Let's break this down, DotB style.
The Jags played a B.S. game. This only solidifies my argument that solely focusing on Moss will burn you seriously. Make Moss the only option for Brady, you're not the crappy Bills who were afraid to touch anyone on that Sunday night.
What? No. Making the best wide receiver the only option for the best quarterback in football, and you will find the score going very quickly one way. Even if you have 6 DBs on the field at all times, then you're going to let Maroney burn you.
Of course once again a B.S. fumble early on turned into 7 points. Obviously it wasn't the sole difference maker, but a 24-20 game is a whole lot different than a 31-20 game.
How was that a BS fumble? Really? It was bullshit? It was a real, honest-to-goodness fumble. I could say that the BS TD at the start of the game early on turned into 7 points, and a 31-16 game is a whole lot different than a 31-20 game. See? We can both make up bullshit excuses!
I know I'm talking out of pure frustration here, but when you see overwhelming pressure coming like that why not just be smart about it and throw it to the sidelines? It's better to waste a down than simply giving the Pats the ball within 30 yards of the end zone because you know they'll score points off of it.
The reason he didn't throw it away is because David Garrard has a much better football mind than you. He thought he could make a play (heck, he did it on the series before), and he didn't. Garrard was one of the five best QBs in the league this year, especially when it comes to not turning the ball over.
And then when they're down by 11, they take their sweet old time driving down the field which ended with a bonehead interception. Listen to me Jacksonville and any other NFL team out there. You need to take shots down the field. Get greedy.
Garrard's longest pass play this year was for 59 yards, against your Buffalo Bills. And that one was a short pass:
(2:49) 9-D.Garrard pass short middle to 11-R.Williams for 59 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
His next-longest was a long TD to Northcutt against the Steelers in that 29-22 win.
He also had a 43-yard pass ((5:09) (Shotgun) 9-D.Garrard pass short middle to 32-M.Jones-Drew to OAK 25 for 43 yards (23-C.Carr)) which was a short pass that went long. He had a 47-yard deep pass that was a TD.
My point is that Garrard's a very good QB, but to ME, it seems like the long pass is not his specialty. In fact, all season in passes of 31 yards or more, he went 4-for-15. 3 of those did go for TDs, but a 4-for-15 conversion rate is not a good one. For the record, Brady's was 13-for-25 (8 TDs), Peyton's was 9-for-23 (5 TDs), Romo was 7-for-14 (3 TDs), and Roethlisberger was 8-for-16 (5 TDs).
It's the freakin playoffs. Jim Kelly would of showed more guts out there tonight. Throw it deep when you're down by two scores with 6 minutes left. You need a quick score. A stupid, B.S. game by the Jags that the Colts would of so easily won. This will be an AFC Champ rematch, and hopefully the Colts will show the rest of this pathetic league how to play the Patriots.
I'm not sure what Jim Kelly has to do with any of this. But, throwing it deep is dangerous, as I'm sure you know, especially when you're not used to it. I think the other thing you're missing is that if the Colts do the same thing (taking away Moss), then the Pats will carve up the middle of the field, just like they did last night. The Pats also did something last night as well (on defense) that they always do - they took away the biggest weapon the Jags had, which was the running game. The Jags had 66 yards of rushing from their backfield and let Garrard try to beat them. He was unable to. The Patriots will not come into the game against the Colts/Chargers with that same game plan.
Despite what you think, football does not exist in a vacuum.