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    It's a blowout. Are we supposed to run, run, run, punt? I'm sick and tired of hearing people blast us for doing what our offense is supposed to do. Score!
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    There are so many similar blowouts throughout NFL history.... Why are the Pats the only ones taking **** for it?
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    I don't believe this to be true but...

    Take the starters out.
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    Brady came out with 8:whatever minutes left to play.. same as manning
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    We've won every single game this season by blowing out our opponents. If we were to just sit on a lead like these haters suggest, we would not only not be undefeated, Brady and the first string offense who just came together this year would have played an equivalent of 2 games sitting on the sidelines.
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    The Pats will stop trying to score when the other team stops trying to score. Otherwise, play the game and stop whining!
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    We put Matt Cassel in the game with 8 minutes to go. Brady and Moss were both out of the game. Their D still could not stop us.They couldn't stop our back up QB. The guy rushed for a TD. They couldn't stop that?
    That sounds like it's their problem, not ours.
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    Because we're better than that. It at least I thought we were.
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    They hate us for our freedom (and our coach, our QB, our receivers, our defense, etc....).
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    When the other team stops playing, we can stop playing. As far as I'm concerned, the Skins were still competing evidenced by the onside kick and TD in garbage time.

    I have a question. Did we have the personnel in the 4th quarter to milk the clock with a minimal passing game? I mean our blocking TE was out. I think we only had Rivers as our only healthy TE. And our RBs were not doing all that great. So what are we supposed to do? You've got to take what the defense gives you.
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    Its funny, last week the skins fans were laughing at Dallas fans complaining about the last touchdown the patriots scored on Dallas and now they are whining and crying about the pats running up the score on them.
    priceless !!
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    There is an alternative, every time we got the ball Cassell or Brady in the 4th quarter could have just taken a knee and run out the clock, and then punt it to the Redskins so they have a chance to catch up.. maybe that would have been more polite and everyone would have loved us. Another warm and fuzzy dream about the NFL.
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    I get alot of flack over this on the CMB-Honestly, I'm shocked the Pats just get scrutinized even if they decide to take a crap.

    FWIW-Parcells tried to run up the score a few times here in Dallas(AZ last year when he went for it on 4th twice, instead of kicking the FG. And against Tampa when he left all of his starters in when the game was out of reach-wanted to SMACK him when he didn't pull Romo and Gurode).

    And FWIW too-Andy Reid has run up the score on us a couple of times.
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    Do you honestly believe they had any chance of coming back? They were down six or seven TD's.
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    I wonder why Andy Reid never gets scrutizined-seriously, when his team is WAY ahead in the 4th, he continues to throw bombs(I've yet to see BB do that).
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    Then I ask the question again. What are you supposed to do and is this what you would recommend we do for all 8 games that we've played in which we've had a blowout. Sit out our offense for an equivalent of 2 games? You would recommend run, run, run, punt and let our defense take the brunt of the opponent's desperate attacks? That's nutty!!!! I'd rather our offense run out the clock than the offense of the other team.
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    Damn right!!!

    I'm no better than anybody else, f**k 'em.
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    Should we just hand them the ball until they get closer?

    "Here, we really don't need this set of downs. Hell, the way Vrabel's playing we have as much of a chance of scoring as you do, so just take the ball with our compliments.":D
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    There is 60 minutes of Football. Not 45, not 50, not 55, but 60. Great teams play hard for all 60 of those minutes, regardless of the score.

    If you don't want our team to take the field in a blowout with time still left, make a mercy rule. Until then, STFU.
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    You have to play and play hard for all 60 minutes.....otherwise, you risk letting the other team back in the game, or worse, injury from playing complacent....
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    Personally, I do think the likes of Cassell should have come in earlier. One terrible day we may have no choice but to play him, I'd like to see him get as much playing time as possible in these circumstances.
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    The Redskins were insulted that we continued to play in the 4th quarter...

    Instead, the Patriots offense should bring out a few folding card tables, sit down... play a few hands of Texas Hold'em until they have to punt

    Apparently that would be less insulting to them than actually playing the game of football
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    I cannot think of another serious sport where it is considered controversial for players to stop trying to score (which is all they are there to do) before the end of a game. And in many the "garbage" time is when players who have worked hard for an hour or more to kill off their opponents to enjoy themselves and put on a bit of a show.

    Fans pay good money to watch a 60 minute game. Television companies pay insane money to broadcast these games. It is truly bizarre - and actually runs against the ethos of competitive sport - to believe that people should stop trying just because their opponents are poor and so far behind.

    It's an insult to the paying fans and actually opposing players hould consider it insulting, patronising and condescending when teams take their foot of the pedal against them.

    That is, in effect, a public display of pity. And I think if it were me on the field I would consider that much more humiliating than getting blown out the way the 'Skins did.
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    It should never be an issue when the backups score. As in the preseason, the backups should try their best to score.

    The issue revolves around Brady being in with score at 38-0. And yes, the colts would have kept Manning in also.

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    The nuts and bolts on why a GOOD coach (BB) keeps the offense moving forward is simple. It's the easiest way to insure the health of their Defense. Should the Pats just hand the ball over to the other team and let them beat the crap out of your Defense for the sake of "fairness".
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    For part of the answer, look at who the Skins play next week. That's right. The Pats did anything they wanted on Sunday, anything. Next week the Skins will do anything they want to the Jets. There will be a contrast in the scores.

    Good.

    As far as I'm concerned, after the media tirade earlier this year, a tirade that keeps on going, Belichick gets a free pass to run up the score on anyone at any time.
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    I'll ask the question again. Do you honestly believe they had any chance of coming back? And if they did, I'd have no problem with BB doing what he did in Miami by putting Brady back in. It's like we're becoming the Raidor Nation where we enjoy be hating by the league.
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    I agree with you. If the back up's are in, run the offense based on situational football. My issues is trying to run up the score when the game is way out of hand and secondly the risk of injury to our starters when the game is essentially over. I don't believe anyone on the other side of the arguement from most posters on this site believes the Pats should pull the starters when the game is in question.
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