Gasper: To win, it can't be all Brady
Fri, 25 Jan 2013|
Chris Gasper says the Patriots need balance to win a Super Bowl
So I talk a little bit about the sent -- game and a chance to talk to you guys about. It's it's it's definitely -- the Oregon game shows. Well just regarded out of the drizzle which -- -- anything that a place you get to think there's they just like aren't tape from the Indianapolis Colts and he had lying around our accord tomorrow there's some distress in the bottom. Omar we know about things that are real and Aaron here. And well. And I thought that a I had a question for you guys yes the first time the Patriots won miserable -- touchdown passes in the last September. In 01 I will tell you that he threw one of the Super Bowl. Did he did not throw one of Pittsburgh. To Torre gets the Raiders he threw he ran for one. -- answer the question well what in the Super -- though is that yeah as an inside you know the first multi touchdown. Pass play a game of his career was the Super Bowl against the Panthers he threw three. So I mean obviously my point is that there when he was winning them it wasn't all him. All right and maybe that's the mistake that people have made in hindsight in he was clutch don't get me wrong. I led two drives in tight games the they -- do not like they were behind the worst thing was happening at which you overtime. -- it somehow we got this narrative that was like call him at the time and it wasn't. And and it's not all him now if you're gonna try and win I mean that's sort of the lesson that they keeping -- over and over and over the play well now in play while. But the components of the team that we thought were better and I think they were on the hole during the course of the season. But dating perform it in the defense I think losing to lead was big I do think it was big may play more zone after that there was more zone coverage after they lost to leave. Not eating at him and Jones hitting that's been under palladium is your best pass rusher he wasn't out there and Gradkowski. It wasn't just the fact Vietnam as a target going back and watching that team. Indian nfl.com staff some of the -- -- -- -- and I'm not a football and I am not one of these guys that Bedard -- -- yet Patriot players who never -- in. Now are breaking everything down. And I'm not like one of those guys. But -- you can watch it and see they really missed him blocking they they missed him they missed this irony of the couple plays there you're looking that there's one play early in the game. -- And Aaron Sanders go to double team to routes odds double team. -- beats both of them neither one of them gets them. So that may be struggling and I think you know struggling to run the ball sort of influence the way they went through that game. And and until they get the running game to a point where they can use it as reliable in the playoffs and when teams go to the nickel that they came to ten with that. -- in -- get to a point where the defense can come up and make stops then if I don't think it matters who Brees does you know here's what we're learning -- It's a quarterback league it's a passing game all those things are true and if you got one of these quarterbacks. What's automatically in the conversation today you are playoff team and you're in the divisional round or maybe the next one. -- what you get to that point. It's all the other stuff too it's like it don't they goaltending in hockey yeah it's like if if you've got one of those guys if you got good starting pitcher in baseball you just automatically in the conversation. But that's what wins championships balance when championship everything wins championships. The thing is about football to -- don't -- that quarterback to probably not in the conversation and just having one and nothing else puts you win them the Colts this year right I mean. But that's as far as the -- the divisional round maybe the conference championship round. And if you wanna win that you need more than that it's insult that's it for the Patriots and to make it's really comes on the one thing I think the running game is gonna be enough to complement Brady. It to make of that a pass defense they just they can stop the run they've got good stout run under athlete can stop the run did a great job against Baltimore. Passing as soon as the Ravens went to the past the game was over that's -- -- what that's what I was. And out of -- the strapping pass rusher is I don't know that's keeping to leave out of opens trying to get to -- Revis I don't care getting Ed Reed bring back Romeo Cornell something they've got to stop the pass. Not your answer right but to go back to the running game in an in this is you know part of that is. When you look at it in in a lot of these losses that they haven't -- when teams have dared them to run they haven't really been able to hurt them with an -- economic team. There's always third and twos and second -- and I think I looked at the relate. Eleven times they were in third or fourth in -- in nine of those times there in the shotgun. And I thought we were getting away from that I thought that was what they want to get away I think those styles of passing downs in the league though Chris I don't know what I don't know I am I in but I think you can pass -- -- downs and I disagree with you. But when you're in the shotgun it's basically -- message that's all you're gonna do it.