Originally Posted by dream_team
Can you please tell me about these better defenses we seem to struggle against? I don't seem to recall getting shut down by an elite defense last season. Unless you're talking about that mighty Vikings D!?
In fact, the best defense we faced all last season was the Broncos, and we dropped 31 points on them. No other offense scored more on their defense last season.
Did you even have your eyes open last season?
Gary and Matt looked completely lost against the Packers and Patriots. Was that just a freak occurrence??? No, it was because outside of those two teams...no other opponent really had a backbone against us.
Packers and Patriots are top tier in terms of how their entire team operates on the field. They made us look silly.
This doesn't even mention the two OT games versus a bad Lions and Jaguars team. Even in what should seem to be fairly easy games, Gary's system wasn't dominating defenses.
After the Broncos game, things looked shaky for Gary with the exception of the Ravens blowout game that occurred after we had been destroyed by the Packers. I think most of it was on Matt, frankly. But it's Gary's team. At the end of the day it's on him.
He doesn't get it done in crunch time when it counts.