Speaking of past events as motivators, is this where BB brings up past glory?

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  1. karguy85

    karguy85 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Thinking about Rex Ryan bringing in Byrd for motivation tonight, is this where BB brings up the past glory of the Patriots? If not how do you think he motivated our young guys even further (not that they need it)?
  2. Keyser Söze

    Keyser Söze In the Starting Line-Up

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    That's exactly why he took down the Patriot's glory moment pictures in the facility. He wants to make it known this team hasnt earned **** and isnt a champion. Reminding a young team about past glory doesnt do anything good IMO, just adds pressure to be like past teams. They need to create their own identity.
  3. karguy85

    karguy85 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I understand that. But I also think having some of the veterans who were around back then speak to the accomplishments wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing. Not in a way that puts pressure on the team, but in a way that lights the fire even more.
  4. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Personally, I think he saves that moment for a pre-game Super Bowl speech.
  5. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    No. At least not the Patriots own past. I don't think he relies on that. Because this is a different team with new guys. But he might have a motivational speaker or something. He likes to reference history.
  6. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    dont think he does anything like that for this game. its a bigger game for the jets than the pats in that they are the underdogs and need the inspiration etc etc and for the fans. i guess he gives a talk and thats it for this game
  7. Nikolai

    Nikolai Football Atheist PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I don't think BB is ascribing the same apocalyptic importance to this game that the Jets or the fans are, and having some sort of fancy speech before this game gives it undue weight and would probably psych the rooks out. It's a divisional playoff game, so it is the most important game of the season so far, but it's not the most important game of all.
  8. sbpatfan

    sbpatfan Banned

    If this team isn't motivated yet they deserve to lose.
  9. eagle eye

    eagle eye In the Starting Line-Up

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    I would never, ever use past glories as a motivator. I wouldn't even talk about them in any form. Its about this team right now against the world.
  10. GroganCountry

    GroganCountry Practice Squad Player

    Don't have them listen to OUR Dennis Byrd story.

    1968 First Round Draft Pick out of NC State: Dennis Byrd (#6 overall).

    The Sullivans called him after the selection to congratulate him. His mother told them he wasn't available. Because he wasn't home. Because he was in the hospital. Because he just had major knee surgery that morning.

    He played one year with the Patriots and then retired. Billy Sullivan and his front office were all about good times but Jesus, they had no clue how to run a team. Thank you Mr. Kraft. :)
  11. Fencer

    Fencer Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    My view is similar.

    For the first playoff game, the main message is "This is like the regular season, only more so."

    For the Super Bowl, the main message is "There's a HUGE difference between just getting to the game, and winning it."

    The main message starts early in the week, with the pre-game speech merely referencing it.
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