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  1. JR4

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    Remarks like this from that beer for brains organization
    reminds me why I dislike them. Why did I even look at what they
    write. No More ... I promise myself.

    ESPN Clayton's job description: Degrade the patriots when ever you can.
    (It's no secret )

    NFL Power Rankings Week 5 - National Football League - ESPN
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    hes an idiot.
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    Why dont they talk about Indy and their ridiculous PIs they have gotten over the years?
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    Clayton is my least favorite "analyst" of all-time... but, rumours are he boinks the babes ! He's the man !
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    The only thing that will make the rest of the Nfl happy is if Bradys carrer is ended.
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    He simply hates the Patriots. He looks even worse for failing to come up with less boneheaded criticisms/excuses for it. Carucci's overzealous fawning over them makes up for it, though.
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    Your are being much too kind in putting quotes around the word analyst.

    He is a journalist who over the years developed good sources and was actually a good resource and decent reporting. The problem is that he got too big for himself and now his opinions and warped slant on the NFL gets in the way of his insider-related reporting. Glazer is that way too. At least Mort has tried to play it down the middle.

    To me, and I know this is childish, he looks like an ugly Chicken Little who had bad acne as a kid and was stuffed in lockers by the football team on a regular basis. Bashing the big, bad Pats is his way of exacting revenge on the tourmenters of his youth. He is a bitter, jock-sniffing, reject.
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    So the fact both were good calls means nothing yeah?

    He's an ass
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    Its funny. ESPN and the other networks have gone through the trouble of looking up the roughing the passer statistics by which team received the penalty. Since there are so few I would have thought it pretty simple to then sort the information by QB benefiting from the call. However, they haven't gone that far yet. I wonder why? My guess is that it is not the answer they want.
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    I hear the Church Lady somewhere saying, "Well isn't that convienent???"
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    So, in sum, most everyone else who has expressed an opinion on this matter is wrong, but New England fans are right because, you know, they're completely objective in this situation.
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    Wrong on what exactly? Suggs? Wright? Preferencial treatment towards Brady?
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    Irrespective of whether people are saying that the calls were wrong, or quite simply that the rules are wrong, New England fans have unanimously declared these analysts idiots whom they've never liked.
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    Regardless if he is an idiot or not, he took his little spot in these pointless power ranking list to stroke the Jets and bash the Pats, so rightfully Pats fans would be slightly irritated at it.
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    Very cattie. Just pointless.
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    First of all, Clayton is not an analyst.
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    Who cares what Clayton thinks. He is that nerd who got beat up in high school every day by the football team and is now seeking his revenge.
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    So you are saying that Brady is the most well protected quarterback as Clayton claims? There are five other QBs with less sacks than Brady and I am sure a lot less hurries but you want to stick with that?
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    Actually, objectivity has nothing to do with it. We are right because we are simply smarter.

    Notice we don't support a team that has a leader jumping around like a circus clown because they held the opponent to two yards on a 4th and 1 play:confused:.

    Again, where was Ray Ray bashing the NFL week one when Wilfork and AD were flagged for worse RTP hits?:confused:

    When is Ray Ray going to complain to the league about the Wright penalty? It's the same game.:confused:

    The Pats have 3 RTP calls this year. Why does Ray Ray think he's singled out?:eek:

    I have lived in AFC Central/North cities for the past 15 years. This simply boils down to the classic case of a certain team having a clown as their leader. Like clock work, Bozo comes out and pisses and moans after every loss.

    Someone get him a Kotex endorsement deal
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    Haven't got over the loss? Still liking your wounds? Still trying to find
    something to sooth the hurt? The calls had nothing to do with your
    team's loss. Both teams got questionable calls. SO F---ing what. There was a lot more football than the few calls you babies cry about.
    You LOST ... OWN UP and give credit where credit is DUE!
    STOP being a sore LOSER! You cast a shadow on your fan base.
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    Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Since the game last Sunday you have been all over this board whining about the same calls being wrong. And you come to a Patriot message board and accuse people here of being Patriot fans. I am sure the Raven message boards are objective.
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    Clayton has a long history of (a) being negative about the Pats, and (b) being incorrect about the Pats. He was indeed deemed an idiot in these parts long before today.

    John Clayton's predictions about the Pats

    Whether the rules are right or wrong is a completely different topic than whether or not it is worth paying attention to what Clayton has to say.
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    Clayton = Borges... they both get major props for creepiness.
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    Priceless.

    Because most NFL fans choose their team instead of just following their city's franchise, right?
    Why would Ray Lewis speak up about a New England/Buffalo game in September?
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    The penalties didn't effect the final outcome as the Ravens had the ball on the Pats' 12 yard line with a dropped pass likely preventing them from winning the game.

    I'm just disputing some of the attacks being directed at Ravens.
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    I don't see how Brady could be getting "protection" from the refs. He was mauled the entire game agaisnt the Jets, and I don't remember one RTP call.

    Every referee calls the game different. We lost a Super Bowl because of a bad call (Eli chould have been whistled down for the sack on the Tyree throw since he was in the grasp), but that crew chose to let the players play. The crew in the Balt/NE game didn't. That's life.
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    This is surprising news? Wouldn't it be more of a shock when someone like Clayton actually says something that makes sense. As far as the Baltimore fan is concerned, come back here if/when Flacco gets lunged at towards the knees and hopefully doesn't have to miss an entire season.
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    #12 Jersey

    Most of what I've seen has been people criticizing the rule as it's written. That's fair. I'm not a huge fan of the rules as they stand either--not when they're called against us, and not when they're called for us--but anyone who's arguing that those calls weren't made according to the rulebook is wrong, and nobody has credibly argued that yet. And even though I don't like the rules as they stand, but I understand why they're there. QBs, kickers, and punters are the most defenseless players on the field, both because their job requires them to leave themselves exposed and it's the opposing defense's job to hit them while they're exposed. The NFL consistently protects players who are required to expose themselves like that, including defensive players (chop block).

    Anyone who's claiming that the refs outright favored the Pats either didn't watch the game or can't count. Both teams were flagged nine times, and both teams had touchdown drives that should not have happened if not for incorrect calls. The Pats got screwed by the QB helmet rule just as badly as the Ravens did. I'll agree with you that the officiating was iffy, probably because Winters sucks, but it wasn't biased. They made and missed crucial calls for both teams, and they completely blew the fake-FG first down call because it didn't even matter if he got the first down. It was an illegal shift, and Baker caught the ball, and therefore the play was over and the penalty was assessed. According to the rules, that's the end of the play, so whether or not Baker got the first down doesn't matter- there was no play. Crap like that is why I think Winters sucks, not some imagined bias.

    And yeah, of the fans and members of the sports 'media' who are criticizing the calls, and not the rules themselves, just about all of them clearly media didn't watch the game, are incorrectly recounting what happened, and don't even know the relevant rules in the first place. So yeah, they're wrong. I don't care if everyone on ESPN thinks the Ravens got jobbed, because none of them even know what the rules in the rulebook are in the first place, so why would their opinion on hose rules were called matter?
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    I've always wondered what team Clayton supports. Is he a Steeler fan? Colts fan? The guy is so reluctant to give the Pats any sort of compliment whatsoever. I remember when the Pats humiliated the Bills 56-10 in 2007, and Clayton had the nerve to say that while score was a blowout, the game really was alot closer-- a bunch of miscommunications in the secondary for the Bills contributed to the 4 Moss gimme touchdowns in the first half.
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