Re: Once again, entire NFL fan base disagrees with NE fan base
posted at 4/27/2010 9:05 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Once again, entire NFL fan base disagrees with NE fan base
The bottom line is this: The Pats are being held together with chewing gum and bailing wire. Our star players have to carry more of the load and they are getting old. Very few truly quality replacements have filled the gaps. So we have good kickers...so what. A few good young players...so do the Lions every year. There are more holes in this team than in the last 10-12 years. You can plug them with numbers and if you have a solid cast of 14-15 studs, then mere numbers might work. But not with this current bunch. Also, BB's coaching is no longer so unique and innovative; he is no longer regularly out-planning everyone else. Maybe the Spygate factor no longer exists. But get used to it. All previous "dynasties" ended ugly. It is so hard to transition entire teams, particularly when you continually draft so late. If Brady goes down this year, then 2-14 is possible.
In Response to Re: Once again, entire NFL fan base disagrees with NE fan base : I'm not sure you actually know what 'backing into the playoffs' means. And I am positive that I don't knwo what BEARLY means. Backing in by winning 5 of 6? Backing in by crushing a team 31-0, a team that could have improved thier playoff positon. Instead of Baltimore getting that cakewalk against NE, it could have been the Bengals, right? Re: Hernandez "He had multiple positive tests, so he either had issues or he's dumb," one longtime NFL executive told the Globe. "One or two tests? Fine. But four, five, six? Come on, now you've got an addiction. He's not a bad kid. He just has an issue.'' Is this the vaunted BB kind of player? What happened to all the 'character' talk we've heard so much about? 'Stupid' is the new 'character' AT was leading the team in sacks when he broke his arm. No big deal, though, LBs don't need arms. Let's see, Mike T says the Jets have no plans to sign him, he also had no plans to trade Leon or cut Faneca. When you have a young running back that shows promise and a 30+ running back (see the Curtis Martin/Lamont Jordan transition)that is DECREASING production from the previous year, you make the switch. LT did not replace TJ, LT is the backup, not to mention a backup that can catch the ball, which neither Greene or TJ are very good at. Where was TJ in the playoffs when everyone else was playing great? Leon was a non factor last year and there were zero gaurantees he would have been anywhere close to the same player. If he was still such a talent, why didn't anyone take hime for a 2nd round tende or why didn't a team grab him for somehting more than a 7th at the draft?. Do you remember that Denver offensive line that just kept producing backs? Every year another great runner and every year stupid fans would say, why did they get rid of Davis? Gary? Portis? Anderson? It was about an 8 year stretch where they just kept replacing backs and lineman. How? Shannahan & Alex Gibbs knew how to run the ball. You, unlike the rest of football, think that it's a good thing to hold on to players until they expire. When the best offensive line coach in football says 'this guy is declining fast' you listen. By the way, when Faneca was signed a couple of years ago, this board was full of "how stupid the Jets are signing a washed up Faneca" Funny how all that has changed. Then again, that was the same thing said about Jones. How'd that turn out?So, basically, the Patriots roster is full of UNPROVEN rookies and 2nd year guys and this means they are going to the superbowl, the Jets replace 3 or 4 with rookies and they are doomed. Do you see the stupidity in that argument?
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