All is not lost.

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    All is not lost.

    Yes, the running is very inconsistent. The defense is a shamble. But we are sitting in the catbird's seat. Who is able to claim they are definitively better? Everybody has shown warts. What were people thinking about the Giants chances around the midpoint last season?

     

    Maybe Dennard and Ras-I will improve. We can't be certain they suck like we are about McCourty and Arrington. And getting back people for the O-line might help the run game be more robust consistently. Maybe BB will get McD to a better place with the play calling.

     

    We lead the division. A lot can happen over 9 games. The chances are very high we make the playoffs despite the deficiencies. But if the running and defense don't get better all bets are off for winning a Lombardi.

     
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    Yup, luckily the postseason doesn't start next week. They won a close game, they're in 1st place again, it's a start.

     
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    Re: All is not lost.

    In response to MasterHess-'s comment:
    [QUOTE]hey bob- Your QB says he's spoiling you and the rest of the fans up there. he also said it's hard to win man very hard.Inspiring words from your leader-LOL what a joke

    You can have him. Give me Brady from 4 years ago. This model is a lemon
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    Brady is 16-5 against the Jets. 5-1 last 6.

     
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    I disagree about the running game. THe Patriots were missing BOTH starting guards, their two starting TEs are nicked up and they were missing Bolden who had been their number two back. And yet they ran for 130 yards! That is no small amount. At all. Imagine had they had their ALL PRO guard and Connolly who seems to be a sort of Mini Mankins. I bet you could add a chuck more yards on the ground and likely some impressive short yardage first downs as well. Hopefully we will see this when we go to NY.

    On D I expect SOME improvement in both the playing and the coaching between now and the last few games of the season. Lots of young players and BB should have time to at least get his coaches to step up THEIR game.

    Meanwhile the Pats have one of the top run Ds in the league. WHile that does not replace a good pass D it is no small thing. Especially if you will have to beat Houston or the Ravens or SF or NYG in a playoff game/SB.

    If they can figure out how to create more hurries on opponents (blitz or a player or two finding their inner Deacon Jones) it will make a HUGE difference in how well the passing D is and how well the balanced O can dictate the game late.

     
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    Re: All is not lost.

    Didn't Ras I get hurt again?

     
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    Re: All is not lost.

    In response to BabeParilli's comment:
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    Yes, the running is very inconsistent. The defense is a shamble. But we are sitting in the catbird's seat. Who is able to claim they are definitively better? Everybody has shown warts. What were people thinking about the Giants chances around the midpoint last season?

     

    Maybe Dennard and Ras-I will improve. We can't be certain they suck like we are about McCourty and Arrington. And getting back people for the O-line might help the run game be more robust consistently. Maybe BB will get McD to a better place with the play calling.

     

    We lead the division. A lot can happen over 9 games. The chances are very high we make the playoffs despite the deficiencies. But if the running and defense don't get better all bets are off for winning a Lombardi.

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    Dont be so sure the running game is a problem. We ran for 130 yards without BOTH starting guards (one being the best O lineman on the team). And with the starting TEs nicked up and Bolden (who had been to this point our number two back) out. A healthy line and RBs... and maybe Vereen will in fact be an important part of the mix... has played like a top 3-5 running team in the league. And with the ability to run inside, outside, draws, short yardage, etc.

     
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    Good points port. Come playoff time you need to be able to run the ball and more importantly stop the run. Injuries play a part on every team but health is a big factor come crunch time. It's why the Giants were able to make their run last season.

     
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    Re: All is not lost.

    In response to PhatRex's comment:
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    Although I would have preferred the win yesterday, there was one absolutly fantastic result. It appears that Rusty has finally off'ed himself.  Sometime right around McCourty's fumble, Rusty vanished, not to be heard from since.  In past years, something like that turnover happening would not have been much of a concern to Patriot fans.  The conventional wisdom would have been that on the series following the turnover, the Patriot defense would have taken the ball away, blocked the FG attempt or at the very least made a stop to allow the O to win the game in regulation.  

    The 2012  (in reality the 2008-2012) Patriots are not thought of like that.  At the point of the turnover, Rusty saw what appeared to be 'the writing on the wall'.  After a day of having his way with the Patriots secondary, why wouldn't Sanchez do it again?  With his entire ego wrapped up in his claims of the  Patriots "defensive dominance" and BB's top rate drafting, what appeared to be happening quickly unraveled rusty's world.  Brady played a solid game against a good defensive effort.  The Jets run D which rusty continually pointed out was dominated by the likes of CJ Spiller, did reasonably well. The Jets offense that was shut out by the 9ers just a few weeks back had easily moved the ball any time they didn't start in the shadows of their own goal post.  He could no longer hide from the fact that even Sanchez looked like a great QB against the Pats secondary, even while his receivers let him down a number of times.  The thought of having to come back here and explain his continued moronitude was too much for him to face.   While the Patriots still had a 3 point lead in regulation, Rusty took his own life, having accepted the 'fact' that they would indeed blow another 4th quarter lead.  Although sad in some ways, it's no more sad than Andy Reid's son or Junior Seau.  RIP rusty.  Few were as dumb and even fewer thought they were smarter.

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    He'll be back. He was writing his manifesto about the shotgun spread and how he knows more than Belichek and then Brady to his horror has a comeback entirely with the spread (and with Woodhead on the field). Do not lose faith he'll be back because Brady almost threw an interception.

     

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