Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by pats1, Aug 5, 2006.
"LOOK AHEAD: With the Patriots not practicing Saturday and Sunday, things should be quiet. Barring any unexpected transactions, our next update will be Monday around noon, after Bill Belichick's scheduled press conference."
This means that there will actually be a chance.... a CHANCE...the Patriots will not suffer any more injuries until Monday.
i really HATE these news...i'm always very worried about injuries on TC and-or pre-season games...
They (injuries during camp or pre-season) are, however, an undeniable fact of life. They happen every year to everybody. No sense worrying about them, because they will happen.
i agree Pats67, but when it happens to US i feel very bad
and let's hope Tedy will recover soon
I was really hoping the injury bug would leave the PATs alone
this year. It doesn't seem so. It keeps niping at the roster and
the depth keeps getting worst. Very Sad. and yet PATs
got over 12M and they got scrubs for depth and their #1 recceiver
is still not in camp Go figure it.
Maybe success has gone to their heads and they are just down
right arrogant thinking they can win with scrubs for backups.
every day i hope to see a good new about Deion Branch
let's hope we will have something good coming out soon...
friday we play @ ATL...ok...only an exhibition game but still...
anyway i am sure that when week.1 regular season will start we will be fine.
i feel it.
It's not like we lost a front line player. ST gunner was one of the deepest positions on the team. I feel bad about Mitchell, but we still have Tebucky, who's an improvement on coverage over last year.
Relax. At worse Bruschi is out for a couple of RS games, games we should win reagrdless (Buffalo, @NY Jets). History has shown that the Pats will use that cap space wisely.
As for Branch, screw him if he doesn't show up. Popular opinion is fixated with WRs, yet the Pats have never sent a WR to the Pro Bowl (Troy Brown was listed as a special teamer) during their dynastic reign and a SB champion hasn't sent a WR to Honolulu since Issac Bruce after the 1999 season. The Raiders signed Moss and finished 4-12. Too many silly media predictions are WR-based.
"Ooooh Team A got Bigname WR, they're ready for a SB run!!!"
Get a few ice cubes, put them in the Kool Aid and chill.
This article might give you a "Lttle Depth Preception"
Of course you might not be able to read it with those rose colored glasses on.
Take them off and try to read with an open mind.
I could care less about what Felger or Tomase or Borges for that matter thinks. Half of the people on this board could bring better insight.
Great response. Guess you couldn't read it after all. It's those glasses.
Depth is always a concern, regardless of injury. Mitchell was brought in to replace Matt Chatham.
Bummer, I was really looking forward to special teams' ace, Mel Mitchell.
Unfortunately for you, these glasses have been right. Remember last November, after the Chiefs game? My thread titled "I remain highly optimistic?" Do you remember what the Pats did after that? They won 4 straight, then Cassel and co. came a 2-point conversion away from beating the Dolphins' starters.
Or how about March, when T-Shirt had to hand out Chicken Little insurance policies to everyone who walked through the door, because they all started threads about how "The Pats were losing their magic?"
What about when SoonerPatriot criticized the speed of the Pats' rookie contract negotiations? Were they all into camp on time?
Decent atricle by Felger. Of course, you can't get a straight answer from BB only a question like this but one possible explanation Felger overlooks is that the Patriots are trying to focus on the rookies/young players to build some newer, longer lasting depth. It was just last year the Pats were getting props about quality of their drafts (I think they are a little overrrated in this area), maybe the Pats think it's time the guys they drafted start to PLAY, and not just walk the sidelines.
Right on. I don't understand the fetish some have with older, somewhat injury-prone and higher-priced players like Poole, Law, Starks, McGinest, Johnson, Phifer, Traylor, Andruzzi, Woody, Ashworth, Fauria, Patten, Smith, etc. It's no secret injuries and a good dose of **** calls in Denver were a huge part of the Pats' demise last season.
When those older players are replaced with the likes of Maroney, Watson, Wilfork, Mankins, Warren, Jackson, Kaczur, Hobbs, Sanders, Thomas, Koppen, Samuel, Gay, Samuel, Wilson, Seymour, and Light, depth doesn't go down the drain.
Better yet, when younger players like that are supplemented with veterans like Vrabel, Bruschi, Hawkins, Tebucky, Chad Scott, Dillon, Chad Brown, Troy Brown, etc., you can't deny that's a winning combinaton.
Maybe you should replay the season last year ... the first 10 game will do.
If the lack of quality depth in those games and the result doesn't
translate to what is happening before your very eyes then there is nothing I
say that will induce even the sightest concern on your part.
It is a very good thing the PATs have an easier schedule this year.
BB didnt sign a bunch of superstars or over pay those who left because all it will do will leave you with a horrible cap like the Colts. And what have the Colts done with their juggernaut of an offense? Definitley nothing in the playoffs. You say scrubs, I think your foolish, most teams in the league have backups that our scrubs. The Patriots have good backups at RB, Cassel isnt bad, WR is an issue, Offenive Line we have some good guys as back ups. D-Line their is Jarvis Green. Linebacker there is Brown, Gardner(whos started before) and a few others. Some like Izzo will be special teamers, good special teamers. CB's our likely 4th and 5th stringers with be veterans that have had success...Scott and Warfield. Safeties, Tebucky, Sanders(may not be a backup), Scott, Hawkins will be once Harrison returns. We have some solid backups. I dont know where you are coming from, they dont have to be big names to be solid players. Thats what we have a lot of solid players that we dont overpay for. Hence why the Patriots have won 3 superbowls in 4 years.
2005...we thought we had superb backsups. I mean just look at it, Samuel...Gay, Poole, Starks and Chad Scott to choose from plus the rookie Hobbs. We draft a safety in the fourth round. Our secondary will be amazing! Poole injured, Scott injured, Gay injured, Starks injured. Then we bring in Hank Poteat. Rodney goes down, so does Guss Scott. Did anyone expect that?
Your just about the most negative poster I have seen on this sight. Just calm down now, Regular Season doesnt start until September. You can start panicing if the Pats go on a losing streak.
A response that side steps the issue. Talk about the depth TODAY at
ILB, WR and even the Dline.
if they had to play today tell me who your starters who are your 2nd string
players. Write it out ... show me this wonderful depth you are speaking of.
AS of Today. ( if you use injured players put an '*' next to his name. )
Separate names with a comma.