Re: Do Patsies Have
posted at 2/4/2013 3:48 PM EST
In response to anonymis' comment:
lmao. What? That fans are blind or spoiled? I'm thinkin' both are true - there are some fans who are spoiled....and there are fans who are blind. There are also plenty of people in between the two extremes.
This team is still more finesse than not.
It's exactly like it was 10-12 years ago when the Colts won lots of games - and the Patriots OWNED that team. The Patriots were able to play physical - Brady PROTECTED the ball and passed to the open receiver (vs. FORCING the ball and getting INTs), and special teams and the defense were able to make enough TIMELY plays. Problem is that the current Patriots falls just shy of the physical talent and hunger needed to beat teams like the Ravens and 49ers.
Ravens fans were saying some version of this last year at this time. It's not liike they added all kinds of talent this year, same cast of characters, they just played better. Niners fans are saying it now. The shortcomings of every team that falls short are magnified in these games.
I don't think physicality is the problem with the Pats. It was that they played a poor game, lost Talib, missed Gronk, dropped some balls, sketchy QB play, questionable decisions, concussed RB drops the ball....
Do they need more talent at a few positions, sure, but to think there's some huge talent gap between them and the SB teams is not correct in my opinion. They just need to play better.