Re: Just For The Record
- Caldwell and Dillon both had very good games - no
effort at all to put that into the good column. This
was not a good game by the Pats for certain but there
were many good points and aspects - I think you've
slipped way too far into pessimism.
Putting all excuses out t of the discussion:
The Pats offense was far too inconsistent with flashes
of solid performance and a woeful third down
performance to go along with that inconsistency. This
was especially defective on the parts of Tom Brady and
the ever changing offensive line.
2) Third down Defense was equally awful as the Jets
consistently converted to the detriment of a defense
which over all still sustained their 17 points per
game penchant. Seymour was particularly targetted on
the ground and Pennington was a quick release to
thwart the few blitz attempts if and when (rarely)
there was any pressure.
When they put that great TD by Caldwell onto a two
point success I felt the team would come back at that
point. The defense really let us down on that final
drive and even though they did ultimately stop it, it
was too late. Despite that the offense moved into
range for a 62 yard Field Goal attempt with 9 seconds
remaining but no time-outs. It was reasonable to try
a quick sideline routine for the additional yards but
it had to be quick and it had to be on the sidelines
or it had to be thrown away. Brady and Kaicsur both
blew it big time and we didn't even give our rook with
the leg a chance for the miracle kick. It was a fair
bit of fun at the game on those final drives and there
was a lot of worthy moments but no doubt this one
leaves us deservedly sour and in a batttle to win the
division and make something of this season.
At 6-3 and with years of many of these guys proving
things I'm not ready to bail out on them with the
struggles this season at all.
Brady sat in the puddle despondent after this
loss...sat where he had been sacked and let the game
end around him...there's going to be something coming
from this moment and I think the strngth in his
character has as good a chance to drive from this
point towards our goals than to let it slip away from
While I like and have much hope for Maroney on many
roles, this was a game I wish Dillon had seen all of
Maroney's carries. Dillon was being effective and
Maroney was low-mixed results. Go with what is
working in each game...and we did not.
Go Pats! (always)
----- Original Message -----
From: "George" <patswingr@...>
To: <patriots@...>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2006 4:11 PM
Subject: Just For The Record
***** The Jets averaged allowing 24 points per game
this season, coming into
this game. We played them in OUR HOUSE, and scored 14.
Sad. Very sad.
***** Hell of a challenge for Dave to find anything to
place in the "Good"
column for this sickening game.
***** I am damn near physically ill after this one. I
can't believe we
played that poorly against a division rival in our own
stadium. We have lost
it, folks. We have just plain lost it. We put up some
"numbers" on yardage,
but we have lost the ability to make big plays, on
either side of the ball,
when we need them. The magic is gone.
***** At this point, I am falling into line with those
who say that "the
dynasty is over". This team is certainly not anything
close to a dynasty.
This QB is not anything close to the clutch player,
and dynamic leader, that
led us to 3 Super Bowls. Maybe it truly has just run
it's course. Maybe it
truly is impossible to sustain the level of intensity
necessary to excel
consistently . unless you're Lance Armstrong. ;-)
***** In any case, I am certain that there will be no
Super Bowl for the
Patriots this season. They are simply too mediocre to
climb to that level.
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