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  1. PatsFanSince74

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    Last week, someone started a thread out here saying that he had "lost interest" in the season because of Tommy's injury.

    Are you kidding me? I am even more pumped for this week's game than I would have been before.

    I live in NYC and you should read the articles putting pressure on the Rat to win this week, especially in their first home game in the new stadium. I'm telling you, he'll need a Secret Service escort to get out of the place when the Pats win.

    So, how pumped up are we?
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    I am jacked & pumped. Won't be on the net untill after the game as I'm headed off to the lakes region this morning but I'm attending the game at Zip's Patriots Shrine where we'll have a couple dozen rabid Pats fans watching the TVs. It's a different kind of excitement reminiscent of the days before the Pats juggernaught era.
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    I am totally psyched and very very very curious to see how the boys do!
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    I'm excited because I really think the defense is going to excel as the season goes along. There were some bad plays against the Chiefs, but I saw a LOT of good things to be encouraged by:

    -Mayo looked comfortable
    -The run D was VERY good
    -The goal line stand at the end
    -4 Sacks... factor that out over the season, we'd have led the league with 64 last year
    -Hobbs had a pick, and O'Neal looked pretty good with less than a week of time to learn the system

    and we still have the possible infusion of Crable and Wheatley to look forward to at times. I think the D has a really good chance of shutting down the Jets O, holding them to 10 points or less.

    And Miami may have Pennington, but that's about it. If they can score 14 and almost 21, I think we can get at least 20 points with Cassel, our wide receivers, and our running game (4.5 per carry, and over 5 per carry between Maroney and Morris).

    I'm PUMPED!
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    I'm actually getting a little nervous as the game draws nearer. I was feeling very confident we'd win earlier in the week; not so much now. But nerves are good, right Matt Cassel? Anyway, I'll be glued to the TV and wishing for great things come Sunday at 4:15 (that and I'll be trying to entertain about 30 people. About a month ago we invited them over to celebrate the crushing of Lord Favre in his home debut. My how things change!).
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    I'll be there on Sunday, very much looking forward to it. There's a lot of intrigue obviously. We really have no idea what to expect, except that it will be a tough game.
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    I'm pretty "jacked up" as sunday will be my first day off since last sunday! I think that with many media types writing the team off, that will serve as further motivation for the team for not just sunday, but for the rest of the year.

    I hope Crable will be playing as I think he'll be able to contribute in a postive way.

    Does anybody know if Gholston played a lot last sunday? I've read that he's been struggling to adjust to the NFL.
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    Level of excitement for this game is directly related to which Pats' teams you are the bigger fan of - The nail-biting, hard fought, wow, what a great football GAME, I'm glad we won or the didn't break a nail, hardly broke a sweat, wow, what a great footbal TEAM, too bad we only won by 30. Those seeking the latter are feeling the biggest let down and are most pessimistic about the rest of the season, I suspect.

    Me, I'm looking forward to a HARD FOUGHT GAME that will come down to the BEST EXECUTION and the LEAST MISTAKES. It would be nice to (I hope) not feel like I could start cleaning the garage in the 4th quarter without missing anything relavent to the outcome of the game.
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    I cant' wait ... I think PATs could win by a good margin but won't
    be surprised if it is a close one.
    I feel it really depends on how good a week of practice Matt has. Having
    Moss and Gaffney sitting out of practice with injuries is not what you want with a QB trying to get more chemistry with them.
    I hope we see both WR get a full practice in today.
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    They had "limited participation." That means they took part in at least some of the workout.
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    Chomping at the bit! Can't wait to tear into the Jets
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    I am looking forward to it,I want to see if Cassel is capable of keeping up with the scoring as you know Favre will be putting up some points

    I want to see a small view or sample of what we should expect the rest of the season

    I want to see if Cassel has enough talent and balls to carry a team on the road and win in a very hostile environment without the Pats defense bailing the team out
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    I'm so psyched I'm thinking of takeing the day off.And yes I have to work that night. But not until after the game.
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    I'm as fired up about this as I was about the Post Spygate game (vs Chargers)...well...almost.
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    I think Rodney will have that defense ready to play. I get the feeling that if he gets a decent shot at Favre on a safety blitz, #4 might wind up down there next to Jimmy Hoffa.
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    Let's hope for improved results from last week. Harrison blitzed and got to the QB AFTER he'd thrown a pass that ended up on our 5 yd line. I love the guy but in game 1 he was a step slow on many plays. Perhaps it's just a game speed adjustment.
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    yes; i am

    looking forward to this game

    emotions are mixed: excited, nervous but more like curious to see wich Patriot team we will see

    Go Pats !!!
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    I'll be sitting in a room with a guy in a green and yellow jersey with big "4" on it. The same guy that came over and sat on my couch to gloat when Brady went down because he had predicted Brady would get hurt this year.

    He was a HUGE packers fan... until Brett went to NEW YORK. Now he's shopping for a Jets Jersey. We're friends, but this Sunday will be ugly.

    Oh well, he always comes loaded with excuses, so it should be fun to see what they are this year.
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    Funny thing...

    I'm not at all nervous. I expect this team to play great and control this game on both sides of the ball. I keep looking at the roster and assessing the level of talent, and I still think this team is stacked.
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    PUMPED... must win, division game... WE NEED THIS ONE. I haven't been this excited about a early season game in years... and I'm excited about EVERY Pats game.

    I believe that will win.... actually to steal from our NFL neighbors to the north, I BILLeave that we will win (BB, not buff).

    We'll run the rock, control the clock, go deep to Moss once in a bit... just to keep the D off balance... dink and dunk the rest of the time.

    Am I excited that Brady is down... NO... but it is what it is.... and I'm REALLY excited about this game.

    It'd be even better if JAX can pull out their home opener, too... I am concerned about Buff... and would like to get a game up on them. I think that we've got them on our first meeting (in Gillette)... but that last game of the season could REALLY mean something now (i.e. the Division)....so all you Pats fans... root for our squad... but ALSO root for JAX (for this game only).

    PUMPED... great thread.

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    i'm reeally excited! everyone acts like we're nothing now, but this team is so talented. they've got a chip on there shouldr, just like last yr. we all know how that went haha.

    the jets think they have the division wrapped up now, but i think that the pats will gameplan well and take care of favre for sure. Belichick will have to make Cassel into a game manager, but the pats will still win.
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    Great. Here's an idea for signage for Pats fans in the Meadowlands on Sunday. The big story this week is that the Jets are in negotiations with the German firm, Allianz, to give the firm naming rights to the new stadium. Allianz did some very bad things during WWII, like insuring the concentration camps. There has been a huge outcry over this, including the back page of today's Daily News, in which Mike Myers excoriates both Jets and Giants for doing this.

    A sign like "ALLIANZ AND MANGINI: THE RATS HAVE FOUND EACH OTHER" might get you on TV. Of course, it also might get you beaten to a bloody pulp by drunken Jets fans before they start assaulting women at half time, so I leave it to your discretion.

    (Note: I don't know whether this is "fair" or "unfair" 70 years later, but hey, this is war when we talk about the Jets.)
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    Probably like everybody else here I'm PSYCHED to see whether we have the stinker reviled by the masses in the preseason, or whether we have a competent backup here, or... (of course it's the tantalizing possibility given the TD beauty toss and the 51 yard gainer...) if we have our "steve young" here to match to Brady's "Joe Montana."

    Please note, I don't believe number 3 myself, because we haven't seen enough to believe that, and I don't think that Cassel will get the opportunities straight out of the gate to "be" that.

    BUT... it's really tantalizing to think he'll get those chances, based on the weirdly opportunistic way he was immediately used in game 1.

    If defenses are dumb enough to lock down the short and middle routes, we could... COULD... see some opportunities for rah-rah come Matt's way.

    I'll be happy with "managing the game," personally.
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    Is it Sunday yet?

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    this isn't about Matt...at least not yet...this is about the team and the coaches...they will win or lose this game...i think they're gonna win.
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    I certainly hope they have a big-ass chip on their shoulders because people are writing them off now with Brady gone. I think they will really pull together as a team and BB will have them properly motivated.

    I'm excited but nervous as hell at the same time. I also disagree with those who say there's no pressure on us now. This team should be a SB contender and this season could be the most exciting ever if the team (especially the D) can really step up. If we can keep Favre from running wild and force him into making some of the jackass plays that he is known for, we win the game.
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    Nice analysis

    This game will be a good one. I cannot wait until Sunday!!
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    I am looking forward to APPRECIATING victory...not going to take it for granted like most of our games last year.
    Also, didn't the Pats knock Favre out of the game 2years ago? I hope they put a good hurting on him Sunday, also.
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    That would be Favre out, followed by Rodgers a series or two later. I believe Favre resurfaced later in that game and played hurt but am not sure.

    I would actually rather see Favre stay in the game and heave pick after pick to give the secondary some confidence. Throw in a good number of sacks for added measure.
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    This game almost feels like a playoff game to me. I feel like it is going to be a war and we are going to have to play very well to win. I am extremely excited.
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