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  1. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

  2. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

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    Warning - don't open this unless you want to see the Tyree, ball against the side of the helmet catch.
  3. 363839

    363839 Supporter Supporter

    Cold Hard Football Facts are usually pretty good to the Pats.
    Is this a new writer? Seems like he hails from ESPN.
    "Disastrous" season?!! I wouldn't call it that.
    "Failed to make the play offs"??!! What!? No mention of being the first
    11 win team to not make it in 23 years!!??!!
    Yup. They hired an out of work ESPN writer.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2009
  4. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae Retired Jersey Club Supporter

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    CHFF, like far too many websites, has lost its fastball. It was once my favorite site to read articles with actual data, and worth a daily check-in. Those days are long gone.
  5. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

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    Training camp can't get here fast enough.
  6. Gwedd

    Gwedd Supporter Supporter

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    I hear that! I keep wistfully checking off the days on the calendar until the first pre-season against Philly. ;)
  7. dtbrks

    dtbrks 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I didn't want or need to see that
  8. cavtroop

    cavtroop In the Starting Line-Up

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    Agreed. Sometimes they still deliver, but not this time. No analysis whatsoever, purely an opinion piece, not something you usually see on CHFF.
  9. miDeuce

    miDeuce Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    As long as Bill Belichick is the coach of the Patriots they will contend for the Super Bowl. It is what it is.
  10. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    True. I also think that as long as Robert Kraft owns the team we'll have a pretty good chance. They've only been bad a few times since he bought the team so he's obviously doing something right.
  11. 363839

    363839 Supporter Supporter

    Sad day indeed. You're probably right.
  12. Funktopus

    Funktopus On the Game Day Roster

    looks like they need to put themselves in Pigskin Detention.
  13. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    Well if you look at those teams, they all had either one or two things in common.

    1. major changes in ownership/FO
    2. aging cornerstone players of the franchise that no longer produced at previous levels

    Miami, Pitt and Dallas (Landry) had age and didnt replenish the roster.

    Rams (Charlie Armey left the FO), Dallas (JJ) left, 49ers (Eddie D decided to play riverboat gambler, Browns (Brown got dumped) and Packers (VL split).

    As for the Raiders, ownership got senile.

    For the Pats, I agree, as long as BB and the Krafts continue to work as a team, manage the cap and replenish the roster (including Brady when he starts to slip), they should continue to compete for championships.
  14. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks Supporter Supporter

    Another 'no mustard' line from the suspected hot dog vendor! ;)
  15. Brady-To-Branch

    Brady-To-Branch Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    CHFF is simply posing a question and the historical info was pretty good.

    The only way to put a "no" answer to the topical question is for the Pats win the damn SB.

    In truth, an argument could be made that the dynasty ended in the 2005 Divisional round at Denver. The Pats haven't won a title since.

    OTOH, you can compare the Pats dynasty to the Niners of 1981-1998. That was an extended period of greatness dotted with some disappointing seasons. However, the Pats need to win at least one more SB to justify that comparison.
  16. farn

    farn In the Starting Line-Up

    Completely agree... time is a factor. If the SB isn't won in the next two years, a new dynasty needs to start up. Who'll be left ? Is it still considered a dynasty if only BB & TFB are left the next time they win it all ?

    Ex : lets say the next time they win is when Brady is 37 years old... that can't really be considered part of the "dynasty" can it ? That wouls mean a whole bunch of players would've come and gone without a ring (between 04 and the next one).
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2009
  17. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    All dynasties come to an end. Some renew themselves and persevere longer than others, though. I suspect this one, as long as Belichick is here, will continue to renew itself.

    Already there are but a handfull of players who were on the 2005 Super Bowl club. I count just 7 significant players left on Offense and 4 on Defense.

    Just like the 2005 club had only a handful of the 2001 Super Bowl club. Belichick doesn't stand pat. He turns over the Team roster regularly. I exspect this team to be as strong as any of the 21st century.:D
  18. livinginthe past

    livinginthe past Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Its simply an offseason, quiet period, discussion piece.

    I have posted on the forums there for some time, and its fair to say they have a few bitter people with anti-Patriot issues who constantly whine about the allegedly pro-Patriots flavor to alot of the articles.

    This is probably a half-assed attempt to pacify the weakminded few.

    I thought that, while the main thrust of the article (the Patriots floundering dynasty) was flawed the analysis of the history of other dynastic greats was a good read.
  19. Sivy

    Sivy In the Starting Line-Up

    I hear they have an ok qb too.
  20. Brady-To-Branch

    Brady-To-Branch Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    This thread should be merged with the CHFF Article thread.
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