Jakob Johnson, Brady, Super Bowl discussed on Greg Bedard Patriots Podcast with Nick Cattles


And they're not. And there's been issues on and off throughout the year that you keep kind of pointing out whether it's, you know, linebacker depth or depth in the secondary or whatever that is. A lot of things on the defense are getting exposed and the pass rush that was getting home early in the season is not getting home of late. As you said, judeo, not just bad this game, bad, just non factor the last several weeks. So what are they? Last four games, yeah. What are and it's not just sex and the pressures are just down. He's just not there. You're not hearing his name called a lot. So what are they? Defensively and offensively. What's the identity? Yeah, it's a good question. I don't think they know. And that's late to not know. That's the problem. Yeah, it is. And look, the best case scenario is that you're hoping for is that it's 2018 again, which is, you know, look, they had the disappointing loss down in Miami on the kick-off return. We know that was a fluke. You know, the kick-off return is sort of like Jakob Johnson's punt block, almost the same sort of thing. And then they went to Pittsburgh and I think they lost 14 to 7. It was really it was low scoring game. I remember Brady being really frustrated in that game. And when did the Patriots ever lose back to back December games? And we were all horrified. We didn't know what was going to happen. And then all of a sudden after that, the coaches said, you know what? We're going to stop throwing the ball so much. We're going to start running the ball using our offensive line. We're going to rely on our defense, and that's the way they won the Super Bowl. I mean, look, Brady was heroic in the fourth quarter against KC in the AFC championship game. Right. Chip game, we understand that. But largely how they were constructed or how they went forward was the running game and defense. The defense was to stand out in the Super Bowl against the rams completely shut that team down. And the problem is, is that they're a long ways from that team. You know, they did it in 2018, 2019, they fell down the stretch, the defense let the team down. We thought it was going to be the strength. Now you're wondering, is this more like 28 to 2019? And that's what it looks like. I mean, because look, John, as much as you want to criticize the offense, and if you want to look at Mac Jones stats and everybody knows how I feel about stats and the correlation to how.

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