Originally Posted by CeeQue
It all boils down to leadership and preparation... and both of those start and end with our coaches.
I have not seen a team play New England as well as Baltimore did last night... on both sides of the ball. The offense was focused and attacked New England defense... and Baltimore's defense PUNISHED New England's offense and was not caught off-guard once! It was a thing of beauty...
And mind you, Baltimore did this with a bunch of former Texans... Vonta Leach, Bernardo Pollard, and Jacoby 'Blockhead' Jones. Their coaching staff turned our scrubs into AFC Champs.
Our team has put on the mental fortitude of our timid coaches in big games.... Think about it, Kubes can't even watch an end of game field goal so how in the world is he and Wade 'Milk Toast' Phillips going to get someone prepared to play aggressive, championship-style football when it counts.
Good points, but they've also got on the field leaders like Lewis & Reed. Of course those guys aren't afraid of the Patriots, they've got their own star power, especially when you include guys like Ngata, Suggs, & Webb.
We've got Antonio Smiff.