Why We Are Guaranteed to Win This Year - The Patriots Pattern

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  1. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    We are guaranteed to win this year, because this season now follows in the same pattern as our other superbowl-winning seasons: Acquire an older, superbowl-hungry veteran, and also have a controversy with one of our stars.

    (Year - Superbowl Hungry Vet, and Star Controversy)
    2001 - Phifer/Cox, and Bledsoe.
    2003 - Harrison, and Milloy.
    2004 - Dillon, and Law.
    2006 - Seau, and Branch.

    Take it to the bank!
    I wonder if there is some sort of explanation for this. Does it make the team band together more? Does it make them mentally tougher? Does it help them focus more on the field with so many off the field distractions?
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2006
  2. patsfaninpa

    patsfaninpa In the Starting Line-Up

    We didn't trade Law before the 04 season. He got hurt in that loss to Pittsburgh around week 7 I believe. And wasn't able to play the rest of the year. Pats front office simply won't pay you more than what "they" think
    you are worth. Not the media. Other players. Own players. My take on this
    is that they don't think Deion is a premier wr. Plain and simple. They weren't
    going to pay him what other People think he's worth. They were only going
    to pay him what they think he's worth.
  3. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    In a way, I think it somehow makes the whole team try harder. They mentally think each of them needs to play with more intensity to compensate for their lost star, and as a group their performance improves.

    As for Law, right we didn't trade him, but there was controversy with him all season, similar to how there was controversy with Bledsoe that whole season.

  4. Digger44

    Digger44 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    wow i am missing the consistant pattern. i see a bunch of stuff not related to each other.
  5. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    You need to play the 'Beautiful Mind' montage song and wiggle your finger, glaze your eyes, and mumble to yourself like John Nash.
    Maybe I'm the only one who sees this. Nevermind, then.
  6. Digger44

    Digger44 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    ok im trying, song on, wiggle finger, eyes, mumble OOOOO i feel something. oops, just gas sorry.
  7. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    You also have to stare off blankly into space, that's when the numbers start to come out of the walls.
  8. Franchise12

    Franchise12 On the Game Day Roster

    Its a move that will bring the players closer together. what happens is the local and national media will criticize the team and shove them to a corner and pretend like nobody plays wide reciever on the patriots. Just imagine how gabriel, jackson and caldwell feel right now, DISRESPECTED, UNWANTED? you bet. they feel as disrespected as asante and gay were two years ago. as disrespected as harrison was when we all made it seem like he wouldnt fill the gap left by milloy. as disrespected as the WR core was in 01 when glenn was released. if we are to prognosticate the future by looking to the past, we should expect the team overall to overachieve a little bit to prove a point. my guess is there soon will be a real "US AGAINST THE WORLD" mentality floating around the locker room and that's a recipe for a dangerous, yet on paper a supposedly'beatable" team.

    I wish branch the best (exept for this season), he outplayed his contract and got somewhat overpaid. wouldnt we all want to be overpaid? I know I would.
  9. maverick4

    maverick4 Banned

    The Pats REALLY feed off the disrespect and 'us against the world' mentality. It is one of our main superbowl ingredients. It seems like Rodney, for example, always says 'they didn't think we could do it' in every single one of his interviews. I love it, and now he can say it legitimately again.

    Not only will Jackson and Gabriel feel insulted and step up, but I bet the defense will also be much more intense, because they feel they need to raise their level of play to account for Branch's loss.

    Last edited: Sep 12, 2006
  10. nescott

    nescott PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    I hope this happens but with no clear wide recivers which you put in place before the season, IT will be tough but we always brake the mold!!!!
  11. bishbash

    bishbash On the Game Day Roster

    Already happening. Today on the Mike & Mike show on ESPN radio they said the Pats are now a one-dimensional team, Brady has no one to throw to. Keep it coming and address it directly to the Pat's locker room!

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