All season long a main topic of conversation has been how terrible the Pat's Defense is.
posted at 12/26/2011 6:00 PM EST
However during this same time period, an opposite example is how the main stream media has told us how great
the Ravens Defense is. I have to shake my head. It's funny how the Ravens gave up 26 Points in a Loss to the Titans. They also lost to the JAGUARS
on National TV. They were able to squeak by the Cardinals by 3 points after giving up 27 Points to them. They gave up 27 Points in a loss to the Seahawks. And Oh BTW, in their latest loss they gave up 34 Points to the Chargers.
And then there is (according to Fat Rex) the greatest defense of all time in the Jets. What a CROCK!
In the mean time, the Pats have had a wide reciever playing defense, walk-ons from the street playing defense and according to the pundits, the Patriots can't stop anybody. Yet the Patriots are 12 and 3 and only need to win Sunday's game against Buffalo to achieve the BEST RECORD IN THE AFC.
And ya I know, "Defense wins Championships" but give me break. I remember the Super Bowl Loss to the Giants and I'm still feeling a little pain from that one. But let's face it, during the Giants winning touchdown drive, it seemed like Manning was in the defense's grasp for about 2 minutes (nevermind a questionable missed holding call, Samuel misses an interception, and Burress catches the football with his helmut.
Well you know what, Sh------T happens and it did that night. Sometimes the margin of winning or losing is so fine that it doesn't matter how great a team is. If any one of the above 3 things, went the opposite way, the Patriots have a perfect season. But it wasn't meant to be.
The Bottom line is WINNING! I don't care if Brady is in the "shot-gun" the entire game and the offense passes 70% of the time. I also don't care if the Defense gives up 21 Points a Game while making every opposing QB look like Joe Montana as long as the Pats score at least one more point then the opposing team.
I just can't help but think that some of us might have become spoiled during the BB/Brady era. For the majority of time since the Pat's first days of 1960, there have been some spotty years of success with an enormous amount of misery thrown in. However, there is nothing that can compare to the past 10 Years of a Consistent Outstanding Performance that all Patriot Fans can be proud of.
I bring up the Ravens and the Jets because all we hear is about how great their defense is but I have to say I wouldn't trade teams under any circumstances.