My "If-We-Don't-Make-It" Holiday Wish List...

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  1. PatsDeb

    PatsDeb Supporter Supporter

    Okay, so I've gone through the whole "grief-anger-acceptance" thing overnight and have accepted the fact that we have lost the ability to control our own destiny. We need to win out and have several other teams do a nose dive in the last 4 weeks of the season in order to get into the playoffs, which to me, seems unlikely. It actually takes some of the pressure off and should quiet the whole ridiculous "Keep Cassel/Trade Brady" debate.

    So, if we don't make it, I plan to ask Santa for the following things:

    1) Please Santa, don't let the Jets win it all, or even get into the playoffs if you can help it. If it can't be us, I would rather see Miami win the division than the Jets and their !@!#@! QB.

    2) Please Santa, do not stick the masses with a Manning vs. Manning Superbowl. Upon further review, I would rather see the Jets in the Superbowl than Goober 1 vs. Goober 2, although both scenarios would choke me and make me question my NFL fandom.

    Thank you and say "Hi" to Mrs. Claus.

    How about you, what are your holiday wishes (aside from the Pats pulling off a miracle and making it into the playoffs)?
  2. JSn

    JSn Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Hard to say, but I could live with the Dolphins taking the division if we can't. After another key injury yesterday, they're getting banged up at important positions, though. Pennington would have sweet revenge on the Jets and it would be one HECK of a comeback story.

    No way New England isn't the class of the NFL next year again, either way. We'll have a LOT of battle-hardened youngsters, maybe even two good-great pass rushers already in the fold, the return of a very hungry TFB, and probably a LOT invested in our D in the draft/FA.

    I'm not giving up on the season, even if it's just to see the young guys start to find themselves. Taking our division in these circumstances would be amazing.

    Anything else is cake.
  3. richpats

    richpats Banned

    Anything but the Steelers, Colts or Giants winning it all. If that happens then they will talk "dynasty". Blech.
  4. PatsDeb

    PatsDeb Supporter Supporter

    Oh, I'm not giving up on the season - I will watch with the same passion these last 4 games, and I do think we have a good shot at winning them all. I just don't think it's likely that the Jets, Miami, Indy or Baltimore are all going to implode, and I think we need at least two of them to suffer two losses while we win all 4, which seems unlikely, given everyone's remaining schedules.
  5. italian pat patriot

    italian pat patriot In the Starting Line-Up

    #12 Jersey

    i have not yet started to think about it
  6. richpats

    richpats Banned

    Baltimore has Washington, Pittsburgh and Dallas ahead. That could be THREE losses.
  7. PatsDeb

    PatsDeb Supporter Supporter

    Very true, but what 2 are Indy or the Jets going to lose? I suppose Indy could lose to Tenn the last game of the season, but Tenn will probably be resting everyone. The Jets could lose to Miami and Buffalo, but how likely is that? Do we lose the tie-breaker to Miami if the Jets win the division and we and Miami run the table?
  8. richpats

    richpats Banned

    Not worried about Indy losing, they won't lose enough to matter.

    The Jets? They just need to lose to either Buffalo or Miami, that's it. Considering yesterday's outcome it is a possibility.

    Miami? Not worried about them. They will drop one at least.

    Baltimore losing 2 is our best bet though. Rookie QB/coach going into a tough December stretch.

    Of course we need to take care of our own business.
  9. Spiral

    Spiral Supporter Supporter

    I want the Jets to win, because I want the conditional draft pick they gave up for Farve to be higher.
  10. NEPatriot

    NEPatriot Banned

    1-We need to do something with our secondary in 09. I can't believe that we have had this problem for 4 years. It's unacceptable.
    2-Cassel needs to go. I don't care where he goes.
    3-TB perfect health.
    4-I want to see a ring in 09. I'm tired of waiting.
  11. SeauOUCH

    SeauOUCH On the Game Day Roster

    I can't complain about this year considering all the injuries the Pats have had to deal with this year.

    We lost the MVP of the league in our 1st game in the most position in football, we lost our best LB & our best player in the secondary. We still have a chance to finish 11-5 or more likely 10-6. After the 1st game I would have guessed we were looking at an 8-8 or 9-7 year so all things considered this year has been a pleasant suprise.

    Mayo has been a beast all year & looks to be an anchor for years to come. GG has been a huge suprise this year coming in as an undrafted rookie & has been getting better all the time.

    I'm still hopeful we will make the playoffs but if not we have a very bright future to look forward too. I think Brady will come back better than ever. We have tons of draft picks this year ( our #1 our #2 SD's #2, should be a high pick, & two #3 picks, we may also get another #2 at least if we tag & trade Cassel. )
  12. vyrago

    vyrago In the Starting Line-Up

    Did you watch the Colts-Browns game yesterday? The Colts look very beatable to me...but then, they did when the Pats played them and we all saw how that worked out.
  13. Scooter_McGruder

    Scooter_McGruder On the Game Day Roster

    They've looked beatable all year. They should be at or below .500 right now. (Thanks, Dave Thomas, Sage Rosenfels and Brad Childress!)
  14. patsacolachick

    patsacolachick Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Please tell me that was meant to be sarcastic.
  15. vyrago

    vyrago In the Starting Line-Up

    Oh and to actually answer your question I guess I'd like to see Tennessee and Tampa Bay in the SB, and I don't care who wins.
  16. SeauOUCH

    SeauOUCH On the Game Day Roster

    Oh god no, that would be almost unwatchable. If we don't make the playoffs I'll be rooting for a Falcons/Jets SB with a 49-0 Atlanta win ( Favre throws 6 picks to set a SB record )
  17. richpats

    richpats Banned

    The home team playing in the Super Bowl would be kinda cool. As long as they win.
  18. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Supporter Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    Wait. If you listen to a lot of the media, yesterday showed the resilience of the Colts. It was spectacular effort for them that they played like crap all game and a lucky bounce on a fumble... um... a spectacular play by Mathis won the game. In today's Clark Judge "Judgements" column he predicts that Indy or Pittsburgh would represent the AFC even after the miserable performance against a Derek Anderson led Browns. Here is what Don Banks wrote about them last night:

    Giants, Plax may part ways after latest saga - Don Banks -

    I've got news for you, Don, last night the Colts just didn't brush mediocrity yesterday, they smacked dab into it. The Browns just hit it harder.
  19. Sivy

    Sivy In the Starting Line-Up

    First off, I think the patriots will be in the playoffs...but with the idead of this thread I say.

    I'll take manning vs manning in the superbowl over the jets any day..I hate the jets!

    Id like an az vs ten superbowl, or something that is extremly boring so the nfl knows to find way to protect a qb's legs better, knowing that if brady goes down, ratings go down.

    PATSYLICIOUS Pro Bowl Player

    #12 Jersey

    If we don't make it, or have an early exit, these playoffs will be dreadful. I initially felt acceptance of us maybe not contending for this year, but then I thought - Who would you be 'alright' with winning if it's not us?

    Steelers - HELL no! Hate their fans and I have to deal with them even more since I'm in Western PA for at least the next 6 months.

    Colts - NO!

    Titans - Wouldn't mind them at all, but doubtful they will win.


    Broncos - See Titans.

    Giants - Painful memory from last year, this would move them ahead of us in the ring department. So no.

    Cowboys - TO having a full offseason to gloat about a ring, Cowboys getting ring #6. NO!!!

    Depressing thoughts. Pats better turn it around!
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