Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by HughesMiester, Dec 21, 2007.
From Insider analyst Jeremy Green:
Green's been beating this drum for weeks. He's an idiot. Jax may be the Patriots EASIEST opponent. I can't believe ESPN hires these fools and tools.
I for one welcome all this kind of stuff--I want as much national buzz as possible about other teams, and how they'll beat the Pats. I think we've all seen how that tends to work out.
I think the Jags are good too; but a reason that they're going to beat us is Garrard??? Come on! Belichick would show him schemes he's never seen before.
Bring it on, JAgs. I guess this guy missed the two games at the end of 2005 (wasn't Garrard the QB in one of those? and they went back to Leftwich because they thought they had a better shot with him on a bad ankle?) where we wiped the field with Jax. I'm not saying they will be an easy opponent, but to suggest they are hungrier or more P.O.'d than the Pats is ludicrous.
I agree. I think this is great. Look how well this worked out for the Steelers
We played them last year in Jax, with Garrard. They were playing for a playoff spot. And we soundly beat them. They beat a struggling Steelers team and all of the sudden they're worldbeaters. It's completely ridiculous.
Pats need to really watch out for the clever schemes the Jags put together, and the way JDR puts his teams in position to win the big games, like against Indy...... yea.
Oh, not to mention the recent BIG wins over Carolina, Buffalo, and Tennessee recently. if they can hold those offenses in check, God only knows what sort of havoc they could create against the struggling Patriots.
If they are so good, why do they have 4 losses? And why aren't the 3 teams that BEAT Jacksonville (IND, TEN, Saints) a bigger threat to NE?
Silly questions, I know.
They are the flavor of the month. All we do is put Harrison in the box and have Garrard and his receivers try to beat us in January in Foxboro.
How many teams, week after week, have the stars alligned perfectly to beat the Patriots? This stuff is getting old and rediculous. I do hope we play the Jags. This article will look great on the Pat's bulletinboard.
They lost to the Colts twice, and the games weren't particularly close. They were outcoached by a worse team in the Titans, and the Saints beat them with Quinn Gray at the helm.
Frankly, Del Rio doesn't scare me at all as a coach. They needed a last minute drive to beat a beat-up Steelers squad despite dominating them all game... if they were a legitimate threat to the Patriots, they'd have beaten the Colts. They got their two shots at them.
The Patriots beat the same Jaguars team soundly last year when the Jags were playing for the playoffs, and a similar Jaguars team two years ago very soundly in the playoffs. They don't scare me.
What is it with the Jag(off)s..
Every year you hear about how they are going to knock off the colts, and then, inevitably, they get trounced. Twice.
If I had a dollar for every time there has been a prediction about how a team with a bruising running game and a great D is going to beat the Pats, I would be a rich man. This goes all the way back to Carolina in the second SB.
Jax has a lousy secondary and lousy receivers, to boot.
So what the guy goes on about the Jags 5 ranked run defense but nothing about their 25 ranked pass defense.
New week... new team... same TIRED azz story.
The fact of the matter is... the Patriots, at their core, are still the most versatile team in the league. They have been that way for about 7 years now. They can adjust to play any style of football better than any team (possibly) in the history of the league.
You want to play smash mouth?? They can grind it out. You want a shoot-out?? No problem. Bad weather?? Check the record... Blitz the house?? They dink and dunk you all day long. You think you can run?? Only if they let you by design (because your QB isnβt good enough to beat them through the air).
When are these idiots going to wake up? The Patriots have no particular style of play. They are hybrids, who change things up at the drop of a dime.
I might find the argument more convincing if the Jags had been able to beat the Colts just once this season. Truth is that they got manhandled both games, and the second loss caught them when they were even playing good ball. They can't beat teams who have the capacity to pour on points quickly. Jags need to be ahead and control things. They couldnt' get it done against Indy--they weren't even CLOSE to getting it done against them twice this season.
Personally... I thought the Jags got robbed in the Second Indy game. But that is here nor there. A loss is a loss.
Logic has no place here.
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