Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Ian, Jan 10, 2010.
Let the misery begin, and keep it all in here please.
That "final 8" stuff has made me somewhat happy. Can anyone list the disadvantages the final 8 have?
Tommy boy where did you go?
I think another off-season and year removed from the injury will counterbalance the decline with age and the beating he took this year.
He's still tough as nails. Wish he didn't ask for so many calls but unfortunately it's come to that to get this offense moving
The Pats can lose a playoff game, but the game today was disturbingly bad. An embarrassment.
More disturbing is that with all the talk of new players, the weak player today was Tom Brady. Gift interceptions are expected from a rookie QB, not from him.
Rather lose to the Ravens than get lit up by the Chargers. So it's not all bad
I'm disappointed in our running game today.
Kevin Faulk should not be the best runner out there.
Maroney sucks at pass blocking ... so that removed him.
Taylor had nothing ... Moss looks like his knees are toasted.
We started the day behind the 8-ball unfortunately.
Need to consider one sobering possibility...maybe TB never is the same as pre injury TB.
He was dreadful today worse than Sanchez
NEW RULE â€“ THE FINAL EIGHT PLAN: This new set of rules limits the Free Agent activity of the 8 teams that reach the Divisional Round of the playoffs in 2009.
OLD RULE: There were no such limitations.
RAMIFICATIONS: Again, more limits on what teams â€“ the good teams â€“ can do in Free Agency. This rule, in theory, is in place to keep â€śthe rich from getting richerâ€ť and essentially is aimed at prohibiting a good team from buying a championship.
Teams in the AFC and NFC Championship games can only sign a UFA after they have lost a FA of their own. They are allowed to sign players released by other teams and re-sign their own FAs.
The other 4 teams in the Final 8 have the same prohibition, but can also sign some FAs based on certain salary restrictions. These restrictions basically are aimed at keeping them from signing top tier FAs.
from- Baltimore Ravens News - Will an "uncapped" 2010 shift the NFL's balance of power towards the rich?
Nothing else to say , the team had no effort today.. Apparently Wes Welker is the Patriots offense.. I blame the coaching staff, the players, no effort.. Im ashamed today...
Well, we outscored them after the 1st qtr. :bricks:
This was a pathetic way to end a disappointing season. I think a reality check has hit us. We have a mediocre defense with an inconsistent and stale offense. We lack leadership and the coaching had its worst year here since BB took over.
It will be an interesting offseason, I hope.
I dont want to hear about final 8 , or how many draft picks we have... The reason why we lost today, because of no offensive cooridnators , no wr, no pass rush... this is Belichick's biggest offseason coming up here as a Pats head coach...
Pats just looked unprepared from the start. Brady must be more hurt then he was letting on. I am really shocked that I just witnesses a BB coached team play this way in the playoffs.
This is the beginning of the end for the pats. They have a million issues that will take years to fix.
Players to let go:
Boomer just let the bye bye Adalius Thomas bomb fly.
I know its like bashing god or something but Belichick has to take a LOT of the blame for this season
1 - The offseason was incredibly poor
2- Why did we trade away our best defensive player and all our defensive leaders
3 - Why did not replace McDaniels
4 - Why, when even my dog could see the offensive playcalling sucked, did he stay with it
5 - Those idiotic 4th down calls
6 - Why did we go into the season knowing full well we had next to no pass rush (Pierre Woods ffs)
7 - The cancerous locker room - sending guys home etc
Something is rotten inside that locker room now and the way Brady is acting, playing etc (and Moss) I get the view they're not happy at all
The team really needs a fresh injection of ideas, motviation etc because as good as it has been, its gone real stale
I can't think of the game starting off much worse than it did. It was too big of a hole to climb out of.
Our offense was awful. But the defense really disappointed me. Several times on third and long, the Ravens ran the ball, broke some tackles, and still picked up the first down. After the Pats offense finally developed something positive, the defense would give it back right away.
Statistically, it was a top 10 defense in terms of points and yards, but there were two glaring shortcomings: red zone defense, and 3rd down defense, and both of those came up repeatedly today.
The whole team sucked. It's disappointing, and bitter. But this was a Patriots rebuilding year, so to lose in the play-offs isn't as bad as it could have been. I'll keep telling myself this over the next few hours (days, weeks, whatever).
They lost today for all the reasons that some of us have been pointing out over the course of almost 12 months now. The best we can hope for is that Belichick is humbled by this experience and stops thinking his doesn't stink. Maybe then he'll stop making the types of absolutely idiotic decisions he made this past year.
Bye Bye Adalius.
Edlemensch played with alot of heart. Good for him.
God bless Kevin Faulk.
Yep he told how it really is and it isn't pretty
We don't want him back either. It's amazing how good Ray Lewis makes guys look.
Easily the worst season of the BB/Brady combo era. It's either a sign of things to come or just a bump in the road.
Pats got their butt kicked. Doesn't hurt as bad as previous postseason losses considering this team has been disappointing all year long.
I'll be rooting for the Ravens against the Colts, that's for sure.
dont think we were this bad a team and ravens are this good.pats struggled on offense sure but the defense when it jnew that they hd to stop the run got manhandled today nothing being a perfect example than the ravens drive from their own endzoen before the halff
ST sucked at times and if the ravens dont start -4-5drives in pats territory then it couldvre been diff
team was shocked with the start and couldnt recover just like past pats teams which never came back from huge deficits like 24-0.
the whole season has been uneven and its fitting it ended like this sadly.
The good -
Ummmm Edelman. Faulk was okay. Junior Seau? That's about where it ends.
Everyone else not in the good or ugly.
Coaching staff: 2 weeks to prepare for this match, and we looked totally unprepared offensively for anything Baltimore threw at us. Awful playcalling offensively as always.
Brady: 2 early turnovers killed us. 2 more costly picks afterwards pressing into tight coverage. Didn't show up period.
Moss: Didn't show up except for a penalty that killed us late first half. Only hurt us today, not what you expect from your $10 M wideout.
Merriweather: Fatal mistake on the first play. The absolute anti-safety on that play and it pretty much set the tone for the rest of the team to mail it in. Plenty more bad tackling on subsequent drives.
I said that last off season.
Belichick seems emotionally distraught in the presser.
Unless Kraft directs BB to rethink this football business model
Draft Trade Downs and Misses
FA retread signings
Failure to lock up key veterans before negotiations become bitter
Failure to aquire and retain OC and DC
BB looks like sh$t in the postgame presser
Has the game passed this guy by or what?
Belichick way pissed off at the presser.
Faulk and Edelman came to play.
I guess the rest didn't get the memo about this being the season and all that.
Brady's lack of emotion/leadership was appalling.
I was disgusted by the run defense and the offensive line today. I didn't see this poor game from Randy Moss that some have mentioned as he wasn't ever given a chance to make a play deep and might have been the only Patriot who didn't drop a ball today.
It seemed quite clear that the Raven were ready for just about everything the Patriots threw at them offensively and defensively. We couldn't stop a one dimensional Ravens offense and on the other side of the ball the Ravens seemed to know exactly what the Patriots were doing. I'd say the Patriots have been out coached frequently this year as evidenced by the number of blown leads. Too predictable on offense and couldn't find a way to pressure the opposing passer all year long.
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