Message for Patriots Fans

Derek Havens
February 06, 2012 at 12:23pm ET

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After a loss like one Patriots Nation suffered on Sunday evening, there are not a lot of words to say that would make one feel better.

As I talked to family members, friends and interact with many of you on Twitter, I know the majority of Patriots fans are really struggling over this loss.

Yes, it is a tough pill to swallow, but the Patriots had a tremendous season. Even though they came into the year as favorites to contend for the Super Bowl championship, there were times throughout the year that many said  they could not even win a playoff game.

I'm not trying to make excuses, justify, or rationalize the loss; but it's time for Patriots Nation to hold their head up high.

Avoid finger-pointing, there is enough blame to go around and there are 53 men and a whole coaching staff responsible for this loss. Some plays may be bigger than others, but the New England Patriots lost as a team and now is not the time to be playing the blame game.

Over the next several months, fans and analysts alike will be dissecting this team in every way imaginable. Yes, there were changes that need to be made regardless of the outcome of yesterday's contest. So this team should look different going into training camp.

There will be plenty of time to talk draft, off-season transactions and any other way this team can improve going into next season.

Some of you may ask how to approach going about today, as well as the rest of the week. For me, the only thing left to do is to get back to work and continue to support the team that I cheer for wholeheartedly.

So keep your head up Patriots Nation, I know it's a tough loss. Just remember the team still had a very good year, Myra is still proud and we'll be back.

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