Will the Pats make the playoffs?

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Will the Pats make the playoffs?

Poll closed Oct 4, 2008.
  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. Wendel

    Wendel On the Game Day Roster

    Simple enough, poll will close after the bye week, will give you plenty of time to think about. If you're not willing to make the call now then stop criticizing people for saying the team looks good/bad.

    Time to put up or shut up, do we make the playoffs? I'm saying no and 5-11. If we lose to the 49ers then 4-12.

    Cassel will not be starting by season's end but by the time he's out it will be too late. Our 18-1 revenge season turns into a one injury-total meltdown season.

    The play calling shows the confidence our coaching staff has in Cassel, which is none in terms of being able to make a non dink & dunk pass.
  2. signbabybrady

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  3. Wendel

    Wendel On the Game Day Roster

    Poll is up now.
  4. Garbanza

    Garbanza In the Starting Line-Up

    I predict and 8-8.... 9-7 season maybe. I still beleive this defense can be great. The offense? Nope. Not happening with Cassel. By the time O'Connel gets in there - it will be too late. Tom Brady IS that important to this team. Tom Brady DOES drive the Patriots bus. You're all crying about booing, or not appreciating what you have, and being a bad fan....blah, blah, blah.....well, every New England Patriots Fan - if they don't already - will have an incredible appreciation for Tom Brady and how great he really is.
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  6. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    I think it has less to do with Cassel than with the OL. The OL since the moment Neal went out in the SB through the offseason, preseason and up to Week 3 has not been the same.

    In fact, if you remember, even with Brady, their recent attempts at long developing plays that went deep led to Brady getting harassed in a SB loss and Brady's knee being torn apart. I'm going to wager a guess that this aspect plays a role in the "dink and dunk" offense we've seen. Until the offensive line gets shored up and proves itself again, I don't think it'd matter if Brady was healthy, there's going to be less deep stuff.
  7. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    I think the dink and dunk offense is a result of both the offensive line

    problems and Matt Cassel. Cassel needs a little more time than Tom

    Brady to deliver the ball. The Pats need a good blocking tight end

    to help out Nick Kaczur. I wonder how many games the Pats can win

    averaging 3.9 yards per pass.
  8. Lifer

    Lifer Banned

    playoffs? Playoffs?????? Playoffs!?!?!?!

    Well be lucky to win a game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Wendel

    Wendel On the Game Day Roster

    I've seen Cassel with plenty of time to make passes.

    He's horrible. We start the game on the 50 yard line and end up punting. Are you kidding me?
  10. Lifer

    Lifer Banned

    yes, although he played well against the Jets and has started 2 games in his career it is clear he is horrible and should be out of the NFL :rolleyes:

    of course Brady sucked it up in his 2nd career start but we all knew he would be a hall of famer because we are all such geniuses. :eek:
  11. woolster22

    woolster22 In the Starting Line-Up

    I don't see it happening. Bills win the division at 11-5 while we and the jets beat up on each other and finish sorta in the hunt, maybe eliminated after 2nd to last game.
  12. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    There are a lot of members on this forum who are in a state of denial.

    With Tom Brady at quarterback, the Patriots were a very good team

    on their way to the playoffs. With Matt Cassel, the Patriots are an

    average team having to scratch out wins. It will be Bill Belichick's

    finest hour if he can lead them to the playoffs.
  13. NJPatsfan26

    NJPatsfan26 In the Starting Line-Up

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    I agree. When BB takes us to the playoff's, it will show why he is a great coach and will lead us to victory...
  14. Menlo

    Menlo Banned

    No way the pats make the playoff with this imbecible at the HC position. A memo to BB, retire when Brady retires. You were smart enough to build an illegit resume from riding the guy's sack. Don't hang around once the guy is done to expose yourself. Walk away while the casual fans (like most blind patsfan posters) still have "respect" for you. The football heads have already recognized the fradulence in you.

    BB's Dink and Dunk Offense, Coming to an AFC stadium near you...
  15. NJPatsfan26

    NJPatsfan26 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Looks who back....our friendly jest fan....still sore over loosing 250 last night?
  16. Wendel

    Wendel On the Game Day Roster

    For the love of God, never compare Tom Brady's first starting season to Matt Cassel's again as they are not comparable. Can we end this ridiculous comparison?

    Previous Year's Record
    Brady: 5-11
    Cassel: 18-1

    Years in Patriots' system
    Brady: 2
    Cassel: 4

    Receivers / TE
    Brady: Troy Brown / David Patten / Bert Emanuel / Jermaine Wiggins
    Cassel: Randy Moss / Wes Welker / Jabar Gaffney / Ben Watson
  17. aluminum seats

    aluminum seats In the Starting Line-Up

    It's frightening someone like you would have more than 100 posts here.

    At any rate, I think it's early to speculate on playoffs, but forced to decide I'd say yes. The league simply isn't very strong, and the Pats have a lot of talent on the roster. This fan base is so unaccustomed to losing it seems to send everyone into a tizzy. My thought would be 10-6/11-5, which should do the trick.
  18. PatsDeb

    PatsDeb PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Where's the choice for, "I have no idea. I want to see what they look like in 2 weeks." That's my answer.
  19. PatsDeb

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    I had no idea that Tubby Ratfink was a member of this board! Welcome Tubby!
  20. Menlo

    Menlo Banned

    Money isn't an issue pal. 250 bucks is like candle; I can blow it anytime. But to clarify things, I'm not a jets fan. I'm a fellow pats fan. I'm, however, not blinded by the BS like you and the majority.
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