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  1. SWelker

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    “You leave losses in New England, and the sky is falling. They take it that way. Maybe it’s an overreaction, maybe it’s not,” Chatham said. “I would hate to be in that locker room in this offseason if and when they lose to us . . . it’s a scenario, thank God, I don’t have to live with.”

    No folks, that’s not a misprint. Chatham didn’t cave in when asked to clarify his last lines. He didn’t alter or change anything. He repeated those final words a second time.

    “That’s what I’m saying,” he shot back for emphasis.

    http://patriots.bostonherald.com/patriots/view.bg?articleid=175636
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    ha ha ha. Hope he makes the half time speech.

    Sounds like Lawyer Milloy.
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    He is saying they will accept losing easier than us, no?
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    I don't think he guaranteed victory. He was just happy he wouldn't be in a miserable lockeroom when his team losses. Sounds like he can walk off the field after a playoff loss with a smile on his face. Good for him, I guess.
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    I have hated Chatham for years now. It's typical baseless arrogance on his part. Glad he's on the jets now so I don't have to feel bad disliking him. Thanks for the bulletin board material, idiot. It shouldn't matter, of course, but somehow...it always does.

    What a stupid F-ing close-minded jacka$$.
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    I think you misconstrued what he's saying. To me that quote seems to be indicating that around here when you lose in the post season the off season is a living hell. Apparently he had his fill of that. While he thinks if the JETS somehow lose it won't be all that melodramatic . Apparently the JETS have already done epretty dang well. Perhaps that attitude is one reason why Chathan isn't a backup Olineman here any more. Complacency is the enemy of championship caliber teams. :D
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    Well, I'm happy at least that Chatham's going to get re-acquainted with his old team. Maybe he will find out what he's missing, going to miss. We shall see.


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    That's just the positive-attitude leadership
    NYJ hired this backup linebacker for.
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    Not going to happen, Matthew.
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    who's chatham? a special-teamer? the only guy he ever really hit was that dude who ran on the field.
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    I see your point, but putting the word "when" in the quote, changes it completely IMO..
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    We're talking Matt Chatham here. Matt Chatham. Not Tedy Bruschi, not Mike Vrabel. Matt Chatham. We are talking Matt Chatham. Matt Chatham. Not Junior Seau, not Rosevelt Colvin. Matt Chatham. We're talking Matt Chatham...
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    I guess that means the Patriots take losing like it's the end of the world; the Jets don't take it like it's the end of the world. I, personally, am very ok with knowing that is the case. Thanks Matt. Also, great bulletin board material with his guarantee. Thanks again Matt. Every little bit helps!
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    What the hell does this even mean? "All but guarantees victory"? This is horse-twaddle. First of all, Chatham said "if and when," a conditional statement denoting a hypothetical situation at a precise moment in the future. This is actively interpreted to be "all but a guarantee." That doesn't make sense even if the author meant it was everything except a guarantee. It's either a guarantee or it isn't. There is not a fuzzy area between a possibility and a prediction, you can't find one, it's impossible.

    I guess we're all ****ting ourselves over the reported fact that Matt Chatham thinks the Patriots are too sour, and that he dares to imagine his team could conceivably have a chance. The second part is exactly the same as what Matt Chatham would be expressing if he arrived at Gilette this weekend and took the field to play in the game, which I will go so far as to guarantee. As for the first part, I guess that's why Matt wanted to leave, to go someplace less tense. Whoop-de-doo. Good fans accept that with expectations comes pressure, which the Pats have more than the Jets. Move on.
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    You need to open your own mind and remove your irrational emotional blinders and read what he said. He simply stated the truth - NE is a place that hates losing. Just look at Brady on the sidelines during a loss. He's in a happier place now. They embrace losing in NY.

    Nothing he siad reflects badly on the NEP.
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    I loved him when he was a Pat. He did a terrific job for us. But I'd like to know how he feels about being lied to by Mangini. The guy promised him more playing time and possible starts, yet there he is still a backup. Whatever.
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    I realize that's more of a rhetorical question, but Chatham was the one who ran back a Tiki Barber fumble for a td in '03.

    I don't necessarily see his words as being anything but confident. More importantly, the gist is that he thinks the Patriots have more pressure on them to win than the Jets.

    IMO, the Jets will feel a heck of a lot of pressure on Sunday.
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    And that's why the Patriots have won three of the last five Superbowls and the Jets have not made it past the divisional round in this millenium.
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    Kind of sounded like that didn't it.

    Now he is gauranteeing a win, but what he is also implying is that the Pats take losses harder then the Jets do.
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    sounds like it's a difference in expectations:

    NE- Superbowl or bust

    Jets- Happy to be there, don't expect to be in Superbowl just yet.
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    There was a reason Chatham wasn't a Patriot this season, and now I know why. He is not willing to pay the price and appears (as most Jests players and fans are) to only be thankful they made the POs, not even thinking of winning the SB like the Pats do every year.

    I think the Pats will be more than willing to give Chatham, his team mates and fans the chance to wallow in their mediocrity this off season.
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    question is..which patriot player has heard it yet ? ..damn we miss rodney in such situations :)
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    Chatham isn't a Patriot anymore because he sucks as an inside linebacker. During preseason '05 he was installed at ILB to see if he could win a spot there. He could not beat out Monty Beisel or Chad Brown. If you can believe it, Chatham had worse instincts than Beisel. He was also getting slow on special teams.

    I'm glad we have Pierre Woods and Corey Mays instead. They are faster and might develop, unlike Chatham who has leveled out.
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    I can't believe how many people are giving Chatham a pass on this one. He was talking smack, plain and simple.

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    Reading through the rest of the article, there was this little gem....

    Added Pete Kendall: “You have to remember, too, there’s still enough guys here who took a 15-1 Steelers team to the wire two years ago. The people in positions of leadership here carry that confidence with them. We’re not who people on the outside say we are. We may not win every game, but we feel we can go play.”

    That's great, Pete. In the Pats locker room, they have a couple folks left who not only took the 15-1 steelers to the wire, but actually spanked them. Then they went ahead and won the superbowl to boot. I'm glad the Jets feel confident, but they just don't get it. Getting close and making a game of it just doesn't cut it.
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    He said "if and when" not "if" hence he guaranteed the victory.
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    Chatham = Idiot.

    If he could "guarantee" he'd play better, he'd still be here. He'll be one of the Jets I'll be laughing at tomorrow during the rout.
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    That is not even close to a guarantee. That is pretty weak if that is all the bulliten board material the Pats have.
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    Thank you Matt. Thank you very much.
    This little gems always seem to give the Patriots just a little more motivation.

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