RE: [patriotzip] Best .500 team in Football
For most teams I think they might be calling this a rebuilding year with all the rookie talent. This team will improve and is still expected to make the playoffs. Firing the headcoach at this time would likely be premature.
Dennard got position, turned his head, got pushed, and got flagged for pass interference. I have no idea what constitutes pass interference…
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto: email@example.com ] On Behalf Of Stephen Basile
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [patriotzip] Best .500 team in Football
Amen to that Mark.
We ALL hate to see the guys lose, especially when one of a half-dozen plays or calls going the other way was the difference between a W or an L.
I saw bad play calling (get the damn first down and forget the long bomb willya?) and clock management, poor coverage and well-deserved PI calls (LOOK at the damn ball willya?) but a lot to like on both sides of the ball. We have a running game. We have Welker and Woody and some fine TEs, and that guy Lloyd seems to be working out OK. But #12 of 2012 is not the #12 of 2007. We need to face the fact that he is not invincible, not infallible and needs both a strong OL and great hands to target to keep putting the numbers up. Hurry him, hit him or rattle him and he does not bounce back the way TB used to. If I can see it, opposing DCs sure can. Turn a weakness into a strength and use the screen, the slot and a viable play action and we'll be fine.
I do not believe the sky is falling, and I have seen this team adjust to far worse with far less to work with. This is a lot of young raw talent and it is only now beginning to gel and come together.
Trust in Bill.
On Oct 16, 2012, at 12:41 PM, Mark Morse <packy001@...> wrote:
Before everyone jumps off the Tobin Bridge , I just wanted to post this little tidbit about your New England Patriots. The Patriots have lost to the Baltimore Ravens by one point, in the second toughest place play in the league! This was a game they could have easily won. They also travelled to the #1 location for home field advantage, Seattle ’s Century Bank field and lost by one point again. Another game they should have won. Their third loss (by two points) is a game they blew with a missed Field Goal. They are a young team, the youngest that Bill Belichick has ever had. When you throw out 3 rookies in the secondary, bad things are going to happen. Yeah Tavon Wilson got beat on a good double move by an experienced veteran wide receiver. How many plays has Wilson made this year? How many turnovers? This from a player that all the draft experts shunned when setting their draft boards. How dare BB take him in the 2nd round! Alfonzo Dennard was playing because Kyle Arrington is the number 1 DB in the league on getting beat for 20 yards or more, and was benched. Dennard got called on a phantom PI call that never happened , in fact I thought that Braylon Edwards pushed off Dennard. Edwards push off was certainly more than what Eric Decker did last night in San Diego to wipe out a TD. Nate Ebner replaced Patrick Chung who was hurt and wasn’t covering himself in any glory either.
They will do better, with experience and time. I just hope we can turn around a few of these close games and get on a winning roll.
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