Actually the idea wasn't original with me. I read parts from different
scribes around the Internet. I remember Zip agreed on the defense getting
better all year although I don't think either of us expected the KD to
come this far. I also couldn't have envisioned a 14-2 or even 13-3
season. I figured 12-4 was probably the best they could do with some
strong tailwind. But I did have faith in them turning things around and
got pleasantly surprized. Even more amazing when you consider Bodden and
Warren went down before the season even got going as you mentioned.
I'll never change my opinion on Moss. As soon as he was gone the team
started turning around. I had heard about him before he came here and
when he did he was everything he was billed to be - supremely talented
but selfish, disruptive, self-centered, a cancer in the locker room, a
cancer on the field. I almost feel sorry for him because he seems so
confused and self-defeating but I would never want him on my team.
At 12:34 PM 12/30/2010 +0700, you wrote:
OK, Harry, I grant you your I told you so . J
I have to say, however, that I think you were in a very small minority on
your confidence in the defense. All Pats fans have enormous confidence in
BB. But I don t think that many felt that he could produce an effective
defense from what he went into this season with. The losses of Ty Warren
and Leigh Bodden before the team got out of the gate, combined with the
lack of known depth due to having so many rookies and undrafted FA s,
made it appear nearly certain to most that they had almost no chance to
become what they have become even with BB leading them.
I know that the feelings were strongly split on Moss. Many people saw it
as a positive move to dump him, just as you did. Brady s tendency to
focus too much on him was clearly a problem; and we all remember the
effectiveness of old throw to the open receiver offense that Brady has
mastered for years. & But that defense & oh that defense! And the
losses of experience personnel there continued throughout the season! How
he did it, I ll never understand. J
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