Seattle defense gets torched for 395 passing yards, calls the other team a 'gimmick offense'
Yesterday, against Seattle, the top ranked defense in the league, they put up 475 yards.
But Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman says they're just a gimmick offense.
I suppose it's easy to say after a win, but let's take a step back and look at the big picture.
Tom Brady threw for 395 yards against the Seahawks. He also threw bad interceptions, but they had as much to do with the driving rain as they had to do with the defense. Neither were particularly great plays by the defense.
Brady and the Patriots' hurry-up offense has been carving up NFL defenses for years. If that's a gimmick, then the entire NFL is a gimmick.
In all reality, the Patriots' loss had very little to do with the Seahawks defense stepping up, and everything to do with their own defense completely collapsing and allowing Russell Wilson to beat them with deep passes, even when they knew that's what the Seahawks were going to do.
The Patriots have problems closing out games. When their opponent is forced to pass, they are generally able to do so pretty easily.
It happened against the Cardinals, it happened against the Broncos, it happened against the Ravens, and it happened against the Seahawks.
It's just a little embarrassing when a cornerback gets torched all game, and wants to talk trash about one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
As they say... Act like you've been there before. Clearly, Sherman and the Seahawks haven't. And it shows.