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    Enjoying regular season accomplishments from your QB that gain no merit by years end? In Indy they would of loved this season(OPOTY, MVP) reguardless of it's monumental failure. Give me rings and Trent Dilfur for all I care.:mad:
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    Isn't this about four weeks late? :rolleyes:
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    Look at the thread on this page praising Tom Brady for accomplishing nothing in a three year period.
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    And how is Trent Dilfer going to get you a ring where Tom Brady can't?

    I challenge you to find one person who is happy with how this season ended. Unless you can do that, you're just arguing with straw men.
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    Considering that this thread offers absolutely no substance to the forum, and now you're saying it was meant as a reply to another thread, maybe you should have just replied instead?
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    Yep....f*** rings, we have the best stats! Give me an MVP QB and idc if we miss the playoffs :D

    Seriously, we shouldn't acknowledge TFB because they weren't SB wining seasons?
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    Why are you acting as if that was the only thread?

    "Was Tom Brady's season under appreciated"

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    maverick04 is that you?!?

    I am not content with having the best record in the regular season and Brady winning all the key regular season awards and being one and done in the playoffs, but people need to get over the idea that the Patriots have some kind of birthright to win the Super Bowl year after year. Since Belichick and Brady have gotten together no team has been to or won more Super Bowls than the Pats. Based on 2010 and all the picks the Pats have this year, there is a good chance Brady could bring home another ring or two before he is done.
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    I would throw a little praise Brady's way if he didn't throw one of the most foolish passes of his career that changed their championship run forever.
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    I won't name names, but there's no question that some people have been using the "glass half full, and then some!" approach to dealing with what happened this past season. It's been like reading Colts forums, which is the point the O.P. is trying to get at.
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    Thank you;)
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    I don't enjoy my team's accomplishments any more or less because of what a rival did. Have the Patriots been Colt like in their last two one and done playoff losses? Sure, but whatever. I loved watching Brady & the team in 2007 and 2010. Even though they ultimately came up disappointing in the playoffs, sometimes theres more than just the Superbowl.
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    Brady had a bad game, but so did the rest of the team. Not happy the Pats lost, but I am over it now. I am optimistic about the future of the team if there is football next year.
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    Not for this franchise.
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    Am no Colts fan, nor am I happy with the way the season ended, but I have recently started to get over the loss. I want the best of both worlds: Regular season accolades/awards punctuated with a Super Bowl run/championship in the post-season. Call me greedy if you insist. :D
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    And on the flipside, there are plenty of people who believe the glass is shattered on the ground. And there was even a group who were silenced all season who couldn't wait until the Pats lost to the Jets to tell us how O'Brien sucks or this defense is awful or whatever. It goes both ways.

    Last year regular season-wise far exceeded my expectations and was fun. The post season, not so much.

    The fact of the matter is all you can hope for year in and year out is your team being a legitimate contender. This was supposed to be a bit of rebuilding year and it turned out to more than that. A few more pieces and this team could be a truly elite team next year. That is something to be excited about rather than biatching about the past season.
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    You may be right, but I've seen absolutely none of this. I've not even one poster who seemed to do this, although I admit that I've not exactly tallied results on it or anything. The same people who questioned early, questioned late and were bashed for it. Now, there are those who's moods swing in the breeze, but they don't really fall into either the group I'm talking about or the group you're talking about.

    We can now safely say that it's a pattern. This team needs to become more than just Brady v. the world.

    I don't agree with this at all, and neither should anyone who still remembered the first half of the 2000s for what it was. The Patriots weren't just "a legitimate contender". They were the team nobody wanted to play, and were one of, if not THE, team to beat, and for damned good reason. This new group has lost that, partly because BB has made some bad decisions and moves, and partly because of natural attrition. Criticizing people for "biatching" is ridiculous, given how the past 2 seasons have unfolded.
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    unfortunately, the harsh reality of the situation that 32 teams go into the season with Super Bowl aspirations with about a dozen or so with a legitimate shot, but only one reaches that aspiration. In the history of the NFL only a very small handful of teams have won more championships than the Pats have in the timeframe of the Belichick/Brady era. Only the Steelers in the 70s, 49ers in the 80s, Bears in the 40s, and Packers in the 60s have won more championships in a ten year period than the Pats. And the Bears won them when the league was really small and it was either an one or two game playoff series. Green Bay won most of their championships in the 60s before the merger.
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    I don't agree with this comparison at all. While the Pats' early exits the past few years have sucked and the regular season accolades given to Brady are hollow compared to winning the Super Bowl. The awards are justly deserved and there is no reason whatsoever why fans shouldn't be able to enjoy them and be happy for Brady. Besides, the Pats and Colts are heading in opposite directions regarding which teams appear to be getting better and ready to make another run at the Lombardi Trophy.
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    A team that beat every playoff contender in the AFC with an All time great Coach/QB were favorites to win and should of been.
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    How is your post any different than that of an early 2000s Colts fan?
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    If you can't see that praising a player for a phenomenal season and being disappointed because the team didn't win it all are not mutually exclusive, then I would suggest that your bitterness is clouding your judgment.
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    Maybe you weren't here after the week after the loss. There were dozens of threads complaining about everything as if the team went 2-14 rather than 14-2.



    Two years isn't much of a pattern especially with a young team. If yearly patterns held to form, the Jets would never have gotten to the AFC Championship game two years in a row and Manning would never have won a Super Bowl or gone to another or beaten the the Pats.

    This was a young team playing who overachieved in the regular season going against a team that considered it to be their biggest game in franchise history other than their one Super Bowl win. The playoff game against Baltimore was far more worrisome because that was the result of a lot of veterans who didn't have the character to overcome adversity (AD, Springs, etc.).

    Name the last team that won 4 or more championships over a ten year period. You have to go back over 20 years. There are only four teams in NFL history who have won 4 or more championships over a decade period. That is in 70 years. So expecting the Pats to win Super Bowls year after year is a little ridiculous. Many teams that had a lot of success over a two to four year stretch like this had already fallen apart this far away from that success (The 90s Cowboys and 90s Broncos for example).

    I am not satisfied that they went one and done. Actually was pretty upset about it since they should have at least gone to the Super Bowl, but I am a realist who realizes the odds are good that the Pats never win another Super Bowl again with Brady and Belichick even if they put together the best team in the league. The laws of averages are against them.
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    Simple. I'm NOT a Colt's fan and am in no way ready to give up on this team's potential to win another SB or two. Go ahead and flame me for feeling this way and call me "homer" I don't give a ****. I've been following this team since the late 70's and always will. I'm just trying to enjoy Brady and BB right now.
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    The season didn't end after 16 games.
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    Be happy for Brady's accomplishments, but lament that the season was lost because of a horrible playoff loss. It's not that hard, people.
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    Should, but in the NFL it is far from a guarantee. If you look at Super Bowl winners over the last last five years, three of them are Wild Card teams (Steelers in 05, Giants in 07, and Packers this year). It isn't who is playing best in the regular season, it is who is playing best in the playoffs.
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    Brady and Bill are playoff tough but both failed to execute.
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    I may change my name to Early2000sColtsFan because I don't see anything wrong with recognizing Brady's accomplishments this year. If I understand you correctly, the only time any Patriot should be recognized and the only time a "Pats Fan" can have any joy is when the Patriots win the SB?
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    Agreed. Personally, I don't give a crap about Brady getting the MVP without the Lombardi and haven't really said much about the MVP award since the loss. But this season was one hell of ride. It was far better and fun than I expected and people consider me a homer. I hated the loss in the playoff especially to the Jets, but that doesn't change how I enjoyed the regular season and how I think this team is heading in the right direction for the future.
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