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Hate the Prevent a Win defense

It is a gutless coaching move at best, but so early in a half against Brady and a bunch of competent receivers? Just awful. It looked like they went back to a real defense at the very end and that worked.

Gutless because it is employed to prevent criticism in case they play tight and somebody gets behind the defense and all the old coach talking heads go cluck, cluck, cluck how could they let it happen...If they lose because of the Prevent a Win defense, then they say cluck, cluck, cluck that is too bad, somebody should have made a play...
Originally posted by carlgo:
It is a gutless coaching move at best, but so early in a half against Brady and a bunch of competent receivers? Just awful. It looked like they went back to a real defense at the very end and that worked.

Gutless because it is employed to prevent criticism in case they play tight and somebody gets behind the defense and all the old coach talking heads go cluck, cluck, cluck how could they let it happen...If they lose because of the Prevent a Win defense, then they say cluck, cluck, cluck that is too bad, somebody should have made a play...

That wasn't the prevent defense.

That was Brady performing at a incredibly high level following half time adjustments.

In the end, Fangio and the defense made the final adjustments to allow for the offense to take one last possession and run the clock out.
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Originally posted by redrathman:
That wasn't the prevent defense.

That was Brady performing at a incredibly high level following half time adjustments.

In the end, Fangio and the defense made the final adjustments to allow for the offense to take one last possession and run the clock out.

It was kind of prevent defense... We were in a type of zone defense once we had the 31-3 lead and Brady was able to shred that.
Originally posted by redrathman:
Originally posted by carlgo:
It is a gutless coaching move at best, but so early in a half against Brady and a bunch of competent receivers? Just awful. It looked like they went back to a real defense at the very end and that worked.

Gutless because it is employed to prevent criticism in case they play tight and somebody gets behind the defense and all the old coach talking heads go cluck, cluck, cluck how could they let it happen...If they lose because of the Prevent a Win defense, then they say cluck, cluck, cluck that is too bad, somebody should have made a play...

That wasn't the prevent defense.

That was Brady performing at a incredibly high level following half time adjustments.

In the end, Fangio and the defense made the final adjustments to allow for the offense to take one last possession and run the clock out.

It was not a full on prevent. But it was a significant switch from the D we were playing all game to a soft bubble zone. Brady raped it and thank god we had the sense to give it up and switch back to playing hard.
Originally posted by Jcool:
Originally posted by redrathman:
That wasn't the prevent defense.

That was Brady performing at a incredibly high level following half time adjustments.

In the end, Fangio and the defense made the final adjustments to allow for the offense to take one last possession and run the clock out.

It was kind of prevent defense... We were in a type of zone defense once we had the 31-3 lead and Brady was able to shred that.

1. Brady and Patriots moved their primary targets to the outside.
2. They moved Welker and Hernandez to the backfield on occasion.
3. Aldon Smith had a back or tightend chipping him on virtually every play.
4. The elements, coupled with the hurry up offense, killed the stamina and burst of the defensive line. When Brady has all day to throw, he more often then not executes.