Thanks for the summary, Al. I'd love to see a summary of Brady's
performance against the Ravens in all of those games: total attempts,
completions, yards, TDs, INTs, pct compl, and passer rating. It would
be interesting to compare it to his overall performance.
Personally, I think they have his number because they do a better job
of pressuring him, and of hitting him "harder" than other teams do. I
believe that he is somewhat intimidated by their pass rush, causing
him to be distracted and throw earlier than he wants to, and/or off
target, more often than he does in most games. His failure to fully
commit EARLY in that late scramble to the outside really looked like
he was afraid to do so. If he had pulled it down and gone for it, he
would have had that first down easily. As it was, he tiptoed along,
and then lost the angle he had on Ngata, making it necessary to throw
it at that point.
On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 3:50 AM, <patsfanlt@...> wrote:
> Well Big Al is disappointed too. And I wont be like BB we just didn't make the plays we got out coached etc... blah blah blah
> For some strange reason I felt good about this game. I was more concerned about the Houston Game. Maybe I should have checked the history between us and Baltimore. Why is it they match up well against us??
> Oct 4 2009 Patriots 27-21
> Jan 10 2010 Ravens 33-14
> Oct 17 2010 Patriots 23-20
> Jan 22 1012 Patrios 23-20
> Sept 23 2012Ravens 31-30
> Pretty much all close games. Not to repeat what's been said but we did some things we don't usually do. I mean Hernandez not going out of bounds. Not calling the time out before the half ended. Never mind Brady How about BB, why didn't he call the time out. Its just frustrating !!!!
> We do need a deep threat receiver. Just to open things up. Or should I say a physical receiver. Floyd is not one. Its like he doesn't fight for the ball. I for one like to see Welker back but at what price?? If he's looking for top receiver pay he's not going to get it from the Pats.
> Ok I feel a little better!!!! LOL I guess BIg Al is rooting for Randy Moss now. Like to see him get a ring
> Big Al
> ---- Rich Carreiro <rich@...> wrote:
>> Very disappointed, not just by the loss but by the manner of
>> True, once Talib went down I figured the defense would start
>> giving up big plays eventually, but I didn't expect the
>> offense would be that bad.
>> I didn't like the punting from the Baltimore 35, I can
>> understand about the wind with respect to not trying for
>> field goals, but I would have preferred going for it, even
>> on 4th and 7. I think the chance of maintaining possession
>> is worth the 15-25yd of field position (especially once
>> Talib was out).
>> I didn't understand why Vereen wasn't used more to try to
>> put more stress on the Baltimore defense.
>> I didn't understand why there wasn't more play-action and
>> other misdirection to try to capitalize on Baltimore's
>> I didn't understand some of the playcalls on 3rd-and-short
>> to look 10-15yd downfield.
>> Don't get me started on the end of the first half, beginning
>> from when Hernandez foolishly didn't go out of bounds when
>> he easily could have.
>> And a couple more key drops from Welker.
>> As for the defense, I understand that without Talib and
>> Baltimore switching to 3 WRs that forced Cole to come in and
>> made it hard in the secondary, but that doesn't excuse the
>> bad tackling and inability to cover even short stuff.
>> I am (re-)convinced that the Pats have to get some kind of
>> deep receiver. Doesn't have to be the guy who gets open
>> 50yd downfield. But they need someone who can get open
>> 20-30yd downfield to open things up against defenses like
>> Not to mention some depth at corner. True, Talib got
>> injured, but you can't be in a position where a single
>> injury runs the entire secondary. Backups don't have to be
>> all-stars, but at least some of them have got to be better
>> than total scrubs.
>> I wonder what they will do with Welker. I am NOT one of
>> those people who says to let him go because of key drops,
>> but since the team clearly wants to run a TE-centric offense,
>> and the TEs often operate in the same part of the field where
>> Welker does, I wonder if it would make sense to let Welker
>> go (or tag & trade) and use the resources to pick up a more
>> complementary receiving asset.
>> And aside from any of that, it also sucks that we can't
>> catch a playoff break re: injuries. No Gronk this year.
>> No Gronk last year. Brady and OL hurt in 2007 Superbowl.
>> Stomach flu in 2006 AFCCG. Sigh.
>> Rich Carreiro rich@...
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