[QUOTE]When did this turn into a Chargers forum? Yeah, the Pats are great and are a lock to win it all in 2011. Bill Belichick is a genius. The best coach of all time. Never mind the fact that he has stocked his coaching staff with r etards. Or the fact that he has been outcoached by slugs like Rex Ryan on a consistent basis for years now. Don't worry about the fact that this team has become mentally soft and imploded in the playoffs for six straight years- including two of the biggest choke jobs in Nfl history. And that's not even including the meltdown against Indy. Of course that choke job to Indy seems like the good old days now. At least they were able to get past the first round back then. Since 2004 they have laid down to Baltimore, the Broncos and the Jets. They were better than all three teams and none of those teams were good enough to win the Superbowl. They lost to a Giants team that never should have been in the playoffs, let alone the Superbowl. And lost a huge second half lead to the Colts to blow that playoff game. When the going gets tough, the Pats lay down. The Jets game is a perfect example. The talent differential between these two teams is so great that the Pats beat them 45-3 a month ago. That's not xs and os or the Jets having a bad day. That is just proof that one team is flat out better than the other. So what do the Pats do when the game actually matters? They lets the Jets push them around like little girls on their own field. No fire. No emotion. Even after the Jets disrespected them all week. And no adjustments by Belichoke and his staff of clowns. And all the people that spout the "But they were 14-2 in regular season. They must be a great team." are ridiculous. Isn't that the same twisted logic we used to mock Colts and Chargers fans for employing? You know, back when we didn't get all giddy about a division championship. I'm not saying it's time for Bill to go. But I am getting pretty sick of him not having his team prepared for playoff games. Why is firing him so ridiculous? They have been knocked out of the playoffs for six straight years. At what point do you start to think about making a change? After ten years? Twelve? Are you happy as long as the team has decent regular season? What if they start posting 8-8 seasons? Or five win seasons. Or do they have to hit absolute rock bottom before you think it's time for a change? Where's the line? Tom Cable was fired after going 8-8 with the Raiders. The Raiders!!! He should get a medal for getting 8 wins out that team. Instead he gets fired. Coaches get fired every year for failures far less egregious than what Bill has done over the last 6 years. So stop acting like the very thought of firing him is outlandish. Futhermore, calling someone a moron simply for disagreeing with your OPINION is the height or arrogance and ignorance. I'm glad you are happy with six straight years of failure. Some of us are not. Some of us see the coaches getting sloppy and the players getting soft and don't like it. If the Pats are healthy next year and still have another playoff implosion, or miss the playoffs, you have to seriously consider moving on and getting some fresh blood in there. Wether some of you want to admit it or not, the Pats have become chokers. And listening the excuses around here is starting to remind me of the Bruins sheep.
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