Re: Least upsetting playoff loss
posted at 1/22/2014 8:02 AM EST
In response to soups' comment:
Start of this season, many had Miami winning the division, and that was BEFORE the injuries hit.
Since that time, this team lost only four games, three of them in heartbreaking, close fashion. The loss to Cincy was their biggest of the season, and that was by what, 10?
In as much as this team "got hot" at the right time, especially the defense, we lost five critical players to bigtime inhuries. All were sustained on plays that required the player to go "above and beyond" his normal role.
Any other team in this league, any other team, would have posted a sub .500 season. There is so much to love about this team and, to a large extent, its future. I posted yesterday that a healthy Gronkowski would've ended most of the negative threads. Seriously, a healthy Gronk would've given the Pats homefield throughout; they would've beaten Miami with Gronk. I'm not guaranteeing they could've beaten the Broncos at home, but the Pats would've likely competed a lot better. And let's be honest; Denver was not going to stop Gronk home or away. He's much too much for them or any other team in this league. Turns out the way to stop him is with a questionable hit straight to the knee.
If you're upset by this team's season, fine. Be upset. It sux to get this far and see them play like that. But stop posting drivel prognostication. In case you haven't been paying attention for the past decade, this team will be there again next year, with or without Wilfork and Kelly.
They weren't supposed to be here this season in the first place.
That post sums it up perfectly.