RE: [patriotzip] Re: Happy to BE Here
- True, Kevin. However, over the last 6 or 7 games of the season, the better teams stressed taking Moss out of the game, and giving Welker the short stuff, then taking him down. It appeared (as I noted earlier, we "TV Pats fans" can't be certain) that Brady was so focused on hitting either Moss or Welker, that Stallworth and/or Gaffney were underutilized; which limited our options. Our TEs were kept in to block most often, because the other goal of opposing defenses was to pressure Brady. We seemed to have only 2 options in many games, Moss or Welker, despite what appeared to most of us to be talented alternatives in Stallworth and Gaffney.I know that's over simplified, but it certainly appeared to be the explanation for our dramatically reduced offensive production from about Thanksgiving through the Super Bowl.
An imperfect fan of the imperfect Patriots!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of kevin M
Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 8:12 PM
Subject: [patriotzip] Re: Happy to BE Here
I agree the ball was not spread around as much last year as it had been
in previous years. I truly believe it reflects on the talent level
available to Brady. Better receivers get open more often. It is part
of why they are better.