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  1. Bostonian1962

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    There was a good post here recently asking basically what we should expect from the Patriots defense.

    What about the offense? I am as excited for a season as I have been ever. Really.

    Remember that offense two years ago, and the records they set? Well, that offense had Moss and Welker in their "rookie" season in the offense so to speak. This will be their third year in that offense.

    Tom Brady has more weapons than he did then, IMHO. They have Moss and Welker. They also have a better TE than any on that team in Baker. He will thrive in this offense, as we got a glimpse of in the preseason.

    With Law Firm, Maroney, Fred Taylor, Morris, and Faulk their RB crew is DEEP!

    Their OLIne should be better for two reasons. Kaczur totally committed himself to the team, and his workout warrior approach in the offseason, I think is huge. I expect drastic improvement from him, and that will help the whole line. Secondly, I, like many am expecting a stud in Vollmer.

    While we can never be sure how a rookie will perform, we may be getting a Welker "light" in Edelman, and to think of what this could add to the offense is intriquing.

    I may be alone on an island making this next big deal, but in the back of my mind, I'm even expecting a goal line addition by 6'2", 215 LB Sam Aiken, this year. He looked 6'5" in that last preseason game. We'll see what pans out there, but it's a stray thought.

    Will this be a better offense than the one in 2007? Barring injury, I think it will be. Some will say that "defense wins games", and that may be true. But, think about this, if I'm right about this offense, an offense that is always on the field, means the defense won't be.

    If you are the fan of an opposing team and are reading this, even you must wish you had the best QB in the NFL, with an improved offensive line, and weapons like Moss, Baker, Welker, Edelman, Galloway, Aiken, Faulk, Watson, Maroney, Taylor, Morris, Law Firm, etc. etc.

    Am I overly excited, or do others feel the same way?
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    I second your enthusiasm Bostonian. The intangible this year is having Brady back after missing an entire season. He (and that offense) must be very eager to finish some business from February of 2008.

    Go Pats!
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    I too am very excited for all those things you mentioned. Heck, I'm excited about the Tennessee and Pittsburgh game tomorrow. I'm just glad football is finally back :)
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    Yes indeed! I definitely think there will be some motivation factoring into things this year.
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    I'm not sold on that OL.
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    Good post. It is refreshing change from recent flood of gloom and doom posts. While there may be uncertainties on defense, it is very certain our offense will kick some serious butt. My biggest hope is see the development of Brady to Galloway connection. I understand that they aren't on same page yet but I really believe they'll develop good chemistry soon, considering they been around the block for a while now.

    Let's go Pats~!
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    While I think the offense will be awesome this year, hoping to exceed the 2007 production might be going overboard. Record setting seasons like that are rarely ( never? ) reproduced.

    I know the offense will be good, I'm more excited to see how the defense will gel & come together. BB has totally revamped an aging D right before our eyes, if the 2008 draft class pans out & we draft well the next two years our team is going to be absolutely stacked with young talent.
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    I like your hope, because with everybody saying Galloway is still blazing fast, that could be something else. They have to single cover Galloway, with Moss outside. They can double up in the slot with Welker and and Welker "light". All kinds of possibilities. Alot to love here.
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    I also believe that this offense is at least as good as that in 2007. I believe that improvement at RB and at TE could be crucial.

    The open question is whether the offense will put us so far ahead that the defense will looked as capable as they did in 2007.

    Of course, the problem with such a strategy is that everything depends on the offense beating every playoff and Super Bowl defense. Of course, the strategy worked to give us the best regular season ever in 2007. Some would say that the strategy also gave us the likely one loss in the post season.

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    I actually agree with what your saying regarding "hoping to exceed the 2007 production". If you look closely, I'm not even saying that. Kinda like when they say a team may be better, but may not have as good a record.

    This offense may be better, and more balanced, without the gaudy numbers. 2007 was a quick strike offense. There hand was forced some, as Maroney only started 6 games as he was hurt alot. Morris only played in 6 games due to his injury. Watson started 8 games, as he too was hurt a bunch. With the depth and quality at RB this year, and with a TE (Baker) capable of aiding their ball control, I can see a better offense, but one that controls the clock more. The points may not be as astromical, but the advantage will be keeping the defense off the field.

    Like many, I'm unsure of the defense. Let's hope we are all pleasantly surprised.
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    It seems so strange that for all those years we called the colts scumbags for trying to win by scoring lots and lots of points, and of trying to hide mediocre defenses.
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    It seems to me that we've discussed this one. Some of us don't like the metamorphosis of the Pats into the 2003-2004 Colts, and would rather see the high-octane passing attack balanced by some power running and some better defense.

    I still think there's a good chance that this defense will end up being far better than mediocre. It will go through some growing pains, no doubt, and may cost us early on, but I think that by mid-season it should be significantly better than the 2007-2008 defenses.
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    True :). Let's face it, it was a convenient excuse for blasting the Colts. :) If they were winning 3 - 0, we would have said, 'look at that pathetic offense'. Whatever fits. :)
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    Well that will be very hard to accomplish. It will be very good.
    But don't forget the Defense. Not yet proven. Lots of new parts.
    It may take half a season for the defense to come together.
    It will take a defense getting off the field and getting the ball back to that
    great offense to have a year potentially as good 2007.
    In 2007, PATs D was 4th overall and allowed an average of only 17 points.
    That contributed significantly to PATs super offense stats that year. IMO.
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    I think there is a decent chance that Mayoclinic is right on the money here. There is alot of young talent, but it is young talent. Once they "get it", one would have to think there is going to be improvement. We all love Bruschi, Harrison, and Seau, but in 2007, that beloved trio was SLOW. Having said that the D was #4 in the NFL, so something was working. Again, maybe the powerful offense helped to a large degree, and we can only hope we benefit from that again this year.
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    I'd settle for better than last year, when 3rd and 10 was a gimmie, and a journey into the red zone meant a touchdown for an opponent.

    As you know, I am not concerned with the balance of the offense, as long as it scores points. However, I am very concerned with the lack of emphasis on the defense. Who should be afraid of our defense? Who should be afraid of Pitt's defense? or the giants' for that matter?

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    We are also depending on veterans to catch on to the system. We will depend on Burgess, Springs, and Bodden.

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    Hey man. Great post, and I for one love the enthusiasm. This is the team you follow, and one of the great things about the BB regime is every year going in we know that our club is going to be competitive, and try a lot of new things.

    We are lucky, not only in regards to being competitive year in and year out, but this ball club is a blast to watch.

    So, are you overly excited? Hell no! Monday can't come too soon. :singing:
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    Good point. I hope I have the patience until the D gels :).
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