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  1. TheRainMaker

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    Anyone watch this with a group of people during that game? I was with a bunch of non Pats fans and they gasped after that drop.

    While Welker was an excellent WR, his catch radius was atrocious. This is something Tom won't have to deal with in TB.

    People really underestimate Brady's accuracy over the years as throwing to small WR's is extremely difficult.


    Had Brady thrown inside, Welker would've had a "hospital ball" on the menu as there was a S waiting for him. It was the right pass. Welker just has a horrible catch radius and needs almost every pass to hit him in the numbers and in stride.
     
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    Edelman > Welker, but Edelman had his share of drops in SB 51...
     
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    If he were a couple of inches taller, he would have had caught that.

    Tom's receivers won't be the issue in TB. His potential issues are going to be his own accuracy and OL protection. His accuracy dropped considerably in the middle of the season last year.
     
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    The intentional grounding call was correct by the letter of the law. QB was in the pocket and there was no Patriot within 25 yards of where the ball was thrown. Tom chucked it up to avoid Justin Tuck instead of just throwing it away.

     
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    He was plenty tall enough to catch that ball. Brady missed some passes but he threw away a lot more too. Together it added up to lousy stats that give the wrong impression on paper.
     
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    If it was by the letter of the rule it still shouldn't have been called especially knowing the implications. I've never seen an intentional grounding called in a situation like that and not where a QB heaves it down the middle of the field. I don't see conclusive evidence that a receiver didn't run a wrong route causing the ball to land that far away from any receivers. A throwaway to avoid a sack would have been off to the side not a throw like that. Also weird to have the actual flag thrown way after the play ended.

    Ticky tack call at best imo.
     
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    We can agree to disagree. If you look at the video I posted, the closest Patriot was 25 yards away. And referees don't care about whether the receiver ran the wrong route or slipped on the turf. They look to see if there was an eligible receiver that realistically could have caught the ball, which in this case there wasn't.
     
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    Yep...Another near-INT that is Never discussed is the one during that same drive, after the helmet miracle, 51 seconds left, 2nd/11 at Pats 25 that Stomper Meriweather should've caught, over his shoulder...I blame him for not catching that one more than I blame A$ante for his...

    And another one also Never discussed is Rodney's near-INT right at the 2-minute warning ... Those azzholes never, not once, showed a replay of it...Either it bounced off his hands or it was tipped by Plaxico Burress...
     
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    Edelman also had a season-ending drop in the last PO game...Inexcusable.
     
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    Pats D flat out choked! Eli gifted them 3-4 INT’s in the first half alone which the Pats could only capitalize on one of them.

    Pierre Woods getting outmuscled on special teams by a midget RB deserves honorable mention.
     
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    IMO it was grounding by the letter of the law as you say but I have also never seen a grounding call that was thrown between the hashmarks 20 yards deep like that. But I have seen plenty of similar throws like that which were NOT called grounding. The fact that it was in the Super Bowl is even more insane, that should be a “let them play” situation.

    Fun fact, the prop bet of “first score of the game will be a safety” paid off at 50-1, so congrats to all the winners there. Also, that same bet paid off two years later when the snap went over Peyton’s head and into the end zone en route to a blowout over the Broncos (lol). Since then, the odds for that bet have gone way down, they are like 10-1 now.

    As a Pats fan, I couldn’t think of any happier I’d be to watch Peyton’s face contort in horror as the ball sailed into the end zone AND win a 50-1 payout, but alas I didn’t consider betting on that.
     
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    You are correct that they typically let players play in the SB. I think they probably would have let that one go if a receiver had gotten within 10 yards or so of where the ball landed. Thankfully SB 46 is probably the one super bowl i don't care as much about. SB 42 and 52 losses were more devastating IMO.
     
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    From that moment forward, Pierre Woods became Dead to me...had he come up with the ball, they would've been in FG range already (Vagiants 30), so his feck-up cost us at least 3 points ... Feckin weak-ass puzzy...

    p.s.: the fumble occurred during a hand-off to Bradshaw on 2nd/13, not during special teams...
     
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    I had a feeling I may have been wrong about it being special teams.

    However, I do remember Woods clearly possessing it and then Bradshaw going for the steal on the ground. Refs were very late and blew that.

    Fact still remains of Woods’ epic fail.
     
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    Ahmad Bradshaw grabbed Woods' crotch, so I forgive him for losing the ball....

    Bottom line, the offensive line was crap in that game and our receivers were not getting open enough. Giants D came to play that day.
     
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    Why? It could have been caught, just like Welker's.
     
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    Perhaps, but whether Asante lands in bounds with both feet is hard to say...
     
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    Yeah at least one was OOB when he landed, so even if he had caught it it might not have counted ... the Miami Stomper had an easier play on his ball, and instead that scumbag practically handed it to a Vagiants receiver who fortunately (at that moment) let it fall to the ground with help from Ellis Hobbs (talk about another guy who gets a bad rap for this loss)...Betcha Eric Weddle makes the INT...
     
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    Pierre Woods doesn't deserve forgiveness...It's the Feckin Super Bowl damn it...19-0...History...

    The offensive OLine was indeed Crap...Mankin$ deserves More blame than some give him...But the most consistently terrible part of it was the Right side after Stephen Neal had to leave...and Skippy hardly ever gave OxyKacxur any help, especially during the more-critical downs (e.g.: 3rd/7 at the Vagiants 25 during the 3rd quarter)...
     
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    Neal leaving that game is when they unleashed the wolves. Any kind of continuity was lost after that as they were trying to compensate the rest of the way. Neal was so underrated back in the day. One of my all time favorites from any decade.
     
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