Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by SVN, Oct 30, 2007.
Theres NFL players out there who hate Brady and the Patriots and since those guys are making tons of money and you can only get fined and suspended and not jailed for hitting and hurting Brady I see it VERY LIKELY he will get hurt if they continue to play him with 30 point leads.
A try to hurt Brady going to happen,In fact I think its inevitable
I just hope when they go after his knees he will bounce back up as usual and walk it off.
If it does, I hope people like Cowher and Wilbon and others realize that the constant talk by media people about how someone might do it makes it more likely that someone will want to be the "hero" who does in the Pats.
They can say "I told you so" but they will have helped make it so.
It's just this week's talking point. Last week no one was talking about cheap shots to Brady. Suddenly everyone is talking about it. It'll go away when someone has an original thought, maybe in a month or so.
sounds to me like the media is putting a price on Bradys head. no one ever suggested that with peyton in 2004. why not take a cheap shot when you are losing 24-0? or why not do it when its 0-0 ? you get a penatly fine and have a good chance of winning game. makes more sense to do it early.
especially since the media is saying its almost forgivable. but you know what? the pats can do the same thing! goes both ways.
i think that is the biggest deterrent.
His Steelers were good at going for the quarterbacks knees during playoff games. Brady and Palmer for example.
Then again, the more people keep yapping about it, Goodell might force the refs to throw an invisible shield suit around Brady and they'll call 15 yards for staring at him! As much of an ass Goodell is, he knows how imortant Brady and the Pats are to the leagues popularity so he will want to protect him.
Great point in the 2000 afccg the steelers dove for Brady's knees every chance they got until they finely knocked him out of the game. I never thought it was an accident what happened to Palmer. Von Olenhoffen crawled until he got got close enough to lunge at Palmer's knees. I watched that replay many times and never could understand why more wasn't made of it. To me it was pretty blatant.
Excellent point. The drive by media don't care who they hurt as long as they get a story and ratings.
You got that right. Anything to get people to watch.
There are no cheap shots in the NFL, just like there is no espionage.
Great point, Cowher knows by experience all about the intent-to-injure-Brady strategy. He had Joey Porter go after Brady low not once but 3 times in the 2001 AFC title game until Porter finally pleased his coach with a low kill-shot to KO Brady from game late in the first half.
Hey, if the Pats can drive the ball down teams throats once the game is already way out of reach, why can't opposing teams blitz 10 on every play? What have they got to lose honestly?
They could, but that is different from the Cowherdly, assassin-like acts that ESPN's Wilbon and NBC's Cowhler are scripting to take down the Pats leader.
Thank god Cowher is out of the NFL. We play the Stealers later this year.
Wow, 13 posts and at least two of them have been identical.
As I mentioned in the other thread, this strategy wouldn't work. Brady would have 3+ guys open and get the ball off before the blitz got to him. No one would be back to tackle that receiver, who would run for a score. Every NE possession would last one play. Fewer plays = fewer opportunities to get hurt.
hmm, that's probably true. Maybe if they were super fast.
Blitz 10 and its Brady to Welker or Stallworth for a TD.
Seriously-why did this whole "Running up the score" even come up in the first place?
The Pats haven't exactly done it every week. In the Dallas game, they ended up scoring that late TD b/c the Cowboys called a TO. Otherwise, the clock would have ran out.
Were they out to get Manning in 2004? What about Warner in 2000? Culpepper in 98?
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