No Complacency on BB's team

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  1. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

    #12 Jersey - Blogs: Rap Sheet Blog Archive Patriots coach Bill Belichick crushes his players in the film room “like (they) were 2-14.”

    Did anyone expect anything different?:D
  2. ATippett56

    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

    How much humble pie was served to Brandon Meriweather?
  3. Wax Frog

    Wax Frog In the Starting Line-Up

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    This makes me all warm and tingly inside! :D
  4. vyrago

    vyrago In the Starting Line-Up

    I imagine SB '07 has stuck in his craw more painfully than we'll ever know. Virtually everyone assumed the Patriots would win that one.
    Well, there'll be no assuming of anything this time around, not even a little teeny bit.
    Probably by the time he got finished with them they weren't even sure they'd made the playoffs.
  5. letekro

    letekro In the Starting Line-Up

    If it was any more than the other safeties, it's only because he has played the most snaps. Yes, he made a bad play against the Packers. Outside of that, he is by far the best safety we have against the pass, and he's pretty good against the run too. Not sure where the hate comes from.
  6. ATippett56

    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

    Meriweather is no "Ed Reed"!
  7. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Well in that case we should cut him before the playoffs start?

    I think the hate for Meriweather is very very undeserved. He may not actually deserve the Pro Bowl but he is a hell of a lot better than people on here would give him credit for.
  8. ATippett56

    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

    I respectfully disagree. Eugene Wilson played better free safety in the first two seasons with the New England Patriots than Brandon Meriweather ever has.
  9. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Again you chose a bad example which isnt fully accurate anyway. But Eugene Wilson played some pretty good football for us for a few years.

    150 tackles and 8 picks the last two years for Meriweather
    128 tackles and 8 picks in Wilson two best years with us (his first two)

    Now clearly Meriweather has had his bad moments this year his unneccessary roughness vs the ravens and the play where he tackled his teamate come to mind but clearly he has had a couple of good years this year and last and is more than a capable safety in our system.
  10. ALP

    ALP Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    meriweather is holding the rest of this defense back a notch, or so it seems to my very untrained eye, therefore i could be woefully wrong

    but i just dont see him being very good, and definetely not pro bowl worthy, thought thats another matter since the pro bowl such crap selection wise
  11. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    Even if that were true, and I'm not sure that it is, it's a poor rejoinder. Even if Wilson were better, that doesn't change the fact that Meriweather is indeed better than people here give him credit for. I'd say it's only slightly worse than demeaning Brandon by saying he doesn't measure up to one of the best to ever play the position.

    Fact is, people on this board always need someone to gripe about. Now that Watson and Maroney are gone, and Sanders has proven himself better than the naysayers claimed, it's Meriweather's turn to be the black sheep of the board. BB obviously agrees, or else he wouldn't have him out there taking 80 percent of the defensive snaps.
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  12. Patsattax

    Patsattax Practice Squad Player

    Not to derail you dinks derailing of our thread..... But.......

    Yah the fact that BB is never satisfied till the Lombardi is in his hands is a testament to how competitive he is. And how much his team is taking on his persona. I love hearing stuff like this. Because you always worry about a mental letdown with young teams.

    And i know that this really isn't the same team that played the browns earlier. AND it's the playoffs so it's even less likely they underestimate anyone again. You still worry about it.
  13. aztecafut

    aztecafut Practice Squad Player

    I love BB's never let up and always keep coaching no matter how good you think you are style of coaching but I wonder how he keeps it from becoming a negative thing for those young players though. I for one hate my boss sometimes and feel like nothing pleases him when I bust my a** to outwork and outperform everyone in the office. Yet he still calls he into his office to point out all the little teeny things I could have done better. But then again I do realize that he is no BB and my office in not a football field. :D
  14. PatsFanNM

    PatsFanNM On the Roster

    You answered your own question: "I bust my a** to outwork and outperform everyone in the office."

    That's what Belichick wants.
  15. convertedpatsfan

    convertedpatsfan Supporter Supporter

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    And that's why he's the best. :D

    Right now, everyone in the world right now is singing our praises. Even SI is trying to jinx us. We're no longer the underdog young team trying to find ways to win games. We're now Goliath, blowing out teams left and right.

    He's the only guy left to try and keep this team humble, and he probably has to be overly brutal to try and compensate for the love-fest everywhere else.
  16. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah Supporter Supporter

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    There's a whole management concept/style of "continuous improvement" which BB embraces. It involves always looking at what you just did and the results and then finding even the tiniest ways to improve. It can be implemented by capable managers without denigrating the employees. Having model employee leaders like Brady who embrace the idea and are not threatened by constructive criticism can make the difference between a successful company culture or a disaster (q.v. the 2009 Patriot disfunctional vet culture)
  17. Willie55

    Willie55 In the Starting Line-Up

    From the comments section:

    Looks like Adalius Thomas read the article.
  18. Patsattax

    Patsattax Practice Squad Player

    And if you've seen tape of his interactions with players. You'll also see, that he relates to them as people too. Telling them stories and joking around occasionally. Making him much more of a father figure not a boss. Which are traits of true leaders. And it's showing with his team playing lights out behind a thoroughbred coach of such brilliance as Bill.
  19. blackglass3

    blackglass3 Supporter Supporter

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    Anyways, I agree with everyone about SB42. He's still pissed about it. I imagine he's also none too thrilled about last years playoff blowout, and wants to ensure that debacle doesn't happen again.
  20. blackglass3

    blackglass3 Supporter Supporter

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    LOL. AD probably had his toes up while reading it.
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