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I don't see the Talent? Talent wins close games.
Posted by K-max
I think we have different concepts of talent.
To me, talent is athletic ability. Talent is having two Pro-Bowl receivers, three Pro-Bowl interior linemen (Mankins, Koppen, Neal), a Pro-Bowl nose tackle (Wilfork), defensive end (Warren), and middle linebacker (Mayo) to go along with a future Hall-of-Fame QB in Brady.
Talent is also having a stable of young cornerbacks who can run 4.4s 40-yard dashes, 6.8s cone drills, and jump 40 inches in the air.
They have a TON of talent.
They're finding ways to not get it done, like when Chris Baker calls timeout with Miami's defense confused and nobody covering Welker, or Aiken having a couple balls hit him in the hands, or Brady overthrowing Aiken down the left sideline and Welker in the seam in the 4th quarter.
They have TALENT. They have the ABILITY to do, but they're not getting it done in key moments.
That would be the difference between the Patriots and a team like the Raiders, who have very little talent.
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