Welcome to PatsFans.com

Silver lining

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Fencer, Feb 6, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Fencer

    Fencer Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Messages:
    8,192
    Likes Received:
    113
    Ratings:
    +330 / 5 / -19

    #12 Jersey

    A huge benefit to the 2001 win was that it validated the Pats in the eyes of players, especially potential free agents. Accomplished vets like Rodney Harrison, Corey Dillon, and Ted Washington (the first a FA and the latter two career head cases) were crucial to the Super Bowl wins that followed.

    I think getting to a Super Bowl and losing a close game should, at this point, have a similar effect. Brian Waters, Andre Carter, and Mark Anderson made great decisions to join the Pats. Gerald Warren and Chad Ochocinco seem happy with having been here as well.

    Who on the Pats would have been happier being on another team. You might be able to think of a guy or two, but there aren't many. That kind of thing will only snowball.
     
  2. Sean Pa Patriot

    Sean Pa Patriot Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    8,231
    Likes Received:
    6
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0

    #12 Jersey



    are u serious?????
     
  3. Elijah T.

    Elijah T. On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    323
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 1 / -0

    #12 Jersey

    I really don't know what you're getting at, the Patriots have been known to be a great organization to play for since 2001...That hasn't changed.

    The silver lining is we made the Super Bowl with the 31st ranked defense and we have TB and BB.

    The problem is the offense isn't balanced. We aren't threatening defenses in the running game at this point, and we don't have a legitimate outside receiver to complement the tight ends.

    I think Shane Vereen can be a real good player in time. Ridley seems to be NFL capable.

    Hopefully we get bold and make a move for a legit outside threat and a corner/safety.

    We're not an "old" team, we still have room to improve and be among the top five teams in the league.

    I just hope we get BOLD and really make moves via trade and free agency to complement the draft.
     
  4. Fencer

    Fencer Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Messages:
    8,192
    Likes Received:
    113
    Ratings:
    +330 / 5 / -19

    #12 Jersey

    I think this year refreshes the point.
     
  5. SoonerPatriot

    SoonerPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    Messages:
    3,318
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    You must be high.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>