Re: Gonna be a long year.....OUR D STINKS!!!!!
posted at 9/3/2010 2:30 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Gonna be a long year.....OUR D STINKS!!!!!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Gonna be a long year.....OUR D STINKS!!!!! : First of all, why are you limting the evidence to 4 presseason games? Did you not watch last REGULAR season? Two, you can look at the TALENT leve to enlighten your evaluation. Who is relying solely on preseason to evaluate the defense? Three, there isn't much functional difference betwen saying "our D stinks and it will be a long year" and "our D is young, untested, and will makes tons of mistakes all year" - so yes, you are the pot and the original poster is the kettle. I happen to think the defense is not very good. It will be poor early in the season. The offense will have to carry the team. best you can hope for is an average NFL defense near the end of the year.
Posted by Schumpeters-Ghost[/QUOTE]
Have you not noticed the turnover on this defense from last year? And you think last year and 4 preseason games is the barometer for the upcoming season? You haven't seen McCourty and Spikes and think that they could be better after 8 games? What about Chung? Butler? Brace looks like he could actually help too. If you want to go out on a limb and say they stink, go ahead, but don't twist my words to make your false point, because you're obviously missing mine. They didn't stink last year, they won't stink this year, and the overall talent is probably more athletic.
And again, who said it would be a long year? Not me. All I said was there would be growing pains. The original poster said this defense stinks, which is about as knee jerk as you can get, and the criticism seems to be based on preseason games. I said all along the young guys will make mistakes, I didn't say they would stink, but if that's your translation of my post, then so be it. On some days their athleticism may win them some games, on other days, they will give up big plays. Your argument is semantics, my argument is that young guys will take time to come along. You completely miss the point, and I don't think you care to admit it.
If you think I'm saying the Pats D will stink, then you cannot read. I am aware that you post on all of these message boards and you tend to be negative. No need to try to take reasonable comments and use them to support your overall negative world view. Again, I suggest you put me on ignore, because you obviously don't agree with me or think that my points are valid. So why argue here? Move on.