[QUOTE=augustiniak;4232334]same thing happened against indy in the afccg.[/QUOTE]
But speaking big picture, I still put the majority of the blame on the offense. If we actually managed to score a couple TD's in the first half like we should've, we end up putting a ton of pressure on the NE offense.
[QUOTE=SouthTown;4232370]In retrospect, we should have known what kind of night it was going to be when Folk misses that chip shot FG right out of the gate....that was it right there, the way the night went after that is no surprise...[/QUOTE]
Horrible miss and his 1st of season. Why couldn't he have missed vs. Miami or Bistons?!
But speaking big picture, I still put the majority of the blame on the offense. If we actually managed to score a couple TD's in the first half like we should've, we end up putting a ton of pressure on the NE offense.[/QUOTE]
Exactly. The game was lost way before Brady put them up 2 scores.
The Pats offense gets a little antsy when they are down, and we never really forced that issue on them. We had the lead for like 40 seconds of the game.
I'm prefacing this by saying I think Westhoff is the best in the biz...
But why the hell did we boot the ball out of the endzone on that last kickoff before half? We were kicking from the 50. You have to take advantage of that, or at the very least, kick it to the edge of the goal line and force them to burn some clock in the return. That really baffled me.
For turning point I say a combo of Missed FG (really should have posted 7 points) and Wilson dropped Int. Those things go the other way. We are singing a different tune. Would have pissed Brady off and I think led to more mistakes. He was running on max confidence all game. As he should have the way we played him.
[QUOTE=jxc;4232353]I guess calling a timeout that the coach ruled the "Dumbest play in NFL history" to blow a lead right before halftime would be the obvious choice so you left that one off?:rolleyes:[/QUOTE]
Compounded by the 2nd dumbest play in my opinion when kicking off from the 50 yard line, Folk kicks it 10'000 rows into the stands....
I have 2 problems with this...First if the timeout was stupid so is kicking the ball into the stands where you also run zero time off the clock....
Next with our great kickoff coverage, why not pooch the ball high in the air to the 5 or so yard line....Run some time off and probably give the Pats a few yards longer to drive......
Holmes catching the pass in stride with a clear look at the endzone and falling on his face.
The entire game can be summed up in that one play. Its what happened constantly throughout the night. Just when we had a chance we fell on our faces. It happened repeatedly after that the jets just couldn't get out of their own way.
The time out is just a red herring. Seriously. It was 80 freakin' yards. If the Jets D was as good as Rex's fat mouth always says it is, it would have kept them off the scoreboard. Don't blame Eric Smith being awful at football on a time out.