It’s debatable whether the 2013 New England Patriots season was a success or a failure, but it certainly wasn’t boring.
It’s a Tom Brady-Peyton Manning QB showdown in the AFC Championship game in Denver on Sunday. But it’s the battered Broncos defense that might be the key to the game. “It’s going to be easier pickings (for Brady),” John Madden told the CBS Radio morning crew. “But when you play in a championship game, there are really no easy pickings.”
The Seahawks had no problem with the New Orleans Saints during the regular season, winning 34-7 in Seattle.John Madden said he expects a closer game in Saturday’s NFC playoff match-up.
Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.
The 2013 season might be the best performance of Bill Belichick’s coaching career.
The Oakland Raiders have never been worse in franchise history, and for a team that used to pride itself on its winning ways, it’s been a long time since the Raiders have won anything.
John Madden said coaching was the key in the Patriots’ 34-31 overtime victory after they trailed the Denver Broncos 24-0 at halftime Sunday night.
Playing with backup quarterback Matt Flynn Sunday afternoon, the Raiders lost at home to the Washington Redskins 24-14. The status of first string QB Terrelle Pryor was uncertain all week as he recovered from a concussion.
“It’s easy (to say) the Patriots will still be good because they got Bill Belichick coaching and Tom Brady quarterbacking,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Coaches have admitted the league has shifted toward the pass-first offense. It’s even inherently written into the rules.