Stretching the field may be the issue.
Go back and look at how the Pats handled the Lions pass rush in the first half. Quick passes and very short drop backs. That's smart football. We don't have a smart staff.
We were playing the short routes. No one was getting separation. Why Avant got the ax. We have to spread it out a bit. Our team was pretty easy to defend. Lock up the running game and play tight man to man coverage for a few seconds.
Hopefully Brown changes that. Even if he doesn't catch them all. The threat of him blowing by someone will make the defense open up a bit.
If we were 3-7-1 and four games back I can understand playing to lose and being ok. WE STILL HAVE A SHOT AT THE DAMN PLAYOFFS. you are never guaranteed to get back
Exactly. Not only that but how many of the current roster might not play again. Or play in the playoffs. Wildcard teams have won before. Why not now. Who was it not too long ago got destroyed in the regular season and later beat the same team in the playoffs. You play for the tournament. Wildcard teams got an extra game but if you're in your eyes are on that Lombardi Trophy.
These guys get paid to play to win. We have play makers and we are healthier than we have been all season.
All of those banking for a higher draft pick when we aren't eliminated from the playoff hunt need to stick with Madden. Just go refresh your team and play again.