Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Sean Pa Patriot, Jan 10, 2010.
End of an era - The Boston Globe
That didn't take long for the likes of Shank to start dumping on them. Next up Felger and Borges...
You can always count on Curly Haired Boy to come and spit on the grave. "Paging Ron Borges, Paging Ron Borges..............your up next Mr. Borges."
You beat me to it by seconds!
Thanks commenters from saving me the waste of seconds of my limited life reading ANYTHING by the CHB Shank.
Boston Media sucks!
as i said before. no one is happy than the boston media when its lcal team loses.they like to pen curse books to make money and send their kids to school i despise them
Good, I hope all of the media keeps piling it on because then the Pats can go back to playing the "disrespect" card again and maybe play with that 'edge' they've been missing for a few years now.
Add this to the comedy collection from members of the Boston media....
Michael Felger: It was a year to forget
Why are you quoting Shanknancy's crap? There is not enough cheese in the whole world to go with his whine.
I think its a pretty accurate assessment. The question will be how the team will react. Can that past glory be attained again? Can they bring in the types of players that will re-establish the "Patriots way"? We'll see. starts with the FA period and the draft.
Damn, I hate it when I agree with Shaughnessy, but there's little he says that's not true (OK, maybe a couplof points of emphasis).
Belichick has had five swipes at the golden ring, watched his team blow one of them (in Indy in 2006) and saw another go by in legendary fashion (2007), for five Conference Championship Games, four SB's and three rings).
Only Tom Landry (12 Conference Championship Games and five SB's) and Don Shula (7 CCG's and five SB's) had more final goes at the biggest prize, but each ended up with only two rings. Chuck Noll went to 7 CCG's and, like Belichick, to four SB's, winning all four. (Lest I be corrected, Bud Grant and Marv Levy each went to five CCG's and four SB's but always came up empty in the big game.)
Not for nothing is the prize of a Super Bowl Championship the greatest treasure in US sports: a series of three or four, one game, sudden death matches when everything is on the line when only the best and/or the most fortunate survives to the end.
Belichick's already in the pantheon with the best of them, none of whom had to do what they did in the midst of the same intense 24/7 media attention and blogosphere.
This year was much like 2005. After that year, AFC championship appearance followed by a Super Bowl appearance.
It was a bad game, plain and simple. It happens. I don't expect the Boston media to address this with any objectivity as they happily jump into a refrain of "Ding, Dong. The witch is dead." every time this team hits a sour note. Franky, the sooner the Internet drives the Boston media into the ground, the happier I'll be.
It's just a sad time of year ... seems just yesterday we were excited that it was training camp time. Deep down ... we knew we had problems but we also knew we had brady and Moss and Welker and we could get hot also.
Many of us looked at this year as a transition year ... and that it was.
We have some good pieces ... but not enough of them especially at linebacker where we were always stocked to the gills. We went to a 4-3 defense with good reason ... and we knew this in September.
I wonder what Satan is going to write about this team and and when it will be posted here?
Some of Shaughnessy's piece rings true.
However, this loss reminds me a bit of the 2005 Denver playoff loss. That was a team in transition, too, and a Super Bowl contender the next two years.
I look back at the Patriots' 2000's with a lot of thankfulness, and look forward with optimism... keeping in mind... it's only football.
The Patriots are victims of their own undoing. Unproductive draft picks after unproductive draft picks have hurt the team in some way. At some point, you must retool or replenish your talent pool over time. But there must be a certain level of success from these drafts. If not, this is what will happen at some point. You no longer are a great team, you're an above average team or you just miss that mediocre tag.
I was down on the defense from the start... The lack of a consistent pass rush will do that to you. Yes, I saw it as that big of a glaring weakness. Conversely, I figured the offense would come around. But I didn't suspect that the offensive line was this weak. I guess it got progressively worst over the regular season and I just didn't notice. But the thing that really bothers me is the consistent failures of New England's off-season signings and trades. Bodden and Banta-Cain were motived being in contract years, and McGowan did well but was eventually benched.
Joey Galloway (released)
Derrick Burgess (for a 2010 third and a fifth round pick)
Greg Lewis and a 2010 seventh round pick (for a 2009 fifth round pick) (released)
Alex Smith (for a 2010 fifth round pick) (released)
Michael Matthews* (for a conditional 2011 pick) (waived)
* Condition wasn't met so Patriots retain the pick.
The signing Belichick probably regrets... Springs
The acquisition Belichick probably regrets... Burgess
The signing Belichick would still do... McGowan
The trade Belichick probably should make... Maroney
It's so cliche to believe that as long as the team has Belichick and Brady, we're alright. Well, I'm beginning to see how tired that sounds. Because the Patriots need to hire a new director of player personnel, a head scout and a general manager. Or is Belichick wearing all of these hats? This is the root of one problem. For instance, Belichick admitted that a mistake was made in drafting Bo Ruud over Guyton. Geez Louise.
Bill Belichick Press Conference
I have no problems with felgersnarticle. What did he say that wasnt true
How fitting, shank sticks the shank in. Of course I'm not reading that crap, just guessed it was him. I don't think anyone wants to give in to that kind of crap. Make him eat that fcking article, I say.
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