I agree with a ton of this except for the part in bold. I think saying the Pats pass D is trash is a bit harsh considering I think they've improved quite a bit over the 2nd half of the season. I mean no one is going to mistake the Pats pass defense for the 85 Bears but they aren't trash either. There's some talent back there and they've been getting better every week. As much as you say the Texans quit, they still have a good pass offense and the Pats shut it down. With that said, I do agree the Niners have a more complete offense than the Texans and are a MUCH more well coached team (I don't think much of Kubiak at all).
Originally Posted by theproof
I think this will be a great game and I absolutely could see the Niners slowing the Pats offense down (especially with no Gronk, which I assume will hurt the Pats at some point).
Also, I'm glad you brought up Brady's quick release point. A lot of Niner fans are expecting a ton of sacks but honestly, thats tough to do because of how quickly Brady releases the ball. I know many were talking about how JJ Watt had a poor game yesterday but according to PFF, he had 6 QB pressures but he had no sacks. Why?
- The Patriots certainly didn’t want J.J. Watt to have much time to get pressure in this game; Brady’s average time to throw this week was 2.27 seconds – one of the quickest single game snap to release times of the season in the league.
Per PFF. Brady has a very quick release time which is why its difficult to sack him so those Niner fans expecting 2-3 sacks from Aldon Smith might want to temper their expectations. Smith could certainly get some hits on Brady, which is ultimately whats really important for the Niner D.
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