Originally Posted by amazing80
Because good qbs like Brady, Manning, Rodgers, Ryan, will make us pay and can strike VERY QUICKLY. If we continue to get fgs, sooner or later they will get touchdowns and will beat us. Sorry but our defense is not good enough to shut down passing attacks for 60 minutes.
Of course we'd all love TD's over FG's on every drive ...... but when you have a penalty , a dropped pass , a sack , a blown block that leads to a negative play or some other mishap .... you more often than not take the three and move on to the next drive no matter who the other QB is - you dont leave points on the field.
The players have , in this streak of poor games made many mistakes in the redzone ... and the bottom line is they have to eliminate those mistakes against a team like the Pats and cash in on those trips tothe redzone.
Its not so much the playcalling as it is the players not putting themselves on the wrong end of down and distance.