In response to TexasPat's comment:
In response to TripleOG's comment:
How the mighty have fallen.
Ive learned to deal by lowering my expectations and taking everything positive as gravy. Ive actually felt the same way as Tex for a few years but Ive been getting back on the wagon every year but lets face it fellas. B.B. sold his soul back in 07' NO getting around it and we will put up marvelous stats but will never win it all again....
RESPONSE: They came about as close as you can to winning it all last year, without doing it. But, without a healthy Gronk, they were no match for the Giants. Why change the offense so drastically after coming so close to winning it all?
Chuck Knoll coached for over 10 years after his last SB win....it happens but its just that its dissapointing because it doesnt have to happen. If we fielded a decent defense maybe we have a chance but ive given up on B.B. getting this D together . it seems he is all too happy with us giving up major passing yards every week ....
RESPONSE: Brady has seemingly gotten complacent. It's hard to blame him. He's done it all. At 35 and with a family, it's harder to put in the hours he once did when he was 25, and be willing to take a hit to gain 10 yards.
I disagree. He has grown impatient with his defense and new o-lineman,. I think thats a far fetched comment.
check out this comment someone made on the article on BDC just recently...
"I think the Patriots are being micromanaged by the coaching staff. Pressure gets to them because they start thinking during critical times. Thus, in the 4th quarter the offense seizes and the defense becomes a sieve. Hoodie needs an attitude check, sort of like how Coughlin altered his ways back when he was fining players for showing up early to team meetings. Hoodie has to stop the convoluted scheming and complex play calling. It seems these players require 3 years of intense pracitice and coaching in order to fully grasp the playbook, and then they end up being the worst defense to ever defend against the pass. There's only one explanation for how WRs or practice squad players come in an emergency and perform well, it's because their minds and confidence haven't been screwed with yet."
I have said this for a few years now and I fully agree with this dude. the reason our rookies look good is because they are playing on instincts and just winging it and then once B.B. puts all this pressure the next year and asks more, they fold. How else do you explain all the guys that looked great in their first year turning into scrubs..??