Re: 2012 Patriots Complacent, Soft
posted at 10/25/2012 8:20 PM EDT
In response to TexasPat's comment:
inresponse to BostonSportsFan111's comment:
Heres the thing... Gostkowski could have made the field goal vs Arizona, the offense could have made one or two more first downs to seal the game vs Baltimore, and the defense could have made a stop against Seattle.
RESPONSE: And Asante Samuel could have made that interception of Eli Manning in SB 42, and Wes Welker could have made that catch last year, in SB 46. Yes...they could have made the plays necessary to win. But, they didn't. Furthermore, in each loss, the Pats gagged the game away in the 4th quarter.
The team could be 7-0, and you winey bey-otches would still be on here posting the same fooking crap week after week.
RESPONSE: Yeah, right...LOL!!!
The exact same thing happend last year when they were riding a 5 game winning streak and they just squeaked by Washington. People were saying trade Brady, fire BB, the DBs are horrible, Bill Obrien cant coach, they aren't winning big enough, we deserve them to be better, they aren't putting in the effort, they are soft... And you know what?? They went to the Super Bowl and were within a couple of plays of winning it.
RESPONSE: How is that the same thing? The Pats were coming off a 5 game winning streak, and beat the Redskins that day, in a similar fashion to how they beat the Broncos this year.
Do you really honestly believe you know more about football, more about how to build a team, and more about how to have success in the NFL than Bill Belichick?
RESPONSE: Here it is...The "how dare you question BB" card. I'm not questioning BB. I am questioning the effort and the attitude of his team. I am questioning the performance of some of his assistants. I'm sure that BB is concerned as well.
The team has four rookies STARTING on defense.
RESPONSE: Excuse #1
The offensive line has gone through major changes.
RESPONSE: Excuse #2
There are new guys being worked in at WR, LB and DL.
RESPONSE: Excuse #3
There have been a number of injuries at WR, OL, RB, DB and LB, and they are about 6 plays from being undefeated. Rick Pitino was right, the negativity in this town stinks, and it $ucks.
RESPONSE: Rick Pitino? He should be jailed for grand theft, after taking that huge amount of money, and leaving the Celtics in shambles. Every team deals with injuries. The young players, Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower, are an upgrade from what the Pats had out there last year. Brandon Lloyd is an upgrade over Chad Ochocinco. Both Wilson and Dennard are playing ahead of what the Pats had out there last year. The McDaniels' offense looks out of sync, though Ridley is arguably an upgrade over BJGE. I'm sick and tired of koolaiders like you that don't hold our sports' teams accountable. That's one of the reasons why we suffered for so many years with the Red Sox.
Accountable for what?? Because they dont WIN every freaking game and every frigging Super Bowl?? You really are an entitlement baby. Sorry dude, but sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. Thats why they play the games. You want to be miserable because they aren't where you think they should be, then you go right ahead. This team has given me the greatest sports memories of my lifetime, including the Super Bowl losses. Every season is different, different players, different games, some wins some losses. Every season has ups and downs, each week is a new challenge. Its what makes this game so great. If the team wasn't giving maximum effort, maybe you would have a point. They haven't laid down and haven't quit under Bill Belichick, ever. Are the results always what I want? Of course not. The things I posted above are not excuses, as you label them. There is nothing to make excuses for. They are explainations for why things are not perfect right now. The team is young and growing. New guys are being put in critical positions. Show me another team that has 4 (and sometimes 5 if you count Ras-I) rookies on defense that is not having some growing pains. As good as Hightower and Jones look to be, remember Carter and Anderson were not slouches last year as you seem to misremeber. Lloyd is no doubt better than Ocho, but at this point he does not have the timing and experience that Branch had with Brady. It takes years of practice to get to the point where they know what the other is thinking and sees on the field and the play becomes second nature.