Re: Jets Scoping Out the White House
posted at 5/24/2010 5:00 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Jets Scoping Out the White House
And the source of them building the team this way to make it look good so they can get PSL deals for the new stadium. I think it's funny people forget that team was a .500 team last year. I have never seen a team so hyped in my entire life. A .500 team that backed into the playoffs. So, who really cares if their D was #1 or their rush was #1? The Pats have won SBs with lower rated stats in these areas. They won't be #1 in either area this year and they aren't winning a Super Bowl. FAIL Finally, this has nothing to do with me not respecting the Jets. I think any team can beat another any given Sunday in this league which is what makes what NE does every so impressive and cloearly underappreciated here in Boston right now.
Posted by russgriswold
I can't say I really understand the .500 record or the backed into the playoffs. I can only imagine that you are referering to the Colts taking out their starters in the 4th quarter. Without looking it up, I think the Benglas score was 28 or 30-zero with all the starters playing. This is just like every other excuse you throw out there. Bad calls, the media hates us, this team got lucky, we didn't capitalize, this guy was hurt. It's all pointless. DO you know what backing in means? I think they lost 1 out of thier last 5 or 6 regualr season games. Backing in means that say you win your first 11 then lose your last 5 and still make the playoffs. Regardless, it's another really dumb term, because if you qualify, you qualify. When you win or who you beat is just not taken into condsideration except by irrational fans who are trying to explain away a rival teams successes.
There's that PSL thing again. I just don't understand why it's such a problem for you. If the Jets had done nothing this off season, they would be the same team that got beat in the Indy game. And likely, they would get beat in a similar fasion in 2010. However, going into 2010, fans would be all geared up thinking the young players would get better, Jones would rush for another 1300 yards, Leon would come back all healed and return a few kicks, their O-line would continue to push people around etc and they would make another run. As a natural effect, when teams do well, tickets sell and it really only takes a one year of success. I have spent many a cold rainy Sunday in Foxboro as a kid in that 1/2 empty cement bowl before the Pats were competative. As is increasingly the case, teams that privately finance stadiums have moved to this PSL method. Apparently, the teams that have gone this route have done the math and it makes sense to them. The Panthers, The Packers, Giants, Jets to name a few. There is a lot of cash in the NY metro area. Although I would not choose to buy a PSL for the Sox or the Patriots, if that were the case, it makes a lot more sense than having the taxpayers chip in. By the way, you can gaurantee that if the Sox build a new venue, there will be PSLs. At least with PSLs it's the people who go to the games that pay. For a one and a half billion dollar stdium, the Giants and Jets are going to need that cash. To round out that point, winning games will sell them, not players names. We saw this at the new Yankee Stadium last year. It seems likely that there will be plenty of seats empty in the Meadowlands this year, as there were with the Yankees last year before they won the WS. However, if the Jets field another good team, that will fix itself. Not signing players that you think fans will recognize their names (like CC, Tex, AJ etc).
The Patriots are not held in as high regard because they have not performed as well. Very similar to the Sox. A few years back Theo and Co were heralded as this new way of thinking, combination of money ball and deep pockets, win a couple of WS, as it turns out, many things have to right at the same time. BB has, like many other coaches and GMs made some really good moves and some really bad ones. He has drafted some good players and some busts. He has outcoached and been outcoached. You can't live on past glory. He's a great coach, but he makes plenty of mistakes. I'd bet he's tell you the same thing.
Those great Pats teams had more balance.
The Jets last year had a middle of the road scoring offense. Thier running game at up the clock and their defense generally held other teams. Unbalanced teams are usually exposed in the playoffs. Often the ones that win the SB have either a top scoring differential or rank top 10 in both offense and defense. The Patriots teams that have won SBs have used both of those methods. Although Sanchez had a great games sin the playoffs, I don't think any teams were woried about him throwing 4 TDs in a game.