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  1. BigMike

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    Are you pumped up for this coming season, hoping the boys take out their revenge for SB loss on the rest of the league?

    In fear of waiting for a ton of bricks to drop at some point with some BS Walsh revelation? Wondering when Spector will launch his next self motivated attack on Pats/SB?

    This offseason is unchartered territory IIMO - just trying to get the pulse of my fellow Pats Fans.
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    Im personally over the loss, the only time it bothers me is when I see the dumb SI Giants gear commercials then it reminds me of the game and itl bother me a lil bit. Right now Im just lookin forward to the draft im excited bout the chance we have to add a couple young studs to the D.
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    Have no fear about Walsh or Spector. Spector is a blowhard and Walsh doesn't have anything new or it would have come out by now and corroborated by Mangini.
    I can't wait for the season and the draft.
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    If Belichick plays his cards right he can draft 5 good players in the 1st 3 reounds of the draft. Strategically traded he'll have a lower than 7th in the 1st followed by 2 in the 2nd and 2 in the 3rd ... that's PUMPABLE.:D
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    Still fightin' through the agony...im a draft nerd so my favorite time of the year is only 28 days away!!:D I like our additions this season...Aiken, Sanders, Bryant, Webster, Slaughter...seems like this '08 team will consist of some pretty nice depth. I'm very anxious to see what we do with that 7th pick; my dream scenario would be packaging the pick plus a few mid and late rounders to flip with maybe Oakland or KC and snag Vernon Gholston from the Jets (which is where it looks he'll end up) The kid is a freak off the edge and in my humble, outsider opinion just what we need for our Defense. That would stick it to Mangina for the embarassment he's caused us!

    P.S. If anyone could message me on how to customize your thing to have a picture next to your name or one of those banners to decorate your posts, thatd be great! :)
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    I'm thrilled, so far I'm excited about every move they've made this offseason, whether it be for wow factor or just practicality and depth, I love the direction the FO is taking (hope we end up with some linebacking talent to replace Rosie), and I truly anticipate them opening a very large can of whoop-ass as soon as those players are allowed to take the field. The chip will be monstrous imo. Now just eagerly anticipating the draft, I've tried not to predict since they take me by surprise (not always to my delight) in times past but in BB we trust and they do seem to make it stick most times.
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    Pissed off. I don't think that will change until the Pats kick some ass in Superbowl 43.
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    Good stuff - lets bring on the draft!!!
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    I don't give a f*ck about Walsh or Sphincter but the thought of next season is similar to going back to a restaurant that made me throw up last time I ate there :(
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    pumped for the draft....pshyched to get some young stud at #7 and than move on to revenge
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    me too i really excited about the draft.
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    Nothing will ever make up for last year and I still have a sick feeling in my stomach.

    Hopefully by around August it will be gone...
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    While I am not over the Super Bowl loss (still bummed about '96 - if only Troy had been able to play special teams that game......) I am looking forward to the draft, and getting things rolling again. I am not concerned about Specter, as I cannot controll it, and whatever happens happens.

    --Larry
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    still can't watch any football
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    The AFC Contenders will be.....

    Really, not many of them, but......

    Pats
    Colts
    Jags
    Chargers(yeah-their immature brats, but they're stacked)
    Titans(if, let's say, "this player" in the Pacman trade turns out to be Terry Glenn, and IF, IF, IF he stays healthy in '08, he could provide a nice weapon for Young)

    Other than that-is anyone else finding the Jets' offseason moves completely laughable? I mean Chris Jenkins?? Who ended up being a locker room detriment in Carolina?? What makes you think some 32 year old washed up fat slob will all of a sudden make an impact?? LOL. And Alan Faneca?? Who struggled in pass protection with Pitt last year?? LOL
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    I think this is why the SB loser tends to struggle a lot more the next year than the SB winner; it's hard to even imagine coming back next year right now.

    :bricks:
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    FWIW-the Hawks were an OT loss away from advancing to the NFC Championship game in the '06 season, this coming off losing in the Super Bowl(i.e. if Hassellback and his center had had a clean exchange late in reg on 4th and short, they likely would have gotten in FG range at the end against the Bears in the NFCDG).
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    I was just about over it and then my alma matter got bounced in the first round of the NCAA's in heartbreaking fashion to a team that had no business beating them (talent-wise). Sound familiar?

    I typically am a huge college hoops and MLB fan, in addition to a draft nerd. After those two crushing losses within six weeks of each other, I am not pumped about much. Not even spring football in the college ranks.

    Over the next few weeks I'll begin to pull apart some more of the draft info and hopefully that will get me going. I still check Reiss several times daily, as well as come here. It just hasn't been the same for me since that night in February and was exacerbated by the basketball loss a little over a week ago.

    I still love the team and the franchise as much as I have since I started watching this team. I love the additions and resignings made by the front office. I hold out hope for several more Super Bowls in the Brady-Belichick era and I am not a sky is falling, Chicken Little-type. I am loyal to a fault. I am just not yet "pumped".

    I don't ever recall feeling like this during an off season. After the 96 season there was so much youth and expectations of several super bowls to come. Once those type of feelings washed away, you had Belichick coming in and hope was on the way. Even after the 2000 season I did not feel the way I do now, probably because they were so active in FA and held a high pick. There were a ton of changes, a new stadium was being built, new uniforms, new everything. I don't feel this way now.

    Nor am I sure what needs to happen for me to regain my energy. Hopefully the draft stuff will help and then reading about rookie camp and mini-camp. The true test will be the long stretch from early June mini-camp through the start of training camp where we are in full football hiatus mode. I expect that then I should officially be foaming at the mouth for football.

    Wow, after writing that and reading it over, I feel somewhat better. Now, where is my draft guide?
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    I still want to hurt someone............. Feeling okay with the offseason so far. Am excited to see what the draft brings.

    Will be ready for football come summer. NOT there yet.
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    Topic inspired me to search Super Bowl losers who won the very next year.

    Only two, the '71 Cowboys and the perfect '72 Dolphins. We’d be in a pretty exclusive group.
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    FWIW-there's been several other factors why Super Bowl losers swoon the year after...

    Bears - the GROSS-man factor. At least he played decently in '06. But, of course, by '07, everyone LONG figured him out.

    Hawks - they were actually a bobbled exchange from center snap from advancing to the NFCCG against the Saints(FYI-even if Romo had made a clean handle on that FG try the round before, the Hawks still had a WORLD of time to drive for their winning FG).

    Eagles - the TO saga, plus Reid's poor-clock management skills finally have been exposed many times since.

    Panthers - their ENTIRE OL left for FA(any FO with a decent mind would LOCK UP this area...FIRST).

    Raiders - Al Davis KNEW that '02 team was in its FINAL chance, and sold out the farm knowing this would be his own very last opportunity anyways.

    Rams - they let their heart and soul of their entire D, London Fletcher, walk. Your MLB is THE QB of your D, what they did was a No-No-No-No.

    Giants - 9/11 happened that year, which really made it a huge distraction for their city.

    The Pats should be fine next year, IMHO-none of the other AFCE opponents are scary, and there are really only 3-4 other AFC contenders.

    BTW-Philly going after Samuels is really a head-scratcher. He may be an elite corner, but DOESN'T fit well with Jim Johnson's schemes. Assuming they dump Lito, this is going to be a down-grade for them.
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    Add to that the fact that teams usually fall apart the year following a SB loss. They lose players, coaches and incentive.

    This team may very well actually improve with decent drafting and they will be VERY hungry.

    Certain team leaders will be looking for that ring with reckless abandon, IMHO. Moss, Welker, Seau (I hope) want their ring badly.

    Brady gets year two with Moss & Welker, a healthy Chad Jackson (dying to prove his worth) and year 3 with Gaffney along with healthy tight ends - Thomas & Watson (expected to be ready). Running game improves with a confident Maroney & a healthy Morris.

    Defense - a healthy Richard Seymour means more than anything at this point. Year two improvement of AD & Meriweather should help to make up for the only real or significant player losses -- Colvin & Samuel.

    Draft - fill some holes and improve the "D".

    All of the above along with an easier schedule, indicate to me they will be even better in 2008.
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    bring it on!!!just as ancious as last year, maybe more so :singing::singing:
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    I'm still angry at what happened in Arizona. Just felt like BB allowed it to happen. For me as a Pats fan, this is a very long offseason regardless if they get good FAs and a great draft.
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    Thank you for saying that I feel the same way. It worries me because I am a season ticket holder.
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    Jaded. A whole season of us against the world, ending the way it did, left me bitter as hell. I still love the Patriots and always will, but my God, I can't stand the way the NFL is governed and covered.
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    I think the best part will be watching the Pats continue their winning ways (not necessarily undefeated, but 14-2 type thing) and watching the Giants falter.

    Cause ya know it's gonna happen...

    :singing:
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    Definitely anxious for the start of the '08 season. I like the free agency stuff and enjoy the draft coverage, but on-field action can't get here soon enough.

    Regarding Walsh/Specter, I'd just like the issue to be resolved, to whatever end. The outcome isn't going to change the opinion of any non-Patriots fan. If there is some evidence, the reaction will be "I knew it." If there is no substance to the story, they'll claim it's part of a cover-up.
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    Still in morning.
    This is the first time I have been on the site since the loss. I can't read about the pats much, I am still heart broken.
    I hope to get better soon though :)
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    This 2008 team will be similiar to the 2007 team, on defense it will be different but as far as points go, they'll be on the board plentifull. I wouldn't be suprised if we loose a game or 2 but defenately this 2008 Lombardi trophy is ours!!!
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