A Successful 2014 Season Will Hinge On...

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    A Successful 2014 Season Will Hinge On...

    Especially come playoff time will Hinge On:


    Offensive Line Play


    Pass Rush


    Pass Defense


    A Healthy Gronk and Revis.

     
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    Re: A Successful 2014 Season Will Hinge On...

    In response to OnlyDaTruth's comment:

    Especially come playoff time will Hinge On:

     

    Offensive Line Play

     

    Pass Rush

     

    Pass Defense

     

    A Healthy Gronk and Revis.




    Rusty becoming a Dolphins fan?

     
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    Ugh, that's like what every elite team hinges their plan on.

    Hope the o-line protects the star QB

    Hope you can disrupt the other QB

    Hope you don't get the top ripped off and get blown out.

    Everyone wants a healthy player of Gronk and Revis' caliber

     

    This season for the Pats hinges on developing sophomore WR's, dealing with the loss of the long time 0-line coach, getting the running game established as a threat, and hoping this young, beat up and new faced defense builds into a strong cohesive unit like our SB year defenses.

     
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    IMO, the defense coming together will have the biggest impact on the outcome of the season.

     
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    In response to freediro's comment:

    Ugh, that's like what every elite team hinges their plan on.

    Hope the o-line protects the star QB

    Hope you can disrupt the other QB

    Hope you don't get the top ripped off and get blown out.

    Everyone wants a healthy player of Gronk and Revis' caliber

     

    This season for the Pats hinges on developing sophomore WR's, dealing with the loss of the long time 0-line coach, getting the running game established as a threat, and hoping this young, beat up and new faced defense builds into a strong cohesive unit like our SB year defenses.



    yes, but it seems like we don't really talk about it....and isn't that where we've been struggling in the playoffs?  

    Talib has gone out early in playoff games - pass defense struggled

    Gronk and/or Hernandez was out of key playoff games - we never could get both on the field at the same time - offense struggled to score points

    OL could not protect Brady - see the Denver loss

    No Pass Rush = can't get off the field during critical time in playoff games

     
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    IMO, the defense coming together will have the biggest impact on the outcome of the season.



    can you expand on that? which part? DL play? OLB play? DB Play? which part is the Patriots strength/weakness?

     
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    Offense, defense, special teams. And luck. And health. Not necessarily in that order.

     
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    NO MAJOR INJURIES…. without the injuries especially Gronk on O this team as put together presently is just as good as Denver, SF and Sea.

     
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    In response to Muzwell's comment:

    Offense, defense, special teams. And luck. And health. Not necessarily in that order.




    Add quality of competition and I think you've hit all the bases . . . 

     

     

     
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    DEFENSE!  Like it always/usually does for Years now!  We have seen some of the BEST Offenses of all time with these fantasy numbers, and nothing to show for it....DEFENSE DEFENSE DEFENSE


    Don't get me wrong, you still need a good offense, but it will 'hinge' on the defense when it really comes down to it.

     
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    Staying healthy, because despite all we have read about how this team is built for depth...how they build it better...truth is without the starters we will lose against playoff teams. Maybe not in the first round, but when we are down to 4 teams, we need our starters out there. A guy like Gronk would make such a huge difference that it's ridiculous. Having your best corner be able to make it through the first half of a AFC title game would be huge. Having a guy like Dobson be able to play at 100% in the post season would make it so much easier for Brady (and the inside receivers) to get open.

    I know this is what every team needs, but there was a time when we did overcome those types of devastating injuries and still win it all. The year we lost Seymore could of been devastating, but Green stepped in and played well in his spot until he made it back for the Super Bowl. The year we lost our starting center (Woody) and had to throw our backup guy out there to face the best defensive tackle in football at the time could of been catastrophic, but it wasn't. The year we lost Ty Law - and nearly everyone else in our secondary - should of been the end of us, but instead we won another Super Bowl. We had better players then/better "depth", now we really really need to be healthy and have that luck.

     
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    In response to Muzwell's comment:

    Offense, defense, special teams. And luck. And health. Not necessarily in that order.



    Disagree Muzzy. Health and luck. With both, this is the best team and best coaching staff in the NFL

     
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    In response to rkarp's comment:

    In response to Muzwell's comment:

    Offense, defense, special teams. And luck. And health. Not necessarily in that order.



    Disagree Muzzy. Health and luck. With both, this is the best team and best coaching staff in the NFL

    How about they get lucky with their health?

    They may well prove to be the best team, way too early to tell on July 3rd. But even if it is, the best team doesn't always win. They were the best team in '06 and '07 and '10 and '11 and you could make a case for '12 and '13, at least on 7/3 of those years.

     
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    Health first and foremost.  Health at defensive tackle is first on the list, we need at least one healthy productive nose tackle, whether Wilfork and Kelly can stay healthy is crucial.

    Beyond health, if we want to dominate we need Halapio and Cave to step in at right guard/center respectively and along with Mankins control the middle of the line and create gaping holes in the run game.

    Lastly we need the young players from last year to make a quantum leap in development, the receivers as well as defenders like Collins and Duron Harmon need to own their positions.

    In short... Health.

     
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    Re: A Successful 2014 Season Will Hinge On...

    2 things!!


    1.  Health!!!


    I think having a lack of talent at the WR position can be overlooked as long as there are no major injuries on both sides of the ball.  As long as healthy, this team can get by with what they have at WR.


    If Gronk stays healthy it doesn't matter that there is no depth at TE.  If Gronk gets injured the TE position will be a huge, glaring weakness that will cost this team dearly.  Go out and talk Tony Gonzalez into coming back for 1 more year and get him learning this offense ASAP, would be a perfect insurance piece for this team.


    2.  Not being out coached in the Super Bowl!!!


    0-2 in the last 2 SB's, being out coached by Tom Caughlin in those two SB's can not be sitting well with BB.  If this team can remain healthy all season there is no reason they can not win it all.  It looks like the defense will be good enough to finally support TFB and the offense.  The only thing that will remain left to do is go into the Super Bowl with a perfect game plan.  BB and Josh McD will have to bring their best game plan to bring the title home.  My prediction is we won't see the team out coached when the Pats reach the SB this season.  The team will be prepared, healthy and win in a blowout!!


     


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    I think it goes vastly underrated the impact and influence Charlie Weiss and romeo crennel  had on those championship teams.  when they were here we were unpredictable, intimidating, and able to adapt our gameplan to any teams strength.  I don't think you can say that about any team since.  and yes of course, 18-0.  but it all came crashing down in that sb due to the coaching staff not finding it necessary to change their game plan even a wrinkle even tho the pats had faced this team and nearly lost to them just a few weeks earlier.  I believe Weiss and crennel had the balls to tell belichick when to shove it and kept his considerable ego in check.  whos been able to do that since then, mike patricia?  lmao.  maybe Lombardi has that effect this year.  bb has certainly paid more attention to his defense in the draft this year and lo and behold didn't trade out of the first two rounds for 15 3rd and 4th rd picks.  yay!

     
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    Re: A Successful 2014 Season Will Hinge On...

    1. Health.

     

    2. Health.

    3. Health.

    There is no doubt the entire defense and o-line can and will be top 5 in the league with the personnel and coaching they have. Lose some players and that can change.

    Last year as well, no injuries - and there would have been no one to stop them.  This year even more so.

     
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    Prayer!

     
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    In response to DougIrwin's comment:

    Brady's need to improve in the afc title game and hopefully the super bowl.

    In 2007 i thought it was just an aberration, but it has become a pattern so deeply rooted for him, only he can play better at the most important position in all of sports.

    14-2 record, 1 seed and everyone will wonder if brady can avoid continuing to destroy the legacy he once helped create.



    BRADY > BELLICHICK

     
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    In response to Muzwell's comment:

    Offense, defense, special teams. And luck. And health. Not necessarily in that order.



    Disagree Muzzy. Health and luck. With both, this is the best team and best coaching staff in the NFL



    really? better than defending champs Seattle? better than SF? Denver?

    hmmm...

     
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    Health and an improved 3rd down defense.

     
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    Overall health and improved execution (on both sides of the ball) come playoff time.

     
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    Re: A Successful 2014 Season Will Hinge On...

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    DEFENSE!  Like it always/usually does for Years now!  We have seen some of the BEST Offenses of all time with these fantasy numbers, and nothing to show for it....DEFENSE DEFENSE DEFENSE

     

    Don't get me wrong, you still need a good offense, but it will 'hinge' on the defense when it really comes down to it.



    That's the way I feel, but you will have many folks who think differently

     
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