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  1. mgcolby

    mgcolby Woohoo, I'm a VIP!!! PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I am sick and tired of all these "experts" getting on tv and writing in the newspaper that starters should not be on special teams. This is the most ignorant stance anyone can take, first of all it is 1/3 of a football game. Secondly the best athletes should be on the field during this time to ensure that your team doen't give up 7 points on a kick return or give up long returns on a regular basis and on most teams the best athletes are their best players. Every team has 2 or 3 special teams guys that really shine in that role and make a significant contribution to their team every week; mostly on special teams but they also contribute in backup roles and situational football as well. If this were not true then there would not be a team in the league that would employ them. Our two guys would be Izzo and Davis (stone as of late). Davis has filled in at linebacker and Safety in the past. Izzo has been a solid situational player at linebacker throughout his career with the Pats.

    Only 53 can be on the roster and with injuries and backup considerations it really limits how many spots can be taken up by a guy who is one dimensional. It amazes me that the "experts" have yet to pick up on how and why the Patriots can overcome major injuries and still win. They hold stock in versitile players who can play many positions and in many different situations. They feel that every roster spot is very valuable (except for Klecko's), they sign football players not "specialists" and they put the best player for that position out on the field regardless if it is offense, defens or special teams!

    Thanks for letting me vent! :)
     
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    #12 Jersey

    You are absolutely right, but these experts just need something to yak about this week. Didn't everyone become a neurological expert before Tedy returned? You don't see to many people still singing that tune. This too shall pass.
     
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    Borges is still singing, of course, but mostly you're right. THey need to yak about something, so national shows spend hours covering how the Colts feel aobut Dungy and locally we talk about players gettng hurt on special teams.

    Just remember that in the 2001 AFCCG we scored on a punt return and a blocked field goal. That is the reason the Steelers felt the best team didn't win. I guess they were best at playing 2/3 of a game. Too bad the game has three components :D
     
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    It just doesn't make any sense to me that people that are paid to know and understand the game... don't!
     
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    #12 Jersey

    Media people aren't paid to know the game, they are paid to sell newspaper or garner ratings. (TV and Radio both) Most players on the team know which members of the media are real professionals and which are jokes.
     
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    Pats67 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Finally, a Steve Burton thread.
     
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    ilduce06410 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    game? what game?

    the folks who hire sportswriters are MBA pukes, into readership and profit from syndication, not into sports background and knowledge!!.
    that's why ya get sickos and idiots like borges writing. every large daily in the country has a "media service", a suncontractor that counts, each day, the number of times the papers' name and the reporter's byline appear in u.s. newspapers, radio, tv, INTERNET BLOGS and maybe messageboards as well. so, i suspect, we contribute to the globe's perception of borges' popularity by simply writing his name.
    ain't that a revolting development.
     
  8. mgcolby

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    Well then I guess we need to put Reiss' name on here every day! Get rid of the scumbags and their little agendas. Felger needs to be mentioned everyday as well, along with Curran.
     
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    The importance of Special Teams could not be more clearly illustrated than in the BC bowl game today. BC up 24-0, ST mistakes let Boise back into the game, which BC won 27-21 with an interception in the endzone at the end of the game.
     

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