Patriots Number Two in the Latest ESPN NFL Power Rankings

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    Patriots Number Two in the Latest ESPN NFL Power Rankings
    By: Ian Logue

    So far all the latest acquisitions haven't done enough to convince the "experts" that the Patriots should be ranked #1, at least not according to the latest NFL power rankings....

  2. in 12 we trust

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    Wow ! Actually 2 surprises me with all the haters out there !
  3. Deus Irae

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  4. Zachary

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    Funny seeing the Eagles at #3. They will certainly be a force this year, but they remind me a lot of the 2001 Rams. Lots of great individual players, who may put up the best numbers. But they arn't a great TEAM yet. We have seen it time and time again, superstars certainly help, but you can rarely buy yourself a chamionship.
  5. Uncle Rico

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    I think it's pretty standard practice to give the defending champs the number one spot in the pre-season rankings. I'll take number two. For now.
  6. Mogamedogz

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    I havent seen very much of this over the last few seasons. Pats have very much returned to being media darlings for MOST talking heads and self proclaimed experts.
  7. Mogamedogz

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    The 2001 Rams were a GREAT team. One of the best ever actually.

    Im not feeling this comparison at all.
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  8. ensoul

    ensoul Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I know they do this every year but having power rankings during training camp is something I always find amusing.
  9. Rob0729

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    Don't really care much about power rankings. Good for entertainment purposes, but not relevant to much.
  10. Zachary

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    Your probably right. But I think the 2001 pats were a better team. A better group as a whole, where the Rams where a more talented collection of individual players. Saying they wern't a good team was inaccurate.

    I do have doubts about all the star players in Philly this year blending together and creating that same level of chemistry and talent. It's not always easy to do in year one. Especially this year.
  11. Jackson 2

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    "Some", I'll give you, "most" I'd question, although I wish you were right on this. Begrudging respect, rather than media adoration seems right.
  12. Mogamedogz

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    I dunno. I tend to think that a lot of us are still very bitter (myself included) towards the media for 2007.

    For them it seems to have gone back to business as usually, while for us, we are likely scarred for life.
  13. Urgent

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    The defending champion should hold this until a team proves better on the field.
  14. SuperStang83

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    I live outside of Philly, and their radio hosts today were saying that the Eagles and Patriots should at least be switched, and all the NE did was get older!

  15. NovaScotiaPatsFan

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    In that case I can wait till this time next year for #1. :D
  16. The Boston Patriot

    The Boston Patriot Supporter Supporter

    If this isn't the stupidest article ESPN has ever written, it ranks right up there
    with the worst. The first preseason game has yet to be played and they
    predict power rankings? What losers.

  17. BillBelichickFan79

    BillBelichickFan79 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Means nothing. Games are played between the white lines, not on paper.
  18. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    Rankings mean nothing this early on. But #2 is actually quite good. The Packers are the defending champs so they should get the respect until proven otherwise. The fact that the Pats are still ranked ahead of the Eagles despite them getting Asomugha and making a huge splash in free agency shows that the media pundits do give a hefty amount of respect to the Pats this year.
  19. livinginthe past

    livinginthe past Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    #2 is probably generous if anything.

    Great regular season, 1st round flame out.

    It'll be better this year, much better.
  20. EJ Blitz

    EJ Blitz Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Of course, they're from Philly.

    I'm just glad Juan Castillo isn't our defensive coordinator.
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