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  1. mister clyde

    mister clyde Rookie

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    I know better, but there have been times in the BB/TB era that I have doubted what the team was capable of. More often than not, when I have these doubts I am proven wrong. I tell myself "they can't pull out ANOTHER one", and then they do. So screw it. They will win. Final record 17-2. They will get their yearly loss to Miami, probably game 2 in Miami because it'll be 100 degrees and the team won't be firing on all cylinders just yet. The second loss? I'm going with November 3rd at Baltimore. More than halfway through the season and they haven't had the bye yet so there's bound to be people banged up. Plus Baltimore always gives the Pats a harder time regardless of how the rest of their year goes.
     
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  2. zoostation

    zoostation In the Starting Line-Up

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    Yes, as of today OT/TE depth are concerns....I'd add DE/DT to that.
     
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    Tyreek Hill came into the league after abusing his girlfriend so seriously that he should have been sent to jail for years, and he has continued to abuse and terrorize his girlfriend and child throughout his career. He should be banned from the NFL for life.
     
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  4. PatsDeb

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    I'm honestly feeling pretty good about it, until we stink in the first preseason game of course. ;-)
     
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    A lot has to happen over the next several months
     
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    Obviously it’s all prefaced on injuries but I feel we have as good a chance as ever to repeat. I think the Chiefs will take a step back losing Hill (I’m assuming for at least a few games) also I don’t think that Williams will hold up at RB the way Kareem Hunt did. The Steelers lost the best receiver in the league and always seem to be a clownshow regardless of who they get rid of.
     
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    sean10mm On the Game Day Roster

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    Depends largely on if Brady is still Brady in late 2019-early 2020.

    "It's gotta end sometime, I guess?" - what I've been saying since 2015 or something lmao
     
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    Given how Belichick's teams always "evolve" and find themselves during the season, I think I'll give a Belichickean answer and say, "I'll be able to answer that question in the middle of November."
     
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    How do you honestly feel about our chance at a repeat?



    I believe the Patriots have at minimum as good a chance as any team in the league.

    A more optimistic way of answering would be to say that they have the best chance of any team.


    That being said, their chance are still very slim because we are comparing the possibility of one outcome versus the possibility of 31 other outcomes. If you offered me even odds and I could either take the Patriots or the entire field of 31 other teams, I'll take the field each and every time.

    Winning a championship is extremely difficult, even if you do have the best team. An injury to a key player at a very inopportune moment, multiple injuries at one position, a fluke catch or missed catch, the unpredictable nature of a bounce by a prolate spheroid, a missed call by a referee, the random nature of a single elimination tournament,etc.
     
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    ivanvamp In the Starting Line-Up

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    Winning a Super Bowl is super duper hard. Only one team every year gets to achieve that goal (obviously). As unreal as the Pats' run in the TB/BB era has been, they've "only" won it 6 out of 18 times. Meaning...they've NOT won it 2/3 of the time. So odds are very much against the Pats. So if the bet is Pats vs. the Field, you're crazy to take the Pats. But if the bet is the Pats vs. any other individual team's chances, I'll happily take the Pats.

    Realistically, I think they win 12-13 games, get a #1 or #2 seed, and go to the AFCCG. From there it depends on a lot of things: health, luck, HFA, what have you. Getting to the NFL Final Four is a remarkable achievement that the Pats have made seem routine and easy, but it's not.
     
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    Looking at more recent history the Pats have won it 3/5.

    So in the immortal words of a certain NFL executive: "Its more probable than not that the Pats win the SB" :D
     
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    It's definitely too early, but sure, our chances are just as good as anyone else's.

    The only team that's had a monstrous offseason is the Browns and well.......

    1.) It's the Browns, so they'll screw it up

    2.) We tend to see the big name "all star" teams fail anyway. It's more about having a blue collar team than all star team.
     
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    Hey Beavis, he said "69", he he
     
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    TheRainMaker In the Starting Line-Up

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    Pass rush will be better than last year. Bennett is better than Flowers. Winovich will push Rivers for playing time. It’s sink or swim for that guy. Collins will blitz up the middle which he is very good at. See him dominate the 2015 AFC Title Game rushing the passer. HT can rush if needed.
     
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    Last year I was pretty vocal in my circle about how bad of a decision it was to go all in on Khalil as they did, but a lot of people kind of shrugged it off. I think it's going to show this season more than last.

    Which begs the question, when does it ever pay off (even in the short term) to go "all in"? Seems to me that a franchise, if not generational talent QB, is absolutely necessary.
     
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    The Giants won 3 times in a 5 year stretch at some point after 2000? Wow, shows how little I care about baseball.
     

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