Cosell With Socci: Seattle/San Francisco Challenging Coventional Wisdom In Modern NFL

May 5, 2014 4:38 PM
Cosell With Socci: Seattle/San Francisco Challenging Coventional Wisdom In Modern NFL
" BOSTON (CBS) – The National Football League is not what it once was, and you hear and see it all the time.

Conventional wisdom says:

“The NFL is a passing league now.”

“Once your team has a quarterback you’re in business.”

“Having that great running back is not important.”

However just because the game has changed doesn’t mean it’s a different sport entirely. Greg Cosell of NFL Films appeared on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s NFL Draft Preview Show Sunday and made the case to Bob Socci why conventional wisdom in the modern NFL is being challenged.

The conversation started around the Patriots and how Denver exposed virtually all of their vulnerabilities in the AFC Championship game.

At the end of the day the numbers looked good for Tom Brady in that game (24 for 38 with 277 yards and 1 TD), but the future Hall of Famer missed wide open throws and wasn’t at his best, which has been the story for the Patriots in recent postseasons: if Brady doesn’t play well the team loses "

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