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  1. BlitzFritz

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    ESPN2 ran a long show as part of The Greatest Games in NFL History.

    I couldn't help noticing :

    1. Rich Gannon saying they worried about the Pats attacking, blitzing D, you never know who was coming or how many.

    2. After a terrible first half with the Pats down 7-0, the fans boo'd the team to express their displeasure with the effort.

    3. The Pats made a total adjustment in the second half with a max-protect passing plan, designed to just give Brady some time.

    Oh and there werent any plays shown where the ball was tipped or batted down at the line of scrimmage. :D

    Anyway, setting the booing tradition aside, hasnt it been awhile since our defense and offense has made unpredictable and successful adjustments??
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    Other than the jags playoff game, I would have to agree. I just don't see the confusing blitz packages anymore, or maybe other teams just pick it up better nowadays. who knows, im tired, and cant think :D
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    I watched this last night also, and what I noticed was that they were in a 4-3 for a lot of that game. Seems like the Patriots don't switch back and forth as much as they used to. Nowadays, the defense seems like it's more reactive and predictable.
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    We have won more games since that day than any team in the league.
    Just because you don't notice or remember adjustments, you think they weren't made?
    We were 18-1 last year. That means we won as many games as any team ever won. You think we may have made some adjustments in doing that? And if we didnt, I guess they dont much matter.

    What is really going on here is any time a team loses, fans want to blame something, so the scapegoat becomes lack of effort, outcoached, or they didnt make adjustments.
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    It was great to see ESPN showing something positive about Patriots. It really brings you back to before the SBs when getting to the playoffs was a successful season. It's not a bad thing to be the underdog.
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    Andy, I think its a fair question (obviously since I wrote it). Yes we went 18-1 in a pretty predictable very exciting way.

    Let me rephrase it -- since Romeo and Charlie left, doesnt it seem like our O and D are less unpredictable and adjusting?? (I personally think its hard to debate.)
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    Sometimes, when nothing is working, you just have to try to do something completely odd and different in order to win.

    I think the Patriots are a better team now than they were in those years. I think that's why you don't see as much "variation".

    Just my $0.02.
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