Why? Someone please inform me!

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  1. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    "Why?" is the question.

    Why has there been a huge increase in the following types of threads over the past few weeks:

    A) Darren McFadden
    B) Other draft prospects
    C) Offseason needs
    D) Moss' contract

    This isn't March, people! We sound like a bunch of Jets fans talking about who they want to draft with their high pick next year.

    That's because their season is already over.

    HINT: The Patriots' season isn't!


    Not Darren McFadden.


    Not mock drafts.


    Not exercising options.


    We're just getting ready for Philadelphia.

    NEW (old) POLICY: All McFadden and draft threads will be moved to the draft forum.

    All those who post about the Pats' offseason needs need to remember these two numbers:


  2. RobAllan

    RobAllan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    This is good news. I thought having one thread was cool, but people can't seem to keep it to one thread.
  3. PatsMan26

    PatsMan26 Practice Squad Player

    I think everyone seems to be getting a little greedy. In some people's minds we have already won the super bowl and they just want to think about getting richer in the offseason. The offseason helps you get ready for the actual season and winning championships, not the other way around.

    I agree everyone should enjoy the season right now because that is why we are fans. Winning games is more enjoyable to me than seeing who we drafted in the first round.
  4. patriot lifer

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    to answer the "why," we are fat and happy (not the team, just us the fans).
  5. SWelker

    SWelker Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I think its because we have been so good that there hasn't been much to whine about as far as the team is concerned, usually around this time of year, the Pats have atleast 2-3 losses and there is something to criticize them about. But this year, we are 10-0 and the only threads that are really being started are by Maroney haters wanting to know if hes made of glass. Threads about contracts and the draft is a good way of keeping active discussion on the board. A thread about Tom Brady being the best QB in football can only go on so long, because we all agree on the issue.
  6. sieglo

    sieglo In the Starting Line-Up

    The normal pattern of this board is to discuss the team's problems. Since there are apparently no problems right now, we have to discuss future problems instead. :D
  7. PatsSteve1

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    I'm all for free speech
  8. PatsWickedPissah

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    1. No substantive team problems to discuss
    2. Last week's W was such a blowout, not much about the game to discuss
    3. No substantive this week's opponent's capabilities to discuss
    4. No upcoming rival worth discussing in advance

    Hopefully some of this will improve as we approach the mildly challenging Steelers game but their pathetic loss to the Jets (The JETS, people!) really 'cooled the jets' on that game.
  9. patriot lifer

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    it's nice to see us do some introspection and deep self-reflection/rumination every once and a while.
  10. letekro

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    Because Laurence Maroney is made of glass?
  11. Pats Fanatic

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    What makes me laugh is all the Maroney stinks threads. I guess people have to complain about something, kind of a losing team mentality to me though.
  12. Mike the Brit

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    Ten and oh! Really? Wow -- that's fantastic! Great news!
  13. Frezo

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    Don't worry...a Bledsoe thread is just getting under way.
  14. fumbrunner

    fumbrunner In the Starting Line-Up

    so.....What do you think of this McFadden fella.....j/k:)
  15. PonyExpress

    PonyExpress In the Starting Line-Up

    We are dealing with children who want to open their presents on Christmas Eve, and they are whining to their parents about all the expensive crap they want. They got a shiny fire truck last year (Maroney) but they want an upgrade. It's sickening.
  16. RayClay

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    I personally like some draft talk on the main board because it's positive and informative.

    Otherwise, it's all Maroney's made of glass and bandwagoners talking about crushing opponents and going undefeated (two years in a row according to one).

    That's negative or a waste of time and I usually ignore them.
  17. PatsFanInVa

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    There is no way Darren McFadden makes this team.
  18. Johnny Mac

    Johnny Mac Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Some people possess the ability to discuss multiple topics.
  19. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    Let's hope all are relevant to what could be the greatest season of an NFL team ever...
  20. FrontSeven

    FrontSeven Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I thought we were here to discuss the Patriots, which last time I checked, actually involved more than one theme and one issue. The discussion is not permanently lodged in the present with no opportunity to discuss the future.

    Contrary to popular myth, normal life does not stop just because the team is winning. Where did this idea come from that "everybody is supposed to be happy and satisfied with the present" 24 and 7 when the team is winning? Is that a rule? I never heard it, and I don't think it's realistic. I don't think it's realistic to expect everybody to stop thinking ahead to the future just because the present is working out well. That has never happened except in drugged states of mind.

    Basically, there is a limit to how many times you can say, "Gosh, wow, they scored 50 points" and get a revelation out of it. We have gotten the revelation. We get it every Sunday and then our minds turn to "gosh wow" again. But to stay permanently in that state is like asking for a drug high that never goes away. It's not only impossible, it's dangerous and not normal, and you will get run over by a tractor-trailer sooner or later.
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