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  1. JDP111

    JDP111 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    This is a good piece on the team, the distraction, and why we will pulverize teams. I like Charles Pierce. His prose flows.
    http://www.slate.com/id/2174127/fr/flyout

    EDIT: This may be a tough read for those Colts trolls reading the thread. It requires a bit of reading comprehension ability.
     
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    this undefeated nonsense is getting out of hand..
     
  3. Kdo5

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    Seriously. It is NOT happening. Players will get injured...just hopefully not Brady or Moss. :eek:
     
  4. Haterproof

    Haterproof Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I agree with you.Of course every die hard Pats fan would love for the team to go undefeated.How ever I don't want them to fall into the same trap as the Colts did in 2005.
     
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    Bertil Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    ...but you HAVE to admit, that was one extremely well-written piece.
     
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    Well the article sounds good at first because of the praise for the teams' dominance but he's still calling us cheaters and the last comment suggests we won't deserve the Lombardi.
    This is not Pro Patriot.:mad:
     
  7. psychoPat

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    He is a hater too.
    But he does think the team is pretty good.

    Edited excerpts:


    ... the commissioner who finally brought the hammer down on the lawless regime of Bill Belichick (last seen stalking the sidelines dressed like he'd just knocked over a 7-Eleven while his enraged team performed public ritual murder on the San Diego Chargers). ....

    Quite simply, no NFL team in recent memory has played a game as well from start to finish as New England did Sunday night. The 38-14 final is not even remotely a measure of it. Neither is the 407-201 margin in total offense, or the 35:46 to 24:14 gap in the time of possession. This was one football operation beating the other one into the ground. ....

    By the time Thomas made his play, Brady already had used two of the other newcomers, Welker and Moss, to carve up the Charger secondary, the latter on a 23-yard post route that bisected two San Diego defenders and was as perfectly an executed football play as ever has been. Brady looked off the defenders and came back to Moss, who found the ball on his fingertips as he crossed the goal line at full speed.

    .... A team this good, this dominant, got to cast itself in its own mind as outraged innocents battling to stick it to The Man.

    ....

    It's why, absent catastrophic injury, New England can win every football game it plays this season.

    .... When Belichick finally got caught this week, you may have noticed that the rest of the league wasn't exactly rallying to his side. Jerome Bettis grabbed onto a retroactive alibi for having been whipped by New England over the past decade, and Tony Dungy offered a plaintive "what-about-the-children" rumination that was just inches from actual sincerity. This was not an accident. In many ways, everybody in the NFL is against the Patriots, and a lot of them have damned good reason for being so.

    However, the only thing that New England didn't pick up in the offseason was a cause, and now it has one, especially if the investigation is as thorough and ongoing as Goodell seems to be saying it will be. It is possible that we will have a revelation a week in which, as New England linebacker Tedy Bruschi put it after Sunday night's game, New England's "integrity" comes into question. More ill-feeling. More bad blood. More grist for Belichick's endlessly grinding motivation mill. Moreover, the players seemed all week to resent most that their work in winning three Super Bowls suddenly had been devalued by their coach's misbehavior. ....

    One of these is inspiration enough. Both of them together is a volatile mix. If more sordid details come out, and Goodell feels obligated to suspend Belichick for a week, the New England players themselves might beat some team 100-0. The whole mishegas puts the 1972 Miami Dolphins' distinction as the only team to play an entire NFL season undefeated in serious jeopardy. Roger Goodell did the right thing last week, but he also created a situation in which, come February, when the Patriots win the Super Bowl, and he has to hand the trophy to Bill Belichick, it's perfectly plausible to wonder if it shouldn't be the other way around.
     
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    Why yes, yes he DOES write well. A lottle over-the-top, perhaps, but all-in-all a nice piece.

    I, for one, would certainly enjoy watching the Patriots run the table. It would serve Shula right, and not nearly enough that his leather-faced, aging smarmy-self deserves. But I suspect it won't happen.

    What I do expect to happen is to see Indy come to town for game 9, with both they and New England being undefeated. THAT would really be the game of the year.

    However, it's the LAST game that counts. The one where Goodell will hand Belichick & Kraft the Lombardi.....

    Respects,
     
  9. Patriot_in_NY

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    I gotta hand it to Pierce. I think this part is particularly sailent.

    He's definitly NOT a homer, but he is a realist. Good Article.
     
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    Wow at you guys getting genuinely ANGRY about a person talking about your favorite team going undefeated.

    You can disagree, but to be personally offended? Chill out...
     
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    Spare me the Charlie Pierce MA moonbat political crap
     
  12. MrBigglesWorth

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    it's a sign of disrespect...LOL

    but talk about waking a sleeping giant

    i just wonder how the season will play out and we'll see alot of blowouts
     

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