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Old 02-08-2018, 09:39 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Hawg73 View Post
I'm going to ask the question of why, if the Pats are top 5 in scoring, then why in the hell do they let teams march down the field the way they do? I mean, putting the SB aside for a minute, that was their MO all year long.

Bad teams, bad QBs, it didn't matter. Everybody marched on the Pats.

It makes no sense to me that the same D could be 30th in yards and 5th in scoring, so, why?

Is it deliberate to allow the offense to study coverage patterns and rest?

Were we trying to let everybody get good and comfortable and then mindfuck them by stopping them in the RZ to make them come unglued?

Was our personnel so poor that we needed to shrink the field before stiffening?

While I fully agree that points are more important than yards as a metric, it's not like yards just don't matter. Among other things, obviously field position is directly affected the more yards an offense makes. And the more times a team makes it to the RZ then the more FGs given up even if they get stopped. A bunch of things.

Would a team deliberately design a D to perform this way because of some advanced strategic method that is lost on most people of average football intelligence?

I could point out that this is not just a 2017 thing we're talking about. More often than not during Patricia's time as DC this is what we were far more often than not.

He's a smart guy, but I don't think we'll all live to regret his departure. We can certainly do better. For one thing, I'd like to see some sort of emotion conveyed to the troops once in a while. I think when you have a quiet, cerebral guy at the top sometimes it helps to have some juice somewhere on the sidelines.
I’ve gone nuts trying to figure it out.

My only solution is the bolded. They need the sidelines AND the EZ. In a confined area they can establish and maintain coverage.

It’s all I have.

I’d kill for a properly worded question so as not to offend or anger the man in the hood and his 10 minute elaborate response. Doubt it happens.
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