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    Full article here.... It Is What It Is Adam Schefter on D&C: Pats’ dominance no guarantee of postseason success
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    Your title is misleading.

    He is impressed.

    He just says being impressive in the regular season is no guarantee of post-season success. Any one who has been rooting for the Patriots since way back in 2007, know that.
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    Schefter is generally pretty good, and his title isn't controversial. Ask the 2006 Chargers what guarantees regular season success holds in the postseason.

    And if the head coach quoted (assumed to be from another team) is active, why would he say the Pats are unbeatable?
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    Schefter's a typical know-it-all punk. Picks against the Pats more often than not.

    A lot of these guys hate the Pats for ONE reason. Accessibility.

    Their livelyhood depends on getting access to team's inner circles.

    Since the Pats keep these parasites out of the locker rooms...they'll throw any trash they can out their to stay relevant.
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    So now not turning the ball over is really just masking a flaw? I have no idea what the heck that coach was saying. They are flawed because they are due for a turnover?
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    Chicago also thought the Pats weren't that good either. We shall see.
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    But the argument he's making isn't about something as benign as regular season versus post season success.

    He is eluding to the fact that ....the Patriots aren't worthy of the praise and success they've had.

    He's saying in essence that their 11-2 record is primarily luck.
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    I fully agree. We are in danger of assuming that we are not making mistakes. We are committing them weekly but thankfully the opposition isn't making us pay for them. As Brady says the team has to keep improving or sooner or later we will meet a team which can capitalize on the errors. We are not invincible, and I would hate to think anyone on the team believes that to be the case. So I thank Schefter for reminding us fans that things can change. I trust that Bill has already got the team conditioned to a similar sense of recognition.
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    I heard the interview, Shefter said that right now the Pats are playing great, the best team in football, and are th favorite to go and win the SB. But he also said that the Feb. 7th is still along way off and you never know what can happen. People are making a big deal out of nothing which is typical here. Another thing thats typical is that as a reporter says one thing critical or Possibly critical about the team all of a sudden they're a hack, or a hater, or a terrible journalist. Ive seen it over and over on this forum.
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    His opening statement is “You can’t watch them and not be impressed . . . They’ve scored in their last five games 196 points, which is 32 more than the Panthers have scored in 13 games this season.”

    which transitions to "However, Schefter cautioned not to get carried away" in which he talks about the postseason.

    How is this uncomplimentary, indicating they have been 'lucky'? If you are impressed when watching a team, you are not impressed by all the lucky breaks.

    You are straining to make this something it's not.
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    Quote below proving he's talking out his arse...

    "Added Schefter: “All I’m saying is, because they’ve been so dominant the last two weeks, they’re not that good. Not that good. Not dominant.”

    Schefter predicted the Bears would knock off the Patriots last Sunday in Chicago. After the Patriots rolled to a 36-7 victory, Schefter said he’s learned his lesson. “I may not pick against the Patriots from here through the Super Bowl,” he said. “So, there’s going to be one week — maybe, maybe — when I’m wrong. Otherwise, I’ll be right every single week with this team.”:confused:
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    ho hum, the Patriots could go undefeated for the next three years, and there will still be people saying they aren't really that good, or there must be something fishy going on. So boring listening to all of it. I mean the Jets f' up but somehow it's the Patriots fault, or the focus turns to them. I got a head ache!
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    Why would he go out of his way to quote an opposing coach...saying their not that good? You do that to stress a point that you concur with.

    Few people looked at the Jets that way most of the season.
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    Sorry, I guess the title is a little misleading... the only thing that really got me was ‘They’re not as good as people are making them out to be.’

    C'mon, the pats are that good right now. To me, he just always has to find some way to shoot that Pats down in the end, even when he compliments that team, its always followed by a "however" or "but"...
     
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    Yes, and this is exactly the truth. This isn't some hackjob, it's reality.
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    Many fans anticipated there might be a letdown after an emotional win against the Jets. How is that disrespect from a non-fan.

    The article say "not that dominant", meaning don't expect the Pats to do this every week. Not controversial.

    This is the NFL, where the "any given Sunday rule" applies. If you are expecting 30+ point victories for the rest of the regular season, prepare to be disapppointed. The Pats may actually lose a game. That is all he is saying. The fact he says he will not pick against them means he does not expect more than one loss.

    And dominant means the Pats will not lose and are unstoppable. Well coached? Absolutely. Talented? In positions. Across the board more capable than any other team? Not likely.
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    Did anyone see Marriuci last night on NFLN?

    He was talking about the great AFC teams like Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Jets, Indy, and San Diego then rambled on about something concerning the Chargers.

    Granted nobody should take playoff teams lightly. However, a highly paid analyst should realize that the Pats have like beat all these teams. Sort of shows they are capable.

    It's really comical that the Cleveland game is totally relavent but victories over Pittsburgh, Indy, Jets, and Chicago don't mean anything relavent.
     
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    Re: Adam Schefter on D&C..... He's Never Impressed I Guess...

    I'm not impressed with the general cheerleader-like sensitivity of some posters. Schefter is 100% correct in what he says. Even in Vegas simulations, the Pats are the heavy favorite, but they fail to win the Super Bowl in 60% of simulations. Anything can happen in the playoffs... if the nightmares of their last three trips has not taught you anything, then you are being a homer. Also, the Pats will not hang 40 points on teams forever. They can hope that they'll be a CONSISTENTLY effective offense, but I highly doubt they will dominate like they have. The bigger story is the improved play of the defense.
     
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