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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    Not his best stuff. Doesn't really say anything. Every team has their fair share of busts.
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    We still need to fill a couple holes after a few preseason setbacks, and at least have some quality depth here and there as well, so this is not exactly surprising.

    I still think we are not done shaping the roster.
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    It's pretty clear that the Patriots failed to repair obvious holes. Desperation moves have begun.


    Hopefully, they'll be successful.
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    Desperation, Deus? Methinks thou doth protest too much.
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    Be ready for shootouts......if you're expecting a good defense, you will be disappointed
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    Good article I thought--Reiss taking a decidely anti-homer line on this one.

    He raises interesting points about the relatively poor drafting of Olinemen the last couple of years (Vollmer excluded), as well as BB's being a realist in the sense that this team obviously needs some veteran depth, especially on D, which wasn't going to be filled by guys already on the roster. AD, Burgess, Galloway, Holt, Patten, Seau and D. Lewis were all moves with this same idea in mind. Even though none worked out, who's to say that a couple of these new acquisitions won't buck that trend. And every team goes through this type of trial and error roster shuffling every year.

    I especially like the acquisition of Ojinaka--having a quality guy vs. 2 or 3 JAGS can only be a good thing for the O-line, even if he turns out to be a 1 year rental.
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    Not at all. It's obvious that the team is desperate about the O-line, linebackers and D-line.


    And it should be.
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    Actually, desperation would be to cave to mankins
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    The Mankins situation is part of why they are desperate. I'll leave it at that.
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    Meh. The highest OL pick -- Ohrnberger -- was only a fourth. And he may yet pan out.

    I think "desperation" is a bit overstated myself, especially with respect to the OL.
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    Reiss gets payed to question things. Ive got no problem with his article. Though OBVIOUSLY, losing a Pro Bowl Olineman, a stud anchor defensive end, and a starting corner amongts others, the team's hand has been somewhat forced. But the sellers vs buyers thing is a little weak. We've stockpiled picks forever, including next year. So, with 2 first and second rounders already stashed away, why anyone would sweat losing draft picks of any kind right now as an indication of how things may be unfolding seems a little "unknowing".
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    NO! Stay up there. And stay proud. I join you on that soapbox.

    I believed in this team even if others won't.

    Let me tell you about another team I believed in. They were a bad football team. Much weaker than than this one. Yet I believed in that team even when others didn't

    Unlike this team that is coached by an three time superbowl champion head coach, the head coach of that team had only had one winning season in his 6 seasons as a head coach. That head coach was so bad that he had been fired from another team for having a dismal 36-44 record. Yet I believed in that team that few others believed in.

    Unlike this team which has a history of winning, this team has with in the decade been with in one game of a perfect season and went 18-1. That team had a history of losing and in the past decade and been with in one game of a perfectly awful season having gone 1-15. Yet I believed in that team even though nobody thought they had a chance.

    Unlike this team which is coming off of winning the AFCE with a record of 10-6 record that team had finished in last place in the AFCE with a record of 5-11. Yet I believed in that team.

    And I have to say the season for that team did start off well. In fact they lost their first two game, starting the season 0-2. Yet I continued to beleive in that team when others lost hope.

    Like this team, the team only had a few players that were household name, most of the players being nobodies. Yet I believed in that team.

    Even after in the second game when the only real star on the team got injured, a pro-bowl player that was being replaced by a 6th round nobody. I believed continued to believe in that team.

    Did anyone else on this board believe in them or am I the only one?
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    Yeah, "desperation" being used at this point by a fan? Dude, please go pull for the JETS already. You'll fit right in over there.
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    Larsen - cut
    Ohrnberger - cut
    Bussey - cut
    Welch - cut
    Ghiacius - signed, then cut
    Simmons - signed, then cut
    Ojinnaka - traded for
    Stapleton - signed, then cut
    Steve Maneri - claimed
    Mankins - unsigned
    Kaczur - switching positions, injured to the point of requiring back surgery, still kept on active roster



    Keep living in the land of unicorns and fairy princesses, though.
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of Belichick whose ways you may not understand at the time.

    :snob:
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?


    Right, right. What's our record again, Princess? Exactly. Just relax and grow a set, and root for your team like a man already. Being a woman, you might as well be wearing GREEN.
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    And that faith was obviously misplaced in 2009. :confused2:
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    Re: Reiss:An ominous sign ?

    No pass protection? Dante will coach 'em up.

    No pass rush? BB will scheme one up.

    No secondary? Ummm...

    No running game? Errrr...

    Well, this team could make the playoffs, but I wouldn't put money on it.

    P.S. Yes I am a (super) Pats fan, and yes, I want the team to win the Super Bowl this year, and every year.
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