Did Polian turn up the RCA heat?

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    #12 Jersey

    Wonder if it was more than a coincidence that Polian and Irsay knowing that the Patriots players were tired from the previous game and many were overcoming the flu that making the temperature setting in the dome feeling more like Miami in September would cause those guys to wilt later in the game,I have seen several Colts games late in the season where no temperature problem existed.

    Is it a clever designed plan to tire the Patriots out and were the Colts playing in practice to prepare for the unusual temps? -

    Sounds a bit weird and maybe irrational but with Polian anything is possible in his fruitful attemps to shut the Dynasty down.
  2. rsd

    rsd On the Game Day Roster

    No offense, but let it go. You come off as needing a tin foil hat.

    The Patriots lost and the Colts played well. The Patriots had their chances but did not execute and made some bad plays/mistakes.
  3. vyrago

    vyrago In the Starting Line-Up

    He can borrow mine. I wondered in another thread if this might have been the old Red Auerbach ploy.
  4. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    Jim Nantz (and Seymour) did say it was like a sauna in there...
  5. Fixit

    Fixit Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Yup. And the Twins used to turn on their fans when the home team was up to turn long fly outs into homers.
  6. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    I guess it's the same as us making them play on a sh!tty Gillette Field. Sucks but they had HF.
  7. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    That will be priority #1 for next regular season. Reclaim the 2003 luxury of homefield throughout.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2007
  8. PatsFan37

    PatsFan37 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    #37 Jersey

    I agree, they lost, that's it. Let's leave conspiracy theories, true or false, to the whiners.
  9. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    #75 Jersey

    I'm not buying into this.

    BUT, did you notice that the Colts were wearing thin mesh jerseys. While the Patriots were wearing regular game jerseys. The body doesn't "breathe" as well withthose jerseys.

    Why didn't McDaniels plan for that better?:mad:
  10. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    Have you seen our schedule?
  11. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    And look what we were saying about the 2006 schedule:


    As far as the 2007 schedule goes...


    MIA, BUF, NYJ, CLE, PIT, WAS - nothing scary at all
    PHI - NFC division winner = AFC 2nd or 3rd place
    SD - Beat them


    MIA, BUF, NYJ - Only the curse of Miami...
    CIN, NYG, DAL - Fine
    IND, BAL - Biggest challenges


    So really, it's all about San Diego, Indy, and Baltimore.

    Baltimore - doesn't scare me
    Indy - cap problems, muchos free agentos
    San Diego - character problems
  12. CTPatsFan

    CTPatsFan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    #75 Jersey

    I've actually heard this theory several times on different radio stations. My thoughts are that it sucks, but BFD. It's all part of having that homefield advantage and they can do what they want. They did what they thought they needed to do to get an advantage ;)
  13. Johnny Mac

    Johnny Mac Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Wouldn't surprise me. And if so, good for them. The NFL doesn't regulate dome temperatures, as far as I know. Do what it takes to win.
  14. NYCPatsFan

    NYCPatsFan In the Starting Line-Up

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    LOL on the third one.

    Are you serious about the second point? That is certainly interesting....I believe that Mike & Mike (ESPN radio) mentioned this morning about the Colts turning up the heat and how that could have affected the flu-ridden Pats more than the Colts.

    In my opinion, that is what HFA is all about. So, no point complaining. Let's hope we play well enough next year to get the HFA throughout the playoffs.
  15. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    This would be a little more than HF in that the Patriots probably had no idea before walking into the dome whereas on, say, our bad field the Colts knew about it and could plan accordingly. But it's done, we aren't getting a re-match.
  16. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

    Maybe because McDaniels wasn't in on the plan to turn up the heat? You try to anticipate what the opposition might throw at you, but not even the best generals think of everything.
  17. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    #75 Jersey

    Actully, I was serious about the jerseys that the Colts were wearing. If you see any replays that have closeups, you will notice.

    Now should have the equipment manager of the Patriots brought lighter weight jerseys? Not going to second guess it and not sure if it could have made any difference.
  18. hwc

    hwc In the Starting Line-Up

    Yep. I seem to recall a few games where the Pats turned the thermostat down in Gillette Stadium for the Colts in the playoffs.

    If the Pats want homefield advantage, then they should beat the Colts during the regular season.
  19. Miguel

    Miguel Patriots Salary Cap Guru PatsFans.com Supporter

    #75 Jersey

    It did get hotter in the stadium but I was figuring that it was the effect of having 55,000 plus people in the same configured area. I guess that I was wrong.;)
  20. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Jesus, people. We lost fair and square. The Colts were the better team, we were not. It wasn't the flu, it wasn't the phantom temperature in the RCA Dome, it was the Colts offense that beat us as well as our aging defense.

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