AFC Championship... Ravens vs Patriots Game Thread

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    In response to GreenPartyCelt's comment:

    For what it's worth....Chomsky has made it known he hates communism and the authoritarian totalitariananism that goes with it...he  has written about stalinist and maoist war crimes more than once...That is why he considers himself a passionate anarchist...It is about democracy from the  ground up....like the Occupy movment...not a movement dominated by male cult figures...




     

    Not true.  he was a self admitted commie and supporter of the Soviet Union - hoping they would win the cold war.  When they lost, he changed his BS.

     
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    The Pats are a good NFL team with a great passing attack.  So are the Ravens and the 49'rs - but they also have killer running games and better team defenses.  The Pats are too one dimensional and it only shows when they play somebody really balanced like the Ravens.  Pats still had a very good year considering all the injuries and provided a great show this year.  Hats off to Welker for really fighting. 

     
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    This game was more of the Pats big game strategy. Predictable on O, ineefective on D, they don't adjust. Bill's anything but a genius in these games over the past 5 years. Their D strategy is out of date with today's offensive schemes, they need a real d-coord, Patricia needs to go along with the secondary coach, and they need corners who can cover and a scheme that can pressure a QB in a big game. All year the middle of the field has been a free pass zone. 

     
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    Brady's looking a lot like Dan Marino in his last couple of years with the Dolphins when they got blown out in the 1st round of the playoffs for a few years before he retired - yelling at the refs, yelling at his teammates, no mobility, slight loss of accuracy - that's NOT leadership - all that adds up to not scoring enough points to win the game - nothng more, nothing less.

    And I'll say it again - Ridley was out of control and unable to defend himself at the end of a play  - that's why he got his bell rung and fumbled.  Hoping Shalise calls it like it is - waiting to see.

     
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    Pats got clocked.  The defense seemed ok in the 1st half but the offense was anemic throughout.  The only TD came on a blown play by the Ravens.  In the 2nd half the Pats were really a non-factor, completely non-existent, incapable of putting a drive together or getting anyone out of 3rd down.  It was a bad loss.


    It was clear frm the start they had no one capable of catching a pass more than 12 yards from scrimmage.  The supposedly "explosive" offense is in fact anemic when faced with a tough defense.  Not the first time this happened, but apparently goes unnoticed.  Clearly they need WR's with speed  They obviously missed Gronkowski.  Branch seems irrelevant.  Is Slater so bad that they do not even have a couple of plays in the book for him?


    And now?  Regroup.  Pay Welker on a 2, 3 year package.  Get some WR's to come in.  Clean up the secondary (is Chung worth keeping?  Probably not at the money he will command.)

     
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    In response to pumpsie-green's comment:

    Brady had a QB rating of 63. That is pathetic. He is a CHOKE ARTIST. Either that or he is just not that good. I think he needs to be traded for a package of draft picks and that this team needs to rebuilt around defense first.




    I couldn't agree with you more.

     
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    The Pat's simply got beat up by a tougher , hungrier team. Out played and out coached. Belichick and Brady are living off of their reputation. They should be thankful for Vinatieri. If he blows a couple of tough kicks , they would be known as some of the biggest big game losers ever.  The game has changed. Like I said , it was a great run, but it is over.  Simple as that.

     
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    Lmfao! Nuff said.

     
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    I said it before and I'll say it again, Brady is a choke artist since he married Gretchen or whatever her name is, no I do not care to have even one tiny micro-chip of my brain assigned to Patriots' wives' names. Think about it, BG (Before Gretchen) Three Rings, since then FIVE CHOKES. Once he sits on the bench by himself with his head hung (which he started doing very early on tonight) he should be instantly benched, or at least soundly reprimanded: "Tom, get your hang-dog head up and go lead this team, don't sit here and sulk and continue to be a loser just cuz you had one bad set." That's why I didn't watch them much this year, I knew it would come to something like this, perhaps Tom was thinking of his next GQ photo shoot, or perhaps Gretchen woke him up at 3:00am to ask him why he didn't say anything about her new haircut, and then all hell broke loose with throwing objects and drama. Joe Flacco looked like the Tom of old, making pinpoint passes and going for the JUGULAR. And what's up with the long huiddles at the opening of the Fourth Quarter? HELLO!!! A little urgency, Tom! But we didn't see the urgency until the 2 minute warning, alas....



    Said it before and again.....Isn't this your first post?

     
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    Brady's looking a lot like Dan Marino in his last couple of years with the Dolphins when they got blown out in the 1st round of the playoffs for a few years before he retired - yelling at the refs, yelling at his teammates, no mobility, slight loss of accuracy - that's NOT leadership - all that adds up to not scoring enough points to win the game - nothng more, nothing less.

    And I'll say it again - Ridley was out of control and unable to defend himself at the end of a play  - that's why he got his bell rung and fumbled.  Hoping Shalise calls it like it is - waiting to see.



    Did Brady get blown out in the first rd?

     
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    The NFL game has passed by Bill Belichick.  He has yesterday's defensive schemes for today's offenses.  No pass rush to speak of.  Cannot change on the fly or adjust.  The young coaches are taking over (Tomlin, Harbaugh, Harbaugh, McCarthy, Wisenhunt, Kubiak, etc.) and BB is behind the times.  Time to move on, build a new philosophy and a new team from the ground up for the modern era.  This is why Bill Parcells and Mike Ditka had to retire - the game passed them by and they knew it.  Bill Belichick, you should have some honor and do the right thing: retire.  The games get REAL tough at this time of the year and 20 points can get hard to come by - and his preparations don't appear to include anything less than 35 points provided by the offense.  Trench warfare (like tonight's game) are a way of life in January football and if your schemes don't plan for that, time for a new schemer.

     
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    Well, it's one game and anything can happen. The Patriots are, on the whole, a better team. Injuries were their undoing tonight. But don't fear Pats fans- we're still the best team in football and will be until Brady retires. We can't win 'em all, law of averages and all that...

     
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    What happened to HoMan after the first Q? He was the key blocker on most of the good runs in the early going. Did he get hurt?

     
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    In response to Schumpeters-Ghost's comment:

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    For what it's worth....Chomsky has made it known he hates communism and the authoritarian totalitariananism that goes with it...he  has written about stalinist and maoist war crimes more than once...That is why he considers himself a passionate anarchist...It is about democracy from the  ground up....like the Occupy movment...not a movement dominated by male cult figures...

     




     

     

    Not true.  he was a self admitted commie and supporter of the Soviet Union - hoping they would win the cold war.  When they lost, he changed his BS.



    If you say so ghost...But it might be nice to let us see the direct documentation...

     
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    For what it's worth....Chomsky has made it known he hates communism and the authoritarian totalitariananism that goes with it...he  has written about stalinist and maoist war crimes more than once...That is why he considers himself a passionate anarchist...It is about democracy from the  ground up....like the Occupy movment...not a movement dominated by male cult figures...

     




     

     

    Not true.  he was a self admitted commie and supporter of the Soviet Union - hoping they would win the cold war.  When they lost, he changed his BS.

     



    If you say so ghost...But it might be nice to let us see the direct documentation...

     




    he also is a holocaust denier - so he has the anti-semite thing going for him as well.  Google around;  explore the room a little bit.

     
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    Bunch of complete IDIOTS on this board but I'm not surprised. Yeah, trade Brady brilliant. Bill should retire...blah, blah, blah. Get rid of Welker. All idiots. We will come back with a vengence next year and better hope to hell that Welker is resigned. A lot of football comes down to luck in the end. Do I think the Pats would be beatable with Gronk and Edelman healthy? Absolutely, anything is possible but it would have been waaaaaaaaaaay more difficult. 

     
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    guys top arguing over this game. We had a great year just a disappointing ending. Goes to show you how spoiled we all are!




    So I guess you call spoiled not winning a SB since 2004--9 years spoiled--OK? Brady an elite QB and BB the genius and 0 SB wins in 9 years--we are spoiled?

     
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    I would like to see them pick up a  pass rush and secondaryin the offseason.  Because if "Gonk" can make it all season, this offense is fine if you ask me.

     

    I think he should be called Gonk until he makes it into the post season uninjured

     
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    The Pat's time has come and gone.  It's over folks. You cannot live off of your reputation forever.  Excuses are for losers.  Face reality. This is a team that is being humiliated on it's home field.  The Ravens are the better team. The tougher team.  Brady is not all that great. He has been surpassed by the younger quarterbacks in the league. Belichick has been surpassed by other coaches.  This is true.  They were thoroughly out-played and out- coached on their home field tonight.  This is not going to change in the near future.  The run is over.  Do not blame the injuries. That is lame. Face the reality of it . It was a great run , but it is over.

     




     

     

    thats pretty much how i see it too.




     
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    Because I said it elsewhere! lol

     

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    I said it before and I'll say it again, Brady is a choke artist since he married Gretchen or whatever her name is, no I do not care to have even one tiny micro-chip of my brain assigned to Patriots' wives' names. Think about it, BG (Before Gretchen) Three Rings, since then FIVE CHOKES. Once he sits on the bench by himself with his head hung (which he started doing very early on tonight) he should be instantly benched, or at least soundly reprimanded: "Tom, get your hang-dog head up and go lead this team, don't sit here and sulk and continue to be a loser just cuz you had one bad set." That's why I didn't watch them much this year, I knew it would come to something like this, perhaps Tom was thinking of his next GQ photo shoot, or perhaps Gretchen woke him up at 3:00am to ask him why he didn't say anything about her new haircut, and then all hell broke loose with throwing objects and drama. Joe Flacco looked like the Tom of old, making pinpoint passes and going for the JUGULAR. And what's up with the long huiddles at the opening of the Fourth Quarter? HELLO!!! A little urgency, Tom! But we didn't see the urgency until the 2 minute warning, alas....

     



    Said it before and again.....Isn't this your first post?

     




     
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    Re: AFC Championship... Ravens vs Patriots Game Thread

    I think the Pats need to get tougher and more physical.  In the SB against the Giants, and again yesterday, they were completely out hit.  They are a finesse and timing offense that does not click when they are hit.  I will also be flamed on this....but I think their linebackers are HORRENDOUS.  Spikes is ALWAYS a step behind, Mayo is completely overrated, and Hightower just has to learn.  Without a sustained pass rush, the corners have no chance.  I think there is a bit of retooling needed......a couple of big wideouts so they have an outside and deep threat, a tight end who isn't made of balsa wood, a linebacker who is fast sideline to sideline/up field, and a big physical corner or two.

     
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