Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by SVN, Dec 18, 2009.
Vic Carucci, NFL.com on WEEI
thinks the bills will win big....
With 32nd ranked run defense?
He's a Bill's homer - Don't be fooled by his passion/knowledge of the game vs. his love for the Bills.
As long as he's not a prophet or time traveler or something, he's guessing just like everyone else.They could end up rushing for 22,000 yards, though...
Until the patriots find the guts to win on the road can you blame him?
How many here are beyond confident that an 0-6 on the road team will win?...I can't say many can feel that way.
Even with Wilfork and Warren I am concerned. W/O I am VERY concerned.
I expect the Patriots to win big.
Of course this is the same clown that pretty much guaranteed that Pats were going to get Peppers and then draft Mauluga, stating that it was the Pats master plan for the summer. Of course the Pats didn't get Peppers and they passed on Mauluga 3 times in the draft.
If you're going to discredit members of the sports media for getting anything wrong, you might as well discredit every human being on the planet for the same thing.
The reality is that some stories pan out and some don't. Peter Gammons is a tremendous baseball reporter, but he doesn't have a 100% success rate either.
I don't. No way the Bucs win in Seattle this week. Since they are the only team 0-6 on the road, I'm assuming that is who you are talking about.
If you want to be technical, but they still have not won a road game in the USA since last december.
The Bills are signing guys off the street to start on the OL this week. This is the week to get Brace some significant snaps.
It's true the Bills will come out fired up and intense.
If the Patriots come out as they did against Carolina, they will lose.
The Bills are better than Carolina at this point.
They dismantled Miami.
I would not be shocked at all if the Bills won this game. However "win big" may be going a tad too far.
Considering we only have five losses TOTAL...
Miami was leading 14-7 entering the 4th quarter.
Miami was outgained by only 11 yards.
Miami was better on 3rd down conversions and time of possession and had more first downs.
Bills last 3 scoring drives? 4 plays:1 yd, 1 play:51 yds, 3 plays: 26 yds
Miami last 3 possessions? 3 Henne interceptions
If anyone dismantled Miami...it was Miami. As long as Brady doesn't throw a handful of picks and the Pats don't line up in the wildcat on 1st down from the Bills 3 and have Maroney throw an interception in the end zone, I like the Pats chances.
I'm still concerned. While true that the Pats have lost only once in Buffalo in the BB era, their performance of late warrants concern IMO.
Brace? So you view this game as some kind of scrimmage? Brace has done nothing to deserve meaningful snaps.
Lets hope it ain't six this week
Players earn snaps in practice and I have no idea if he has earned anything in practice. My point is that this is the worst OL the Pats will see this year and it is likely that the Pats will be missing significant DL depth. If he has improved his technique in practice, can you think of a better time to see if it translates to game play?
I think that is kind of his point. This guy isn't an expert at picking winners.
If you don't like a reporter, disregard his reporting. Using the same examples over and over as a means of bashing the guy is just ridiculous.
I hear you. All these games are critical and the thought of a guy going in there who has not done anything in games and practices to at least provide some optimism is concerning. He being put out there in short yardage/STs if he is active- which has only been a handful of times this year.
Agree 100% on the point that if hes showing improvement, you give him a shot to do something.
Well he isn't exactly in the role of a reporter in this case. His giving his opinion, so I don't see why it isn't fair game to question his credibility to give that opinion. These guys hold themselves out to be experts so they should be held to that standard. Maybe if they were, we would be subject to less sensationalism and conjecture.
I think they've had some tough games vs tough teams on the road this year. Bottomline is they lost, but let's not get carried away with the negativity here -- they lost to the undefeated Colts by 1, to the Dolphins by 1 and to the Broncos in OT by a FG. If Welker was healthy I'm sure they would have beaten the Jets in that game where they lost by a TD. Ultimate bottomline, the Pats have 8 wins and have a chance at a playoff spot. It doesn't matter what they've done up to this point and where as long as they win going forward. As far as this game is concerned, Pats will win by 10 pts.
I could give a Cleveland Steamer what any sport reporter is predicting.
All I care about is that the Pats win this Sunday.
As soon as you name the "opinion" guy who's opinion is correct 100% of the time, this will have merit. Until then, though, it doesn't. It's one thing to point out that he's not perfect and point to one or two examples. It's another to completely dismiss someone on that same basis.
When it comes to this stuff, a success rate is far more important than a complete dismissal.
Not quite, final score might have you believe that but game was tied going into the 4th qtr and Bills were up 17-14 after a 56 yd FG w/2:24 left and Miami had turnovers late that made the final seem like a blowout.
Bills are 2-4 at home this season if that matters.
Correction, 2-3 and 0-1 in Canada. They've lost to NO, Clev, Hou and Jets (Canada).
Funny, that is exactly what the OP you quoted did.
That being said, it is nonsense that he can't dismiss an expert opinion based on any basis that the evaluator sees fit. John Tomasse might have the greatest success rate in the history of sports reporting but I'll be damned if I put any credibility to anything he writes.
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