10-31-2011, 05:27 PM
In the Starting Line-up
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Re: My reel you back in post
I think part of yesterday's debacle was attributed to overconfidence (i.e. 39-26 win last year). It looked like the Pats had a gameplan to pick apart the zone blitz and be ready for Big Ben chucking it deep; When the Steelers switched up on them, they were caught offguard and adjusted poorly.
I like "Ticked Off Pats" better than "Satisfied Pats".
Ticked Off Pats lose to the 1-12 Dolphins in 2004, then run the table. Ticked Off Pats lose 34-20 to Pittsburgh on Halloween 2004, then win 41-27 in the AFCCG. Ticked Off Pats lose to Cleveland last year, then finish with an 8-game scoring binge never seen in the latter half of any Pats season in history (including 2007).
Satisfied Pats win 45-3 over NYJ, then lose 28-21 in the playoffs.
I'm expecting a lot more Ticked Off Pats going forward.
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