Are we going to continue to make the same stupid mistakes or have we finally learned our lesson? In my mind the future of this season rides on the answer. What's most frustrating about the game against Seattle is that those of us who watched the game know we could have come out of the toughest stadium in the league to play in, having blown out the top defense in the league. Instead we leave with a 1 point loss. That game went from SERIOUS statement & PUTTING THE LEAGUE ON NOTICE to `We need to fix a LOT of things` about this football team and being PUT ON NOTICE ourselves. I want to remind everyone that last year we lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Giants in back to back games. Our secondary against the Giants was even more horrid than it sometimes looked tonight against Seattle. In fact, that game burned the name "Sergio Brown" into my brain forever. But I saw great defensive strides in that game against the G-men, enough to make me honestly believe that we were still highly capable of a Superbowl appearance last year. The sky is not falling. I don't only watch Patriot games. I watch a lot of them. Is there a Patriot fan on this forum that can honestly tell me that they've watched Baltimore against the Eagles, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Dallas, and is SCARED of that football team? Is anyone of the mindset that we CANNOT beat Houston who was torched by the Packers tonight and struggled against the Jets on Monday Night Football? I'm not scared of either of them. Not in the slightest. We have now suffered three losses by a GRAND TOTAL of 4 points. Can ANY 3-3 team say the same? That is a few minor adjustments away from being a 6-0 football team. Remove the uncharacteristic, amateurish situational football that denied us an easy FG before the end of the 1st half, and two stupid plays that killed 2 excellent drives with turn overs, and right now, instead of talking about a loss, we're talking about how the Patriots put 40 points around the necks of the greatest defense in the league, in their own stadium. At 3-3, New England could be the best kept secret in the NFL. We've seen the evidence on the field. We KNOW this team can carve through any defense in the league. We know our defense can create opportunities for our offense to score more points. Everything seems to me to be riding on whether or not our coaching staff is going to get serious. I'm not a head coach in the NFL. If put in charge of the Patriots tomorrow my head would probably start spinning 10 minutes into the job. But I do know we should of went for that field goal with 6 seconds left. I do know on 3rd down and 1, on a drive where we were carving through the Seattle defense, we should have ran the ball and picked up the conversion, instead of challenging their defensive backs trying to go to Branch on a 20 yard pass down the side line. I do know that this team is not invincible and you cannot play football games as if the other team has zero chance to do anything. We're a very good team. Potentially a great team. But not so great that we can play with that level of arrogance against a defense like Seattle's. We know that. So why doesn't Belichick and McDaniels? More importantly, do they know it now? If they don't, I already know how the season ends - with us watching something completely stupid and totally unnecessary ending the Superbowl hopes of the 2012 Patriots. P.S. Fire our secondary coaches immediately.