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  1. RI Patriots fan

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    Dear Mr. Jones and the Patriots Offensive Line,

    I want to thank you for a great effort today and offer my apologies for most of your teammates/coaches who failed you and your fine efforts today.

    Mr. Jones, you had 9 tackles (team high), 2 sacks (team
    high), 3 QB hits (team high), 1 forced fumble (tied for team high), and 1 tackle for loss.

    Offensive line, you, after being much maligned all of the pre-season, stepped up and held the number 1 ranked defensive team that had 16 sacks so far this season to just 1 sack and gave Tom Brady more than enough time in the pocket.

    Outside of a few of your teammates, your effort was wasted and you deserve so much more.

    If it means anything, most Patriots fans appreciate your fine play and hope your teammates/coaches will be worthy of it in the future.

    Sincerely,

    RI Patriots Fan
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    and the point of this thread was?
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    They stepped up when others stepped away.....
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    I'll take a wild guess: He was praising the play of the OL and Chandler Jones?

    How did I do?
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    It has no point. Sorry.
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    #12 Jersey

    The OL did give up 5 QB hits and there was a lot of pressure on Brady throughout. I wouldn't say they had a terrible game, but I wouldn't exactly say they led the way either.
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    Against the number 1 defense in the NFL they did a darn good job.
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    The Offensive line? Are you serious? They got destroyed the last drive and the the entire 4th quarter.

    You must have been watching another game.
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    Apologies to Woodhead. He played great. Apologies to Welker for giving it his all even after getting beat up all day.
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    The last drive....you mean the one where the defense could tee off because we had no choice but to pass. Yeah.....that's the O-lines fault :rolleyes:
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    Yes...well deserved apologies.
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    They did okay. I think because they only gave up 1 sack, we're over-rating the performance. Had Brady not thrown away the ball for intentional grounding, it could have easily been 3 sacks.

    Brady didn't have much time on the first intentional grounding in a crucial spot, and while Brady had some poor throws as well, there were also times he couldn't step into the throw because someone had been pushed back.

    The OL also struggled to open many holes in the running game today. Again, against a top-notch defense. But I wouldn't say it was a stellar performance.
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    Again, this is about a much maligned offensive line against the number 1....not number 10....not number 5.....number 1 defense in the NFL.
    The Patriots had almost 500 yards offense against the number 1 defense in the country who normally gives up 258 yards per game. That's almost double.

    You don't get that many yards against the number 1 defense in the NFL without a darn good performance by the offensive line. That is the defintion of stepping up.
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    [sarcasm]My apologies to Mccourty,Chung,Wilson,Ebner,and Arrington.... ESPECIALLY ARRINGTON. the team let you guys down. the secondary performed awesome all game and the team couldnt keep up their end of the bargain.:rolleyes: . And how about that Ras I guy, he is a stud. hell of a 2nd round pick.[/sarcasm]
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    Yeah. It's too bad our defense completely **** their panties.
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    The o-line couldn't run block. They were pretty good in pass protection considering the defense and situation, but they weren't perfect.

    The secondary was horrendous outside of McCourty. Front seven was subpar and it seems like only Jones can get pressure consistently. They should blitz the LBs more, they're all good at it, might as well since the safeties will give up big plays anyway.
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    I'm sure that the OL and Mr. Jones take great comfort in your apologies.

    And Tom, the next time you get into the red zone,please make sure you come out with points (a couple of FG's would have made the difference), instead of throwing int's and being called for intentional grounding.

    Then the defense and the young secondary won't have to take all the blame on message boards.

    Sincerely,

    PATSNUTme
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    ROFL!

    Thank you for the laugh of the day.


    Brady passed 58 times, the OL gave up 5 QB hits against the #1 defense in the nfl and OL didn't do their job???

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    This might be a inflammatory question tonight but I didn't see the game (hence disappointed to read Brady's bad mistakes) and haven't researched into it: when was the last that we won coming from behind?
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    Everyone finds it easy to blame the D in a game like this..yet they should be looking at the other side of the ball
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    horrible devastating 1 point loss to Seattle in Seattle...losing to an NFC team is devastating to our entire season....I'm with Baltimoron "Pats"fan and Sean PA(thetic)...I've had it...let's all run over to Jets Insider and sign up so we can root for a REAL team...who's with me???

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    Ummm . . . . I dunno, maybe TWO WEEKS AGO? :mad:
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    And England too.
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    I'm not saying they played horrible, but I think it's a huge stretch to consider them the second star of the game. It just feels like people are looking at the boxscore to make that evaluation. If the OL gave up 3 sacks (which easily could have happened if Brady didn't intentionally ground the ball), I doubt they'd get a special call-out.

    They played okay, but they definitely didn't control the DL, they were dominated in the run game, and the pocket was compromised quite a bit. I certainly wouldn't put that performance over everyone but Jones.

    What about WWW's huge game? What about Hernandez making a big contribution first game back, especially early on? What about Woody's huge plays in crucial situations? What about Spikes in the run game? Or Ghost being perfect despite his recent struggles?

    It just seems ridiculous to claim the OL as the second-biggest contributor tonight. They played okay. Might as well make Mesko third star since he was okay too (last punt was mediocre).
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    When's the last time OUR Defense teed off on an offense that they knew had to pass ? Woulda been nice if they did that the last two Seattle drives.
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    It would be very, very nice but we don't have a defensive line like Seattle has right now.
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    The offensive line deserves their share of culpability in the loss, too.

    They got tooled on in the run game and by the 2nd half the Seahawks pass rush was making noise with regularity.
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    1 point loss and we stunk up the joint, especially in the 2nd half.

    If the team can learn from the mistakes and get healthier, then all isn't lost. Naturally we are depreseed with the seconday, but hasn't the last few seasons shown us the work in progress isn't experiencing huge leaps of improvements. We hoped the secondary would be better because the DLine looked better.

    I think the biggest difference i nthe game was the scrambling/accuracy of Seattle's QB (though our defense seems to make evceryone look like the next coming of Tom Brady).

    Ultimately, this was a team loss as any 1 area could have stepped up and made the difference. Not that I expect BB to be happy. When people made early year record predictions (like 12-4) did they expect that every game was going to be a "best" effort? Not likely, call this one their serious clunker and let's see what type of character the team has for next week.
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    Uuuuummmm teed off might not be the right term, but they forced a three and out on that second to last drive, which gave the offense the ball at mid-field.
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