Re: 3 losses by 4 total pts....WTF, seriously
posted at 10/18/2012 3:32 PM EDT
In response to ATJ's comment:
In response to FrnkBnhm's comment:
In response to agcsbill's comment:
Do you want to be a New Orleans Saints fan?
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The fans on here that question, Brady, Belichick or both, are trying to figure out why being the best regular season team for such a long stretch stop leading to Super Bowl victories. Clearly, there is some flaw in how the team is either put together or is performing on the field.
For me being does not mean blindly accepting that and just assuming that the team will "figure it out" based on things they did 10 years ago with an almost entirely different roster.
Respectfully, so the alternative to the team figuring it out is exactly what? Not figuring it out? Fan boycott? Sending hate mail to Kraft, BB, Brady, whoever?
This forum is all about fan commentary regardless if it's negative or positive. I get that. But I guess I'm wondering, seriously, your alternative to having faith in a class franchise, owned by a class organization, managed and coached by a superior talent with one of the best quarterbacks in the game is what?
My point is that I used to have faith in this coach and quarterback and starting with the first Super Bowl loss it has been eroding. I (and I think a lot of other fans) are trying to figure what has changed that has caused one of the best coaches of all time with one of the best QBs of all time to come up short one way or another for along stretch.
Looking at this team objectively, they clearly changed from balance to a slightly defensive first team to an offense first team in the 2007 season. Just look at the stats. From 2001-2006, this team averaged being the number 8 offense in the NFL (without every being higher than 4) and the number 7 defense (including two years where they were the number 2 defense and one where they were the top).
From 2007-2012, they are the number 3 offense (being the top offense three times) and the number 9 defense (with the defense declining in that period 4, 8, 5, 8, 15, 15).
I guess some of this comes down to what being a fan means to you. To me it means cheering for the team, wanting them to win, being upset when they lose, but not necessarily thinking everything they do is correct, that they are always getting screwed by the refs, or that they will magically figure out what is wrong with the team based on things that happened ten years ago.
So I come on places like this and vent about my opinions of what is wrong, or I argue about it with my friends over a beer. I like to hear what other think even if I disagree with them. To me the people that drive me crazy are those that just say, Belichick with fix it because he is a genius, we will win because we have Brady, the Patriot way is the only way, etc. For me being a fan of a team does not mean blind faith.