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  1. Bruins29

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    I am truly scared. Did you change your depends today or are you just usually this annoying and crabby?
     
  2. Tb12goesinya

    Tb12goesinya Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Just calling it how I see it
     
  3. Tb12goesinya

    Tb12goesinya Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I don't get what your trying to say? Expect to get berated and called childish names? I obviously don't really care I'm just commenting on someone's lack of civil discourse.
     
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    moosekill 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I was at the last regular season game of the year. The game where the Pats squeaked out a win against the giants. They did not look like the most dominant team to ever play that game, nor did they when they lost to the giants a couple months later.

    They were incredibly dominant for the first half of the season, then slowly became very very good, but no longer dominant. Then, they lost.
     
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    Yep. Sports...
     
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    moosekill 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Usually followed quickly by "Andy hold my beer"
     
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    moosekill 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Changing subjects, but, that was one of the few BB teams I ever saw that came out of the gate OMG good, then it was like the league slowly caught up to them. It is almost always the other way around. Out of the gate we look like crap and maybe lose a game or two, everyone cries and screams and says BB should be fired and Brady is washed up, then they end up winning the superbowl.
     
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  8. Tb12goesinya

    Tb12goesinya Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Fair enough. Nonetheless they were a in the grasp missed sack and catch on head away from none of that mattering and people remembering the games like buffalo on Monday night.
     
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  9. Deus Irae

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    ???

    Last 4 regular season games:

    34-13 v. Steelers
    20-10 v. Jets, in the game where Brady was just chucking it up to Moss
    28-7 v. Dolphins
    38-35 v. Giants

    People keep downplaying that 2007 team because it lost the Super Bowl on some of the flukiest plays and worst calls in NFL playoff history, but that's not fair to that team.
     
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    Offensively, I would like to see i formation back field with three wr’s. Virtually impossible for the defense to put seven in the box. Virtually impossible for our offense to not to average 5.0 yards per rush, especially if Harris and Michel are healthy and can catch check downs.
     
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    I wonder what they’ll use for personnel without having a dual threat TE. I imagine a lot of 4-WR sets with White/Burkhead in the backfield?
     
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    17 players currently on the 90 man roster were on the 2016 Super Bowl winners. 9 starters (6 offense, 3 defense).

    There is a ton of turnover every year. That's why from Belichick on down, they preach that each year is a new year.

    They're 'battle tested' through 2 preseason games. Your assertion is stupid.
     
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    I’m not convinced the TE lack is a weakness. I recall that last year Develin was occasionally used like a TE from the FB position. I think the mix of RBs and WRs will draw enough attention away from whoever is in at TE to allow them to do okay. As you said, it’s a matter of offensive game planning. They’ll do okay by mixing it up between run and pass. That balance is going to make everybody better.
     
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    FU

    They went into arrowhead and won a title game.

    They aren't going to preach it though because 100% focus needs to be on the current season. We all know being battle tested doesn't get you an extra win, you have to earn everything every single snap.

    There are experienced teams and inexperienced teams, locker rooms full of guys that have been through a lot and locker rooms like the Browns.

    We are talking semantics here, you are a pretentious gatekeeper of the 'Patriots way'

    Bellichik and others say a lot of things to get the team focused on the current year and to not get caught up in any media embellishments. BB definitely thinks Chung Brady Mccourty Edelman Mason thuney Slater Gilmore white and others are battle tested. And he also knows that their leadership and presence has an effect on the rest of the team.
     
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    So @Deus Irae, what's your guess about what the coaching staff is doing? Have they struck out on a "throw a bunch of TE's at the wall and hope one sticks" strategy, and are now as concerned as you are? Or do they have something else up their sleeve? What might it be?
     
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    I'm excited about the defense, too, although Pennel's recent vanishing act has me suddenly concerned about the interior run defense. Guy has clearly become above average DT but that seems to be all they have that's dependable.
     
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    Exactly. Feels like a coping mechanism tbh
     
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    Their M.O. on things like this is that they never stop working to find a fix. While some teams would just write off the position and completely switch to their version of plan B, the Patriots will keep trying to find a way to make plan A successful. They're probably calling around the league, especially calling teams that have a potential excess at the position. They'll probably be laser focused on the position during cutdowns. And they'll keep working with what they have, until the last second, to see if they can take the trash and turn it into treasure.
     
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    It does suck that, with all the success this franchise has had under Brady/BB, the best team it's ever had, and quite possibly the greatest team in NFL history, failed to win the Super Bowl. It's probably the only disappointment from this era that can't be overcome and put behind the collective "us".
     
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