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  1. Sean Pa Patriot

    Sean Pa Patriot Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Since we open with the Bills and Jets, we have 2 extra weeks to get the WR and LB situation fixed.. I see Tedy not coming back until the Denver game, and the WR situation is not going to get settled until after some cuts are done.. Maybee a Charles Rodgers, Justin Mcarents, or Todd Pinkton, could come on board, when they get cut.. I think opening with the Bills and the Jets, will help us get healthy and the Wr will be a little more settled.
     
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    I wouldn't count the bills as a cake walk there.. Losman has looked solid so far and with Spikes back, that defense is going to be tough..
     
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    No doubt we are the more talented team than both the Jets and Bills but let's not make the mistake that we are already 2-0 preparing for the game against Denver.

    Obviously we are better off than if we kicked the season off against Indy or someone but this is the NFL. We better be ready to play every week. If someone told you before the 2004 season we were going to be 14-2, would you have picked Miami to be one of our losses?

    Would I be very disappointed if we don't start the year 2-0? Sure. However, I'm not ready to say, "Well, time for Denver."
     
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    That type of thinking is a no no in Belichick land.

    BTW, I don't post often at Patriots Planet, but they have a funny poster who does a bit very seriously where he looks beyond the next opponent for various reasons.

    Very funny satire. He does it so well that he gave reasons we didn't need to worry about the Super Bowl and should start preparing for the next seasons opener.

    No matter how ridiculous, he always sucks in some new fans that get all angry and heated. Funny stuff.

    But not in reality!!!!
     
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    Yeah I don't think either team is any real compitition for us but "on any given Sunday" No question we can "win" these games short staffed compared to upper echelon "playoff caliber teams", but don't want to go putting anything down as a "W" until the game is played. Heck I truely believe the Pats could and should win the SB this year but it will still take a lot to go right.
     
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    One game at a time. There is no way anyone can guarantee wins against the bills and jets. The league is too competitive and the easiest way to lose both games is to think like we are an automatic 2-0. There's only 16 games in the reg. season. Not one can be taken for granted.
     
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    the season couldn't start soon enough for me after the way the sox have been playing----thank God for BB
    :)
     
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    I think its reasonable to assume that we don't have to play our best game to beat the Bills and the Jets HOWEVER it will take our best game since our last SB run to beat the Denver Broncos. Since that's a week 3 game we have to start playing at a high level week 1 and keep that momentum going. If there are kinks we have to work out the first couple of weeks, so be it - just keep plugging away and we'll find out what this team is made of Sept 24th.
     
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    If the players had this attitude, we'll be 1-2 or 0-2 as we play our first real game against Denver. Any player who exhibits this attitude is subject to disciplinary action. There is focus on ONE game, the next game.

     
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    Looking past any opponent is a recipe for disaster. I see either the Bills or Jets capable of winning if the Pats take them lightly and are not up for the games.
     
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    Those first two games are also division games which gives them heightened value in the standings.

    I'm also reminded that BB has been quoted as saying that the second game of the season is one of the most important games of the year. He said this following our 2003 win in Philly after the opening debacle to the Bills.
     
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    Exactly ..... I can almost guarantee that if PATs do not play their A game
    they will lose.
    Never never never ... assume your enemy if weaker than you. ... Never.
    Jets and Bills may not be as good as PATs but they do have many good
    players .... if PATs play their B game ... they could lose.
     
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    If we're 1-2 going into the Denver game we seriously f'd up somewhere :)

    BTW, did you mean to say that Denver is 'our first REAL game' b/c that would conflict with the 'one game, the next game' mentality.
     
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    And as Patriotic points out, these are 2 division games. BTW, if there is ANY extra emphasis by bb, it is on division games.

     
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    There's no denying that the Pats should never ever half-ass it in any game and expect to win. Then again, the play against one opponent in victory (i.e. Buf, NYJ) doesn't necessarily translate into victory against all opponents, especially SB-contending opponents (i.e. Denver). The Pats need to play the game of their lives to beat Denver, and if they play that way against Buf or NYJ, they'll win by 4 TD's.
     
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    How anyone can post that the first two games are a lock is beyond me.

    This is the NFL. Week one and two are the weeks that there are a lot of upsets. More so than any other weeks.

    You cannot look past any team when you play a 16 game schedule. Baseball mentality is on the board again.
     
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    Yeah, I see that...but at the same time, if we can get by those first couple of weeks without Rodney/Bruschi or anyone else who could use an extra week or two of rest for various injuries/rehab, I think that'd be the best case scenario.
     
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    Famous last words...
     
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    How exactly are we going to "get healthy" playing the Bills and the Jets?

     
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    By getting healthy, maybee both Tedy and Rodney ,Koppen, could sit out the first 2 weeks and not be missed in those games, and give them 2 extra weeks to get healthy... I dont think the Bills are a threat, sorry I just feel we could walk over the bills..
     
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