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Will you enjoy the underdog status?

  1. It's about time!

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  2. I rather be a favorite!

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  3. Who cares what the media thinks!

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  1. TB=TD

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    The media has already wrote Denver vs San Fran into the super bowl and Miami winning our division. Grading Free Agency as a failure while applauding big moves as if they ever pan out. Local sports radio couldn't be more pessimistic. I can't wait for the under dog Patriots to shock and awe.
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    This thread actually provides a solution to the NFL on the injury front.

    Each year after free agency the media will tell us who will win the division, conference and eventually the Super Bowl. No need to play the games thus solving the injury problem.

    Unfortunately a little less exciting for us fans, but who are we to complain. The media has all the answers just ask them.:rolleyes:
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    Miami takes the division.............yea that makes sense. Followed by the Jets and Buffalo?
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    Hey, I enjoy a little "media is out to get us" paranoia as much as the next guy, but where the heck are you seeing ANYONE picking Miami to win the division??!?
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    Agreed, I did not even hear a Miami fan say they were going to compete for the division.

    And this is not the first year that the pats were not favored by most to win the conference. SD, Pitt and Indy all at times were the preseason favorite
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    I wasn't aware that being #5 out of 32 in the Power Rankings constitutes being an underdog, but sure, I can live with that.
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    They are wrong more often than not anyway so why get worked up over it?
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    #51 Jersey

    TB=TD are you on some thread/poll quest at present?
  9. TB=TD

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    It is always a good idea to guage the opinion of forum members. It is not done enough IMO.
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    I don't think we're by any means, underdogs, TB=TD. I will say unlike the last two years we won't be considered by many the favorites. The media's gonna hype up "The Forehead, and his new target Welker." and "How the Texans are SB favorites for getting a 35 year old safety." And no matter what, even if we load up everywhere in the remaining FA and the draft, they'll still be saying, "Oh, but they lost Wes Welker, how will they ever survive??"

    The media just becomes predictable to me anymore. I wouldn't ever buy into it.
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    Oh, and on NFLN last night apparently according to Darren Sharper, our window of opportunity is shut. What's funny is he didn't give many good reasons, he just kept barking on losing Welker, and how we haven't won a SB since 2005, so therefore we never will.

    Kneejerk media is always fun this time of year. :cool:
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    Pleeeease!!! This is another case of Mediots stirring up something anything they could get knock Pats. But All Pats keep doin is winning. Their always right there and this year won't be any different.

    And Denver is a Lock to win out AFC? Well why bother playin this season just hand them trophy now?! Lets see PMann another year older with neck & arm and hosting a game in Denver in Jan winter when his throws go as far a whiffle ball. remember boys & girls it would be nice to have a FULL SQUAd with Gronk & Talib etc etc etc actually all playing together in a Playoff Game because we we're 1 1/2 Gronks away from having 5 SB Wins.
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    #95 Jersey

    Must be the same guy on NFL.com who thinks the Jets will go 10-6 this year.
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    Denver's never going to when the uper Bowl with this squad. I guarantee you. Like Tedy Bruschi once said, "They ain't got it." They built a team that can go 13-3, but not a team that will win anything in the playoffs.
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    Please take a break from starting inane threads. I suggest a permanent break.
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    Joey Exactly! There is no good reason it all about ratings good cop bad cop It's my turn to Slamm Pats then It's your turn to Slamm Pats. Memo get handed out at NFLN meeting so who wants to SLAM Pats today? Welker departure just gives'm more material to mess with us. Nothing new here. It's like Gronk & A Hern are now non factors & our running game is an after thought.
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    We can ALWAYS count on a critical pick from P Mann in a BIG TIME moment when it counts!
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    even if people think we are done and underdogs it would be over 4 weeks into the season.
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    Like the patriots ?
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    As I said when the Pats were stumbling through their 10-6 2009 campaign, if they're underdogs, it's for good reason. Right now, if anyone views them as underdogs, I would guess that it's because they don't actually have a starting caliber WR unit. It would seem as if Belichick is relying a whole lot on the draft at the moment when he should probably make at least one more move in free agency first (that being for either Cruz or Sanders).

    Oh, and I have to think that TB=TD is some sort of post bot.
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    Don't know where you saw anybody pick the Fins over the Pats. As for being underdogs, as of
    3/15, Las Vegas has NE as the third choice to raise the VLT next February @ 7.5/1. Trailing only
    Denver and SF who are both @ 7/1.
    I think you're pulling a Rodney Harrison, finding disrespect where none exists.
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    Last two seasons: A last-minute loss in the SB and an AFCCG loss to the eventual champs.

    That's totally the same as a one-and-done.
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    I don't think he knows enough football to be a bot.
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    Huh? Even if the Pats don't sign or draft a single WR the rest of the off-season, they will still be consensus favorites to win the division, if not the conference.

    I haven't checked but I bet Vegas probably has them as third or fourth most likely to win the SB right now, behind SF, GB and maybe SEA. If the Broncos come into the season as Conference favorites, then all the better--their fall will be that much sweeter.
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    Must be the same media that crowned the Donkeys last year as the favorites out of the AFC... :)
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    Underdog until when? The next move is made by the team, or the first week of the 2013 season when they crush the sh$t out of whoever they

    Football is the ultimate prisoner of the moment sport
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    I'm not saying its the same.

    I'm pointing out the irony of Joey's post that Denver is a bunch of 13-3 superstars that can't win when it matters the most. It's happened to us 3 years in a row now 14-2, 13-3, 12-4 no Super Bowl.

    They probably could have won one or two if Gronk was healthy, but that is besides the point.
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    Didn't Buffalo win the Division in March last year and the Jets the year before? It's about time somebody else had a chance to earn that distinction! So, I'm cool with Miami winning the March Bowl this time...but I'll pass on the caps and T-shirts, if you don't mind.
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    I thought everyone already penciled in the Seacox winning everything? :confused:
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    BB cannot be this stupid to not sign or draft any WR...
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