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  1. Rob0729

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    He said historically, the Pats play their worst preseason game the second game of the preseason. He said it is around the time camp breaks and he feels that the team may temporarily lose focus. He wasn't overly concerned about the loss.
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    The starters and those with locks to make the team have one goal: get off the field as soon as they can with no injuries. Game 2 is to give a good long look to some bubble players and let some others audition for other teams.

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    So this means that the 2008 Pats won't go 0-16?? Phew!
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    And hopefully we've accomplished that last nite...but I'm pretty nervous about Meriweather right now....
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    The sky is not falling.. I hope I never have to hear those butt clowns who were announcing last night ever again.
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    I can usually ignore tv announcers, but last night was the first time I have ever muted the tv and tuned in to 'BCN. Really, really horrible.
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    I had it muted also. They were virtually unlistenable.
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    Were those the guys whose lips were moving while I was listening to Gil and Gino? I didn't think they were that bad to look at. :D
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    Ditto. NFLN should be ashamed. What complete idiots those two sounded like. I mean, we all know Faulk is obssessed with hating the Pats, but he sounded even worse than he usually does last night. Their glee at how disheveled the Pats looked was palpable.
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    I do have to agree that that is the worst example of announcing I have ever seen. Both Faulk and Sharpe are known Patriots haters and they showed it. I've hated Sharpe ever since he taunted Patriots fans in New Orleans prior to the Super Bowl by holding up the Super Bowl ring his brother gave him and saying that it was the closest the Patriots would ever get to a Super Bowl ring.

    It was pathetic how they clearly hadn't done any research (like not realizing the Pats had 4 solid RBs on the roster) and how every little thing in a preseason game was a testiment to how the Pats were going to play in the regular season. Neither said anything positive at all.
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    Really? Faulk hates the Pats... ok, I can live with that. The League (and the NFLN) HAS to pump up the downfall of the Pats (which WE know isn't happening yet... as long as Brady is ok).... it MIGHT just get a tad boring for some of the "fair weather" fans from other teams... we are STILL in the middle of our dynasty (I hope)... fans from other teams HATE us.... if they get the chance to "beat us down" a bit, why shouldn't they (it IS preseason).

    They are trying to sell the league in ATL... in PHX.... in STL (pretty die hard fnas, but still)..... it must start to get annoying just hearing how good the Pats are ALL of the time.

    Things said in week 2 of the preseason when one up and coming team (Bucs) are pouring it on to build their own confidence and get a win beats down a mixed first/second team that is taking a good hard look at bubble players and really doesn't care about the score... I doubt it bothers the team, either... but it MIGHT make some fans of other teams feel a bit better... which helps the league that we all love... what's wrong with that?
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    I'd love to see a guy like DeOssie on a national network call one of these guys out the way he did with Borges :)
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    It annoys me, and I'm very self-centered ;)
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    DeOssie is very wrong.. Since the pats have been coached with BB, the Pats have a 4-4 record in week 2 of the preseason.. The only time they were BLOWN out was the game against Cinn (and they played them later that year and crushed them)..


    So something is more WRONG here than the typical, the broke camp and aren't focused..
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    I think that BB is trying MANY new approaches to camp this summre. Look at the # of days the typical starting vet has missed. More than ever besides being prepared, he wants the 2008 team to peak late in the season. He also plays vanilla D pre-season, being paranoid about giving the slightest indication of reg season strategy.

    That aside, the Pats DID play poorly. Bad tackling, etc. Fortunately, it's a pre-season game.
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    Just because they won doesn't mean they looked sharp. Also, it doesn't mean that the back ups who never made the team didn't make it a win. In 2002, the Pats were losing 6-3 in the first half and Brady had 2 INTs, but ultimately won the game 16-15. The Pats have lost 4 out of their last 5 second preseason game, so there may be something to it.

    There is something more wrong. A lot of starters didn't play. Most will be back by the start of the season. My worried meter is set on very, very mildly concerned.
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