Kevin Burnett: "The Pats are very beatable... We showed it twice this year"

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  1. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Supporter Supporter

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    Sorry to take away from the celebration of last night's victory, but I wanted to bring up an interview I heard with the Dolphins' LB, Kevin Burnett, on ESPN radio before the game. He was asked if he thought the Pats were the team to beat in the AFC and he responded that he felt the Pats were very beatable and that the Dolphins proved that this season.

    I guess I must have missed something because I thought the Dolphins went 0-2 vs. the Pats. How do you prove a team is "very beatable" when you can't beat them? In fact, the Pats destroyed the Dolphins the first game and the score doesn't reflect how one sided it was because the Dolphins got garbage time points. In the second game, the Pats spotted the Dolphins 17 points in the first quarter and then went on to outscore them 27-7 the rest of the game.
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  2. NJPatsfan26

    NJPatsfan26 In the Starting Line-Up

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    he forgot to mention he was from the twilight zone. thats the only explanation.
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  3. Patriot_in_NY

    Patriot_in_NY Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Chaulk it up to off-season hi-jinks....

    Some players like to golf, and some players like to make ridiculously absurd claims that they know that mediots will never call them out on. This is one of those moments. :rolleyes:
  4. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member Supporter

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    I'm sorry.....who?
  5. RelocatedPatFan

    RelocatedPatFan In the Starting Line-Up

    If he was interviewing for the Patriots, he has an odd way of saying you want to be part of a winning organization.
  6. tuckeverlasting

    tuckeverlasting In the Starting Line-Up

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    i heard it also and almost drove off the road laughing. espn makes me laugh way more than they should.
  7. BradfordPatsFan

    BradfordPatsFan In the Starting Line-Up

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    When you have as much free time as Dolphins' players do this time of year, a sort of dimentia seeps in.

    The worst of this, IMHO, is that ESPN allows this to be said and he isn't challenged on it. To that point, they don't take phone calls either so they can control the message. If he had said this on NFL Radio or even on some Sporting News or Fox Sports radio programs, either the host or the callers would have called him out on it. Just another example of BSPN controlling the message. And we wonder why the grand populace thinks the way they do. This is controlling medium all that is available in many markets.
  8. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    We heard the same crap in 01, 03 and 04. Different times, different teams but when you keep winning there isn't a lot of credibility and data to go along with these statements.

    The Dolphins are very beatable to. That is fact.
  9. Joker

    Joker Supporter Supporter

    Mr. Burnett was just trying out for the role of the new Black Knight in Monty Python's latest movie...

  10. PatsWSB47

    PatsWSB47 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    LOl, After watching us beat the bronco's for the 2nd time last night he must really be convinced they're beatable:rolleyes:
  11. PatriotFan77

    PatriotFan77 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Everyone is very beatable.
  12. BritPat

    BritPat In the Starting Line-Up

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  13. PatsGirl2011

    PatsGirl2011 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Every team in history except for the 72 Dolphins are beatable. However, it sounds lame from someone who lost twice to the same team to say it..
  14. Ron Sellers

    Ron Sellers 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Without hearing the interview it's difficult to know the context. But the reality is that every NFL team has its own weaknesses and is 'beatable', especially against another playoff team.

    It sounds like the interviewer may have been heading in the direction that nobody in the AFC could possibly beat the Pats, and Burnett may have matter of factly been saying that teams have had some limited success against the Pats during games even though they eventually lost - which is somewhat true.

    Now if Burnett went so far as to say that there is no way that the Pats (or for that matter the Ravens or Texans) have a chance of winning the AFCCG, then he's wrong and this would be a story.

    If anything this is a great example of why the Pats immediately train every new player to give bland, generic and complimentary answers to any questions they are asked by the media; any other responses quickly become a controversy and headline news.
  15. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member Supporter

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    Ron, the "They are beatable" part didn't set anyone off.

    I think it was the "We showed it twice this year" part where he leaped off the ledge.
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  16. Ochmed Jones

    Ochmed Jones Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    In my mind all Miami proved is that when a team gets down to the Pats by a few touchdowns, it is possible for that team to move the ball against our soft zone defense.

    Judging by the game yesterday, BB is not going to use that defense even when up back five touchdowns.
  17. MaineMan

    MaineMan 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Wins the thread.
  18. NinjaZX6R

    NinjaZX6R In the Starting Line-Up

    I heard him too. Some ex packer LB from their SB team last year who was on IR.
  19. NinjaZX6R

    NinjaZX6R In the Starting Line-Up

    LOL. That Minister of Information was hilarious. He was doing that press conference claiming that US tanks have not entered Baghdad...while the tanks were literally 2-4 miles away.
  20. Koma

    Koma Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Wow. I guess the Patriots are very fortunate that they won't have to face Miami in the playoffs. :rolleyes:
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