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1) Considering those same Colts went on to win a SB and return to another, their fanbase might have had a bit of a point. In hindsight, they were a pretty solid franchise that shouldn't have been so casually dismissed as "chokers." Their reg season record said "contender." Their playoff record said "pretender." I think with hindsight being 20/20 we can admit that The Colts were indeed legit contenders.
No, they didn't have a point. The Colts were a franchise that could win in the regular season, but couldn't handle it once they got to the playoffs. At this point, you're just grasping at non-existent straws.
And, yes, they were chokers.
Originally Posted by Shockt327
2) Dismissing the notion -- that 2 one-and-done seasons must somehow mean our team is just a pretender and not a contender -- is a far cry from acting like the franchise cannot be criticized at all. I hear quite a bit of grumbling these days. I don't think too many are wearing the blinders when it comes to this team. In fact, I'd say the fans wearing the biggest blinders are the opposing ones who are intent on dismissing NE based on two games -- despite the actual talent on the roster.
Pimping the notion that 14-2 shows that problems weren't problems, and using the "anyone can have a bad game" argument while browbeating anyone who dares to disagree is not a far cry from it at all, sorry. Again, you can keep making claims, but they simply aren't true.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."
- Marcus Aurelius
BTW, the Jets' "doing it" may blow up in their face. Whether the reports are true or not right now, odds are Nate Clements is cut. The 49ers need to win the battle for Asomugha. I think they will may give him a deal he can't turn down.
While this happened, the Jets lost out on Antwan Barnes. Cromartie looks like he may be signing with Oakland. Teams look to be pursuing Eric and Brad Smith. Braylon Edwards basically has been told he is gone and will likely sign with someone else possibly before the Asomugha thing is settled.
I wonder if the Jets have a plan B for their free agency or did they put all their eggs in the Asomugha basket assuming he would be willing to take less to come the Jets. If their Plan B was resigning Cromartie and Edwards, they might be out of luck before Nnamdi makes up his mind. Also, Jonathan Joseph is supposed to make up his mind tonight which team he will sign with so he cannot be a Plan B either.
While the 49'ers are indeed in play for Asomaugh, the initial report that stated that Nate Clements was cut was extremely unfounded and premature. They later took the story back, and said that he has not been cut, and that they are attempting to restructure his deal.
I don't know if they're waiting to see about Nnamdi first or what, or if they are attempting to keep Clements regardless, but I imagine we'll know more very soon--maybe even tomorrow (Thursday).
Since the Texans lost out on Weddle, they are now attempting to join the Asomaugh sweepstakes too, as they are also in play for Jonathan Joseph too. That now makes 3 teams--the NYJ, HOU, and also SF.
Edit: I'm not saying that SF won't cut Clements, and that they may even do it tomorrow, just that they haven't done it..yet.
I believe there is a $3mil exemption against the cap this year, off a single player's contract.
Yes and no.
Yes, there's a $3M exemption, but:
(A) It's up to $1M off each of three contracts. Fundamentally speaking, though, it's a distinction without a difference. (There's also a $1.5M exemption next year, up to $500K off each of three contracts.)
(B) It's not free money: it comes dollar for dollar off future caps (between 2014 and 2017).
"Momentum was quickly snatched away by New England, who once again proved that any Patriot, at any moment, can make a play." —Inside the NFL, Packers v. Patriots
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