Good analysis, as always.
Dennard is impressive. Hopefully he keeps getting better.
Hope we can get Welker back for a couple more years.
When Talib went out, and I saw Arrington on Boldin, I knew it would be a long night.
No Gronk certainly made it a lot easier for the Ravens secondary.
I'm just glad we won't have to witness Ray's stupid dance next year.
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, "Levine, David" wrote:
> The Good
> - We played to the end. Hell of a season but we just came up a little short.
> - The D really did play well. The young pups will get better next year.
> - Dennard looks like a steal and should hold the CB position for a while.
> - McCourty has found his home at safety.
> - Brother vs. Brother in the SB should be an
interesting story line.
> - Welker took a pounding but kept getting back up. Can we please sign him to a 3 year deal and put this issue to bed.
> - Love the direct snap with Brady still calling signals. Smart football.
> - Does anyone really think Mallet would have snapped the ball? I guess Baltimore did cause they called timeout.
> - San Fran is for real folks. That O is dynamic with the rookie (not going to try and spell the name)
> The Bad
> - Once Talib went out, you knew our D was in trouble. It changed the way we had to play and reduced our coverage. He could man up on Boldin allowing McCourty and Gregory to roam and help Dennard. With him out, we had to use both safeties to help on WRs and left the TE open.
> - Ridley took a shot to the head that looked dangerous. Nice to see him walk off the field under his own power.
> - The tipped ball that was intercepted really did us in. We were
driving for a closing score with plenty of time left. Bad break.
> - The drop by Welker on 3rd down killed a drive and cost us points. It's too early in the 3rd Q to really say that was the difference but it didn't help.
> - The overthrow of Hernandez on the little flat route. He had 20 yards of open space in front of him but Brady just missed.
> - Lloyd tripping on a 3rd down pass that would have hit him in stride but instead he had to dive for and couldn't come up with.
> - Brady just missing Welker on a deep crossing pattern early. Could have set the tone of the game.
> - No Gronk really cost us. He would have made a difference.
> The Ugly
> - I don't know how Ridley's fumble could be called a fumble. His back knee, butt and leg were on the ground before the ball came out. That was a horrible call by the refs. Turned the game.
> - Pollard is a dirty player. 3 head shots in the game, only 1
called a penalty. How is this guy not fined on a weekly basis.
> - I hate the murderer Ray Lewis. Everything is all about him. What is with the crying on the field? Really, you need the spotlight this much? I hope he gets run over by Gore for the winning TD in the Super Bowl. The love fest with him is greater than that with Manning.
> David Levine
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