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  1. PonyExpress

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    BB may be running up the score as a way of mocking the members of the competition committee who foisted these absurd rule changes favoring offensive football on the League the last few years. He intends to score so many points, pass for so many TDs, until it becomes obvious that the passing rules need to be readjusted in order to stop the Pats, back to the kind of football BB actually favors: smashmouth defensive collision warfare, the way the game ought to be played.
     
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    I don't really understand the "running up the score" stuff. When the other coach agrees to stop trying to score, that's when we will.

    The Pats scored only 7 points in the second half. How is that running up the score?

    The only place they could be accused of it was at the end of the first half, when they scored a TD to get to 42. But who ever heard of running up the score in the first half? We had a team with a demoralized defense that looked prime to let us walk in the end zone. You want to not take that? With 30 freaking minutes left in the game?
     
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    The first half is fair game. You score score and score some more. As if you were Tom Brady and supermodels were going out of style.
     
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    Because he understands football plain and simple. Why sit on a lead and let the other team potentially come back. I wish the Skins would learn a 14 point lead at halftime is not safe.(both games we lost we were up at the half.) In this league you really need to go for the throat just to be safe.
     
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    I think John Lynch sums it up pretty well:

    "You show any weakness in this league, and people stop fearing you," said veteran safety John Lynch. "The nature of this league is scoreboard..."

    He was talking about the Broncos but I think it is exactly why the Pats want to win big every week. If a team averaging 23 points "knows" they have to score at least 35 points to win, it affects their preparation, gameplan and play-calling.

    The Pats are feared right now by everyone except Indy (and even they might have some nagging doubts as well). Psychological warfare. Gain an edge before the battle even begins. Thing of beauty if you ask me.
     
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    Notice Packers v. Rams for the 2001 (i think) season. Favre had 6 INTs or something like that. He came out chucking, seemingly because they were playing from behind even though the scoreboard was 0-0 at the start of the game.
     
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    You're joking? You really believe that Belichick cares one iota what anyone
    else/does/thinks besides the Patriots? The man is an obsessed primitive being.
    Get ball, score points, stop offense, get ball, etc... The man is Mongo in a hoodie! :D
     
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    Mongo's back.........Don't do that, you'll only make him mad............
     
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    I don't see it as running up the score, I see it as securing a win.
    Anyone who feels differently should see the recap of yesterdays Tennessee/ Houston game
     
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    Why was Miami using their timeouts to stop the clock in the 4th quarter..... teams can score in bunches. Our offense was in easy mode 2nd half anway and the score could have been much higher. BB had a 3 score cushion and once that was breached he put it back to where he was comfortable. The NFL still uses Total Net points as a tiebreaker stat anyway......until that stops I would score as much as possible.
     
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    Agreed. BB didn't run up the score. He put in Cassell for chrissakes. A 21 point lead IS NOT SAFE with 10 minutes left. It's LIKELY safe but why take any chances? Your trying to win.

    Pete
     
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    Only a Belichick coached team could be accused of running up the score in a game in which a 42-7 halftime lead turned into a 49-28 final score.

    It's unbelievable.

    The media chooses who they want to portray as heroes or villains. Belichick has been selected to be a villain and these people will now bend and twist facts against him and do everything in their power to paint him as the largest villain they can. When its all said and done, opposing fans may even want to send him to the execution chamber (if they don't already).
     
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    I agree. BB is one of those quiet guys you don't mess with and Polian and the league have messing with him and the game by sculpting the rules to favor Manning Arena League football for years.

    That's why this season is so sweet. BB is literally beating other teams at their own game.
     
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    I do believe there is truth that Belichick is runing up the TD total of Brady. Obviously many of these TD's are not relevent, however I swear when we are within the 5 yard line it is a playaction fake TD pass to a TE to be named later every time. But the thing is...it works every time, so I guess I shouldn't be complaining. But I think we might have something like 4 rushing TD's, 3 by Morris and 1 by Eckel compared to Brady's 27 passing TD's...that is a pretty crazy ratio.
     
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    hey, if BB really is trying to show them up for their rule changes, then keep giving brady the ball...i trust him more with the football then any other guy out there...(in a sense)
     
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    Evans has been stopped quite a few times on short yardage goal line opportunities. At some point Belichick realized that the best way to get the ball into the endzone is to put it in the hands of his best player. It's hard to argue with that.
     
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    this whole running up the score has taken its own life because of media's dislike for BB.
    Isnt this a professional league ? Offense is supposed to score and defense is supposed to stop. this topic is just ridicolous
     
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    This topic is not ridiculous. I consider myself blessed to witness this work of art unfolding in front of our eyes. I merely suggested that a possible reason for BB's aerial onslaught is to make a mockery of the very rules his nemeses, the hacks on the competition committee, devised to thwart him in the past.
     
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    Like I said from day one in the Pats Chat, the Pats aren't running up the score. Tom Brady does as much as he's always done. Whereas in the previous years, Brady had to throw the ball out or into the ground at least once for every passing attempt, especially last year when we had four #3-receivers (on a good day), now he has two #1 receivers and the best slot receiver in the NFL who catch those same passes and get more yards after the catch than ever before. This also helps our running game get 5 yards per attempt. Tom Brady seems to be doing "less" than he's had to in the past years. He finally gets to be a gun slinger with little stress.
     
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    It is much smarter to be more diverse. I would hope that once Morris/Maroney comes back that NE does run it in every now and then.
     
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