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  1. JSn

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    BostonHerald.com - Blogs: Rap Sheet Blog Archive Linebacker Jerod Mayo says defense still has its swagger. Not irked by Coach Belichick’s Indy move.

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    Hmmm..Never really heard a player predict this outloud
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    Even if Bru is right, wouldn't that anger and feeling of disrepect FUEL the D's future efforts? These are c*cky guys, I would think any perceived slight would push them to greater heights, not cause them to go into a depressive funk.
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    heardherm edwards on espn yestrday. he says he was disappointed that the pats defensive players didnthave enough fire to go to BB on 4th down and have him punt the football and say , we will stop manning.
    bruschi will say the same thing ...
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    I don't think BB would ever put his players in the situation where there would even be the opportunity for blame to put on them like that.
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    Comments like this are exactly how the loss could end up helping the Pats--it's going to make the potential leaders of the defense realize it's time to step up and become leaders. Distancing themselves, respectfully, from past players is part of that.
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    It really comes down to this. BB had a chance to win the game while the Colts BEST player was on the sideline and the Pats BEST player on the field.

    Brady didn't execute like an all pro player, and the result happened.

    Punting would have swaped the advantage. Let's put the Colts Best player on the field, and take ours off...
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    lol. I thought the poke was when he called Bruschi a member of the "media".
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    Yep, me too. "We'll show the Media" was directly aimed at Bru.

    Love Bru, but you gotta love the chutzpah Mayo is showing. He's going to have a BIG game Sunday.
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    This was the first thing I thought of when someone mentioned going for it as a sign of disrespect for the defense. By going for it, Bill is essentially saying, "I still feel like we can stop him from going 30 yards, even if Brady can't get it done."

    That's not disrespect, it's putting the ball in the hands of your best player. No one claims it to be a disrespectful to Scotty Pippen when Jordan take's the game's final shot.
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    #24 Jersey

    From all the comments I've heard this week, it sounds like the team can't wait to get out there and prove themselves. That should be pretty bad news for the Jets.
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    I've thought about that angle too. For the folks who believe that after the failed 4th and 2 play, BB should have let the Colts score immediatley would have (in theory) shown LESS confidence in the D stopping Manning. On the the flip side, BB could have spun it to the team by saying, "I'm comfortable with the ball in Tom's hands with 1:30 to go in the game.". IMO BB did give the D an opportunity/show confidence to prevent Indy from scoring a TD.
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    Next, Tedy will be saying " They hate their coach ."
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    Good point. I would be a little more frustrated as a D player if we were only winning by 2, because turning the ball over there means even if we're perfect on D, they still kick the winner. Being up by a touchdown in a game where we had what? SEVEN three and outs, as defense they should have felt like field position was less relevent.
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    Its certainly has been beaten to death but from a strategy-perspective it's good convo. Set aside all the sabermetrics, probabilities, etc. that have been published supporting the decision to go for it, the fact is Indy was rolling over the D with two long drives in the 4th qtr and giving the ball back to Indy was I'm sure not something BB was comfortable doing regardless if it's on the start of the Colts drive was on their 45 or the Pats 30. IMO, in BBs estimation, it wasn't going to make a hill of beans difference where the Colts started their drive from.

    Anyway, thats what I believe. Bring on the Jets!
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    He threw a 3 yard completion on 4th-and-2 with the game of the year on the line while facing an all-out blitz.
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    Any wonder why Herm couldn't make it as a HC... That's the kind of crap an emotional, figurehead HC allows to happen all the time and why they end commenting on what transpires on Belichick's teams.

    Bruschi and company couldn't stop a Manning among others for most of the last 4 years.
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    Don't waste your time. some of them simply have to settle on someONE to blame.
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    exactly. I thought about that too. Generally when the mediots have gotten all pissy over the Patriots and BB they have taken the FU attitude and gone on to great things.

    I have not been able to keep Maz and Felger on for more than a few minutes this week as they have just been relishing their opportunity to bash BB to the point of absurdity.

    Listening to them you'd think the Patriots were in crisis mode and that they certainly must "hate their coach" because 2 Tedys and Rodney said they'd be angry.

    All this talk about hurt feelings is ridiculous and was dismissed by the current players Monday morning if the mediots cared to listen. Brady and Merriweather had no issue whatsoever with the call and were thinking Jets already by Monday morning.

    The media just exaggerates any Belicheck mistake because they don't like him (because they know he does not like them). I enjoy how much BB disdains them and considers them as irrelevant. He's so far above those chuckleheads.
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    Herm Edwards huh........why didn't ya say so......:rolleyes:
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    Fixed that for ya. Not trying to rub it in but that is the fact. I hate games that come down to referee's calls but it tends to happen alot in the NFL in big games like these. I do not always agree with the referee's decisions but as Bill B says, "it is what it is."
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    You would know better than most how often it happens, too.

    Actually he threw a pass that resulted in a 3 yard reception that was marked as a 1 yard completion because the ref was screened and made a subjective decision on the extent to which the receiver bobbled that could not be altered because replay was not an option. The better decision would have been to mark forward progression where the receiver's feet came down with possession, which is the rule, assuming the ball was secured since it certainly was when the play ended on the ground and allow the Colts, who had a TO remaining to challenge the spot as they would have since that would have been the best use of a TO they get back if they prevail.

    But that would be too much to ask in a league where the officials can't even keep track of TO's. and what is challengable...
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    Sorry, my post was in response to a comment about Brady not making an All-Pro play. Brady completed a pass beyond the 1st down line. That is the fact. Everything beyond that point had nothing to do with Brady's abilities.
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    Can we please forget the previous game and steer the discussion back to Mayo and the OP???

    Mayo - you da man! Please show us and the media what you and your unit can do.

    But please...don't go too far like shutting down the Jets. That will add rocket fuel to the raging debate that BB should have put you guys back on the field last Sunday. ;)
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    PLZZ. Stop saying BB trusted the defense to stop them on the 30 because what Manning had just done to the D and the scoreboard suggested otherwise.
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    the D realy has no reason to be pissed they could not stop payton so BB went for it on 4th to end the game

    and mayo was right for telling teddy your not the leader of this D any more i am how can you tell me what i am felling ?

    now as far as him saying we will go out and show how we play they may go out and stop the jets and there #1 running game cold but running the football dose not put up a lot of point's and the jets are one of the worst passing team's in the NFL so the pats will hold them under 20

    and when they play the saints they will give up 35 again they are not a top 5 defense that will get it done every week they will have some good game's and some bad game's

    they are a young defense full of new face's that are still learning how to win and should not and will not get mad at any call that BB one of the greatest coach's in NFL history make's

    half the starter's on this D have not even played in a super bowl and if teddy dont understand that then he is living in the past
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    Sorry, but I wouldn't put this on Brady. He delivered a catchable ball. Faulk catches it cleanly and we win the game. I'm not putting this on Faulk, though. He had a defensive player all over him and still came down with the ball. The Patriots just got an unfortunale spot.
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    So let me get this straight, BB had no confidence in PATS stopping Colts for 70 yds But he took a shot with Clutchest player of all time knowing if it fails those 70 yds are now 28. I'm no mathematical genius but If thats not saying well then I have faith in my team stopping them for 28 yds I dunno what then.
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    Which only highlights why the team has moved on and week 10 is done.

    It seems that people forget that a certain 2007 week 17 game ended in a loss for a team that was up by 12-13 points. A few weeks later, the rematch ended a lil better for them.

    The Pats were clearly the dominant team and have infinately more upside than Indy.

    Why anyone is distraught is beyond me and will have zero bearing if we go into Indy in January. (This assumes Indy can last long enough to host us in January)
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    If there is a rematch, I think the way this game ended will work to the Pats' advantage. The Colts may wish they had lost the first game, and not provided major motivation for the Pats in a rematch, if it gets that far.
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