Will Anthony Smith's Comments Cause the Pats To Play Better?

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Will Smith's comments affect the Patriots' play?

  1. Yes

    11 vote(s)
  2. No - the comments will have no effect on the game.

    17 vote(s)
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  1. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper On the Roster

    Does anyone think that Anthony's comments will motivate the Pats to play even better than they would have if he had never made the guarantee?
  2. DisgruntledTunaFan

    DisgruntledTunaFan In the Starting Line-Up

    Maybe not-but he HAS put his team in a lose/lose situation.

    They KNOW they HAVE to win this game, or else they'll look like fools for many weeks to come.

    Look for them to play pretty tight(and not loose) this week.
  3. PatriotsReign

    PatriotsReign Hall of Fame Poster

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    You should have include an "I don't know" selection. Whether it does help or not, we'll never know anyway...kinda tough to measure the effects of such things...know what I sayn?;)
  4. Steel74

    Steel74 Practice Squad Player

    Just watch the Patriots' reaction. They couldn't care less. That Globe writer is correct, Belichek has them mesmerized into focusing only on the Xs and the Os.

    Now, what Smith DID say that's gotten lost in all this bull**** is that Cincinnati's receiving corps is better than New England's. That's bound to piss some people off on New England's offense.

    Not to mention it isn't true. Cincinnati's WR corps is only the best that SMITH has played against. There are only two reasons why I think Pittsburgh could lose to New England, and one of them is our dog**** secondary.

    That's why this #1 offense versus #1 defense hype is crap: New England's quick-strike offense is light years better than our pass D, and while our run D is better than New England's run O, New England hardly ever runs the ball, so who gives a ****.
  5. BadMoFo

    BadMoFo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I think the worst thing that it can do is alienate him from his teammate because they may feel that the Patriots were motivated by the comments or make him into more of a team leader if they win.
  6. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    What it does is give an opponent a little something to draw on when they need to dig deep in practice or during the game. It's a really stupid thing to do, which is why is isn't done here...
  7. Steel74

    Steel74 Practice Squad Player

    Yeah, Smith is kinda stupid. Great hitter, though. Wish he knew where the football was more often.
  8. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    I think that Dr. Z's comments about this team being old and tired will have a greater effect...
  9. Charlotte Pats Fan

    Charlotte Pats Fan In the Starting Line-Up

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    Not exactly, Pats will use all the crap that's been said from all sources during the week to motivate themselves.
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