Welcome to PatsFans.com

Reminder: We are 4-0 despite an all-time awful offseason and key injuries.

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by fnordcircle, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. fnordcircle

    fnordcircle ( o Y o ) PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    3,572
    Likes Received:
    100
    Ratings:
    +283 / 6 / -13

    Homer post, but I don't give a ****. It's remarkable that despite all of the stuff that happened this offseason, the offensive departures, Tebow drama, breaking in rookies all over the place and injuries arguably our top 2 or 3 skill position players we are currently 4-0 atop the AFC East.

    Gotta give so much credit to this coaching staff.
  2. Archeryaddict12

    Archeryaddict12 Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,820
    Likes Received:
    9
    Ratings:
    +29 / 0 / -0

    #12 Jersey

    The team needs to weather the storm for maybe 1 more week and then gronk and Danny come back. That alone will be immense. Hopefully Dobson and Boyce come back also because both looked good last night. Dobson seems to be a 3rd down guy when he was playing. We might see more spikes now to help out with Vince's run stopping ability.
  3. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    41,864
    Likes Received:
    389
    Ratings:
    +1,133 / 52 / -64

    Disable Jersey

    Yup.... and credit is due for moves that were good ones, too (Talib being the most obvious example after last night).
  4. moosekill

    moosekill Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    18
    Ratings:
    +41 / 2 / -2

    The only Tebow drama was on this board.
  5. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    18,650
    Likes Received:
    262
    Ratings:
    +563 / 1 / -3

    #75 Jersey

    Then you, evidently, do not own a television or radio or newspaper subscription.

    Holy cow!!! We must be your only portal to the outside world!!!!!
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013
  6. Sivy

    Sivy Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2007
    Messages:
    3,060
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0 / -0

    This Tom Brady/Bill Belichick patriots team may be the best team in the history of sports. Seriously, not matter what happens they just keep going and keep contending. No, they don't win it all every year, because its just hard to win a super bowl. But every single year, not matter what happens they are right there.

    This day and age with FA, and all the turnaround, its just crazy how they keep going.
  7. Rob0729

    Rob0729 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    29,913
    Likes Received:
    303
    Ratings:
    +705 / 5 / -3

    The Pats are 4-0 with arguably Brady three best weapons on offense not even playing except for two of them in week #1. The loss of Wilfork will hurt, but not as much as the return of Gronk, Amendola, and Vereen will help the offense. Of course that is if all three can stay healthy.
  8. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    22,567
    Likes Received:
    129
    Ratings:
    +457 / 17 / -14

    Interest in whether Tebow would make the team because he is a popular celebrity is not drama.
  9. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    22,567
    Likes Received:
    129
    Ratings:
    +457 / 17 / -14

    It needs to be cemented with one or 2 more rings.
    If they win the SB this season without Vince, it will be BB and Brady plus 52 different players since they won the first 3. That is legendary.
  10. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    22,567
    Likes Received:
    129
    Ratings:
    +457 / 17 / -14

    ...and accept that the ones you are calling bad may not be.
  11. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    18,650
    Likes Received:
    262
    Ratings:
    +563 / 1 / -3

    #75 Jersey

    Andy, you crack me up. Not that the subject is of any real interest, but Do YOU even know what you wrote there?

    Would you call the Tebow discussion "comedy" or "romance" or "sci-fi"?

    Personally, I think it was closer to "porn" :D
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013
  12. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    11,609
    Likes Received:
    318
    Ratings:
    +775 / 8 / -1

    #11 Jersey

    Before the season, what odds would you have given the Patriots vs. Atlanta if you knew that Wilfork, Gronkowski, Amendola & Vereen would all be out?

    4-0 is amazingly awesome.
  13. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    22,567
    Likes Received:
    129
    Ratings:
    +457 / 17 / -14

    What?
    Tebow had no impact on the football team.
  14. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    22,567
    Likes Received:
    129
    Ratings:
    +457 / 17 / -14

    I'm talking about 'drama' in the vein of distraction, or something that the people involved need to deal with.
  15. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    18,650
    Likes Received:
    262
    Ratings:
    +563 / 1 / -3

    #75 Jersey

    The poster wrote: "The only Tebow drama was on this board".

    That was incorrect.

    Thank goodness, there was no Tebow drama on the team.

    Maybe you think there are only two realms in this world - - The Patriots and Patsfans.com. I've been told there are others. :D
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013
  16. TheBostonStraggler

    TheBostonStraggler Rookie

    Joined:
    May 21, 2006
    Messages:
    1,971
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0

    I see your point when taking the poster's post literally. However, I took the poster's post to mean "Tebow being on the team and the circus surrounding it did not cause a team distraction whatsoever, All distraction was external to the Patriot organization". If that is what the poster meant then it is correct, IMHO.
  17. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    3,372
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    I don't know how old you are, but for a Boston sports fan to put this time above the 1956-69 Boston Celtics is amazing. I love the Patriots, and yes this team is incredible. Have been a fan since the team was formed in 1960 and this is indeed the best era we have ever seen and likely will see. And no doubt the best in the NFL considering the whole body of work over the past 12 seasons.

    BUT the Celtics won 11 championships in 13 years. Stop and think about that and let it sink in. 11 championships - almost twice as many as Michael Jordan's bulls, more than half the team's overall total of 18, were won in just 13 years. And 8 of those were in a row. From 1959 through 1966, the Celtics won 8 championships in a row. These Patriots are great, and they are doing it in an era of salary caps and free agency which somewhat changes the equation, but they still aren't the best team in the history of sports. No way, no how.
  18. manxman2601

    manxman2601 On the Roster

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    8,619
    Likes Received:
    181
    Ratings:
    +384 / 7 / -1

    #24 Jersey

    10 of the 16 posts so far discussing Tebow. The good old days.
  19. 50-yard-line

    50-yard-line Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2013
    Messages:
    1,101
    Likes Received:
    58
    Ratings:
    +136 / 1 / -1

    Not to take anything away from that great Celtics run, but there were 9 teams in the league in the mid-60's, and little to no free agency. I was on the first National Dekhockey Championship Cadet team! There were four other cities, maybe five, competing for the title.

    So it's hard to compare, really.

    It's like the Pittsburgh Steelers run in the 70's - they won the fourth ring with pretty much the same team as with the first ring. And the 49'ers had a payroll tens of millions above the rest of the competition.

    It's a different era, and what the Pats have accomplished in the last dozen years is simply amazing, imo. They are always drafting near the bottom of the pile, and the league is designed for parity, forcing them to play the previous year's division winners year after year.

    And they just win.
  20. manxman2601

    manxman2601 On the Roster

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    8,619
    Likes Received:
    181
    Ratings:
    +384 / 7 / -1

    #24 Jersey


    I'll grant you American sports but you may want to check out Sir Alex Ferguson's track record as manager at Manchester United. 13 league titles in 27 years and 26 trophies in total. He's also arguably the most similar to Bill Belichick as a coach that there is: belligerent to the media, a tactical genius and outstanding motivator that doesn't just sign the best players about for silly money but tries to find the best fits for his team.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>