Re: [patriotzip] The Loss Is On The Offensive Game Plan
- ***** If anybody wants to disagree, fine. But nobody will convince me that
the pathetically conservative game plan, with the Colts playing with
incredibly inexperienced CBs, didn't cost us this game.
Well since you aren't open for discussion on the topic, if I read your note
correctly, I won't discuss it with you. I think we outgained the Colts
total and on the ground where we exploited them nicely. I think our
offensive unit had generally steady drives, long drives and were very well
poised to win the game if they didn't make several mistakes. There were
small issues I have with the game plan for certain - it was a more
conservative approach for the most part but it certainly seemed effective in
keeping Manning off the field and moving the chains.
There's a handful of plays which swung this game and they all were easy to
begin second guessing immediately but ultimately all had enough reasonable
aspects behind them I can't really dispute the approach.
Going for two was the conservative exception and I sure wish I could know if
he made it or not as that was a game swinger.
Imagine if we challenge that play we don't have the time-out that halted our
4th down conversion. For the record Bellichick claimed that on that play
they had been given the indication it was inches and when it was finaloly
set at more than 1 yard, he changed to going for the points. Not horrible
except that we saw he had made it.