Nice article with behind the scenes stuff from the Steelers game.

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  1. JSn

    JSn Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Sorry if this has been posted somewhere. Not brilliantly composed, but lots f very interesting insight, imo. Well worth reading.

    Sideline Notebook: Patriots @ Steelers | Sunday Night Football All Access

  2. SuperPatsFan

    SuperPatsFan Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Tough place for Welker to be right now. If he doesn't plant the way he used to, and test the knee, he'll never be the receiver he was. However, if he stresses the knee and it gives out, maybe he's done.

    Let's hope it works out.
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  3. Gwedd

    Gwedd Supporter Supporter

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    Nice Find! Thanks for that!
  4. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    wonder why this doesnt get much play. maybe because its not because of injuries but the setup of the team
  5. Brady'sButtBoy

    Brady'sButtBoy 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Hats off to Kremer, that's some dynamite reporting. Thanks for posting the link!

    Sadly I figure it won't be long before the dimwit all-the-media-sux crowd chimes in with their imagined slights and shortcomings...ugh
  6. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    From day one fans pay a lot more attention those that score the touchdowns, or at least get their hands on the ball. So far more attention is paid to quarterbacks, running backs and receivers by the fans; the media knows what fans are drawn to so they do the same.

    I think for a while fans as a whole were starting to become more sophisticated and recognize the importance of linemen and defensive players, but then fantasy football went from an obscure footnote to something that people who don't even follow the NFL took part in once the average person had a computer and internet access.

    To me the pendulum has swung back the other way for the collective audience that is targeted by the NFL, TV and football related websites; fantasy football is so prevalent that much more focus is placed on players that affect that pastime. Net result is the media pays much more attention to an in-season injury to a season-ending injury and much more attention to a WR or RB than a DL or CB.

    If Joseph Addai had gone on IR August 30th we wouldn't be hearing about it now - in my opinion largely because of FF. If typical FF scoring included tackles by a defensive player, I can guarantee you there would be many more stories across the country about Jerod Mayo and Pat Chung.

    A lot of people seem to be focused on the disparity of reports on injuries between the Pats and Colts as some type of media conspiracy or blindness, but in my opinion it's simply the subtle effect of fantasy football on reporting on the real NFL games.

    Sorry for derailing the thread - good catch on that article JSn.
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  7. mtbykr

    mtbykr Supporter Supporter

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    Nice read, thanks.
  8. Patspsycho

    Patspsycho Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Very interesting read. Some great insights, e.g. the myth of halftime adjustments.
  9. patfanken

    patfanken Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Nice find. BTW if you click the link at the bottom of the article, there is a great article on the Gronkowski brothers as well
  10. Pat the Pats Fan

    Pat the Pats Fan In the Starting Line-Up

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    Jsn, Nice find, thanks for sharing.....
  11. kurtinelson

    kurtinelson In the Starting Line-Up

    #37 Jersey

    Interesting observations from the Steelers sideline.
  12. West Philly Patriot

    West Philly Patriot In the Starting Line-Up

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    Nice read there. Liked how she let us in on that tidbit about the opposing sidelines. Thanx JSN
  13. NYCPatsFan

    NYCPatsFan In the Starting Line-Up

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    Yup. Another gem of BB "I always loved that Belichick would be incredulous about the notion of halftime adjustments – he’d say, if you wait that long the game’s over"
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