Opinion: Calm the heck down

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by skri65, Nov 16, 2009.

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  1. skri65

    skri65 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I've seen people say on this forum, "The defense has been sub-par for several years now." Get yourself some perspective, you seem like just another Pats fan who can't beyond the emotions of a game.

    The Patriots, even after giving up 35 points against the Colts, are 3RD IN POINTS ALLOWED THIS YEAR. They were 8th in points allowed last year, and the year before they were 4th. Sure, the Pats D over the past few years may have not been up to your standards. But only to a completely spoiled Patriots fan would those number be "sub-par." Give me a break, step outside your own frustrated bubble for just one second. In no way has the Patriots D been "subpar." That is simply factually untrue.

    I've had a few beers at this point , so forgive my honesty, but you all really need to calm down. We lost in an unfortunate way against the best team in the league...and we have many weeks to go to improve. Us and the Colts are the best teams in the league, and we dominated for a long time in this game. We have a very good chance to go far in the playoffs, perhaps win it all. To blame a team that has put up performances that nearly every other team would give anything up for over the past year is sad as fans. Frankly, you all need to get a grip.

    Sure, everyone is welcome to criticize. But I completely disagree that any aspect of our team over the past few years has been hugely flawed. Sure, we've had some faults, but that's a NFL-wide fact, EVERY team has flaws. You all need to get a grip. This team is going to have flaws. The 2001 team had flaws, the 2003 team had flaws, and the 2004 team had flaws. The only team that didn't have any huge flaws was the 2007 team (besides a significant run game)...and we all know how that ended. So please guys, stop crying chicken little. We still have a season ahead of us, although we probably lost home field advantage. Then again, look at what the Giants did. Moreover, Morris and Taylor will be back by the playoff push...and we all know how much that run game was needed at the end of the game.

    We are in GREAT SHAPE so far. We showed we can stick it with the best team in the league. Can't wait to see how the season unfolds.

    We all have a right to criticize. But to claim that we as a team are really losing it is absurd. We have a top 5 team in the league, most likely a top 2 team. And that's with many weeks to go. Can't wait to see how everything unfolds. Let's hope we can strengthen weaknesses and get healthy as we near the playoff push.

    Fact is: Everyone in this forum demands perfection. This is fair, we all sit here on a fat computer chair and a comfortable couch, and whether we got ot the game or not, we don't make a huge difference. Every team in this league has flaws, and every team moves on. We lost games in 2001,2003,2004. Look at the superbowl champs the past few years, they all had flaws and they all lost games. I see people pointing out flaws in our game and saying that we will never get far in the playoffs. That is patently absurd.

    I don't blame anyone here, and considering it's a forum I don't expect otherwise, but in my personal opinion, the people in this forum really need to get a grib on not only the standard in the NFL, but a reasonable standard for our team as well. No one can be perfect. And, considering the last couple years, those who are perfect don't get the final prize anyways. It's a long year, and everyone has flaws. Teams change, people grow, that's the way it is in the NFL. I can't help but label those who watch this loss and predict the future with any form of certainty as anything but a bandwagoner. Sorry to come out so harsh (and I expect significant whiplash), but really guys, get a hold of yourself.
  2. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Dude, do everyone a favor: put that six-pack down and get out of your car.
  3. true_patriot

    true_patriot Practice Squad Player

    Skri, you are absolutely right. We should be thankful for having this team to root for. People have to understand, that its practically impossible to win SB each and every year. All we can ask for is a team to compete well every year.

    PATSYLICIOUS Pro Bowl Player

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    I know right. People act like the defenses we had in the dynasty years never gave up points. Our best defense in all of BB's years got lit up in the Super Bowl by Jake friggin Delhomme. Yet this defense sucks after one poor performance (it's not even that bad when you consider the officiating, the major risk that backfired, and amount of 3 and outs by our offense). People are so overreactive it's comical. Bottom line is we will be in the playoffs and we will be a force to reckoned with once again.

    Ask any playoff team who they'd least want to see in January and there's a chance they'll say Manning and the Colts, but I'd be willing to bet most would say us.
  5. skri65

    skri65 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    For better or worse, not only have i not been in a car, but I've in Africa and have been paying about $40 a game to watch each game online. Can't wait to get home in a couple weeks and be able to watch on T.V.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2009
  6. Mike in 333

    Mike in 333 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Good post skri. This is what happens when 2 of the best teams in the league get together.
  7. Patjew

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    Good post and stay safe.
  8. PatsFan24

    PatsFan24 In the Starting Line-Up

    some fans act like every game is life and death. in fact some even act like every PLAY is life and death and if they want to watch the games that way it is fine. it was a tough loss but as a fan i have moved on from it. no matter how bad of a loss this ranks as it does not even come close to the super bowl loss. no single loss will ever be as bad as that one, and no regular season loss can even come close. the patriots have won their share of close games over the years and they have lost some also. you cant win all the close games but the patriots have won more than most. i just wish they would start winning more against indy they have lost the last 4 games to indy by a TD or less.
  9. Danny

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    They'll bounce back. I have complete faith in Bill Belichick. Everyone thought he lost his mind when he cut Lawyer Milloy and the Bills torched the Pats 31-0 a few days later. We all know how that turned out.

    There's no one in the NFL I would rather have on the sideline than BB.
  10. skri65

    skri65 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Wow, sobriety feels a bit different. The original post was incredibly longwinded and repetitive. I guess what I meant to say in a single sentence is this:

    People demand perfect. When posters notice any flaw on our team, it is assumed that our team will not succeed. But fans like us need to realize that every single team in the NFL has flaws. The steelers last year had flaws, the giants the year before, the list goes on. People need to realize that a team will never be perfect, and that to win it all, a team doesn't need to perfect. And, finally, that each game represents a small sample, and that teams inevitably change over the course of a season.
  11. Jackson 2

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    JC, from the response to this game and the "decision" one would think that the free world had been blown up and aliens are on their way to ravage what's left. It was a tough loss to a conference rival, but it wasn't a division game. It was proof that we could play with and, frankly, for a good part of the game dominate, an undefeated team playing at home in one of the toughest venues in the league. To quote the immortal Glenn Frey, "Get over it..."
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2009
  12. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Well said skri, regardless of your blood alcohol content. To paraphrase Rick Pitino, one loss turns the best fan forum on the internet into the worst. The negativity here after any loss sucks. It's no wonder the best forum members avoid the site all week after a loss.

    It's interesting that after a loss - any loss - there are about ten times as many threads and comments than there are after a win. What's more interesting is that there is a group of posters that have had little or nothing to say for a month (or more) but now suddenly have so very much to say. It's as if they enjoy the opportunity to complain after a loss more than basking in the glow of victory. With fans like that, who needs trolls?
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