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  1. spacecrime

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    The Jets forced the Pats to take Moss:

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/print...66may01,0,1535099.column?coll=ny-sports-print

    Okay, it's a goofy article, unintentionally funny, but why is it that NY media supports the Jets, Indy media supports the Colts, etc etc, and the Boston media can't do anything but crap on the Pats?

    You know that the Pats were going to be trashed in the Boston media no matter what they did.

    Even the official Patriots pre-game radio show was an exercise in Pats bashing with wRONg Borgass.
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    Total bull**** article.

    Pats weren't seeking Randy Moss. An opportunity arose which included little compensation in terms of trade demand and $ demand. You couldn't turn it down.

    Pats looked upwards towards Indy, not downwards towards the Jets. Ridiculous.
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    Give me a Friggin Break. What a joke. BB/Pioli could care less about that team. We needed a linebacker, so we signed Thomas. After last season, it was clear that we needed WRs so we signed, Stallworth, Washington and traded for Welker and Moss is no more than a luxury, IMHO.

    They flatter themselves. :rolleyes:
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    Wow, they certainly have an over-inflated opinion of themselves.
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    WOW. This guy sounds like one of the posters on THE GANGGREEN.com.

    Now, I have to disagree that the Pats made their moves SOLEY to over-come the Colts. The Patriots made their moves to get better. Period. It was not relative to any ONE team. It was relative to the entire league.
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    That was not my intended meaning. I also believe the Pats made most of these signings to get better, but in general they look up to the Colts and not down to the Jets. I do think that the Colts' loss highlighted certain weaknesses and deficiencies which have subsequently been addressed in the offseason.
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    Jets did great last year. Pennington came up big [FINALLY] and they have a good [possibly great] coach that learned from the BEST. Great draft last year by addressing the line in 2006, but I'm not convinced that the 2007 draft was as impressive.

    That said, they didn't dominate the Pats in any of the three games last year. They played the Pats close; the same Pats team that had Caldwell leading the receiving corp. I'm sure Jets fans are less than excited about facing Moss, Stallworth and Welker. I'm less than excited to face Thomas Jones twice a season.

    Does it matter what team in the division? Last year everyone thought the Dolphins were going to the be the team coming out of the AFC East and it turned out to the be the Jets (and it was the AFC Wild Card, not East title). Its all the same... I knew one of the teams were going to be better and it happened to be the Jets over the Dolphins.

    Dolphins look to be in trouble and I would be surprised if they competed for the AFC East, but that defense is explosive.
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    The Pats made their offseason moves with getting better than the Colts and Chargers in mind. To think anything else proves you don't follow the NFL.

    The Jets? They aren't even a blip on the Pats or any other contenders radar.
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    Eh, I already made the point yesterday in a different thread. You'd swear the Jets didn't finish two games behind NE in the division, and didn't get soundly handled in the playoffs.

    NE needs to beat the Colts, Chargers, and Broncos. The Jets are a speedbump in the road.
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    Huh??? :confused:
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    I thought he was writing a tongue-in-cheek article until about halfway through. Wow. Am I wrong, or could that same article, with cosmetic changes, also appear in the Buffalo and Miami papers?

    I'd like to think BB's modus operandi is putting the best possible football team on the field on Sundays. Not reactionary to other teams in the league. Especially those stocking their roster with the Patriot's table scraps in attempt to draw even. How many more ex-Pats go over there this year? Guss Scott? LeKevin Smith? Gene Mruczkowski? Danny Baugher?
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    Yea, because Revis and Harris make the '07 NY Jets such a power house:rolleyes:

    Really, Revis is talented and he was my favorite CB in the draft, but he's a rookie, and the Jets arent the Patriots. They should have used some of their other draft picks and added more first day players, instead or mortgaging their entire draft for a very good college CB and a good but short armed college ILB.

    (I've said he has short arms for awhile, so I didn't change my tune because the Jets drafted him.)
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    I'd expect this kind of arrogant, thinking-the-whole-world-revolves-around-your-team behavior from the fans, but I thought the media was supposed to be little bit above that, and give a more objective veiw. This guy is so full of himself it's funny. I'm sure a 10-6 team who we throttled during the playoffs is really keeping Belichick awake at night.:rolleyes: The Patriots made these moves to make themselves a better team, not to best one single opponenent. Give me a break.
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    This is simply ridiculous. The Jets had a good season. They also had a weak schedule and for not a couple of stupid plays on our part we would have swept them again. I love the NY media fawning over the Jets now. Once they get beaten down again next year they can smell reality. That this guy truly thinks Belichick and Pioli are making moves BECAUSE the Jets are sooo good is truly astonishing.
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    It seems like the NY media has to be at either extreme on the spectrum. They either have to think their team sucks and write articles ripping the players nad coaches or they have to think their team is the greatest thing ever and everyone else should be in awe of them. Is there no in between?
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    I wonder if the Pats were more afraid of the 18th ranked defense or the 25the 25th ranked offense that the Juggernaut Jets put out there last year?
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    Let's just let this one play out on the field.

    Cannot wait to see Maroney shred Harris and how in the world will Revis defend the group of wideoutshe is about to see.

    Come J-e-t-s, try and show us what you got!
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    well put.:rocker:
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    Don't forget about the Ravens either. I think our offense would have struggled in the playoffs had we played them. Now I believe we have an edge. We are not even behind the Colts at this point, and last season they were barely ahead. Though we weren't better than SD last year, we managed to become as talented in the offseason (give the coaching edge to NE obviously).

    If there was one team I think Belichick is preparing to beat it's Denver (yeah, I know, not on the schedule- think playoffs). Think about this though- their new DC is Jim Bates, who gave us fits with the Dolphins. They have 2 excellent corners, speedy linebackers and some young talent on the D-line. Their D will be hard to score on without a stable of weapons, so I believe Belichick has this in mind. All these years the Pats were prepared to beat every team BUT Denver, so maybe Belichick isn't taking chances anymore.
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    D-e-l-u-s-i-o-n Delusion! Delusion! Delusion!
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    Every time we have lost to Denver it has been in a year we didn't win the Superbowl. Yes, Denver always plays us tough, but when we have lost to Denver I think it was because we just weren't that good. We beat them in 2003 and went on the win the Superbowl, and I fully believe that had we played them in 2004 we would have beaten them as well. In 2005 and 2006 we had inferior teams than the 2003 and 2004 versions. I want to see how we will do against the Broncos with a legitimate Superbowl caliber team. If we go 15-1 and then lose to the Broncos in the playoffs, then I will say yes, Denver has our number. Until then, I'm not totally convinced.
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    They allow a plagiarist on the pre game show?
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    I wouldn't go as far to say Denver has our number, but we have the worst luck in games against the Broncos. They always seem to catch us when we don't have our best personnel or when we make uncharacteristic mistakes. Take that Walker 83-yd TD last year - we crush the QB but he makes a great throw and our DB's don't even touch the receiver.
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    It's safe to say that every team that plays the Pats provides a report card to BB & SP on the Pats' strengths and weaknesses. The last game of the season, the AFC Championship game, was the final exam.

    At that point, the team was fully aware of their weaknesses and that provided the goundwork for the overhaul that started with the current FA period. Given that the Colts are the SB champs, I don't have any problem with comments indicating the need to retool to beat them. As for the comments regarding the Jets and "hearing footsteps," that's completely ridiculous.

    But, hey, it sells papers!

    And don't think for a minute that any number of posters on this board are less capable to write a coherent, sensible column in these same newspapers & blogs. The only difference is that one group gets paid for putting words on paper. For some who call themselves journalists, this is legalized larceny.
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    Miami seems to beat us one regular season game per year (more frequently than the Jets). Maybe we upgraded because of our fear of the Dolphins? :p
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    The Ravens??? Argh, I spent all last year telling people how bad they were (I live in the DC area and don't get the ticket so I watch some Ravens games), and I was hoping the playoff performance against Indy would put that to rest.
    Even if their offense relatively shut down the Pats, NE would still win 12-3. They can beat bad an average teams with their defense alone. Against a good team they can't shut out a top offense, and can't score against a good defense.

    I'd rather the Pats play against the Ravens than most other teams in the AFC. With a lot of teams you'll get variance, NE could beat them by 20, lose by 7, or anywhere in between. When it comes to the Ravens, NE would win by 10. The Baltimore D is too good to let NE get above 20 (while NEs offense is too good to get shut down completely) and their offense is too bad to score more than 10. I'll take that any day.

    Granted, I haven't paid any attention to what they've done in the offseason. They picked up McGahee and his sub-4 ypc, right? They still have McNair at QB? I don't see any reason for my opinion of them to change.
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    What is more hilarious is how obsessed the Jets are with the Pats. Every time the Pats make a move the Jets media and fans come out with their articles and opinions that the Pats are making all these moves in order to stay one step ahead of the Jets, a team that has beat them, what, once in the last 8 tries or so? Too funny. Ahhhh, gee fellas, maybe we're making these moves to have as much fire power as our real rivals, the Colts, or to have a more explosive offense, to overcome, say, San Diego or Denver at playoff time? Keep dreamin' Jets fans!
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    Why should we be scared of team whose ass we kicked in the playoffs? And a team who was lucky to even be in it.
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    I would love to see Revis try to "shut down" Randy Moss.
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