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  1. Rob0729

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    I didn't see this posted, but I just heard them mocking the story on 98.5. Borges basically is going to be Borges again on his article in the Boston Herald yesterday:

    Tom Brady’s doubts inevitable - BostonHerald.com

    Talking about going overboard based on one series. Brady hasn't looked right all summer?!? Granted I haven't been to camp, but most camp reports I have read is that he was sharp. Other than the over analyzed INT in the first game, Brady looked like the old Brady to me.

    If Borges didn't go overboard like usually, he might have had a valid point. But since he took his contrarian standpoint too far, he looks foolish. Comparing him to Culpepper is comical. Culpepper is a dumb QB who relied on his legs to be effective and instead of working out with trainers and the medical staff, rehabbed on his own.

    I don't get his stupidity about Palmer who supposably had a fast start and then fell off after a few hits eventhough in the second half of the 2006 season, Palmer had 16 TDs and 4 INTs (talk about hitting a wall). Palmer had a fast start and a strong finish after his injury.

    Carson Palmer: Game Logs
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    There is certainly a mental aspect to recovering from a knee injury that simply requires truly knowing that the knee can take the same ype of punishment prior to experiencing the injury. No one doubts that.

    He is simply using drama to state the obvious.

    TB will be fine. Might take a few more games, but in the end because he is so damn mentally tough he'll be fine.
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    "Brady’s struggles, overlooked by many of the sycophants watching him, are not yet anything to be overly concerned about."

    ____________________

    Either he completely contradicted himself in just one sentence, or he is calling himself a sycophant.

    Has there ever been someone more in need of a shrink?
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    #75 Jersey

    Now that he isn't allowed to plagiarize anymore, he has to go a bit further further field for material.
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    He's doing neither...What he means is that there are problems but nothing to be concerned about. He just makes it in a snide manner to insult the fans and media who put faith in him regardless of his performance(or possible lack there of) in the preseason and practices.
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    If anyone watched yesterdays broadcast of Comcast NE Sports tonight, they saw Felger,Zolak and another guy totally making fun of Borges column,In fact they went further with Zolak to demonstrate on a monitor of how Brady culd NEVER avoid the sack by Geathers
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    This story is just speculation and all he did was try to put words into Brady's mouth. BB put it best that they have only been at this for 3 weeks and there is going to be rust.
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    If you take away 2 short offensive possessions against KC then you realize that until 2 weeks ago, Brady has not really played a game since the SB disaster of February 3rd 2008 - Thats 18 months of almost no pro football outside of practice.
    Rusty? - How could Brady be Rusty? :rolleyes:

    By week 5 we should have the old Brady back,How the rest of the team helps him in achieving wins from there on out is to be determined.
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    In the 2nd preseason game in 2007, Brady threw 2 picks and looked bad.
    He went on to have a pretty good season.

    He played two series against the Bengals !!!!!

    Borges is a joke.
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    Did you honestly think this would have gone un noticed on Friday...:rolleyes:

    Maybe the server problem ate it like ken's analysis...
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    I took it as a swipe at the media who kisses Brady's arse and the fans who blast Borges for some of the stupd things he writes. I forgot to mention this in his original post.

    Personally, I think since Borges has moved to print purgatory in the Herald, he is looking for a controvesial piece to get his name out there.
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    I'm trying to talk myself out of writing an article about the mental hurdles that an author has to overcome after getting caught plagiarizing and then sending it to Borges.
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    Thats pretty funny...LOL
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    I, for one, am not too worried about TFB. If I were to list things I thought would hamper NE's chances of reaching their goal, Brady's passing accuracy in pre-season would be pretty low.

    If it comes down to Brady as the key to winning or losing, I think we're OK.
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    This is what I'd like to say to Wrong Borges.

    [​IMG]
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    Hey, how come Borges didn't write this article after the Eagles game? Oh, that's right, b/c Brady looked damn near as good as 07 and threw for 2 TDs in 4 drives. :bricks:
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    Wait, people still read hacks like Borges? Why bother. The only good material he ever had he stole from someone else, and his public, deapseated hatred for Bill taints anything he actually writes...
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    Does Wrong even attend training camp....or do the restraining orders from other sports reporters prevent him from attending live events.

    WHEN BOXING WRITERS ATTACK BORGES, KATZ HIT EACH OTHER, DECK

    This all started when Arum, during an impromptu press conference, began ripping Hopkins for threatening to pull out of his fight with Robert Allen. Hopkins made the threat because he did not want Joe Cortez to referee the bout.

    Borges, sitting to the right and slightly behind Katz - who was covering the fight for the New York Times (which owns the Globe and is thus also Borges' employer) - basically said it was about time for somebody to draw the line with Hopkins and stand up to him. That's when Katz injected his unique, and renowned, brand of venom into the mix.

    Katz: "Yeah this sounds like a Don King toady, a Don King writer, attacking a guy (Hopkins) Don King hates."

    Borges: "You need a punch in the face, I'm really sick and tired of your . . ."

    Katz: "Shut the (expletive deleted) up."

    This is when the words turned into actions. Borges reached around and landed a hard open-handed blow on Katz's right cheek. Katz never saw it coming. The shot sent Katz reeling back, separating his head from his beret, which went flying through the air.

    Katz: "You shmuck. How can you hit a cripple?"

    Borges: "You been getting away with that (hiding behind an infirmity) for years."
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    Like I said in another thread, EVERY time Ron Borges generates a thread like this....he wins. The best revenge is to not only ignore him, but the rag who hired him.

    From what I understand Borges no longer goes to Foxboro, he pontificates from afar, and when he doesn't have a story, he makes it up....like a lot of guys in the media do. We keep on forgetting that this isn't about the players, its all about them.

    God Bless, Mike Reiss the last true reporter standing....may TV not screw him up.
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    Perfectlly stated. I had the same surgery, and you do initially think about it. For me, it didn't last long, and now I don't think about it at all. Fact is, my knee is stronger than ever. He'll find that the rehab really builds the muscles around it.
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    Yet another thread helping make Borges relevant in this town again.

    Almost.
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    Ron's still getting irrelevant info from Marty ... ???
    Ron's paid a lot of bills riding that lame horse formerly known as a genius.
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    How can an article with the following line have any credibilty?

    It was a knee-jerk reaction, the kind of human moment he very likely didn’t want to be asked about because he doesn’t like to think of himself as a mere mortal, which was part of the reason he didn’t speak after the game.

    As horrible of a writer as Borges is, it still cracks me up that he is even worse at hiding his bias, agenda and school-girl emotional reaction to not being the center of attention.
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    Borges is good, he must have esp, he always knows what TB's thinking, I wish I could do that :rolleyes:

    He still sucks and I still dont read him.
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    I emailed Ron Borges, and this is what he sent back to me. :confused:

    > Exactly do I always feel a negative vibe coming from your articles
    > about the Patriots? It's not like what you write is some big secret.
    > It just seems to have a negative feeling or spin on it when usually it
    > could and has been taken differently by a lot of people.
    >
    > Oh well.
    >
    > Andrew



    ever think it might be you always looking for the worst and hence spinning everything into a negative when if someone else writes the same thing you take it differently? Just a thought but maybe you might consider looking in the mirror a little bit on that.
    All the best,
    Ron
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    Did actually write "...if someone else writes the same thing you take it differently?"

    The SAME thing, Ron? You want to make any new admissions?
    :D :D :D
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    Controversy sells. Every time this douchebag hack says something like this (usually something anti-Patriots), it gets talked about. It becomes call-in fodder for WEEI (and now the Sports Hub). It becomes talked about in football threads on the Innerwebz. And people click on the links, giving him more and more hits on the sites with them and making his editors and paycheck-signers happy, which makes them give him MORE money and let him write MORE things. And, all the while, he sits back like Emperor Palpatine, moaning, "Yessss.... I can feel your anger... It is goooooood..."

    The best way to snuff out a Borges is to ignore it. It will wither and die on its own.
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    This is what I sent back:

    Ron,

    I am not looking at someone else's writing in comparison. I'm considering my
    own feelings on the matters you have written about recently, and I am
    certainly not looking for the worst in concerns of your writing. I have read
    a couple of your articles recently, and was actually shocked by them to be
    honest. I really don't have any previous bias against you or anything.

    I have always thought the Patriots are handling the uncertain financial
    future very well. As far as the article on Brady's knee? Maybe YOU are the
    one looking for the worst and hence spinning a negative, when everyone else
    is breathing a sigh of relief. So what if he threw a few high balls, didn't
    step into a few throws, and has been operating out of the shoutgun often?
    No one was expecting him to be perfect after basically not playing for 18
    months since SB XLII.

    I'm not trying to come off as a jerk or anything, so if I am, I apologize. I
    just want to know why it seems you are so negative? Why don't you write an
    article about some of the positive, instead of the being the Herald's
    resident contrarian bringing in angry Patriots fans for page hits? (Thanks guys)
    It is easy to look at it that way. I want to see a positive spin out of you for once.

    Andrew
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    Guys like Borges doesn't bother me because I know he is creating a persona for readers. I guess I have always been more interested in the contrarians than the homers in general. I don't think anything Borges writes is particularly relevant to anything, but it is much more fun to talk about how he is an idiot for a particular point than talking about how someone wrote an article kissing Belichick's arse for 8 paragraphs. But that is just me.
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