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    [QUOTE]Best answer for this is BB when asked this weekend about his fixing his D stats for the SB. "Stats don't matter much at the end of the game, the score does. Our plan is always to set up our team to out score the other guy, not to beat them on stats."
    Posted by gmbill[/QUOTE]

    That makes entirely too much sense for the press to pay any attention to it.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Cris Carter : Russ....  Think about it, less is better.  I am sure there is a lot of great stuff in this post but most folks are going to pass this by as too long.  Yes, really.
    Posted by Dessalines[/QUOTE]

    No true. I read it and thought it was informative and well written.
     
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    Whatever CC says, he is a loser, a jealousy  He is never in the Super bowl in his career.  The Pats no names defense will rising up again one more game to stop the Giants.  This is the revenge, the pay back time.
    GO PATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Chris can give his insights on how it is to be in the Superbowl............oh my bad, never mind.
     
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    But the Pats DO have one of worst defenses ever to make the SB.  That's not opinion, that's fact.  And it IS surprising how bad the stats are for the defense when BB made his bones on defense. 

    Why dump on Carter for stating the truth?

    The Pats are more like the Rams in 2001 than they are the Pats of 2001.

    BUT, the Pats defense has been playing really, really well over the past few weeks.  In my opinion, the Pats will when because their defense will play better than expected.  I think the Pats offense may struggle - the Giants have a very good defense and have a smart game plan.  So I think the only way for the Pats to win is for their defense to come up big.

    I don't think it will be a high scoring game.
     
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    [QUOTE]But the Pats DO have one of worst defenses ever to make the SB.  That's not opinion, that's fact.  And it IS surprising how bad the stats are for the defense when BB made his bones on defense.  Why dump on Carter for stating the truth? The Pats are more like the Rams in 2001 than they are the Pats of 2001. BUT, the Pats defense has been playing really, really well over the past few weeks.  In my opinion, the Pats will when because their defense will play better than expected.  I think the Pats offense may struggle - the Giants have a very good defense and have a smart game plan.  So I think the only way for the Pats to win is for their defense to come up big. I don't think it will be a high scoring game.
    Posted by DirtyWaterLover[/QUOTE]

    Why is it surprising? The personel needed a serious regrouping on both sides of the ball. With limited draft picks and the cap you can only do so much. Add in a shortened training camp and preseason in which to evaluate players and test different combinations and this is what you get.

    How do you know the Giants have a smart game plan? Last time I checked the DC who put together the 2007 defensive plan was gone.
     
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    [QUOTE]Look at the people BB has had to work with on defense: James Ihedigbo is a Jets castoff, a JAG Sergio Brown is undrafted. Nate Jones was sitting by the telephone when the Patriots called in November. Sterling Moore is undrafted. Kyle Arrington starts, and he was undrafted. Antwaun Molden was a Houston castoff who needed a job.  Julian Edelman is a legitimate NFL #3 wide receiver, but he learned a new position quickly. Slater, maybe not a legitimate NFL #4 wide receiver, but he has two legs and isn't really doing anything else right now.  Devin McCourty couldn't play cornerback and had to switch positions.  He'll be ok at safety. Eugene Chung is ok when he's healthy, which wasn't the case for some of the year. In sum, who are these guys, what have they done with the real Patriots, who can spell Antwaun and Ihedigbo, and why on earth would Cris Carter criticize BB's expert handling of the Bad News Bears to the point where they could knock the Ravens' playoff hopes away?
    Posted by Paul_K[/QUOTE]

    good summary.  by far the most impressive is BB taking an 40+, bust of a high-pick OL, and turning him into a safety. 

    now that's coaching 'em up.

    Wink
     
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    As an NFL analyst, Cris Carter makes a great ex receiver.
     
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    [QUOTE]But the Pats DO have one of worst defenses ever to make the SB.  That's not opinion, that's fact.  And it IS surprising how bad the stats are for the defense when BB made his bones on defense.  Why dump on Carter for stating the truth? The Pats are more like the Rams in 2001 than they are the Pats of 2001. BUT, the Pats defense has been playing really, really well over the past few weeks.  In my opinion, the Pats will when because their defense will play better than expected.  I think the Pats offense may struggle - the Giants have a very good defense and have a smart game plan.  So I think the only way for the Pats to win is for their defense to come up big. I don't think it will be a high scoring game.
    Posted by DirtyWaterLover[/QUOTE]

    I agree that they didn't play all that hot defensively in the regular season, but the Giants were 9-7 and gave up more points than they scored in the regular season. 

    It seems as if people like CC will cling to the Pats stats from the regular season and ignore how well the defense has played in the playoffs "well, the Giants ain't the Ravens or Broncos."  You can't ignore the Pats postseason improvements while at the same time giving a 9-7 Giants team kudos because they've turned it on for their playoff run.   It's mind-numbing hypocrisy.
     
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    Carter, Bayless, Smith and Jackson are all jealous tools.
     
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    I hate the bug-eyed b*tch.
     
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    [QUOTE]Well, he should have been that angry when former Vikes Def Coordinator, Mike Tomlin, had a "32nd ranked" pass D in Minny in 2006 and then got a promotion to head coach Pittsburgh as some kind of "defensive genius". Carter is a moron. His IQ might be above 100, but I am not sure.  What's funny is how he thinks he's intelligent.  And, no one on those panels calls him out for being so ridiculous either, due to the anti-NE agenda ESPN pumps. Look at Chris Berman's face when Carter goes off dramatically. It's hilarious. YOu can tell he has little respect for his sales pitch and wants to say something, but he holds back, likely for ESPN to be able to push this anti-BB angle. What BB has done on the fly in the cap era, is nothing short of unbelievable and historically notable.  That's really what's sad. The media should be celebrating what will go down as arguably the best rebuilding job in the history of the NFL, especially if NE wins a SB. He didn't have the luxruy of having a veteran base on D with a lot of continuity.  Wilfork, Mayo and Chung, ironically the key down the middle players, are the backbone, but it's pretty clear for BB to do what he likes to do, he wants guys who get it. This is alwasy why BB's Ds have always been veteran Ds. It's why teams like Pitt, Balt or  even a NOs or a GB, can appear to be far superior, which in some ways they were this year for sure. Look at the Giants.  What are they going to do if they lose a few of their key front 7 players?   They have a nice younng kid in Pierre-Paul on the edge, but they're whole thing is continuity. Belichick basically tried to squash a bunch of different bodies into a defense to see what fit. So, in essence, he is a defensive genius. It took GB and then adding Dom Capers to build a SB D last year.   It took Mickey Loomis in NOs YEARS to get what he has in NOs, and you can see where that D has ended up. When Cris Carter said this was the worst D in "the history of the NFL", he probably should have been suspended from his job without pay because you can't make statements that simply dom't make sense and expect to be considered a professional.  At some point, it becomes incredibly embarrassing. You're representing a company. Barring ESPN ordering him to say that, there is no way on earth NE's D is anywhere remotely close to any of the worst Ds in the NFL history. ESPN and the national media is so arrgoant, they can't even see BB just rebuilt the foundation of a new potential dynasty on the fly. Utter genius.  Most teams take 3-5 years to even lay a foundation. BB did it in 2009, 2010 and he tinkered during most of this year, both out of necessity and simply by trying to figure it all out himself. It's not like Serymour, Bruschi, Harrison, Seau, Vrabel, Colvin, Samuel, etc, are all here or even 1 or 2 of those players could have been here at this point. I started a tread here last week entitled "The Media" and it was censored/deleted. I don't know why, but I though this article was honest and interesting. This article has over 4000 comments under it due to an insane jealousy by non-Pats fans: Are Patriots building another dynasty? January, 27, 2012 Jan 27 1:30 PM ET Email Print Comments 5K+ By James Walker Greg M. Cooper/US Presswire Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have won three Super Bowls together -- can they make it four? The New England Patriots are favored to win their first Super Bowl since the end of the 2004 season. That capped a run of three championships in four years, which happened to be the most recent NFL dynasty. But are the Patriots quietly building another dynasty? New England is the only team to win back-to-back Super Bowls in the past dozen years. If any organization is consistent enough to pull it off, it's New England. Here are five reasons the Patriots have a chance to once again reach dynasty status: Reason No. 1: Patriots will beat the Giants Whoops! Did I reveal my prediction too soon? Oh well. There was no point in waiting. The Patriots will beat the Giants on Feb. 5 to win the fourth Super Bowl of the Bill Belichick era. This is not only revenge for the Patriots, this is double revenge. New England lost to New York during the 2011 regular season and in Super Bowl XLII. Teams simply don't beat New England three times in a row. Belichick and Tom Brady are too good and too locked in to allow it. New England's defense is also playing much better in the postseason. New York has looked impressive in wins over the Atlanta Falcons , Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers . But New England will present some unique matchup problems and will attack New York's 29th-ranked pass defense. The Patriots also have allowed just one sack in two playoff games. If the Patriots' pass protection is successful, the Giants are toast. A lot of people, particularly in the AFC East blog, have criticized my Patriots predictions all season. But I have been right about them every single time. New England was my Super Bowl pick in August, and I've never wavered. The Patriots will win Super Bowl XLVI over the Giants, which will give them a chance to repeat and begin to chase dynasty status next season. Reason No. 2: Brady shows no signs of slowing down Last week we did a story on how much longer Brady can play at a high level. Everyone we spoke to says he still has several great years left in his Hall of Fame career. Brady, 34, had one of his best seasons in 2011. He threw for the second-most yards (5,235) in NFL history and finished with a passer rating of 105.6. He almost single-handedly carried the Patriots to an AFC East title and a No. 1 seed. Brady says he wants to play until he’s 40. That will be difficult. But after another great year, it’s hard to doubt him. It's safe to say Brady will be an elite quarterback for at least the next two or three seasons. Three years is just enough time for New England to make a run at multiple Super Bowls. The Patriots will be a strong contender as long as Brady is healthy. He’s had only one major injury his entire career. Reason No. 3: Patriots have draft capital and cap room Super Bowl XLVI Get all the news and commentary on the Patriots-Giants matchup on ESPN.com's Super Bowl Central. •  Clayton: 10 Super Bowl questions •  Takes: NFL Nation | Pats | Giants •  Playoff Centers: Patriots | Giants •  SportsNation: Who will win? •  Blog network: Patriots | AFC East | Giants | NFC East Guess which AFC East team has the most salary-cap room and first- and second-round picks this offseason? It’s the Patriots. Belichick has done a masterful job of fielding a championship-caliber team while simultaneously positioning New England well for the future. The Patriots have two first-round picks and two second-round picks thanks to previous trades. The Patriots also have approximately $20 million in cap room to spend in free agency. Expect most of those resources to go to New England's 31st-ranked defense. Belichick is a defensive-minded coach and I wouldn't be surprised if he spends at least three of those first four picks on that side of the football. That is where the Patriots need depth and impact players. Leading receiver and pending free agent Wes Welker will take up a chunk of New England's cap space, assuming he re-signs. But the Patriots can still add two or three difference-makers in free agency. A cover corner? A hard-hitting safety? A deep threat at receiver? The Patriots have the ability to plug all these holes next season. If this year's Patriots are good enough to win a championship despite their flaws, why can't next year's team? New England should be even better next season. Reason No. 4: AFC quarterbacks are average Name the elite quarterbacks in the NFL: Brady, Aaron Rodgers , Drew Brees and you might be able to throw Eli Manning 's name in the mix now. Most of the elite quarterbacks play in the NFC. This year's AFC playoff field included quarterbacks Tim Tebow , T.J. Yates , Andy Dalton and Joe Flacco . The overall quarterbacking in the AFC is average and lopsided compared to the NFC. That is a huge advantage for the Patriots. New England has arguably the only elite quarterback in the AFC. (We are taking the injured Peyton Manning out of the equation for now.) Brady's closest competition is Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers . Like Brady, Roethlisberger has won multiple Super Bowls. But years and injuries are piling up for Roethlisberger and the Steelers; they didn’t win a playoff game this season. The core in Pittsburgh is past its prime. Brady and the Patriots are fortunate they don't have to contend with quarterbacks like Rodgers and Brees, unless they reach the Super Bowl. In the AFC, they can continue to beat the Tebows and Flaccos of the world for the next few seasons. Reason No. 5: Young tight ends Contractually, Patriots stud tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez will be together for at least two more seasons. Both signed four-year contracts after being drafted together in 2010. Gronkowski and Hernandez are both 22 and already in the top 10 at their position. A case can be made that "Gronk" is the best at his position, although it’s safer to place him in the top three. As long as Gronkowski and Hernandez are together, New England’s offense will be hard to stop. Opponents have yet to figure out how to slow them down. Their development also made it easier for Brady to make quick reads and throws over the middle. That keeps the pass rush off Brady. There is no doubt that Gronkowski will be a Patriot for a very long time. He’s the better all-around tight end, and New England will offer Gronkowski a big contract extension in the next year or two. Hernandez’s case is a little more unpredictable. He’s clearly a No. 1 tight end, but how long will he be willing to play second fiddle? That’s clearly not an issue now. Both players are having fun learning and growing together. But two years from now, when Hernandez is in his prime and becomes a free agent, would he be willing to rejoin the Patriots as a No. 2 tight end? Also, can New England pay top-10 money to two players at the same position? But those questions are down the road. Right now, New England is four quarters from securing another Super Bowl win. Will a Super Bowl victory jump-start another Patriots dynasty?
    Posted by RustyGriswold[/QUOTE]

    Wow, I knew about the two #1s and two #2s in the draft, but I'm not that cap-savvy: I didn't realize they also had $20M+ of free cap space this offseason.

    Man, add two studs to that defense and the rest of the AFC might be fighting for second place for the next three seasons.

    You and I have agreed for a long time on this: The 2011 Pats are the 1988 49ers (hopefully NE will accomplish the same feat that SF team accomplished).

    SF won multiple Super Bowls in the early 80s with a core of mostly veteran guys and a HOF quarterback, peaking with, ironically, an 18-1 season in 1984 (only their 18-1 team won it all, unlike NE's 18-1 team). The original SF core got old but Walsh was able to plug holes for a few years and still make the playoffs while rebuilding through the draft--and during that time he took three straight horrid post-season beatings for his trouble between 1985-87. The latter defeat was a shocking upset at home against Minny as the #1 overall seed in '87 (same as the 2010 Pats losing to the Jets---too young and not quite ready for prime time). The next year SF struggled a bit in the regular season but got it together late, and in the post-season. They won back-to-back SBs and then came within one Roger Craig fumble in the 1990 NFC title game of pulling off a three-peat. The two constants during the three-year, "on the fly" rebuilding process were the HOF quarterback (Montana) and the HOF head coach (Walsh).

    Similarities abound here, no?

    I just hope the Pats can finish the job on Sunday like SF did in 1988. But getting back to the SB, with a pretty young core and a good cap situation, with a roster that's been 85 percent turned over since their last SB appearance, is still completely remarkable.




     
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    [QUOTE]As an NFL analyst, Cris Carter makes a great ex receiver.
    Posted by BelichickDisciple[/QUOTE]

    Lol...+1
     

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