Re: ONLY reason I forgive Brady
posted at 9/14/2013 10:09 AM EDT
In response to scubber's comment:
In response to Muzwell's comment:
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
I can't believe Brady has the nerve to think that a hall of fame quarterback should be surrounded by competent professionals. Shame on him.
Brady should have been 100 percent on board with gutting the offense, lowballing impact players, fielding inexperienced rookies, drafting and signing players with injury histories, and hoping for the best.
One important guy left, I'd hardly call that a gutting. Another key guy got arrested about a month before camp and some others are out injured but will be back.
If Vereen, Gronk and DA are back and the rookies aren't being asked to carry the load but rather to just play a supporting role, this is a dangerous team. If they're at or better than .500 by then, it's all good. All this stuff will be forgotten.
It's absolutely extraordinary that so much is being asked of new guys and it's not how it was designed during free agency and the draft, but it is what it is. The crybabies on this board make Brady look like Winston Churchill.
Let's say they get in the playoffs and have relative health. Are you afraid of Manning and his sub .500 playoff record? Maybe Matt Schaub has you quaking in your boots? Fact is, if they get through this stretch and get their guys back, they have as good a chance as any AFC team of winning the conference.
Maybe it is what it is but what it was in the off-season was that Gronk, DA were big question marks, and Vereen was not even in anyone mind before we saw how he played in the Bills game. Yes it is absolute extraordinary that it came down to the team depending on the new guys and to say that it is all due to injuries to those 3 guys ignoring the glaring risks that exist all these times and the bad planning that discount the possibility that Gronk and DA might not see the field that much in the first place.
Now, the mantra is if those guys come back, we will be ok. It is what it is, I guess.
This is just BS. The Pats knew what they had in Vareen, it was becoming apparent last year that he was growing into a bigger role. Injuries happen to all teams, and his is not a season or career ending type of thing. What happened with Hernandez is what messed up the entire offseason, and it was totally out of their control. They expected him to be a big contributor. He would have helped a lot in those last two games (made them easier W's), and opened up the field for other players. But they didn't have him, or Gronk, or Lloyd, or Welker, or Amendola and Vareen (on Thursday), and THEY STILL WON both games. You show me one other team in the NFL that is without 5 of their top options (considering Welker or Amendola as one) that wins (and yes, it was the team decision to not have some of them). It just wouldn't happen. Fans here are nuts, they should be thrilled the team found a way to win those two games through all kinds of adversity. If guys don't come back from injury to contribute heavily and the young guys don't improve as the season goes on, then I could understand the bittching going on. But at this point, its as good as it can be, 2-0 with two division wins...