 with an absolute dreadful 2nd half.

    Brady is always the scapegoat around here.

    Brady had a second down and 14 yards after another penalty in thier final posession to win the game but both plays included blitzes by the Ravens which the OL could not handle.

    How is Brady supposed to complete a first down when he had less than 1 second before the blitz arrived?
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012
  7. cmasspatsfan

    cmasspatsfan In the Starting Line-Up

    To blame that on Brady is ludicrous, he was surrounded by Ravens, the Oline has to do a better job blocking.
  8. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss The Butler did it Supporter

    oline folded in the final drive when they needed it
  9. Banjo

    Banjo Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    if only we had clock killin' Corey Dillon
  10. Ice_Ice_Brady

    Ice_Ice_Brady Supporter Supporter

    It's always the same thing. We think the Pat are a balanced team, but they're not. When push comes to shove, they won't run the ball because they're afraid it won't work, and usually it doesn't. Brady played an A+ game tonight, where exactly did he go wrong? It is situations like these where you just need a guy to rip off seven yards on first down, and then you can use playaction.

    The struggles the Pats have in the playoffs, in close games on the road, etc, is always because teams know they are one-dimensional, and when the game is on the line, they can't run the ball. Too much is expected of Brady. He's put in a situation where he shouldn't be forcing a ball into coverage (because of the interception risk), yet defenses aren't giving him anything underneath. That's why these drives always incur sacks or throwaways.
  11. Jangles

    Jangles Supporter Supporter

    Why can't Brady just Peyton Manning the play at the line?
  12. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae Retired Jersey Club Supporter

    Please explain how it's Brady's fault that Ridley had a 1 yard run on first down and Brady got sacked on 2nd down, leading to a 3rd and 16....
  13. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

    Well, we were using the hurry up offense, so we would have played Woodhead instead of Dillon.
  14. andrewgarrr

    andrewgarrr Banned

    Hurry up offense while trying to kill the clock? What?
  15. 12ClutchFactor

    12ClutchFactor Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I'm going to repost my earlier post here because it is appropriate:

    I said it last week, now I am vindicated, Brady is now one of the biggest chokers in the game. Yes, yes, I know, the homers will point to games where he has come up with a drive late in the game when they are behind. The Dallas game last year for example. The real problem is that when they are already down, there's nothing to lose. And he can function. But I have never seen a quarterback fail as consistently as Brady when he has the slim lead late and just needs one solid drive to ice it.

    Think back about how badly he crumbles in these big moments. Against the colts on the famous 4 and 2. Against the colts in 10 he couldn't engineer a drive to close it out, James sanders saved him with a pick though. Against the giants last year in both the regular season and the super bowl his drives sputtered giving the ball back to Eli with just enough time left. Against the colts in the 06 championship game he needed just one more first down and couldn't get it. Against the ravens last year in the title game he could not ice it, instead he threw incomplete to Hernandez which gave flacco time for that final drive that ended with a missed kick.

    Then you have tonight, all Brady needed was one or two first downs. But he could not muster it. It is a definite pattern. And it has been a pattern since the acl injury. He sees phantom rushers and ducks under for no reason, or ducks under before the rusher gets there where a calmer qb who can actually operate under pressure would have side stepped. The worst part is that if that play happens during the middle of a game, Brady side steps the rush like a champ and throws a strike downfield. But when he has to protect a lead, he flounders. He's too worried about messing up a lead that is pre existing.

    I don't know what the solution is except to start taking the ball out of his hands late and get a better running game. Or, you just have to try and throw non stop early and build a big lead when there is less pressure and he feels more comfortable to operate.
  16. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae Retired Jersey Club Supporter

    Yeah, it's still a garbage post, no matter how many threads you put it in.
  17. 12ClutchFactor

    12ClutchFactor Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Easy. Brady knows the situation. Ravens desperately need a stop and they're well known to be a blitzing team. They showed blitz up the middle. You mean to tell me he couldn't check out or call out to a tight receiver to be the hot read. It's like he gets tunnel vision, but I don't know what the hell he's looking at in the tunnel.
  18. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss The Butler did it Supporter the idiot is in this thread as well
  19. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae Retired Jersey Club Supporter

    See, this is exactly the sort of reason that your argument sucks. The Ravens got pressure because the blocking failed, not because Brady didn't check out of the play.
  20. cmasspatsfan

    cmasspatsfan In the Starting Line-Up

    You looked bad the first time you posted this, now your just looking like a troll, go home and go to bed.
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