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  1. jbb9s

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    http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/10968862

    Pete Prisco: What a clown. The super bowl QB last year threw for basically a 1:1 TD/INT ratio during the season (23/20). Big Ben threw 17 TDs the year he won the super bowl. To assume that a good team in the league needs a Pro-Bowl QB is just stupid. He even overlooks the biggest advantage there is: the schedule. And to say that Matt Cassel won't be the Tom Brady of 2001 is fine with me because the 2008 Patriots are better than the 2001 Patriots at about 15 out of the 22 starting positions.


    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/powerranking?season=2008&week=2

    This seems a bit more reasonable.
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    I can understand Vegas changing their odds, and eventually ranking the Patriots lower if they start losing, but a lot of these "experts" are jumping the gun quite early. No. 17, wow?
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    I'd expect a fall to about 10-12............. just on the report. But 17. :singing:

    Me thinks there is some "wishful" thinking going on here.
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    dammit I guess Rodney Harrison and co. actually have a reason to feel disrespected now
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    Yes, they're 1-0. But they're down here because Brady is done. Don't give me that 2001 song and dance again. This team won't make the playoffs.

    [​IMG]
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    :mad::mad::mad:!!!!!

    I WANT THIS QUOTE SAVED, AND REOPENED ON THE EVE OF THE PLAYOFFS, AND SHOUTED FROM ROOFTOPS EVERYWHERE EVERY SINGLE DAY THEREAFTER!!!!
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    Hell yeah. Prisco can suck it.
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    when 5 of the top 6 teams are in the NFC, ur rankings are seriously messed up...

    when u have th titans number 7....owww, it only proves the above assumption...

    when u have the colts w/ manning at 9....u can really stop the discussion right there...


    but if u need more proof, put a BB coached team, whcih only lost one game th previous season, at number 17....
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    prisco is a huge raiders fan, he jumbled up his rankings because he's still highly pissed off over MNF

    ranking a 1-0 team 17th is straight up retarded
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    So you think all 16 1-0 teams should be ahead of all 16 0-1 teams, and anything else is "retarded"?
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    Hmm, last weeks #1, the Colts lose at home ugly and drop to #9, while last weeks #2 win at home and drop to #17. Yeah that's fair:rolleyes:
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    I look at stuff like this and figure who gives a sh!t, it's just another jackarse writer that isn't truly a fan of the sport, just someone who's throwing aomething against a wall to see if it will stick. If it doesn't, he'll come up with another goofy rating/prediction and see if that sticks. Writers are paid to get a reaction out of readers/fans like us. The greater the reaction, the greater the readership numbers, the more succesful those writers are made out to be.

    As they would say here in New York:
    1 to 17??? Fahgeddabowdit!!!!
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    I think this is great.. Nobody thinks we can do it.. Lets fly under the radar. Make it to the playoffs and do what the Pats do best, and thats winning!
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    He probable does...but wince he never played the game what does he really know.

    I think everyone on the offense is going to step it up. We will see alot better run blocking from the OL. They are really going to have to turn it on.

    McDaniels is going to have to really work as Tom is not there to save his bacon.

    I expect the team to close ranks and tell the media to F' off.

    aabtec
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    I love it, this is great.....

    We dropped 17 points (with this clown).

    Please more media chime in....
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    I can't wait to bump this when we beat the Jets this week and are suddenly the favorites to win the division again.
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    Clearly talking sh!t.
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    Prisco is definitely on the list of reporters that had been hoping for a Patriots downfall. Ranked 17th is ridiculous especially with some of the teams he has in front of them.

    But, this should not be a surprise to anyone. The general media has been all over the team in a negative way for seasons now. Sports personalities were practically begging for an injury to TB before the season started (Wilbon for one). I understand they were talking hypothetically but they were not talking that way about other QBs nearly as much. We know the media is going to keep hounding the team.

    I am confident the team is going to continue their winning ways this season and I am willing to bet the media in general is going to get more desperate and bitter as another winning season gets built. They will gloat over the every lose and explain why this team can not make it to the SB. If nothing else this will be an exciting year in more ways then one.
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    Just post it in the locker room.
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    I can see dropping the Pats, fine. But saying they won't make the playoffs? That's a little hasty. That's ok, we should expect this from a retard like Prisco.
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    Before we do all this ranting and raving, let's see how the Pats

    do against the Jets. Can Cassel improve a little this week and put

    more than 17 points on the scoreboard and can the Pats defense

    keep Farve under control? Both the Pats and the Jets beat lousy

    teams last week.
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    Yeah, he really needs to work on that 116 passer rating and 72% completion rate, or we ARE DOOOOOOOOOMED :confused:

    I'd say perhaps McDaniels needs to be a touch more creative, and for the record. By the time it all shakes out............. KC will turn out to be much better then Miami. KC at least has a good RB, arguably the best TE (most consistant), and a solid WR (who dropped a lot of balls last week though). D played pretty tough against us too.
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    Michael Silver has us at 10.

    ESPN has us at 9.
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    I don't get Prisco. Remember last year when he said the defending champs had to be #1 in his power rankings? There's nothing wrong with that. That being said, I don't understand why he had the Colts at #1 this year above the Giants and Pats.

    I don't care about power rankings; I care about media bias which is pretty prevalent here.
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    Ahhh Power Rankings. Gotta love em. I think the bottom line in these so called expert rankings is the following:

    Power Rankings = Big Fat Nothing

    Most of these internet columnists (be it Fox, CBS, ESPN, etc.) are hacks, pure and simple. Do you notice how the real NFL analysts for the networks (like Czarnecki at Fox) never get involved with this fluff. It is fodder for the masses and casual fan. To quote the Bard, power rankings are, "full of sound and fury signifying nothing." Words of wisdom from another Bill ;)
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    I agree with parts of this. Let the wins do the talking. But along with that the Pats went 18-1 last year. A great quarterback does not make this happen a great team does. They have a solid team that deserves more respect then this.

    Sure Cassell has to improve but in my opinion Farve has to play much better then he did against Miami. Besides the two "highlight" plays I would not say he was great and those two plays will NOT happen against a disciplined defense
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    I don't see the problem here. A majority of the posters on this board were calling for Cassel's head during the exhibition season and saying the team was screwed if he was the backup. Well, Prisco seems to be agreeing with that posting majority.
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    Prisco has been in love with Peyton Manning forever. Finally, a few years ago he had to acknowledge that maybe Brady was just as good. Now that Brady has gone down, he can return to his former rants with abandon. Ever seen the columns from CHFF where he was ravaged? Pretty hilarious stuff. I was one of the Pats fans back in 2003-2005 who routinely e-mailed him that his consistent bashing of the Pats was helping them in the lockerroom. I have no doubt that his stupidity will do the same now. Rank away, Pete, and thanks, Love Rodney.
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    #12 Jersey

    OTOH, Dr. Z just ranked the Pats #2. Of course, he is a crazy, senile old man, so take that for what it's worth.
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