Originally Posted by regularcat
I've seen better Super Bowls but it was a good game.
You can't get a lead like that and go into coast mode against a mind like Belicheck.
The Falcons should have kept playing that bump coverage especially since the
4 man was rush was more than enough getting to Brady.
The Falcon offense should have stayed attacking and treated the game the way way they treated every game in the regular season.
Young coaches make mistakes and they paid for it.
Wrong as always. This was something special.
Also, a part of the reason why they lost was because they stayed aggressive when being conservative would have been better. They were near the end zone after Julio's ridiculous catch, but instead of trying to run (which began to get stuffed) they tried to go for the jugular and got two sacks and a holding play that took them out of field goal range.
Not to mention the defense didn't change other than the fact that they were basically shot due to being out there so long. Atlanta is from the Seattle school of not subbing players out. They were out of gas by the fourth.
Either way, can't tempt fate and don't bet against Brady. He's the confirmed GOAT status now with this.