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  1. goheels22002

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    Everybody is giving Victor Cruz (two years), Hakeem Nicks (three years), Mario Manningham (four years), and TE Jake Ballard (two years) the edge over the Patriots kiddie corps at defensive back.

    Of any of the Patriots five Super Bowls, this is the least experienced, by far, of any receiving corps Belichick has faced. If there is a group that could be worked over with different looks, this is the one. There is no stud veteran here - Nicks is great (and I'm a huge Nicks fan as a fellow Tar heel) but he's no TO, Torry Holt, Isaac Bruce, Rickey Proehl, Steve Smith or even Plaxico Burress - yet.

    Two of these guys were undrafted (Ballard and Cruz) and they have the same experience in a big game like this as the Patriots defensive backs.

    The chances for game changing screwups is probably greater with blown coverages by the defense in a game like this, but those young receivers have a lot to prove themselves.

    The athleticism and speed is almost a wash on both sides of the ball.
     
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    You might want to do a matchup comparison with the youth of the Pats secondary. It's a wash. Face it, NY has more receiving talent than the Pats have DB talent.
     
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    You've overdosed on the Koolaid. Stop drinking it immediately and stay away from the keyboard until your system flushes most of the Koolaid out.
     
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    Some reasonable facts but on that last sentence you kinda left the reservation.

    The advantage the Patriots have is Bill Belichick devising the scheme to stop those receivers and Eli Manning being the QB who has to figure it out and have the discipline to execute properly against it.
     
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    I know we're all guilty too but no ones's gonna talk their team into a win before the game. God I can't wait for this thing to start!
     
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    So what? That's like saying a QB drafted in the sixth round hasn't a chance against the overall #1. Drafting is an art not a science; if it were a science, Belichick would never have busts.
     
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